Villa Lanizzi is a wonderful home with every amenity and comfort. All 8 bedrooms have their own private bath with 2 bedrooms on the first level and 6 bedrooms on the second level. Each bedroom has a separate key, which allows guests to have more privacy. The house is completely renovated and most bedrooms have a separate sitting area and some have double vanities. The kitchen is well-equipped, including a high-end DeLonghi Coffeemaker, a commercial quality stove and a sizable refrigerator. There is an elevator, a changing room and separate bath for the swimming pool as well as a beautiful swimming pool with a lovely view. The lower level (below the bedrooms), which is open on 2 sides, includes the bathroom for the pool, the laundry, a large sitting and eating area, and a billiard room, as well as a smaller kitchen with additional storage. The grounds are all well-maintained and there is a beautiful patio where we had dinner for our extended family. The pool is beautiful and the pool area is well equipped. Numerous bikes are available for guest use and the proximity to the town of San Macario in Piano and Lucca itself made it convenient for touring the city, taking the train to Florence (about 15 minutes by car to the train station), driving to the countryside, the beaches and the Cinque Terre, and getting a flavor of local life.
Luisa Travani and her husband were wonderful and gracious hosts and could answer just about any question. Adrianna, the housekeeper, was also very nice and provided 2 hours of housekeeping service each day. Luisa also found an excellent cook for our family and facilitated communication with the cook. Luisa's husband speaks English very well and Luisa was very responsive to any online inquiry to the Rental Inbox. Luisa's recommendation for lunch at Hotel Carignano when we arrived, which is only a mile away, was much appreciated and we had dinner there another night as well. Every effort was made to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable, all very much appreciated.
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