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  • Guests: 15
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Historic properties & Castles
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Among the historic villas dotted around the countryside near Lucca, Villa Oliva, which lies just 6 kms from the town of Lucca, occupies an important post due to its special historic and artistic value. It was built around the year 1500 for the Buonvisi family. The grounds of the villa, which are completely enclosed by a boundary wall, occupy 5 hectacres on three different levels, consisting of various different types of garden: even today the overall structure is still characterized by special effects generating surprise and movement, just as the tastes of the time envisaged, and it is embellished with pools and fountains with plays of water, waterfalls, statues, amphitheatres of holm-oaks, grassy hummocks and rare essences. Due to its beauty it is listed among the historic italian gardens and due to this is also visited. Alongside the villa - occupied by the owner - is the building where the old stables were, also from the 16th century and linked to an interesting legend about the king of France, Louis XIVth: Buonvisi maintained that the stables were more beautiful than a famous room in Versailles, so the Sun King sent an ambassador to check on this, who found the walls of the stables covered in gold coins showing the king's effigy, and Buonvisi won the bet. It is in this building that our guests are lodged, in a large apartment on several levels, and from the windows it looks both onto the villa and onto the garden and the swimming-pool. The furnishings are in tuscan style, welcoming and comfortable: besides the two equipped kitchens, spread out in 2 different places, there are two other smaller ones, for more intimate meals. All of the rooms have air-conditioning, except for the ones on the lower floor, although due to the position, that are naturally the cooler. Access to the private, furnished area of the garden and to the swimming-pool is through the rooms on the lower floor, and from here you also come to the large furnished area with the barbecue. Besides the beautiful swimming-pool (18x8m and only rarely and briefly shared when the grandchildren of the owner come to visit), there is also a tennis court at guests' disposition in synthetic grass. In recent years Villa Oliva has been host for some evenings in August to a classical music festival, which is staged with the magnificent backdrop of the garden opposite the loggia of the villa, a unique opportunity of passing a wonderful, different evening. Internet connection WIFI

Guests 14+1 Code TLU030 (Size: 380 m²) Bedrooms: 7 (4 doubles, 3 Twin bedrooms ) Bathrooms: 5
GROUND FLOOR: (with access from the garden of the villa) living/dining room with fireplace, 3 steps lead to the kitchen equipped with oven and dishwasher and to the door for the internal stairs, 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 bathroom with bathtub, 2 small walk-through living-rooms (one with single sofa-bed), 1 double bedroom with bathroom with shower, large living-room with fireplace and a second kitchen with dishwasher and another access to the internal stair. With independent entrance from the internal stair or from the garden: 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom with fireplace, 1 bathroom with shower, small living-room and a small kitchen for breakfasts.

LOWER FLOOR: (with access from the internal stairs, 18 steps) living-room with kitchen area leading to the external private area for dining outside (a furnishing terracing above the swimming-pool), 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower.

  • Guests: 15
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Historic properties & Castles
Swimming Pool Private pool (18 x 8 m)
Air-conditioning Air-conditioning in one or more bedrooms
high-speed internet line Yes
Barbecue Yes
washing machine Yes
dishwasher Yes
TV Yes
Satellite TV Yes
Private parking Private parking for 4  cars
Public amenities
Nearest Beach : sand  35 km
Bus stop 2 km
Nearest grocery Ponte a Moriano 2 km
Sports and Leisure
Tennis Tennis court on the premises
Villa Oliva ~ Lucca Area,San PancrazioFlorence & Tuscany
Distances from main towns
Lucca6 km
Viareggio35 km
Firenze80 km
Lucca6 km
Distances from transport
Airport: Pisa e Firenze0 km
Railway Station: Lucca7 km
  • Guests: 15
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Historic properties & Castles
Prices & Services
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The below price list shows rental costs per week
- Minimum stay: 7 nights
Weekly prices
07 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr
30 Sep - 06 Jan 2018
29 Apr - 03 Jun
26 Aug - 30 Sep
03 Jun - 26 Aug
USD 3,360
USD 5,400
USD 7,500
Services Included
Extra costs
1 set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Cleaning during the week 2 hours a day, 2 days per week
Cot for babies under 2 years
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash
Air-conditioning according to consumption
Central heating according to consumption
Total final cleaning cost: € 200
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: 500
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets  Not allowed - Pool opening dates (Private pool) 29 Apr 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
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  • Guests: 15
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Historic properties & Castles
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"We are back on schedule on EST and ,as promised ,are forwarding a summary of our Italy trip. Fabulous, unforgettable, never to be equaled! You nailed it! We thank you for all your efforts during those two weeks.
Villa Oliva was exquisite-plenty of room and great accomodations.Our boys and their wives were in awe of the experience and historical value of staying in a villa built in the 15th century.I would recommend this place to anyone as long as they have a rental car and a sense of exploration. A very convenient market was nearby. “

(September 2015)
"Liebe Alessandra,

wir sind nach einer wundervollen Urlaubswoche wieder zu Hause, unser Aufenthalt war einfach perfekt, das gebuchte Haus hat meinen Erwartungen voll entsprochen.

Ich bedanke mich nochmals für Ihre Unterstützung, es hat alles bestens funktioniert. Wir freuen uns alle schon auf den nächsten Urlaub in der Toskana.

Herzliche Grüße aus Wien

Brigitte Tilsner"
(August 2009)
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