Antico podere De Stefani

  • Farm house
Loc. Pradaccio di Sopra - 55036 Pieve Fosciana - Lucca - Italy

A farm in the heart of Garfagnana, with magnificent views of the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, great place to stay among the parks, nature and history.

farm part consists of:
- Apartment in Casale -> 5/6 beds, first floor, separate entrance, kitchen-living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
- The cherry Casina -> detached cottage, ground floor suitable for disabled people, 3 + 1 persons, with large private outdoor pergola.
- Room in B & B in Casale -> bedroom with private bathroom with 2 + 1 beds.
Park-garden-solarium with private pool and swimming pool 12x6 meters.

The farm:
situated 400 meters above sea level in the valley of Garfagnana (Tuscany), surrounded by woods and farmland, the Ancient estate De Stefani is at the center of a historic farm - created in 800 by a famous university professor and man of science - now run with the best bio-agriculture sostenibilie family policies, with great emphasis on local products, to social and environmental responsibility. They surround the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the mountains that surround the valley of Garfagnana protected by the "National Park of the Tosco Emiliano" and "the Apuan Alps Regional Park".

The farm:
a part of the farmhouse and an outbuilding have been renovated for use farmhouse. Here you can spend holidays in an oasis of tranquility between the landscape, the castles, villages and medieval fortresses of Garfagnana; you can walk and go up to the mountain huts and the most panoramic peaks of the Apuan Alps and the Apennines, or discover the culture of a valley where, for example, you can learn Italian with no dialect, follow music classes of important international associations or simply attend local sections of the Alpine Club with their interesting excursions for people of all ages.

What to do:
a holiday to ' "Ancient estate De Stefani" - as well as relaxation and silence of the countryside - can be full of outdoor activities: walks, excursions on the trail of a trekking and Francigena variant of Lunigiana-Garfagnana, caving, climbing, free climbing, ski touring and snowshoeing in winter, cycling throughout the year (both mountain bike bicycle road) without neglecting the scenery and good living with gastronomy, town festivals, medieval festivals, folk and traditional religious , style essence of life of our valley's population.

the main crops of the company are the Garfagnana spelled, wheat and maize historical local varieties, buckwheat, vegetable gardens, orchard and a chestnut with different native varieties of chestnuts; we "Keepers Farmers' old varieties of apples and vegetables and take care meadows and pastures for our herd of valuable race Valdostana Simmental cows, specially chosen because in our climate are able to live free and open all year.
L ' "Ancient estate De Stefani" is not a tourist facility is a simple but historic working farm, now engaged in various agricultural activities and multifunctional extraagricole high social value, environmental and conservation: for example the heating and l' hot water in the house and outbuildings are made exclusively with company biomass, electricity is certified 100% renewable sources, renovating old buildings are designed and manufactured by optimizing thermal insulation with the use of recycled materials and products in Italy, we collaborate on a project of social farming and in our pond for irrigation lives a welcome and colony of rare and endemic Tritons Apuani.
Here you can live a secluded, peaceful holiday in the heart of Garfagnana, in a farm also easily accessible walking and biking, or by rail and bus, close to the towns of Pieve Fosciana and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, therefore, convenient to all services.
The company is part of the "Consorzio Garfagnana Produce", the "Consorzio Produttori spelled IGP of the Garfagnana", the network of "Farmers custodians of Tuscany", the "Terranostra", the Regional Association Breeders.

Ancillary services:
through direct contact or Consorzio Garfagnana Produce we are able to offer the following:
- Minibus with 8 seats,
- Mountain guides,
- Environmental guides,
- Rafting-canyoning-caving guides,
- Riding and equestrian tourism,
- golf course,
- Rental bike,
- car rent,
- Mountain refuges in the Apuan Alps and the Apennines,
- Typical taverns and refreshment agritourism in the valley.

Our history:
in 2014 a Master's thesis on "Local Development Management in the Parks and Natural Areas", University of Teramo, has addressed the issue of enhancement of local assets with a development project of cultural and sustainable tourism in Garfagnana through a research on ' "Ancient estate De Stefani" and its history:


  • Bicycle rental service
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • No single dose
  • Motion sensors lights
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • Recycled paper
  • No disposable packaging
  • Towel change on request
  • Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
  • Appliances in energy class A
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Water-saving toilets
  • Regional Food
  • Environmental-friendly fornitures
  • Biodiversity of green areas
  • Guest Satisfaction


  • Kitchenette
  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Pool
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Credit card
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Ski storage
  • Educational farm
  • Solarium
  • Play area for children
  • Artisanal products for sale
  • Own entrance
  • Covid-19 Safety measures
  • Bonus Vacanze


  • Bicycle
  • Mountain
  • Natural Park
  • Countryside & farm


2 Reviews



3 years ago

L'appartamento è molto bello e ben tenuto si trova tra il verde della natura in una zona molto tranquilla, i proprietari sono molto cordiali e gentili.Felice di aver scelto questa struttura.

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Energy saving lights, Ecological cleaning products, More than 80% waste recycling, Car-free accessibility, Water flow reducers.


3 years ago

Abbiamo trovato la 'casetta' pulita. Arredata in modo semplice, ma funzionale. Posizionata nel verde, paese e negozi raggiungibili in meno di 5 minuti (a piedi). Accoglienza ottima, poiché i proprietari sono molto discreti e affabili. Tutto il necessario per una ricca colazione, con torta fatta in casa e ottima marmellata di mele cotogne.

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Energy saving lights, Ecological cleaning products, More than 80% waste recycling, Car-free accessibility.

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