Tucked into the enchanting Tuscan hills you’ll find our wondrous Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa. The truly jaw-dropping scenery that surrounds is matched by the abundant luxury of our hotel. Try an in-suite massage, or maybe just take a dip in our pool with its sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape. And as you’d expect in this part of the world, our restaurants are a joy for the taste buds. Our resident Navigator Maria is on hand to help you make the most of your Tuscan adventure, using the unique beauty of the Serchio Valley as a starting point. From here you can enjoy a hike or horseback ride in the hills or wander the streets of Barga and soak up its magical medieval architecture.
Tour the vineyards and olive groves at Fattoria Colleverde before a wine and olive oil tasting.
Fattoria Colleverde is situated on the rolling Hills of Matraia, outskirts of Storical Lucca. It is a beautiful country farm house with grapevines and olive groves managed by Piero and his family. Enjoy an afternoon sipping a selection of wines produced by Piero and maybe have a taste of his intense and luscious olive oil. A treasured experience.
Address: Via di Matraia 6, Matraia, Capannori, 55018, Lucca, Italy
Opening hours: Mon- Friday 12.00- 18:00 on App.Hotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 22.31 mi
Perfect place to buy local products to bring back to loved ones.
This little delicatessen is the perfect place to find all the local produce from the territory of La Garfagnana, like sheep's pecorino cheese, local honey, cured meats, olive oil, local potato bread and many more goodies. They also have a few tables, so if you wish to nibble on a few delicacies just take a chair and enjoy.
Address: Via Roma 20, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca, 55032, Toscana, Italy
Opening hours: Mon- Sat 10:00 - 18:00Hotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 5.47 mi
A cozy little restaurant with refined dishes and excellent flavors that create a perfect experience.
Locanda del Mezzo is situated in Piazza Santissima Annunziata in the old walled city of Barga. This cozy restaurant offers a selection of refined local dishes of the territory. Their staff are friendly and enthusiastic in "bringing new ideas to the table." They have a spacious patio for outdoor dining and a wide selection of wines to accompany your meal.
Address: Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Off Via di Mezzo, Barga, 55050, Lucca, Italy
Opening hours: Wed - Sunday 19 - 22Hotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 3.06 mi
A dairy farm where you can see the process of cheese-making and purchase it directly from the producers.
The Bertagni Family came to this area from Soraggio in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The Dairy Bertagni has been located in La Pieve since 1970 and has made traditional cheeses since then. Watch and admire the dairy team while they process fresh milk collected daily into their quality cheeses.
Address: Via Provinciale Loc. Pantaline 9, Pieve Fosciana, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, 55036, Italy
Phone: +0583 62723
Opening hours: Tours available on Wednesday amHotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 6.47 mi
Start your day with a creamy cappuccino paired with a fresh chantilly cream strawberry tart.
Pasticceria Lucchesi is a bar and bakery tucked away in a little piazza in Barga where you can savor a variety of cakes, tarts, and pastries. All of the baked goods are freshly made by the friendly and welcoming staff at the bakery. Take a seat in the sun while sipping your personalized creamy cappuccino but watch out -- you may end up with a frothy mustache!
Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, Off Via Piero Gobetti, Barga, 55051, Toscana, Italy
Opening hours: Open Daily 5,00 - 20,00Hotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 3 mi
Barga is a quaint medieval village situated on a hilltop overlooking la Mediavalle della Garfagnana.
The historical center of this village has conserved the original medieval urban street plan. The Romanesque cathedral on the top of the hill is beautiful and looks onto the Serchio Valley. The original aqueduct dates back to the 17th century. The new part of Barga is made up of nice villas, shops, galleries, and bars.
Address: Via Giovanni Pascoli, Barga, Barga, 55050, Lucca, ItalyHotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 2.76 mi
If you fancy something sweet you must visit Theobroma for their cakes, ice cream, and chocolates...delicious.
Theobroma produces ice cream with healthy and wholesome ingredients, classic and modern cakes, and chocolates. If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the place to visit. All freshly made with a friendly staff, I'm sure you'll be able to find something here to satisfy your palate.
Address: Via della Reppublica, Fornaci di Barga, 55051, Lucca, Italy
Website: www.cioccogelateriatheobroma.comHotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 3.64 mi
This bio-organic winery offers you an authentic experience for true wine discoverers.
Gabrielle welcomes you to his vineyards and winery to share an authentic adventure amoung scenses, flavours and traditions. Gabrielle, who is also a jazz lover, plays his trombone among the grapevines and says this contributes to his wine. "Melograno" was awarded for the best certified organic wine in Italy. Your sure to have memorable experience. A true hidden gem.
Address: Località Concori Fiattone, Fiattone, Lucca, 55027, Lucca, Italy
Phone: +0583 766374
Opening hours: Daily from 12:00 PM - 15:00 PM by appointment
Website: www.podereconcori.comHotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 1.94 mi
Sample the delicacies produced from the territory of La Garfagnana. Ask Andrea for the Garfagnana Mon Amor.
This well known old mill is known as a delicatessen/osteria that is situated 20 metres from the main Piazza Umberto of Castelnuovo. Andrea and the staff welcome you to sample the delicacies produced from the territory like Mandiola Salame or Prosciutto Bazzone with some local potato bread or to simply lay back enjoying a glass of San Giovese local wine. A true local experience!
Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 12, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca, 55032, Toscana, Italy
Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday 12: 00 - 20,00Hotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 5.46 mi
This local osteria is recommended for Mauro's passion to satisfy everyone's palate.
This charming local osteria was Giovanni Pascoli's local restaurant, and it is decorated with memorials dedicated to him. Mauro takes pride in accompanying you through a magical experience of flavors and traditions of the region. Locals love their meat and game dishes.
Address: Via Giovanni Pascoli 1, Ponte di campia, Gallicano, 55027, Lucca
Phone: +0583 689922
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 12-14 /19.30 - 22.00Hotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 0.9 mi
An ancient fortress dating back to the 11th Century that overlooks the valley of La Garfagana.
Built as the residence of the Gherardingli Family and enlarged in the 16th Century by Marco Antonio Pasi, architect of the Este Court, this fortress was abandoned in the 18th Century. Today it belongs to the community of San Romano and was restored in 2012. Today, visitors can admire the beauty and treasure of its past.
Address: Via dell Verrucole, Località delle Verrucole, San Romano di Garfagnana, 55022, Lucca, ItalyHotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 12.63 mi
Castiglione di Garfagnana is a quaint village situated on a hilltop.
This village is surrounded by medieval walls with several towers. It still has the internal urban street plan of this period, although restoration work has modified the original aspect of the houses. The beautiful Romanesque cathedral is particularly interesting. The panorama of the valley is also impressive.
Address: Castiglione di Garfagana, Pieve Fosciana, 55030, Lucca, Italy
Opening hours: dailyHotel: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga
Distance: 8.48 mi