Ancient villa dating from the late 14th century on the hills around Lucca. Sleeps 10, wide garden, swimming pool, barbecue, table-tennis table, Internet connection. Wonderful view over the plain of Lucca. A few kilometres from the beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.
The villa is an ancient building dating from the late 14th century situated in peaceful position on the hills that look over the plain of Lucca.
In origin the villa was the hunting house of Paolo Guinigi, a member of a powerful family who possessed many palaces and towers inside the walls of Lucca and many villas in the surrounding countryside. Paolo Guinigi governed Lucca from 1400 to 1430 and was the husband of Ilaria del Carretto, whose funeral monument, sculpted by Jacopo della Quercia, is housed in the Duomo of Lucca.
Over time the villa has been renovated with an eye to preserving its original architectural elements and materials, such as the beamed ceilings, the terracotta-tiled floors and the frescoes decorating the main living room. The rooms are furnished in rustic style with some antiques.
The villa stands on the slope of a hill and enjoys a wonderful view over the plain of Lucca.
The villa is the ideal accommodation for those who want to visit important Tuscan cities of art, such as Lucca, Pisa, Volterra and San Gimignano, but also wish to discover Garfagnana natural beauties, or spend some time on the coast of Versilia: Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, with their beaches and trendy discos and pubs, are within short driving distance.
The building is surrounded by a wide garden divided into three natural terraces, where are the private swimming pool (10x5 m; depth: 1.50-3 m), a large loggia furnished for having meals al fresco and the ancient lemon house, which has been converted into a covered terrace.
The barbecue equipment and a table-tennis table are at guests' disposal.
The villa sleeps 10 guests in 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom; it has 4 bathrooms and 1 half bathroom.
The upper ground floor composes of entry hall, large living room with fireplace, TV room, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub, a second double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
On the lower ground floor are the kitchen with a fireplace and an ancient wood-burning oven, the dining room and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
The first floor represents the west wing of the villa and composes of a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower; four steps lead to a mansarded double bedroom.
On the mezzanine floor is a half bathroom.
The living room on the upper ground floor has a direct access to the outdoors.
The lower ground floor is accessed also from the garden.
The villa is provided with swimming pool, table-tennis table, barbecue, working fireplace, Internet connection, TV set, freezer, oven, microwave oven, toaster, American-style coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine, cot bed and private car parking place.
A maid service is available upon request.
Dinners can be organised at the villa.
A café, a restaurant, a chemist's and a food shop are in Matraia, 2 kilometres from the villa.
Other shops and services of any kind are in Marlia, 6 kilometres from the estate.
Lucca 13 km - Pisa 48 km - Viareggio 48 km - Forte dei Marmi 55 km - San Gimignano 80 km - Florence 81 km - Siena 146 km. Pisa airport 50 - Florence airport 73 km.
Access to the Villa
The last 400 metres are on an unpaved road unsuitable for low-clearance cars.
|Villa Lucchese ( 10 beds )||1970 ||2275 ||2575 ||2575 ||2275 ||1970 ||3030 ||3030 |
|Villa Lucchese ( 10 beds )||2015 ||2325 ||2640 ||2640 ||2325 ||2015 ||3105 ||3105 |
|Villa Lucchese ( 10 beds )||2015 ||2325 ||2640 ||3260 ||2640 ||2325 ||2015 ||3105 ||3105 |