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  • Guests: 14/22
  • Bedrooms: 7/11
  • Bathrooms: 7/9
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  • Villa Style: Elegant
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In the village of Marlia, about 8 km from Lucca, you will find some of the most beautiful villas of the 16th century, famous not only for their elegant architecture, but also for the gardens and grounds that surround them. Of these villas Villa Diodati is perhaps one of the most interesting. The architecture of the villa was completely transformed in the 1700s, and you can still admire the frescoes on the walls and on the ceilings, and in particular the beautiful vaulted stairs that lead to the upper floors. Villa Diodati, when it is not being rented, is often lived-in by the current owner, so it has preserved the pleasant feeling that it is still inhabited, both from the furnishings, with its elegant and precious antique furniture and also from the details: family pictures and objects. The villa lies on three floors, the ground floor that comprises all the rooms used during the day, with several salons that look onto the garden, while the upper floors are dedicated to the sleeping areas. All around the villa is a private area of about three hectares, with a marvellous Italian garden next to the villa, a separate area that holds the private swimming-pool ( 7x14m), the tennis court, a spacious outbuilding where ceremonies and meetings can be organised, a little wood with ancient trees and a small vineyard. The two annexes are in a typical L-shaped building close to the villa and are used when there are more than 14 people in the party. The villa is equipped with telephone, satellite TV and a stereo/CD, AC in the bedrooms of the main villa. The following is included in the cost of the rental: a daily cleaning service, breakfast, preparation of lunch or dinner (your choice) with waiting service at table, bath-linen is changed daily and bed-linen is changed twice a week, and there is a weekly laundry service. Florence is about 80 km away, Pisa airport about 30 km and the sea at Versilia about 25 km.

(Size: 950 m²) Guests 14 Code TLU003 Bedrooms: 7 (7 doubles) Bathrooms: 7
GROUND FLOOR: large entrance, billiard-room with TV, small salon, kitchen, spacious frescoed living-room with large french windows looking onto the garden, dining-room with fireplace, large living-room/salon.

FIRST FLOOR: large frescoed reception room, living-room, 2 double bedrooms with bathroom with tub, 2 double bedrooms with bathroom with shower.

SECOND FLOOR: living-room, 3 double bedrooms with bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom occupied by the domestics. Large historic, enclosed grounds. AC in the bedrooms.
(Dependance 1)

GROUND FLOOR: entrance into the living-room, kitchen, dining-room, 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom with independent entrance, 1 bathroom with shower.
(Dependance 2)

FIRST FLOOR: entrance, kitchen, living-room with dining-area and fireplace, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom with tub.

This is a private, independent villa, but prices and surface area change according to the number of people.

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(Size: 1050 m²) Guests 18 Code TLU003 Bedrooms: 9 (8 doubles, 1 Twin bedrooms ) Bathrooms: 8
(Dependance 1)

GROUND FLOOR: entrance into the living-room, kitchen, dining-room, 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom with independent entrance, 1 bathroom with shower.
(Size: 1110 m²) Guests 22 Code TLU003 Bedrooms: 11 (1 singles, 9 doubles, 2 Twin bedrooms ) Bathrooms: 9
(Dependance 2)

FIRST FLOOR: entrance, kitchen, living-room with dining-area and fireplace, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom with tub.
  • Guests: 14/22
  • Bedrooms: 7/11
  • Bathrooms: 7/9
  • Swimming Pool
  • Villa Style: Elegant
Amenities
Swimming Pool Private pool (14 x 7 m)
Air-conditioning Air-conditioning in one or more bedrooms
high-speed internet line Yes
washing machine Yes
Laundry service Yes
dishwasher Yes
TV Yes
Satellite TV Yes
Stereo with CD player Yes
Public amenities
Nearest Beach : sand  30 km
Sports and Leisure
Tennis Tennis court on the premises
Villa Diodati ~ Lucca Area,CapannoriFlorence & Tuscany
 
