Ghivizzano and the Serchio Valley

Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast is in the village of Ghivizzano. Ghivizzano belongs to the municipality of Coreglia Antelminelli in the province of Lucca.

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Throughout the Serchio Valley, the Garfagnana, and the Lucca Province, you can spend years exploring and not visit the same place twice.


Welcome to Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast located in Ghivizzano in northern Tuscany's Serchio Valley. “La Pace” means “peace” and we know that your stay at our B&B will be a tranquil respite from the larger cities crowded with tourists. Casa La Pace is in the Serchio valley, the heart of the Garfagnana, a fertile land of wild terrain, charming Medieval villages, and delicious Italian food and wine.


Casa La Pace has been beautifully renovated and offers all of the latest conveniences, including Internet access. Each of our four guest rooms has its own private bathroom. Each room has spectacular panoramic views of mountains and medieval castles and churches. Our breakfast buffet includes cheeses from the Garfagnana, fresh-baked breads, pastries from the local baker, and fresh fruits and juices.


We are an easy drive from Lucca, Florence, or Pisa. If you are travelling by train, Casa La Pace is a short stroll from the Ghivizzano train station. Ghivizzano is 30 minutes by train from Lucca and less than an hour from Pisa Airport.


Casa La Pace is honored to have received a 2013 Travellers' Choice award from TripAdvisor® and be ranked one of the TOP 25 B&Bs in Italy. We are also thrilled to have received a Certificate of Excellence for two consecutive years.


Experience the real Italy at Casa La Pace. Like so many of our guests, you will hate to leave!








Autumn 2013 and Winter 2014

The leaves swirl in a brisk wind, clattering about. The russet-tinged hills are laced in early-morning mists. The tractor heavy with stacks of wood passes, delivering fuel for the winter to our neighbors . These are the sights and sounds of autumn in Ghivizzano.  The Serchio Valley is gorgeous at this time of year.  The sun at dawn and dusk has the melancholy tones of fall. The wonderful aroma rising in the air from fireplaces burning chestnut wood spreads through the valley. Restaurants have changed to their fall and winter menus and now serve wonderful farro (barley) soups, porcini mushroom topped pastas, and wild boar along with many other delicious pasta and meat dishes.

A few weeks ago the grapevines were loaded with heavy, purple clusters.  Everyone awaited with anticipation the vendemmia, the gathering and pressing of the grapes into wonderful homemade wine.  Fall marks the beginning of the sagre and feste throughout the villages in the Serchio Valley.  Polenta, mushrooms, steak, and cheese are just a few foods to be celebrated at these festivals.  And of course wine flows easily at each and every one.

At Casa La Pace, we had a wonderful summer of sunshine. A steady stream of guests stayed with us and enjoyed the Serchio Valley.  During the summer, we made some important improvements to the house.  We installed solar panels, capturing the sun's energy to produce electricity.  While our guests won't notice a difference, we feel it is important to make Casa La Pace as sustainable as possible, reducing our "footprint" on the environment.  Our guests noticed that we’ve installed air conditioning units in each guest bedroom.  Each unit is independent and the temperature can be set for each individual room.  These units will provide cool air in summer and warmth in winter.  You can choose to snuggle under the covers or kick of the sheets.

This is a wonderful time to be in Ghivizzano and the Serchio Valley.


Casa La Pace has been recognized as a premiere bed and breakfast in northern Tuscany'. We have received several accommodation awards, including rated #14 of the Top 25 B&B’s in Italy by TripAdvisor. Casa La Pace was featured in International Travel News, Australia Travel TV, and has been mentioned in several travel journals and blogs.


"From the time we arrived at Ghivizzano we felt we had come home.” ..Burglar, Australia

"Charming, quaint, perfect property and the hosts, Pepper and Rusty, were incredible, informative, and entertaining."..GLP113, USA

“Great comfortable rooms and baths, wonderful breakfast, and the owners, Rusty & Pepper make the trip feel like you were with family." ..SherryB, USA

“ Yes, it is a place where we feel like we have a new member of the family in Italy. ” ..Devita_z, Indonesia

"The surrounding villages and towns, each more spectacular than the other, in vistas, history, culinary delights, and inhabitants filled each day with joy and contentment." ..drbstern, USA

"Casa La Pace is a wonderful B&B experience. I say experience because it is so much more than a well fitted out, clean, comfortable place to stay with a delicious breakfast. The owners Rusty and Pepper make the experience and gave us a level of service and a personal touch that we have not encountered in 7+ years of travel. " ..ReviewedByMike, England


Rusty's blog of our life in Italy: our activities, trips, special events in our region, and more.There are lots of photos and videos. We hope you will read it from time to time. Click on the image below to go to Casa La Pace's Blog.

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