Capannori Villa Rental Photos and Description
6 bedrooms, 2 with ensuite bathrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps12
This is a charming Tuscany farmhouse, set in a panoramic position, surrounded by 3 hectares of green fields and olive trees. It offer comfort, privacy, relaxation, close to Lucca and other tourist destinations in Tuscany like Florence 1 hour, Siena 1.5 hours, 30 minutes to the beach and 40 minutes to Pisa
It has now been restored in a cosy rustic style: ancient wooden beams, floors in terracotta on the ground floor and chestnut on the upper floor. The spacious living area is divided by a massive staircase with wrought ironwork decoration to form a living room on one side and dining room on the other.
The city of Lucca itself, enclosed by its famous walls, is a veritable jewel of medieval architecture. The house is proximity to all the major art centres offers countless the opportunities for entertainment and culture: Florence is 1 hour away, Pisa 30 minutes and Siena 90 minutes. The sandy beaches of the Versilia are 30 minutes away and the Viareggio promenade with its famous Liberty style buildings, shops, cafés and many clubs offers the very best in nightlife. While the beauty of the Garfagnana attracts mountain lovers. We are about an hour and a half from the Apuan Alps Nature Park with its spectacular scenery and unspoiled wild flora and fauna. Not forgetting the spa towns of Bagni di Lucca (30 minutes) and Montecatini (20 minutes), famous for their therapeutic waters.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES: jogging or hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and visiting the many churches and villas scattered throughout the area. The private swimming pool (14m by 6.3m with varying depths from 1m to 2.4m) and private hot tubs under the gazebo by the pool offer naturally relax. There are also covered areas furnished with tables and chairs for outdoor dining or simply to lounge and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
From the pizzorne plateau (15 minutes) it is possible to practice paragliding. Along the scenic road up the house it is possible to practice mountain biking. footing, discovering the village's life, finding trattorie, farms that produce wines of high quality as Tenuta di Valgiano. This is the famous 'Colline Lucchesi' wineroute.
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Date of Arrival : Oct 3, 2009
Name on Contract : Mansley
Review Rating : 5/5
Review Title : 327551 - "Il Gobbo - Fantastico!"
"The web site description of Il Gobbo is good, but the property is better! 9 of us stayed at Il Gobbo (3 couples and a family of 3 with a 9 year old boy), there was still room for more people. Everyone felt is was the best property we had stayed at in all of our vacations in Tuscany. The home is absloutley magnificent, everything works perfectly, even the espresso machine! It was immaculately clean and well maintained. The spa is at least as good as the view from it! The serenity of the property is probably its biggest asset, although inside the home is superb as well. Loretta and Guiseppi are magnificent hosts who live close by if you need any assistance, such as where can you get the best local wine and seafood, etc! We have never had such good customer service. We will definitely stay there again and have already begun recommending it to our friends.
We are Giuseppe and Loretta and we bought the house “Casa Il Gobbo” in 1979. After restoring the oldest part of the house we began to rent it in 1994. We had welcomed guests from all over the world for more than 25 years. Over the years we have made the house more welcoming and equipped with every comfort to ensure you a nice vacation both to adults and children. Now, with the help of our son Mario and our daughter Elisa we will be happy to meet you and join you in appreciating the beauty that the city of Lucca offers while enjoying some of the excellent food and local wines.