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33 reviews
Front facade
East Garden
View from the Balcony
Rear Facade
Entrance Hall
Living room, facing South
Dining Room
Eat in kitchen with professional stove
Breakfast Room
Study/library
Wisteria tunnel
Upper Hall
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Master Bathroom
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5- Blue Room
Outdoor dining
Swimming pool
Dining Room set for dinner
Pool - looking West
Pool - looking South
The Blue Bedroom
The olive grove
View of the church from the rear meadow
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Villa -
8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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“Spectacular”
Reviewed 26 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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The other reviewers have not exaggerated about this exquisite house and the lovely countryside surrounding it. The photos do not do it justice. It is larger and much more grand than it appears. It is absolutely stunningly beautiful and elegantly appointed. The views are incredible, and the peace and quiet were only interrupted by the sounds of the children playing in the pool. The house is a short drive from the beautiful city of Lucca, and only a 25 minute drive to Pisa. In the other direction it is only 30 minutes to the beach at Viareggio. Near Viareggio I recommend visiting (and eating in!) the lovely village of Pietrasanta.

As a group we totaled 4 adults and six children ranging in age from 6 to 14. The house was incredibly spacious. Had we wanted alone time, we could all ten of us have found it simultaneously. As it was, we spent most of our time in the well equipped and very pleasant kitchen, and in the pool. The kitchen looks small in the photos, and it is compared to the other rooms, but it's actually fairly big. My daughter baked a me a birthday cake from scratch in it! The pool is spectacularly large, perfect for the kids to play and for the adults to swim laps - sometimes at the same time! The outdoor ping pong table was big hit. The house has air-conditioning in two of the 5 bedrooms, and screens on many of the windows - luxuries you don't find in many houses in Italy. All of the other bedrooms have fans. The three full bathrooms upstairs were completely adequate for all of us. The smallest bathroom is actually ensuite with one of the air-conditioned bedrooms. I liked the privacy that entailed and also the fact that I wasn’t taking over a larger bathroom from the rest of our party. The bedrooms are enormous, and the beds are very comfortable. The house was cleaned every other day which was wonderful considering how large it is, and that there were 10 of us. The washing machine worked perfectly and made it possible for us to travel lightly. The owner's very thorough guide about the house and the area was an invaluable resource. We took advantage of many of her recommendations.

The property has a very robust vegetable garden with many varieties of some of the best tomatoes I’ve ever had, and by far the most delicious eggplants. On our first night the owner's sister cooked us dinner (for a fee), and not only was the meal delicious, she was able to accommodate both our vegetarian and our child with Celiac without sacrificing anything for the rest of us. She made an absolutely divine gluten free cake with plums grown on the property. On another night she came to the house and taught the children how to make ravioli. The kids picked tomatoes from the garden that they used to make three different sauces. As an aside, travelers who are gluten-free may be nervous about going to Italy, but In every restaurant we went to (in Lucca, in Pisa, in Pietrasanta) we were offered tons of gluten free choices, and the local stores all had a lot of gluten free breads, pastas and treats.

This was our first trip to Tuscany, and the house and surrounding area couldn’t have been more perfect for our two families. I was not at all ready to leave after one week, and I would love to come back and see it in every season. If you’re a large group, I highly recommend staying here. It may seem a bit expensive, but split in half by two families (who in a hotel would need at least two rooms each) it’s really quite reasonable, especially for what you get!

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Liked best: The pool and easy access to Lucca and other destinations.
Liked least: Viareggio. We've been to much nicer beaches in Italy.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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“Fantastic Villa Experience - Great for Extended Family and Friends”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Wow is the only way to describe this property and experience. We have stayed in the Lucca area 3 times now, and in 4 different villas, and we have stayed in villas in a lot of other European locations, and this one was spectacular. Located within a short drive or bike ride to the walled city, and still with all of the experiences you would hope for in a Tuscan property. The villa is huge and the bedrooms and common areas are as well. The pictures do not do it justice from a size perspective. We were 9 people in the Villa for a week, and there were 3 rooms that we did not use! The Villa is decorated as a personal home and therefore does not have the tourist, vacation rental feel, but rather that of a traditional Tuscan home. The Property itself is huge! IIt was great for playing family Bocce, outdoor table tennis and football. Eating meals outside was great. We bought groceries on arriving, but quickly discovered that we were encouraged to use vegetables from the gardens on the property, and the tomatoes, squash, peppers etc were incredibly delicious.
Five people in our group took Sonia up on the cooking lesson, and the experience was extremely educational and fun and the meal turned out great. We would highly recommend Sonia and the cooking lesson experience to others. By the way, we researched other options ahead of time and the lesson was not only great but was also a fraction of the cost of other lessons elsewhere.
The pool area gets its own paragraph. The pictures of the pool online give you the impression that the pool is large. That is an understatement. It is 25 m long, has both a large shallow and deep end, and is crystal clear as it along with the property are maintained every morning by a gentlemen who you wouldn't know was there if we hadn't woken early to have coffee and watch the sunrise. The size of the pool probably contributed to the fact that the pool temperature was perfect even on the hottest days, as it was too big to get too hot!
Biking on the wall was a highlight as was the winery tour at Colle Verde...
We have since learned that Alessandra has 2 other properties in Italy, and that Sonia has a property next door that also is for rent, and we will most certainly look to rent from them again. Thanks for a great holiday and for sharing your home with us.

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Battle
Reviewed 15 November 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Reviewed 2 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Toronto Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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