Villa La Porcilaia, is located in one of the most exclusive hill in Lucca, close to typical country-side restaurants, famous vineyards and the sea.
The view is stunning and the sun bless the villa and the garden from sunrise till the last ray of sunset.
Totally rebuilt from an old and original barn that the local farmers used for stock-breeding and for keeping the tools for the cultivation of the olives orchards, Villa La Porcilaia is now the perfect place to relax and chill out with
the turkish bath, the gym and the 18x8 mt pool.
The professional equipped kitchen and the 95 mt square lounge with the balcony is ideal for a group of friends and families to get together and enjoy a Tuscan holiday.
The garden with the lush lawn is fenced and safe for children. Pets are accepted and have their own enclosure with a nice hut.
Air conditioning in all the bedrooms, wifi internet, satellite television, alarm system, with a maid and a caretaker 24 hours at your service.
La porcilaia with a stunning view, is close to lucca and 20 km to forte dei marmi,the villa with the large windows is full of light with the nature entering into all the spacious rooms.
Very private, with a pool 18x8 mt, it is the perfect place to chill out with a group of friends or to get together with families.
Turkish bath with toilette and shower
Two double bedrooms sharing the bathroom with shower
Laundry with washer and dryer
95 mt square lounge with kitchen, dining room television with large screen
Balcony by the side and in front of the house with table and chairs
One master bedroom with king size bed attached bathroom with tub
Two bedrooms with double bed attached bathroom with shower
Two bedrooms with double beds sharing a bathroom with shower
Lounge with large screen television
Pool 18x 8 mt square and water volley ball
Pool house with sink and fridge
Property totally fenced with electric gate and alarm system
All the bedrooms have television,mosquitoes nets at the windows and aircondition
We are a concierge company and would like to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
On request we can provide maid, chef, babysitters, tour guide, styling coaches, shopping assistant, masseuse, yoga teacher and beautician.
In the morning on request we can prepare breakfast, shop in groceries and supermarkets for you.
Why to choose lucca among the tuscan cities? Because it's a unique town, it is small and quite but at the same time it is vibrant and full of things to do, see. It is cheaper than more hectic cities like florence and it's halfway between seaside, mountains, countryside and famous tuscan cities.
You will definitely love it!
Below a general description about tuscany. What you can find interesting in being in lucca and to travel across the cities around it. If you have a car you can discover the tuscan country side, the wine cellars and the beautiful little ancient towns.
Tuscany is located in central italy and stretches from the apennines to the tyrrhenian sea.
Its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities - first among them florence - make tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the tuscan archipelago, surrounded by mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless.
You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the apuan alps and in several protected areas, such as the orbetello lagoon, home to many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets.
However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing gulf of baratti and the sites of vetulonia, vulci and pitigliano guard necropoli and vestiges of the etruscan civilization, while roselle and cosa evoke memories from the roman age.
Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defense systems, country churches (the so-called pievi) and beautiful abbeys, like the one of sant'antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the crete senesi, orcia valley, garfagnana, chianti and the maremma.
Finally, tuscany is full of spas: montecatini, saturnia, montepulciano, monsummano and bagno vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatments.
What to see
Tuscany hosts innumerable astounding localities, many of which are also named unesco world heritage sites; of course, one must begin with florence.
Famous all over the world, the ancient signoria dei medici is the preeminent cradle of culture and art. It is a true museum under the sky containing countless monuments, including the duomo, with giotto’s bell tower; santa maria novella; palazzo vecchio; and the uffizi gallery, with all its unique masterpieces.
The charm of florence is also evident along the arno river, on the picturesque ponte vecchio, and in the workshops of artisans that liven up the lanes of the old town.
Another extraordinary destination is siena, with its medieval town center– itself included on the unesco world heritage list – and culminating with the evocative piazza del campo, also theatre for the famous palio.
Pisa gathers its main monuments in piazza dei miracoli, among which is the leaning tower that makes up part of an incredibly-valuable artistic area that is protected by unesco as well.
Pienza is the “ideal renaissance town” that was wanted and created by pope pius ii. The spectacular arrangement of the spaces and the richness of the buildings make this town an artistic treasure (an additional unesco insertion).
