Borgo del Sole Agritourism: near the Lucca hills

In the province of Lucca, in the amazing Tuscany, there is an area between the Apuan Alps and the main chain of Tuscan Emilian Apennines totally immersed in a colorful nature rich in cultivated slopes, forests and vast green areas entirely pristine. This is the Garfagnana, entirely crossed by the Serchio River and its numerous tributaries. In the heart of this still little-known area, precisely in the town of San Romano, lies a special place, a real piece of paradise in which to relax, explore your creativity and reconnect with your soul.

It is not just a farm, but also an organic farm, as well as holistic center and a residence for artists. Borgo del Sole was born originally as a farm business when, in 2000, Alessia and Jacopo decided to buy an old ruin dating back some two centuries ago, where in ancient times stood a factory of bells and, before that, a tavern. After renovation, which lasted about seven years, they opened the farmhouse. Surrounded by about four hectares of land, partly used as organic farming and partly remaining available to the guests, the property is composed of three different buildings: a large manor house, an old adjacent barn that houses a cozy apartment and a common room with kitchen, and a third building that houses a wood stove restored and operating, and a barn with an upstairs apartment and common areas of the ground floor reception area. The tourist offer includes a beautiful swimming pool, a large park, the nearby river, and above all an art workshop equipped with everything needed for painting, drawing and modeling clay.

Born as an organic farm, Borgo del Sole produces organic wine vegetables and fruits, thanks to a rich vegetable garden always at guests’ disposal. The production of spelt, the main crop in the territory, has been substituted by a new and exciting challenge, the beekeeping. Starting from this summer, in fact, guests can taste the first honey produced by the farm.

Alessia and Jacopo share the same passions. Degree in cinema, Alessia is interested in visual arts, especially filmmaking and photography. In 1996 she began training in holistic disciplines to become a Reiki Usui Master and Systemic Constellations Facilitator. She leads groups for personal growth on Mythic Archetypes and Reiki and Systemic Constellations workshops in Pisa and Garfagnana, while Jacopo, who is an architect interested in visual arts, is now dedicating to silk-screen printing working in the workshop which houses his many works that can be admired by all guests. They like to think themselves as spiritual seekers, interested in all forms of expression, fully convinced that the best way to grow up as human beings is to meet new people, new places and ways of life.

Vacation in Borgo del Sole Agritourism means relaxation, good food, adventure and psychophysical well-being, thanks to Alessia who offers Reiki treatments, herbal treatments with Bach flower remedies and Family Constellations sessions. Valley of chestnuts, pecorino and “8 file” corn, Garfagnana is a location full of fun opportunities for both children and adults, including events, parks, riding schools and trekking. Let yourself be pampered by the warmth and friendliness of Alessia and Jacopo and enjoy a holiday full of nature, of new discoveries or simply doing nothing, and if you are an artist, don’t miss the chance to take part in the art residency program opened to all the people who has artistic project and are looking for a place to develop it!

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