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Locanda al Colle

Last updated: 23 December, 2023

Set in lovely terraced Mediterranean gardens on a hillside, overlooking the coastal plain to the sea, this old farmhouse has been transformed into a stylish, laid-back retreat.

The owner – once in the fashion business –has an eye for interior design and a mania for collecting; he has filled his house and gardens with a wonderfully eclectic mix of antiques and vintage pieces, paintings and sculptures. The emphasis is on peace and quiet, so this isn’t really place for families although children are welcome. Local chef Gianluca whips up three-course dinners for guests served by candlelight and bakes fresh croissants and bread for breakfast.

This is a great location for visiting both Lucca and Pisa, plus the majestic, marble-rich Apuanian Alps. The chic beach resort of Forte dei Marmi is a short hop in the car.

Surrounding area

Set just above the town of Camaiore, the Locanda stands on a hillside in its own grounds surrounded by olive trees, woods and birdsong.

It’s about 2km from the main road (which isn’t very main), up a narrow, twisting country land. Camaiore is around 4km away and has lots of local shops, restaurants and cafés. Beachside Forte dei Marmi, with its eye-wateringly expensive beach clubs, chic shops and restaurants, is a 15-minute drive, as is arty Pietrasanta.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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