|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Escape into relaxation and enjoy the finest Italian cuisine and the best wines Italy has to offer. Whether
you choose the 'Cecilia', 'La Soffita' or 'Aldo' Suites,
this elegantly appointed & romantic Villa will leave you a lifetime of memories. Just a short drive to the historical town of Lucca. An hour train ride to the Charming Villages of the Cinque Terre and the beautiful City of Florence. No touches left undone, with luxury bedding and detailed attention to comfort and décor. And there is a beautiful rose and flower garden for you to explore. The Villa is a mecca for honeymooners or folks just needing a romantic getaway...and it's never
too late for that second honeymoon!
Pieve di Compito is one of several sought-after villages within 20 minutes of Lucca.... tucked into a bowl-shaped valley, surrounded by olive trees and pine-covered hills, 'Il Rifugio' is a recently restored 18th Century villa, which was once part of a monastery building. The monks catered to pilgrims traveling to Rome, welcoming them with a bite of food and a rest...a 'refuge' for weary travelers...Now you too can relax and regenerate at 'Il Rifugio'....a 3-suite B&B, elegantly appointed, surrounded with extensive flower and veggie gardens.
All 3 Suites have a private bath and sitting area, Satellite TV and Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and are furnished for relaxation and comfort. Italian and Asian antiques give the rooms a classic feel.
The full breakfast is served from 7AM to 10 AM.
'Il Rifugio' is centrally located to Pisa, Florence and the Tyrrhenian Sea ...the walled city of Lucca can be reached quickly from the village.
There are hiking trails into the Monte Serra hills, olive groves to explore. Come enjoy a pizza from the local trattoria (along with wonderful Tuscan dishes) and of course, our own Monte Carlo wines. Wine Country self-guided tours are a must.
Keywords: Romantic B&B in the rolling hills of Lucca,
Luxury, Relaxing, ideal for Honeymooners and lovers.
A true Italian experience.
We purchased the property, in a very run-down condition,
in 2005 while on vacation here in Pieve di Compito...it
was love at first sight...although it took a bit of imagination to see through the dirt and grime, visualizing
a potential dream home. After 2 years of restoration,
and many trips to Italy from our home in Hawaii to oversee
the restoration, the villa was finally finished. Now we would like to share this beautiful village home and garden with you.
William Dodge purchased this villa in 2007
We investigated several hilltop, islolated properties
when we were thinking of coming to Italy...lovely classic views...but lonely. We wanted to be where there was some life, maybe a few neighbors, within walking distance to a restaurant or 2...and so found
'Il Rifugio', part of an old grouping of buildings which once served pilgrims going to Rome.
The location is prime...and living here has enforced that
opinion for us. We are close to many visitor attractions
and yet away from the hustle and bustle...this little
valley is perfectly situated, with a microclimate that
allows roses (my obsession) to bloom in December, and
my Spring bulbs to pop out in February...with just a bit
of chilly weather. A gardener's delight!
What a wonderful way to begin our visit to Italy. The rooms were comfortably elegant, equipped with luxury linens and beds that were perfect. Our knowledgeable hosts were fun, helpful, and gracious. To really see Italy, you must get off of the beaten path. Rent a car and experience the wonder of the people and countryside. Our hosts treated us like valued friends, and we will cherish the time we spent in the picture perfect villa they shared with us. Breakfasts were amazing, and afternoon cocktails in a beautiful Tuscan garden....pure magic. We highly recommend I'l Rifugio.
What a glorious time we all had in this recently remodeled spot in a small town outside Lucca. Bill & John were the more attentive hosts and the place is very comfortable and beautifully appointed.
Breakfast every morning was a feast and we had many discussions about where to go and where to eat that were most helpful.
Thanks a bunch!!!