Distances from main towns
Lucca8 km
Pisa30 km
Forte dei Marmi35 km
Firenze80 km
 
Distances from transport
Airport: Pisa35 km
Railway Station: Lucca5 km
  • Guests: 14/22
  • Bedrooms: 7/11
  • Bathrooms: 7/9
  • Swimming Pool
  • Villa Style: Elegant
Prices & Services
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The below price list shows rental costs per week
(sat/sat)
- Minimum stay: 7 nights
Guests
04 Jan 2014 - 24 May
13 Sep - 10 Jan 2015
24 May - 28 Jun
23 Aug - 13 Sep
28 Jun - 23 Aug
14
USD 7,520
USD 11,815
USD 17,185
18
USD 11,815
USD 16,110
USD 22,555
22
USD 13,965
USD 19,335
USD 27,930
*This is a private, independent villa, but prices and surface area change according to the number of people.
Services Included
Extra costs
2 sets of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Air-conditioning
Bath-linen changes: daily (1 bath towel plus 1 hand towel); bed-linen changes: twice a week
Cot for babies under 2 years
Electricity
Final cleaning
Further costs to be paid with the rental fee
Costs for service personnel for daily cleaning, preparation of breakfast and dinner for up to 14 guests: 2 service staff for a total of 16 hours a day plus cook service for 4 hours;
for up to 18 guests: 3 service staff for a total of 20 hours a day plus cook service for 5 hours;
for up to 22 guests: 3 service staff for a total of 24 hours a day plus cook service for 6 hours.
Meals are served at the following times: breakfast (09.00 – 10.30), lunch (12.30 -14.00), dinner (20.00 – 21.30). For food provisions a minimum deposit of Euro 500.00 is requested on arrival.
14 Guests € 1,500 per week
18 Guests € 2,000 per week
22 Guests € 2,500 per week
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash
- further hours of domestic service over and above what is included: €10 per hour; - external laundry service once a week: according to cost; - bed- and bath- linen, over and above what is included: €8 per person; - telephone: according to use.
Central heating according to consumption
Deposit
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: 1,100
Notices
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets  Not allowed - Pool opening dates (Private pool) 03 May 2014 - 27 Sep 2014
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  • Guests: 14/22
  • Bedrooms: 7/11
  • Bathrooms: 7/9
  • Swimming Pool
  • Villa Style: Elegant
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Guests: 22
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Minimum stay: 7 nights (sat/sat)
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**This is a private, independent villa, but prices and surface area change according to the number of people.
 
Testimonials
"I had every intention of giving you a de. briefing on our trip to Italy ,but since our return in the early hours of last Sunday morning , I have been extremely busy.
Let me say straight away that our stay at Villa Diodati was an outstanding success. It exceeded my highest expectations & perhaps best of all my wife enjoyed every minute of it.
The villa , its grounds & facilities are impressive. The villas size & the range of facilities both inside & out meant that everyone was able to go about doing their own thing . Whilst for a group of our size this was ideal , I believe that it would require a large group such as ours to make it work well . I don't believe that any member of our party found anything critical to say about any aspect of the Villa.
It may also be worth commenting on the Villas location . The villas close proximity to Lucca was a major plus. Lucca is a charming town which one could access either by car or taxi in some ten minutes. Being so close to Lucca it was surprising that the Villa was located in such a tranquil rural environment. It was also blessed being so close to Villa Reale , which incidentally, was the home of Napoleons sister . The grounds of Villa Reale are magnificent & being less than five minute walk away , were a joy to walk around. I could indeed have spent much more time than I had at my disposal doing so. An added bonus is that Villa Reale is signposted from north south east or west whereas Diodati is not
I would like to comment on the staff who attended to our every need at the Villa. The resident staff are a couple who originate from Rumania. Giorgio & his wife Lika ( I think this is how it is spelt ! ). It is difficult to praise them too highly. Hard working , efficient & courteous . They orchestrated every aspect of our needs & wishes brilliantly. The extra chef & assistant you organized were also excellent. Indeed the chef , Mario was outstanding . So much so yhat he finished up giving some of the ladies hints on Italian cooking.
The night of my wife's birthday was a resounding success . The food , service, music & atmosphere made it an occasion that we will all remember for a long time to come. Perhaps incredibly & most importantly she had no idea that any of it was being planned.
You may find it somewhat surprising & maybe even a little boring when I say , truthfully , I could find no fault in any aspect of our trip. The planning & execution were faultless . A large part of this was indeed a result of your patient responses to my persistent attention to detail & to the manner in which you dealt with the process .
May I finally say thank you for your role in making this occasion outstandingly successful.
Yours most sincerely,
Ron"
(August 2010)
"Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa Diodati. The accomodation was perfect for our family & the situation, being so central to so many places worked well for us, plus it was so nice being in the countryside.
Thank you very much for all your assistance (and your patience with all my requests!!).
Best wishes
Shirley"
(May 2010)
"I rented villa diodati last summer for a week. it was a great experience...the staff, Giorgio, his wife and the cook were all wonderfull with all of us, and they were great with the children

I had thinking of maybe returning this summer...

Xavier"
(August 2009)
"Wollte mich nochmal bedanken fuer den guten Service. Alles hat wunderbar geklappt! Wir haben sehr schoene Tage dort verbracht. Der Service war spitze trotz Sprachbarriere, das Essen superlecker, fuer die Kinder wurde oft extra gekocht, die Villa schoen mit grossem Park, die Matrazen naja, wir haben uns von den guten Geistern umsorgt, rundum wohl gefuehlt. Wir haetten gerne verlaengert, aber es war schon im vorraus belegt.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
Andrea"
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