Ron and Susi Gaud have transformed an 18th-century town house into a cozy little B&B nestled in the heart of Barga. Most rooms, simply yet elegantly furnished, have tremendous views of the dramatic mountainscape a stone's throw away. A flower- and vegetable-filled garden provides the perfect place to sunbathe or enjoy a glass of wine; there's an outdoor table covered by vines that offers a terrific spot for a light snack. Breakfast is served in the cantina. This is
a perfect base to enjoy the delights of Barga as well as hiking in its environs: Ron is quite knowledgeable about paths in the area.