San gimignano stands out among the small towns of the region, a medieval town characterized by its towers and “tower homes” (another site recognized by unesco).
Of countless other tuscan particularities, the orcia valley (unesco) deserves to be mentioned for the beauty of its fields and landscapes that have inspired many renaissance artists.
What to do
Tuscany offers a wide range of vacation proposals to satisfy all demands: “active” holidays, relaxing stays and special routes that combine nature, art and history. The coast, with its alternating sandy beaches and rocky areas, along with the islands of the tuscan archipelago, offer possibilities for both relaxation and physical activity, e.G. Water sports: from sailing and windsurfing to canoeing and scuba diving along its beautiful seabeds.
The best way to visit the coast and its green pinewoods is on a bicycle. By night, you can certainly have fun in one of the many trendy venues and discoclubs of viareggio, forte dei marmi, porto ercole and porto santo stefano. Famous for its landscapes, tuscany is the ideal place for a “green” holiday: from garfagnana to the maremma, from casentino to chianti - anywhere is a great place for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. (the area is also full of agritourisms from which to choose.)
The many protected areas reveal particular environments, like the steep heights of the apuan alps, orbetello lagoon and the maremma national park, dominated by the mediterranean scrub.
Special routes lead to the discovery of the mineral resources of the region: for instance, the archaeological and mining park of san silvestro contains the millenary history of mining on these metalliferous hills with geological routes inside the mines; additionally, you can visit the precious white marble quarries of the apuan alps.
Amidst wonderful sceneries and medieval vestiges, the via francigena is an extremely charming and topical spiritual itinerary that still attracts tourists and the devout alike.
If you are looking for a relaxing stay, you can spend some time in one of the region's many spas, each with different features; try saturnia, montecatini or monsummano terme, renowned for its detoxifying and skin treatments.
Plenty of food-and-wine itineraries along the wine routes include stops at wineries and farms for tasting very high-caliber wines and the genuine typical products.
Tuscany has a rich calendar of cultural, religious and folklore events: from the world-famous palio of siena and the viareggio carnival, to the saracen tournament in arezzo and the “explosion of the cart” in florence on easter sunday, among countless other local festivals.
My Name is Antonella Gemignani.
I'm Italian and I live in Lucca.
I have been working for the past 15 years with foreigners all over the world to help the rent, buy and restore luxury apertments, houses and villas in and around Lucca.
I'm Villa la Porcilaia's property manager.
I'm part of a real estate agency, specialised in the lease of holiday homes, and a concierge company.
We are well established in Lucca and its surroundings. Our friendly, helpful and competent staff will be glad to assist you in different languages to find the best holiday home for you.
It is most important for us to select and control personally the conditions of all holiday homes, especially regarding the situation and the comfort.
We are offering a vast variety of houses and apartments, and we try to meet our guest’s requests and expectations. Our programme contains different types of accommodations for every taste and budget: Stylish modern villas, rusticos with swimming pool in the countryside, apartments in the historical centre of Lucca, beautiful villas in the Versilia, Tuscany’s golden coastline, and characteristic cottages in the mountains of the Garfagnana.
For further information just send us an e-mail. We have clients from all over the world. A top assistance and happy guests are our best publicity.
The Villa is in one of the best areas of Lucca. Pieve Santo Stefano is incredibly beautiful and typical tuscan.
The view on the Lucca city, countryside, hills and mountanins is just stunning!
It is very difficult to find such a big villa in Lucca, with turkish bath, gym and huge pool.
Especially with such a beautiful view and surroundings.
The whole villa has AC, Tv in each room, private parking, total privacy and full security.
Located in northern Tuscany, the Province of Lucca spans several different areas: the Versilia coast, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea; Garfagnana, on the border with Emilia Romagna in the northeast; and, further inland, the Valle del Serchio and the Lucca plain.
Changing landscapes succeed each other, creating magnificent sceneries. The Parco delle Alpi Apuane provides the backdrop to the blue sea and the beaches of Versilia, while the stretches of hills covered by olive trees and woods dominate the landscape of Garfagnana. The territory is home to numerous other wonders, like the thermal springs of Bagni di Lucca and the coastal dunes of the San Rossore Natural Park.
