Villa Moorings, located just outside the center of the small Tuscan town of Barga, close to Lucca, was built almost a century ago, back in 1924. This was the time in which Art Nouveau (Liberty in Italy), in all its various forms, dominated art and architectural design throughout Europe. Villa Moorings was built according to the latest trend by the Castelvecchi family who, after years of working in Scotland, returned to their native town of Barga so as to realize a magnificent holiday home here.
The antique furniture, pavements in glass chip mosaic, lamps from Murano, hand woven carpets from Florence, banisters in wrought iron, and artwork by the Barga-born painter Bruno Cordati: each and every detail of Villa Moorings, recently transformed in elegant hotel, is the perfect expression of Italian Art Nouveau or "Liberty" style. The same elegance which characterizes the hotel's public rooms can be found in the light filled guest bedrooms. Villa Moorings has a total of 12 spacious rooms, including 3 Junior Suites, all decorated with items of early 20th century and traditional Tuscan furniture and equipped with every modern comfort: from Satellite television to wireless internet. A number of bedrooms are connecting and, on request, can be transformed in attractive family apartments.
During the day, guests staying at Villa Moorings relax in the reading room, at the hotel bar, or on the large terrace overlooking the garden and swimming pool. A restaurant service is available on request. A stylish function room provides the perfect venue for intimate wedding receptions and small-scale events.
Hotel Villa Moorings is located right next to the historic center of Barga. Barga is a pretty little town close to the medieval city of Lucca and more than worthy of its recent inclusion in the list of "Most beautiful Italian towns and villages". Barga is situated on the Remeggio hill in the Serchio Valley: in an area of Tuscany of immense historical and environmental importance. The Garfagnana, the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the Apuan alps, the Versilia's Tuscan coast, and the city of Pisa, are, in fact, all within easy reach of the hotel. Slightly further afield, but easy to reach by train, rest famous and celeberated places of interest such as the city of Florence and the natural phenomenon Cinque Terre.