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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 should I bring?

You will be walking a lot in Italy, so we recommend that you bring a comfortable pair of shoes. As you will be at a villa with a pool, you should also bring a bathing suit and towel. Laundry facilities are provided. Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz, so a convertor might be required. We do not have adaptors so you should bring what you need to charge your electronic devices. We strongly recommend that you travel with a cell phone that has coverage in...


Guest Testimonials

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