The Province is rich in tradition and history, and thanks to its central position it has been a thriving hub trade for centuries. The Via Francigena - the great Medieval pilgrimage route - traversed it.
In the countryside around Lucca are beautiful historic villas surrounded by spectacular parks, from Villa Torrigiani to Villa Mansi.
THINGS TO SEE:
The first stop on any tour of Lucca Province must be Lucca itself, a city of ancient origins, surrounded by its boundary wall that dates back to the 16th-17th Centuries.
This great work of military engineering, with its ramparts and bastions, is today a unique and scenic public area. Particularly evocative is the old town, which has kept intact its Medieval appearance composed of typical narrow streets and piazzas overlooked by stone towers, tower-houses and brick houses with arcades. Among the most typical streets, Via Fillungo stands out, the main axis here, surrounded by noble buildings and ancient towers the likes of the famous Torre delle Ore. Via Guinigi, where the complex of Medieval buildings built by well-to-do families is concentrated, is equally worth noting.
Religious architecture of particular importance includes the Duomo di San Martino with its magnificent facade and interiors rich in precious artworks; the Duomo Museum, the Church of San Michele in Foro and the splendid Basilica of San Frediano.
Outstanding examples of civil architecture are: Villa di Paolo Guinigi, Palazzo Mansi, Palazzo Moriconi-Pfanner.
Neither should the birth house of musician Giacomo Puccini be passed up.
The countryside in Lucca's environs offers the opportunity to visit magnificent villas, built between the late 16th and mid-19th Centuries to serve as the country residences and holiday homes for the nobility, all set inside picturesque parks.
Among the historic sites, Altopascio was of great importance in Medieval times thanks to its position along the Via Francigena. The village preserves Romanesque-style buildings, churches and the famous 13th-Century bell tower, which once guided travelers with its tolls.
From the slopes of the Apuan Alps to the San Rossore National Park, the splendid Versilian coastline is a highly-attractive tourist destination, thanks to its enchanting scenery, rich plant life and fascinating places. See the romantic Torre del Lago Puccini, where it is possible to see the villa-museum of Giacomo Puccini; it is here that he found inspiration for his masterpiece Madame Butterfly.
Other touristic hotspots within Versilia are Viareggio, famous for its carnival but also for its beaches and nightlife; the elegant Forte dei Marmi; Pietrasanta and its rich artistic heritage; and Camaiore.
Do not miss the Valle del Serchio or Garfagnana with their characteristic villages - among them Borgo a Mozzano, famous for its spectacular Devil’s Bridge; and Barga, an enchanting Medieval village with its prized architecture.
Other towns typical of Garfagnana are Castelvecchio Pascoli, featuring the house-museum of Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli,; and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
WHAT TO DO:
The coast provides great opportunities to spend entire days relaxing by the sea, engaging in water sports or bike rides through the pinewoods.
The Apuan Alps are the ideal setting for strolling, trekking and trips on horseback. One must is an excursion to the Grotta del Vento, an amazing cave system with spectacular stalactites.
At Terme di Bagni di Lucca, one can indulge in therapeutic treatments and spend relaxing days immersed in the mesmerizing scenery.
The local calendar is chock-full of events, from the Carnevale di Viareggio, the national literary prize Viareggio Rèpaci (in June) and the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago (July and August).
Among historical re-enactments, the Calderon d’Altopascio (July) is one worth attending.
Some important religious festivals are the Luminara Procession of Santa Croce to Lucca (September) and the Procioni Procession of Garfagnana di Castiglione (yearly on Maundy Thursday).
WHAT TO TASTE:
The gastronomy of Lucca is rooted in ancient traditions.
to be tasted the famous Buccellato, Necci, Garmucia, Castagnaccio, roasted pork, pork with chestnut polenta, lamb with olives, spit-roasted thrush, and spit-roasted trout.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
|40% payment at booking time (to confirm booking) and 60% 6 weeks before arrival.
Deposit 1000€ cash upon arrival
|Fees And Taxes||
Heating of the house/turkish bath, AC are not included in the rental price.
Deposit for 1 week €1000,00.
*Bank charges not included in rental price
|SATURDAY is the turnover day
1 week minimum -> saturday to saturday
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.