Because of a very unfortunate flight cancellation, our arrival at Il Rifugio was delayed by 24 hrs. From the moment we pulled up to the gate, Bill and John welcomed us to their beautiful property and made us feel at home. We were shown to our suite, La Sofita, which worked out perfectly for my husband and I and our 19yr old daughter. She had her own cozy sleeping room separate from ours, yet we were all together. Our travels woes were soon forgotten when our hosts offered to make us a sandwich (which was delicious!), and we shared a bottle of prosecco with them outside in their stunning garden. It was a wonderful time spent getting acquainted and even our daughter was engaged in the conversation. This was our first stay at a B&B type property, and we were all a little anxious about staying in someone else's home. This property is so well-thought out, there are no privacy or noise issues. The village is charming and there is a wonderful restaurant just a short walk from the home. The breakfasts are remarkable whether served in the dining room or at the kitchen table. Bill took additional time with us to explain directions, train schedules and procedures, etc so that our travel adventures went smoothly as we departed for the next leg of our adventure into France. Bill and John are the best hosts you could ask for and the property is amazing. You must go...you will not be disappointed. Unless, of course, you get robbed of a day as we did, but that's a good enough reason for us to go back soon!!
What a wonderful place to vacation! Traveling in mid-June, our family of 5 adults occupied the entire space very comfortably. Everything was wonderful, the kind of "find" that you wish you could share with your best friends or family. The rooms were nice sized with comfortable beds, and baths in each. The main house holds two of the suites and the building is so well-constructed there are no noise issues. The apartment has a bed & bath upstairs and a delightful sitting area with small kitchen below. Just off of this seating area is a terrific small courtyard perfect for chatting with our hosts over wine and a quiet spot after a day of sightseeing. One could easily spend the entire day in this spot with a book.
But, better than the accommodations were the hosts, Bill & John who went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. They listened to our stories, laughed with us and shared the details of how they discovered Il Riffugio and the years they put into its first class renovation. There were wonderful breakfasts, excellent wine, and each day they were always willing to give us hints and directions before we left for exploration.
We have traveled extensively in Europe and have rented a variety of places online, but this one tops them all. The gardens surrounding Il Riffugio are the handiwork of these two masters. Just up the hill in the village is a wonderful family restaurant that we frequented almost every night; no...every night. Fresh, open, and friendly we had the absolute most relaxing and best quality meals in Tre Tiglia.
Lastly, in our opinion, this space is best suited for adults, though children are welcomed. The atmosphere and the hosts will be best appreciated by those seeking a quiet refuge at the end of their day. Our only regret is that we had not planned a day of enjoying the simple pleasures offered by just hanging out at Il Riffugio. We hope to return to do so. THANKS Bill & John
Written today in fond memory of Aldo.
Hello we just returned from Italy and the highlight was our week (3 of us) at this villa in Tuscany. The villa itself is stunning, very clean and so comfortable, the garden is beautiful. The breakfasts were wonderful and I loved the fact that our hosts really catered to our tastes and were so gracious. In fact, they were wonderful in giving us suggestions, directions for day trips, recommending restaurants, printing out train schedules, they really went above and beyond. The area is beautiful for walking,hiking would stay there again in a heartbeat!!!! Family of 3 from Ontario
Gracious, wonderful hosts!! Tremendous, exceptional garden! Welcome wine - their own blend- was first rate. Breakfast croissants warm and flaky! Eggs, yogurt, coffee cake perfect! Spotlessly clean, gracious rooms. All the amenities from hair dryer, washing machine to wine glasses, plus fresh flowers!
As good as all this is!! It pales in comparison to Bill's enthusiastic company, valuable knowledge of the area and help in planning itineraries coupled with John's great breakfasts. Il Refugio is a retreat is the best sense.. a place to renew/ refresh. One can be as active or as laid back as one chooses. House is nestled below an old, still active, stone church and above a rushing mill stream. It is 20 minutes from Lucca or Pisa but a century away from the hustle of town. Great central spot for exploring northern Tuscany. Bill knows the area and shares his love of the area. We found his advice to be helpful and uniformly accurate...
We can only hope to be fortunate enough to be allowed to return!!
Wine Tasting Tours to Olive Oil factory
Tours thru local Gardens
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Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €48 per night, per additional guest|
The quoted rate of €95 per night, or €625 per week, is for a single Suite. The entire Villa, with the 3 Suites, rents
for €285 per night, or €1850 per week, including all breakfasts and "Happy Hours" in the afternoons.
A deposit of 1/3 is required to hold reservation...full payment on arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.