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  • Guests: 20
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Elegant
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Just 8 km from Lucca, in an exceptionally good position on a hill, with a panorama stretching from the towers of Lucca to the town of San Miniato, lies this wonderful historic home, which has origins way back in history: it was first built as a fortified village, then in the middle ages it became a lookout tower and finally around the 15th or 16th century it became a country residence for a family that was part of the Lucca nobility. It then became a convent and during the centuries had many illustrious guests. It has been recently renovated with a painstaking work of conservation and recovery of all its original characteristics, and the result is a faithful representation of the typical Lucca villa of the 1500s, as described by Samminiati, the great intellectual and architect. They have knowledgeably re-used all the old construction materials such as stone, terracotta, hand-forged ironwork, and they have recovered the monumental fireplace, the typical loggia with its arches, columns and frescoes looking over towards the olive grove, but above all they have respected the original layout of the rooms, which are large and airy. Put together with the furnishings, which are composed of a collection of special antique pieces and many from the 1800s, some of which have come from old convents and churches, it all gives this house an original atmosphere of austerity, elegance and simplicity, capable of bringing back the rhythms of life of times gone by. In order to provide guests with complete relaxation, the villa has also been equipped with the most modern comforts: hydro massage tubs in most of the bathrooms, under-floor central heating, satellite TV, high-quality comfortable mattresses, and above all it offers a complete, personalized and detailed assistance for guests: daily cleaning and linen changes, on request the organization of many trips (tour with wine tasting, cooking courses, participation at the Viareggio carnival or at the Puccini music festival, and so on. Outside, the villa has a panoramic garden area with a pergola, furnished for relaxing and dining outside; an ancient reservoir of water that is in front of the villa, was converted into an oval swimming pool of 12x7m with a splendid view over the surrounding hills.The beaches at Versilia are about half-an-hour's drive away.

Guests 18+2 Code TLU033 (Size: 1300 m²) Bedrooms: 9 (1 doubles, 8 Twin bedrooms ) Bathrooms: 9
GROUND FLOOR: entrance into a salon of 70 sq.m with brick vaulted ceilings, dining table and living area with TV, 1 long double room with tables and access to the garden, 1 large kitchen with antique stone sink and access to the garden, 1 room with large antique fireplace and wood-burning oven, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bedroom with 2 small double beds, 1 small doublebedroom, 1 bathroom with hydromassage shower, 1 bathroom with hydromassage tub. FIRST FLOOR (the 'piano nobile'): large central reception room (150 sq.m) with large stone fireplace and access to the furnished, frescoed loggia, dining room, small living-room, studio, 1 WC with washbasin, access room with fireplace (in the old tower) for the stairs leading to the

SECOND FLOOR: large central living-room of 150 sq.m with high trussed roof and monumental fireplace, 3 twin bedrooms, each with private bathroom with shower, 2 twin bedrooms each with private bathroom with hydro massage tub, 1 walk-through junior suite with small living-room with writing table and double bed accessing 1 twin bedroom with private bathroom with shower.

  • Guests: 20
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Elegant
Amenities
Swimming Pool Private pool (3 x 9 m)
high-speed internet line Yes
Barbecue Yes
washing machine Yes
Laundry service Yes
dishwasher Yes
TV Yes
Satellite TV Yes
Stereo with CD player Yes
Private parking Private parking for 4  cars
Public amenities
Nearest Beach : sand  25 km
Bus stop 0.6 km
Nearest grocery Cappella (piccola frazione) 0.6 km
Sports and Leisure
Tennis Public tennis courts   5 km
Riding School   5 km
Golf   15 km
Villa Menocchi ~ Lucca Area,Ponte del GiglioFlorence & Tuscany
 
Distances from main towns
Lucca8 km
Pisa38 km
Livorno57 km
Firenze90 km
Siena150 km
 
Distances from transport
Airport: Pisa30 km
Railway Station: Lucca8 km
  • Guests: 20
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Elegant
Prices & Services
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The below price list shows rental costs per week
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- Minimum stay: 7 nights
Weekly prices
01 Mar - 29 Mar
05 Apr - 26 Apr
11 Oct - 20 Dec
29 Mar - 05 Apr
26 Apr - 28 Jun
30 Aug - 11 Oct
28 Jun - 19 Jul
16 Aug - 30 Aug
20 Dec - 27 Dec
19 Jul - 16 Aug
27 Dec - 03 Jan 2015
USD 8,270
USD 11,280
USD 14,115
USD 14,760
Services Included
Extra costs
2 sets of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Cleaning during the week 5 hours a day, 2 days per week
Cot for babies under 2 years
Electricity
Final cleaning
Welcome basket.
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash
Central heating according to consumption
Unlimited DSL internet use Euro 50 per week ( the villa is provided with its own computer with USB key).
Deposit
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: 1,000
Notices
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets  Not allowed - Pool opening dates (Private pool) 03 May 2014 - 20 Sep 2014
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  • Guests: 20
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Elegant
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Testimonials
"The Villa was all we hoped for and more. Exactly what you fantasize the place to be like. Large rooms, beautiful grounds, spectacular views and furnished in old world tradition. Our host was always just a few steps away and answered every question and solved every problem easily. Our family had a perfect holiday in spectacular Tuscany!!
Bruce"
"A decision to marry meant for us a decision to start out on an immense journey together, an adventure that would last for the rest of our lives. Such an important decision can not be taken lightly and so we were very careful in planning all aspects of the wedding. Most importantly we wanted to bring our family and friends to a warm and loving environment, a special place that would remain in our memories for a long time to come. We choose the Villa of Giulio and Daniela because we could see how much love and dedication they had put into the restoration of the building and the gardens. Imagine how happy we were when we arrived and were welcomed so warmly by Giulio, his son Brian and most surprisingly the Villa itself. The building has personality. Its speaks in gentle, soothing tones. It is so beautiful to look at that the mind stops dead in its tracks and comes to a total rest. We spent a full week here, our guests arriving over a period of days. We were married in sunshine out on the grass overlooking the valley below. Giulio organized everything for us. In the afternoon we sat down to a feast that lasted into the early evening. Giulio selected the chef who was magnificent, creating a meal of the best Tuscany has to offer. We listen to a very talented local band playing beautiful ballads acoustically. We relied completely on Giulio's understanding of the kind of wedding we wanted and he got it just right. The music, the food, the wine, the stunning Tuscan sunlight flowing ochre, orange, red tones made a magical day that none of us will forget.
Bravo!!!
Sean and Danielle"
"We had such a wonderful stay with you - thank you again for everything!!
Todd and I really enjoyed our conversations with you about "life" - we
really felt a connection to your beautiful home and your lifestyle...good
energy!

Thanks and hope you are well,
Charlotte & Todd"
"Our time spent in Tuscany at your villa was truly a most amazing week.
Your spacious and very kid friendly villa suited all of our needs from the
very youngest who was four months old all the way to our parents
celebrating their 40th Anniversary. With 23 of us in all, 11 being
children from 4 months - 11 years old, we thoroughly enjoyed the food, the accomodations and the scenery we woke up to each day. We felt lucky to be right outside of Lucca ,where we spent a couple of days touring, eating and biking. The kids could not get enough of your gelato! Thank you Giulio, Daniela, Brian and Sean for dealing so well with a large group and our many needs. We will be sure to spread the word about your beautiful spot in Tuscany!"
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