The beautiful village of Vergemoli is in the region of the Garfagnana, 2000 feet up in the mountains of the Apuane Alps of northern Tuscany - and is part of the Parco Regionale delle Alpi Apuane.  The food is great, the area peaceful, the air clean and the views from the terrace of the house are stunning in all directions and weathers - especially of the magnificent Pania Secca, which towers over the far side of the valley.

Vergemoli has 267 inhabitants. It used to have 2000! It is divided into Upper and Lower Vergemoli. We are in the lower, older part (dating back to the 17th century). Casa Roma is over 200 years old.

Vergemoli has 2 lovely old churches from the early 17th century. From the top church (in the Upper Village) there are 2 lovely walks, one taking off from the left, and the other from the right of the church. The walk to the left is a real 'trek' across the mountains. And then, of course, there are walks through the village itself and along the roads, and many other signposted cross-country walks.

There is excellent bird-watching in the area, which is part of the Regional Park, and it’s unusual not to meet wild boar and moufflon (wild mountain goats) when driving around, especially at dusk.