Villa Calabria,Lucca Area, Tuscany: a charming family home, nestled among the olive groves on the hills between Lucca and Montecatini Terme. Private yet very accessible to Florence to the east, beaches and the Mediterranean coast to the west , the mountains to the north the wine areas of Chianti and the Val d'Orcia to the south. So a great base to explore all that Tuscany has to offer. The local vineyards yield memorable wines as well as pleasing vistas.
The ground floor is comprised of the entrance hall and a cosy living room / reading room with a fireplace. Stone stairs lead to the next floor with a and dining area, the country kitchen with wonderful views of the fields and gardens and the first bedroom with private bathroom.
On the top floor we find the four remaining bedrooms, each has its own en-suite bathroom and all have wonderful views of the countryside. The villa offers an outdoor patio, perfect for relaxing, sipping local wine while overlooking the magnificent surroundings. The villa bedrooms area all air-conditioned and it can accommodate up to 10 adults with up to 4 children on extra beds.
The valley where the property is located is an original mix of famous thermal resorts, intact nature and ancient medieval villages. It is found in the deep and secret heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Lucca and, for centuries, was a crossroads for culture, trade and meetings.
Her hills conceal villages and castles that from the 'Swiss Pesciatina' stretch out until Vinci where the genius of Leonardo da Vinci was born. Versilia Club beaches as well as Chianti most famous wineries and historical gardens are within one hour of reach. From the chestnut woods, passing through the landscape scattered with olives trees, we reach the valley where the precious waters of Montecatini Terme and the steam of Monsummano Terme's grottos are born, and where the natural reserve of Padule di Fucecchio extends.
This is the homeland of Pinocchio, the most famous puppet in the world. There are several remarkable Art towns in the area (Pisa, Lucca, Florence) and also some beautiful and relatively unknown mediaeval towns like (Pietrasanta, Vinci). Close by there are also a number of interesting contemporary gardens as well as some of the most incredible private villas of the region.
There are several tennis courts nearby the estate. The golf club is less than ten minutes away. The baths and spas date back to the fourteenth century and nowadays there are nine fully functioning 'terme' spread around the town. Elegant, peaceful and relaxing, it is a perfect resting place. Enriched waters have been drunk by previous visitors including Rossini, Verdi, Princess Grace, Orson Welles, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks and assorted European royalty. Verdi was particularly taken, searching for eternal youth each year for 25 years.
The Weekly Rate includes : On-site concierge service, bed linens changed weekly on Saturdays for stays over 1 week, utilities, (AC, electricity up to 200kw / week, water, WiFi internet service). Note : end of stay cleaning, electricity over 200kw / week, heating based on consumption are an additional cost payable during the stay.
General information : The villa offers 300 sq. m of interior living space and extensive of exterior living spaces, gardens.
Getting there : Florence Airport : 45 mins. Pisa Airport : 45 mins. Rome Airport : 3 hrs. 30 mins.
Damage Deposit : 20% of the rental rate payable by wire transfer prior to the arrival.
Bedroom 1 : Upper floor bedroom with queen-size bed, WiFi, AC and private bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 2 - 4 : Top floor bedroom with queen-size bed, WiFi, AC and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 5 : Top floor bedroom with two single beds, WiFi, AC and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
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