Welcome to Encanto di Arlia
After a long and careful renovation of the old stables and barn, two suites are now available. They are about 50 square meters each, rich in details and sophisticated elements that make them unique in their kind.
... our guests can choose between ...
the white suite
… where white is the dominant color ...
you can access the room from both the upper floor, where the living / relaxing loft area may accommodate one more people if necessary, and from the lower floor, where the double bed and the bathroom with shower are placed
the color suite
... where color is real color ...
the entrance is on the lower level, where the living / relaxing area can accommodate one more people, and where the bathroom with shower is also. The double bed sleeping area is upstairs in the loft.
... completing the structure ...
a private pool of 8 mt x 4 where to relax, enjoy the sun and the wonderful view over the olive groves and the countryside (open from june till mid spetember)
a kitchen where breakfast is served and which is available for guests who would like to cook their own meals
a garden with olive trees and a terrace where to enjoy the sunset and be pampered by the constant sound of the flowing water of the river
We do not provide catering service, but we will suggest good places in nearby Fivizzano where you can taste typical Lunigiana dishes.
Encanto enjoys a favorable climate: even in the hottest summers there is no need for air conditioning (anyway fans are available for those who suffer from the heat...). In winter the suites are heated.
Terms / Conditions
... when booking, you can choose the suite that most inspires you, white or color, we will do our best to satisfy your preference ...
rate per room per night, breakfast taxes and service included
€ 90 double single use
€ 105 double
€ 125 double + extra bed
To ensure peace and tranquility we accept children from 10 years (it is possible to stay with younger children only by booking both rooms)
Payment by cash or by bank transfer
Check-in time is from 3:30 pm - Check-out time is before 11.30 am
In summer the breakfast is served outdoor with products mainly organic, local and from our garden (please report any intolerance).
Early check-in or late check-out are free of charge subject to availability and we will be also happy to comply with any other requirements that you will notify us.
do you want to enjoy the maximum privacy and tranquility, with your family or with your friends?
you can book the property exclusively, info and rates on demand
We have chosen this name because this place enchanted us and the idea to share it with friends and guests brought us back a few years when in Baja California we stayed in a similarly-named beautiful b&b… El Encanto Inn!!
Well, we are in Italy, so why didn't we consider translating it? Actually we thought of it, but the result of a survey among friends removed all doubt… Encanto was the best choise!!
Its history goes a long way…
The main building dates back to the 12th Century when it was used as a resting place for the pilgrims on the Canterbury to Rome Pilgrim’s Way (the Via Francigena official path is a bit different now). In 1300 it was inhabited by Franciscan monks, so the name Convent (that is how it is known in these vicinity) is not random and refers to some of its structural features.
Around the 17th Century the property was purchased (though we presume it was maybe seized without any regular transactions) by a local noble family, the Malaspinas whose crest is still above the stone fireplace. They used this residence and the stone cottage as their hunting lodge.
A couple of centuries later it became a smallholding. In what was once the chapel, was a dryer for chestnuts to make flour from them. There was also an oven used by all the inhabitants of Arlia.
... In recent times ...
After being abandoned for 30 years, in 1988 a British family purchased the property and made it their vacation home. For over twenty years they enjoyed it and restructured it with love and dedication!!
And here we are ... our history together with the Encanto has starded…!!
From May 2015, after two years of careful work of recovery and restructuring with the primary objective of maintaining the old structure, the house is ready for a new life that, as in the past, is centered around the hospitality.
... the world is in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and run the risk of living their dreams ...
... spring 2012 ... the beginning of our dream ...