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Your Home Away from Home

The villa is a former summer estate which has been carefully restored to its original splendor. It is elegant, yet a very comfortable example of true Tuscan style. The property sits on a hill above a small town about 15 minutes outside of Lucca, Italy where you can find the local train station, bank, post office, and pharmacy, as well as the area’s best gelateria.

Fantastic Accommodations

You’ll be staying in a lovely 18th century villa on a vast estate with wonderfully-maintained grounds to enjoy.


Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included and not included in the price?

Included: Room, daily breakfast, one linen change and room cleaning mid-week, cooking classes and meals that follow, Welcome Dinner, Farewell Luncheon. The villa kitchen will be stocked each day with fresh fruits, vegetables,eggs, breads, cheeses, wine, pasta and grains and you are welcome to cook your own meals. Not included: Airfare and transfers, ground transportation, meals and entertainment purchased outside of the villa. Personal orders for meat from the local butcher...


Guest Testimonials

The trip to Lucca was a dream come true. Carla, Lorenzo and everyone else made me...