Agriturismo Cilla

Agriturismo Cilla
Via Sant’Antonio, 23 - Giuncugnano (LU) +39 347 5910044 edo-giova@virgilio.it

The Cilla farmhouse is located in Giuncugnano, a small village in the upper Garfagnana lying on a hill 800 metres above sea level, facing the panorama of the Apuan Alps.
It is a complex of nine structures of various and different sizes built in what were once the homes of the farmers who worked the lands of Count Cilla, whose stately palace can still be seen in the centre of the farmhouse.
All the structures are built of ancient stone in the typical solid, rural style of the local palaces. The renovation was done in the most respectful and genuine manner possible: the imposing trusses and wooden ceilings have been maintained and fully restored, the organisation of the interior spaces has kept the division of the rooms intact as much as possible; elements such as niches, ovens, and original columns (one even formerly made from a tree around which the entire house was built) have remained untouched. The interior walls alternate bare stone and surfaces on which natural paints devoid of any synthetic substances have been used, made according to traditional Lucchese recipes. The furnishings have maintained original pieces of the most genuine Tuscan arte povera.
Outside, in the communal areas, you can relax in the shade of the farmyards paved with original 18th-century slabs, enjoy the view of the majestic arc of the Apuan Alps by the panoramic swimming pool, or soak up the sun amidst the hay in "Prata", the large green area where you will also find swings and a slide for the little ones.
Our cattle, Limousines and Garronesi, following the cow-calf rearing method, live most of the year in the green Garfagnana pastures and then return to the cowshed in the winter to defend themselves from the cold temperatures and to allow greater control of the herd in a very special period, that of births. The land is cultivated for the production of IGP Garfagnana spelt, ancient grains, potatoes, 'formenton 8 rows' and other vegetable plants. A large part of the farm's meadows are mowed in summer and hay is produced, which is fed to the cattle in winter. In addition to providing shelter for the herd, the chestnut groves also provide valuable chestnuts to produce 'farina da nec' (chestnut flour). The fertiliser produced in winter is distributed to the land to make it fertile and productive. Farmyard animals graze in the vegetable gardens before sowing. The cultivated land hosts a different crop every year.

Why QualityMade?

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It deserves the QM award for its commitment to carrying on a rural tradition that respects the environment and animals.

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