The Garfagnana is an historical region of Italy, today part of the province of Lucca in the Apennines, in northwest Tuscany, but before the unification of Italy it belonged to the Duchy of Modena and Reggio, ruled by the Este family.
For a short time, in the 16th century, it was governed by the poet Ludovico Ariosto. It is one of the most rainy regions of Italy, so is in a large part covered by forest vegetation (mainly chestnut, oak and pine.
The capital of the region is Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and other important towns are Bagni di Lucca, Barga, Piazza al Serchio.

There is a huge connection with Scotland as from the late 19th century many people left Garfagnana in search of work abroad... they settled mainly in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and there is a museum marking this connection in the town of Barga.

   Symbolic, Religious and Civil ceremony + wedding banquet + accomodation   

In the ancient thermal city of Bagni di Lucca, at the beginning of Garfagnana valley, this structure is about 200 meters on sea-level situated on a dominating position in the valley, formed by the confluence of the Lima stream with the Serchio river.
The building's origins are before 1609 and for many years was the house of the wealthy 'Clarke sisters' from Minnesota (USA), then became a center of studies of the Bologna University.
Abbandoned in the early 90's, the whole proprierty was bought by the Tintori family and after many years of work for renovation, today it has returned to its ancient splendour thanks to a careful job of restoration of the agriculture and its buildings.
It is possibile to have, all together, bedrooms and apartments (in an elegant Tuscan rural style) for accomodation, a nice characteristic restaurant with special typical menus, wide spaces for parties and symbolic ceremonies and... a Chapel for catholic ceremonies.