Azienda Agricola Nico Bio
Azienda Agricola Biologica Nico lying on the green slopes of the hills very close to Lucca plain, the sea of Versilia and the Apuan Alps was started from the need of reawaking of an abandoned farm and a deep love for nature and the farming tradition. The premises of the present Agriturismo was a halt place for the pilgrims travelling from France to Rome along Via Francigena. The house is completely surrounded by woods, cultivated fields, meadows and olive groves. The daily life in a peaceful atmosphere makes you feel as you lived in ages gone by. We grow vegetables in a biological way, we preserve the precious winter rains to wet the vegetables gardens in summer, we use the sun and wood power to heat the water and our flats, we clean our sewer using willows, bulrush, iris and reeds. Our organic farm would be an experience to promote environment protection, to this purpose, we will give you biodegradable and biological products for daily use. It will be our care to provide the container for the differentiated collection of rubbish. Around the house there are trekking routes to visit small old towns and Romanesque churches in the adjacent hills and ancient mule-tracks. The guest can take part in the activity of the farm (bread baking, jams baking and sawing). We have a couple of horses, donkey and other domestic animals. Our house is furnished with a wood oven, hammocks, a wide terrace where you can enjoy typical products or appreciate reading at your leisure.
For your stay at Nico you can choose between 2 rooms and one apartment. The Lupino apartment is furnished in a cosy traditional style , offers a comfortable double bedroom a bathroom, a laundry, a wide sitting room with cooking facilities and a fire place and a extra beds if required for children. Would you rather stay in a room, you could choose one of two double bedrooms, Borlotto and Cannellino. The Borlotto is a spacious and hospitable room with a private bathroom. The Cannellino offers an amazing view at the surrounding hills, however, staying in the latter room might require sharing a next door bathroom with others. Extra beds if required for children. Our house are warm and welcoming throughout the year. Each guest house features a cosy sitting room. Complete with a large fireplace to keep you warm during the winter months. The houses are traditional and spacious, so although we have central heating . we have suggest that you bring and extra sweater for evening on the terrace! Out of respect for our environment we try to avoid any unnecessary use of the central heating , therefore the temperature in our houses does not exceed 20° C. Living The Farm At donkey's pace With “Nella” , our donkey, you can travel along old mule tracks, across woods and oliveyards....slowly.. during your stay here, if you want to go for a walk, Nella can easily and plainly follow you. The week of “ Pasta “ The kitchen is the hub of all Tuscan homes, there, we love kneading, amalgamating, mixing and inventing. If you want, during your stay, it will be possible for you to cook with us; you can do it preparing fresh handmade pasta every day: from tagliatelle to maccheroni, from ravioli to tordelli and gnocchi. You will be able to learn cooking with us. Additional cost to the reservation Euro 150 per week per family" Biovegetarian week We grow lots of different vegetables according to the season. We love cooking them. Vegetarian dishes in reality they tastes delicious and precious and we long for you to appreciated them. Every day “Il Giusto Gusto” , our tiny restaurant , will prepare fresh and delicate dishes for you. Our fields are waiting for your visit, to show you where the vegetables you will taste came from.
A supermarket, post office, bank, petrol station, a newspaper shop, a laundry , two food shops, a bakery, a butcher's, estate agency, confectionary , clothes shop, hair dressers, pizza shops, chemistry, garages and a tyres shop are within 2 Km from our place. Nature trail
Bicycles for rent
Participation in daily farm-activities possible
Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)
Open-air swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool
Special target groups
Member of WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)
A full-time farm
Organic or biodynamic farmPastural agriculture, Horticulture, Fruticulture, Viticulture and/or olive cultivation, Arable farming