About Nel Cielo di Barga bed and breakfast

View from balcony

Nel Cielo bed and breakfast

Bedroom balcony viewA romantic penthouse suite in the heart of Old Barga in Tuscany. Guest accommodation is for one or two, with a large king-size bed. The bed and breakfast suite occupies the entire top floor and has independent access from the little street below. There is an ensuite bathroom with walk-in, wet-room style shower.

The double bedroom has French windows opening onto a broad balcony with breathtaking views over Barga to the Alpi Apuane and beyond.  This is a wonderful space to relax with a book or just to sit and enjoy the beauty, the peace. Evenings buzz with live music, tantalising food and happy sounds of Italian life, distant yet close, drifting up from the piazzas of this beautiful town.

Nel Cielo Bed and Breakfast sign

Nel Cielo was completed in 2013, the last new build within Old Barga.  All materials were locally sourced and traditional building methods employed by the small team of artisans and craftsmen. The interior design combines traditional Tuscan features with modern improvements where appropriate. For example in the bathrooms and kitchen, underfloor heating and insulation.  See Facebook Page for photos of the building project.

Nel Cielo Bed and Breakfast is situated in Vicolo Nardi, a charming, narrow street which leads up from the tourist information centre to Barga’s Duomo. The street is steeply stepped and cobbled so the house may be reached on foot only, from the top or bottom of the steps which form part of a network of enchanting little streets and alleyways leading from piazza to piazza. The house stands in a high, relatively quiet position in the historical centre and so is light and airy; there are marvellous views from all windows.

Barga locale

Barga is a leading cultural centre for music and art.  It has well-established theatre, opera and jazz communities offering high quality performances year round.  The piazzas host live music, markets, food festivals and exhibitions of local arts and crafts.

Local Barga bar Da Aristo

Local bar Da Aristo

  • Internationally renowned jazz and opera festivals
  • Local art galleries and exhibitions
  • Local bars and restaurants are just 2 minutes’ walk from the house.
  • An  open-air swimming pool in Barga is 15 minutes’ walk.
  • Alternatively another swimming pool at Albiano is 35 minutes’ walk along the ancient mule-tracks.Both pools have bars and sunbeds.
  • Free parking is 5-10 minutes’ walk from the house in a choice of public car parks outside Old Barga’s walls.

Barga is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful mountain villages of Garfagnana and the coast; Lucca and Firenze are easily reached by car or public transport….. yet so many visitors arrive and find they don’t want to travel further. And then they come back.


Bathroom at Nel Cielo Bed and BreakfastBreakfast is optional as there are many local bars offering cappuccino, delicious sweet pastries and savouries with the opportunity to sit outside and experience the Italian lifestyle.

Breakfast at home is high-quality and very fresh.  It will typically be tea/coffee/fruit juice, muesli/cereals with fresh fruit and yoghourt and local freshly-baked sweet pastries/bread. This is served in the large kitchen/dining room on the ground floor with a warm, friendly reception and local information if required.

Free wireless internet
Tea/coffee-making facilities and hairdryer are in the bedroom
Fridge in bedroom

Further information

For more information and booking, please use the contact form or email julie@nelcielodibarga.com – or call my mobile number +39 320 828 8021. I also use WhatsApp.