Elegant ancient villa in Bagni di Lucca, just a few kilometres from Pisa, the Garfagnana and Versilia. Swimming pool, sauna, hydro-massage, Internet connection. Thermal baths within 1 kilometre. 8/10 sleeping accommodations.
The ancient villa dates back to the beginning of the 19th century.
The property is a five minute walk from the centre of Bagni di Lucca, in an area scattered with medieval hamlets. Being part of an ancient small group of houses and villas called "Bagno alla Villa" situated above Bagni di Lucca, the villa enjoys a privileged position and offers magnificent views over the surroundings.
Guests can have wonderful walks and horseback and bike rides, trek and do sports in the surrounding hills and mountains, and can visit the marvellous "Grotta del Vento" (Wind Cave), which is easily reached by car.
During summer, many feasts and festivals take place in Bagni di Lucca and in the surroundings, where guests can experience the authentic atmosphere of the ancient villages and taste the local culinary specialities.
Bagni di Lucca thermal baths are just 1 kilometre from the villa and are easily reached even on foot with wonderful walks in nature. They consist in two thermal establishments and a well-being centre specialised in treating a multiplicity of pathologies and in beauty treatments. There are 19 thermal springs, whose therapeutic properties have been renowned since the 13th century, and two steam caves unique in their kind.
The villa was completely renovated in 2008 and offers comfortable and homely but elegant rooms. In the wide private garden that surrounds the building are the swimming pool (10x5 m), a solarium area furnished with sun lounges, a porch equipped with a barbecue and tables for eating al fresco and a car park. The villa features also a sauna and a whirlpool bathtub.
The villa is the ideal lodging for those who dream of relaxing and peaceful holidays, with the most important Tuscan cities of art (Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia and Siena) and the beaches of the Versilia within easy reach. It is also an excellent accommodation for those who want to dedicate to their health and well-being in the historical thermal establishments and in the new well-being centre.
The villa offers 8+2 sleeping accommodations in 4 double bedrooms, a double sofa bed and 4 bathrooms.
The three-storey villa has a habitable surface of 300 m².
On the ground floor are a wide living room with fireplace and a wonderful and bright veranda, the dining room and the kitchen.
The four bedrooms - two double-bedded and two twin-bedded, all of them with an en-suite bathroom - are upstairs.
On the first floor is a second living room with HD TV set, DVD player and satellite TV and a comfortable double sofa bed. The living room opens onto a wide terrace.
Apart from two bedrooms, on the second floor are the sauna and a room with a large whirlpool bathtub.
Like many other villas in the province of Lucca, the villa has been carefully furnished in 18th-19th century style and embellished with elegant drapery and details. The warm lighting makes it even more comfortable.
The wide kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, fridge with freezer, electric oven, microwave oven, espresso and American-style coffee maker, toaster, juicer, kettle, cutlery, pots and pans.
The bathrooms have been completely renovated and tiled in marble; two of them have a shower and two have a bathtub and a shower.
During the summer, the villa is fresh even in the hottest days, whereas in the winter it is heated with an efficient heating system, for a comfortable stay all over the year.
The villa is provided with swimming pool (10xx5 m), Internet connection, car park, cot bed, DVD player, satellite TV, CD player, iron, electric oven, working fireplace, washing machine, dishwasher, hair dryer and barbecue.
Shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, the post office and the bus stop are in Bagni di Lucca, which is 300 metres (or a five-minute walk) from the villa. The thermal establishments are 1 kilometre from villa and are easily reached both by car and on foot. A bus connects Bagni di Lucca to the nearest railway station, which is at a distance of 4 kilometres.
Garfagnana 15 km or 15 min - Lucca 27 km or 25 min - Abetone (ski resort) 38 km or 40 min - Montecatini 42 km or 45 min - Pisa 45 km or 40 min - Versilia 52 km or 45 min - Pistoia 54 km or 40 min - Florence 90 km or 70 min - Volterra 96 km - San Gimignano 100 km - Siena 150 km.
Access to the Villa
The car park is reached through a private rising and winding road with any kind of car.
Location of the villa in Tuscany
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We absolutely LOVED Villa Francesca and Bagni Di Lucca. The house was built in the 1400s, is a 3 story beautiful villa, and is situated above a small town with an unbelievable view over looking the valley. The outside dining area, the pool and lounging area, and the the grounds in general are lovely! The villa is spacious, the bathrooms are updated, and the owners of the property could not be more welcoming and sweet. There is a walking path down into to the town with great restaurants, a supermarket and wine shop. We took day excursions to both Pisa, and Lucca by train - very fun for the kids for sure. We will visit again soon!
We loved our stay at Villa Francesca. The setup is perfect for 4 couples with each room having it's own bathroom and there were plenty of areas for sitting around, lazing by the pool or out in the sunshine. Everything we needed was supplied and our hosts were very friendly, even helping us out with some tools when we needed to make some running repairs on a suitcase. Thanks for having us!
From the warm welcome by Francesca to the final minute, this was a spectacular holiday villa in a wonderfully beautiful location. We love it !viv
The villa is exquisite - every corner of the house and garden gave us great aesthetic pleasure, an aspect of the place which cannot simply be reproduced in photographs. VIlla Francesca is also extremely comfortable and well-equipped. The pool is fabulous - and we were blessed with great weather at the end of September, so we were in and out of it all day. The view from the front of the villa looks out across the valley onto the lush green hill opposite, and beyond. At the back of the villa, you walk down the path and out onto a quiet, old, wide cobbled street past other houses of historic note and take a beautiful walk into the little town. Francesca, the owner, made everything so easy and relaxing for us, it couldn't have been better, and ensured a most memorable holiday for us all.