This extraordinary hotel is surrounded by a vast, unprecedented parkland nestled in the Apuan Alps. It has three fantastic catering areas, a spacious spa, wellness and fitness area as well as a variety of sports and entertainment. A large outdoor pool with a fabulous sun terrace, tennis court, stables and a swimming pool round off the brilliant recreational facilities. Modern meeting rooms and a business centre are available for events. Nature Hotel: Magnificent mountain and valley views
The hotel is located in the valley of the Serchio River on a hill, overlooking the medieval town of Barga. It is surrounded by the estate of a 600-acre park in one of the greenest areas of Tuscany. Many hiking trails run down from the hotel through the lush vegetation of the fascinating nature park known as Tuscan-Emilian Appennine National Park. All of the rooms located on the upper floors, not the rooms on the lower floors, have a balcony with a spectacular view on the green slopes of the Apuan Alps and the old town of Barga. Design Hotel: Symbiosis of Renaissance, modernity and nature
The 178 rooms feature modern interior design and guests can choose between classic-double, single room or executive double room with fantastic views of the mountains and valleys—as well as the junior and presidential suites with stunning views and direct access to the pool. The noble ambiance is classic and elegant decorated in warm and strong natural tones featuring music-inspired themes: namely rock, opera or classical styles. All rooms and suites have individually-controlled air conditioning, a minibar, Internet access, TV (cable, satellite and Pay-TV) bed linens, pillow menu, safe and telephone. The rooms are equipped with comfortable king size beds and work desks. A bathroom with shower and hair-dryer is available in each room. As a special service, a coffee machine and a kettle are available. Spa Hotel: Modern spa, massage and fitness centre
The Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort Spa stands out from the crowd with the generously sized and modern wellness and spa area. Rest your soul in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, where you can rest atop comfortable sun loungers, on the swing or use the Daniela Steiner Spa to relax and unwind in the jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, steam bath, ice fountain and in the showers. All types of massages such as back neck massages, oriental massages, aroma massages and herbal massages can be booked on request. The beauty area offers facial treatments, aromatherapy, hair removal, manicures and pedicures. There is also a hairdresser. In the hotel’s gym equipment is available free of charge. Some suites also have a jacuzzi in the bathroom. Food & Drink: International and Mediterranean cuisine
The restaurant "La Veranda" offers international cuisine buffet style. Optionally, the breakfast can be served in your room. The breakfast and lunch menus at "La Veranda" are also offered à la carte both inside and outside on the large terrace. Diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and kosher meals are prepared on request. Home-made pasta and traditional dishes made from ecologically grown ingredients are the house specialities. In the evening, the gourmet restaurant "La Salette" offers you the chance to dine amongst its elegant atmosphere and offers a menu with international cuisine and regional specialities. The "Nour" lounge is a bar-bistro, which serves up regional specialities and also salads. Furthermore in the direct vicinity in the villages and the town of Barga you will find a wide choice of good restaurants. Sports & Recreation: Tennis, horseback riding, hiking and bike riding
The Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa features a tennis court, a riding paddock as well as a volleyball court and a football pitch. Table tennis, billiards and darts are available in the vast area of the hotel. The large park known as the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park offers not only the opportunity for hiking, but also horse riding and cycling. For children there is a playground and a children’s pool. In the interior of the hotel, the guests can explore the large library with a cosy fireplace. The town of Barga is some 4km away. From the hotel you can also reach all the famous cities of Tuscany like Florence or Pisa. A popular destination is the Grotta del Vento in the centre of the Apuan Alps, in the middle of the mountains of Garfagnana. The limestone cave is open to visit all year round. Location: Panoramic views surrounded by green mountains
The hotel is located in Castelvecchio Pascoli Barga in the province of Lucca, surrounded by the green hills of Tuscany. Barga’s train station is located 2 km from the hotel. To Lucca, the nearest major city, it takes around 50 minutes by car from the hotel. The Tuscan Coast of Viareggio is 55 km away. It is equally far to the ski areas of the Apuan Alps. Florence Airport is 110 km away. What’s more?: Family friendly, honeymoon suite, meeting rooms
Children aged up to 10 years are accommodated free of charge in the room of their parents; a baby bed or cot is simply placed in the room. In both the interior and exterior of the hotel, there are play and bathroom facilities for children. A secretarial service, a business centre with modern communication devices, as well as a total of 11 meeting rooms for events and conferences are available for business travellers and conference participants. Couples on honeymoon are provided with access to the bridal suite and special arrangements on request.