Our names are Pietro Bianchessi and Marijke de Jong. I am Italian and was raised in Crema (Cremona, Italy) and my wife Marijke is Dutch and was raised in Bergen-N.H. (The Netherlands). We met in Holland in 1969, and were married in 1975. We have lived in The Netherlands (Bergen, Eindhoven), Canada (Montreal), Italy (Ivrea) and Luxembourg (Schrassig). In 2005 we retired, and in 2007 we bought this property in Barga. It consisted of a traditional Tuscan rural house and a capanno, i.e. a stone building used as a stable/barn. We renovated both the house and the capanno, keeping in mind that we wanted to set up a B&B activity. During our travels we have often visited guest houses, backpackers, hostels and B&B's, and thought we could use our experience as guests to be the hosts :-). This is how we came to La Serra and are now offering our hospitality.
We speak English. We spreken Nederlands. Nous parlons français. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Parliamo italiano.
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Reviewed by Real Travelers
friendly Bed and Breakfast with great view over medieval town of Barga and on the Apuan Alps. 2 of the 3 rooms (Bellavista & Tavernetta) have a kitchenette, thus allowing self-catering arrangements. The other room (Panoramica) has no kitchenette but has a fantastic view!
48 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Left on May 25, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
Beautiful property located on hillside above Barga...fantastic view! Easy and pleasant walk to town. Our room was wonderfully decorated and very comfortable. Breakfast was a feast of delicious choices...far more then we could eat. The home made jam was super! Our hosts were warm, friendly, kind and interesting people. My daughter and I so enjoyed our conversations with them. They directed… See more