Villa Rosa,Casa Mario and Casa Bruno are re-modernised 1300 's Villa & (1500's) Town House's, all within walking distance from each other and situated 10 minutes above, the historical spa town of Bagni Di Lucca.
If your looking for a great place to stay that is real Tuscany, away from the crowds and still unspoilt, but where you can still walk to the shops and is reachable from Pisa Airport, in little over an hour; then we have 4 properties to suite all these needs and budgets .
All 4 offer the ideal base to discover the joys of Tuscany being in the Tuscan Triangle (Pisa ,Lucca & Firenze)
They are 75 minutes from Pisa & Florence Airport & 35 minutes from Lucca,the provincial capital.
The beauty of their location provides the opportunity for total tourism all year round; with the Tuscan Rivera an hour by car & the ski slopes of Abetone are 35 minutes away. Ideal for walkers and those looking for mountain adventure, you can walk from 100 metres above sea level to nearly 1,300 metres above sea. Mountain biking, road cycling and moto cross, are all popular sports in the area as well. La Lima river also provides a great back drop for white water rafting and fishing.
After your exercise why not visit the roman spa,10 minutes away in Bagni di Lucca.Everything from an excellent steam to the famous mud treatments.
Looking for great food? You won't be disappointed, with everything from family run trattoria's with 10 euro lunch menu's to michelin graded restaurants, for that special occasion.
For those needing internet facilities,Villa Rosa has excellent, FREE Wi Fi Internet, with a new large 8m x 4m pool surrounded by our orchard/garden. It offers comfort & relaxation in abundance; with 2 large doubles, a medium double & quad room combination, with two large bathrooms; one on the ground and on the other on the 1st floor.We have also added a Taschen books reference collection.
We are now able to cater for larger groups of up to 30 people with a total of 12 bedrooms, a room with a bunk bed and sofa bed, in 4 separate but near properties. This allows everyone to be able to be close and increase privacy as well.
The other properties ,Casa Mario (Maximum 10 people) and Casa Bruno (Maximum 6 people) can be rented together or individually.
Casa Mario has 4 bedrooms(3 doubles,1 Twin) &1 Bunk bed),2 kitchens & 2 bathrooms.
Casa Bruno is our budget property with weeks at 399 euros+heating if necessary. It has 2 double bedrooms and a bunk bedroom, with access via one of the double bedroom and thus ideal for families), kitchen & bathroom It also has a fruit and vegetable garden together with another field/garden over the Lima valley.
Please note:- Casa Mario and Casa Bruno residents have access to Villa Rosa's pool, ONLY if Casa Mario and/or Casa Bruno and/or Casa Stefania are reserved at the same time as Villa Rosa. In other words if you want to stay in only Casa Mario and or Casa Bruno, then you have NO access to Villa Rosa's private pool.
There is simply too much to do in the area and one visit or week is never enough. From cooking courses at the villa, to walking and water rafting to sampling the local wine and olive oil, you can fill your days quickly. For the most up to day information please click and visit Tuscany and Lucca official tourist information links below. You can also join our 1900 friends on Facebook and get up to date information on whats going on locally via our Twitter.
Finally, you may notice that we have only added pictures of Villa Rosa. For property owners advertising more than one property, together on the same page; Homeaway only allows one set template of pictures, for all properties. We simply do not have enough photographic space to show all 4 properties.Due to that and due to the fact that Villa Rosa is our main property,with wifi and a private pool and because it can be rented out in conjunction with the others; we have therefore chosen to priorities it.
When making an enquiry please do let us know, for which property you require pictures of and we will email them to you.
We are a family group that has owned the property since 1325. It entered our family possession as a reward for excellent service at the Battle of Altopascio where Lucca defeated Florence. After Rosina or Rosa passed away a few years ago we thought about what we could do with the property.We saw these non locals coming in and renting properties and thought not only could we do a BETTER job but be More competitive as well. With a business and customer focused background totalling between our family group over 200 years, we aim to provide the best Tuscany holiday you can experience.
It is easier to explain why we did not go for a property in Bagni di Lucca itself. Before we re-modernised Villa Rosa we looked at investing in Bagni. It didn't offer what we thought was a true Tuscan Village/hamlet experience, that we new our future guests would prefer. Plus the views at the bottom of our valley are quite limited and constrained.So therefore our choice of location and property were ideal because it was close to Bagni but offered so much more in terms of relaxation, enjoyment and amazing upper valleys views. Also by basing ourselves 10 minutes driving up the valley, we gain the cooling effect of our Prato Fiorito, mountain breezes. Come and find out for yourselves.
Villa Rosa has the best of both words for those that want the Villa in the country side but also know its perfectly placed to take advantage of amenities of a village shop and grocery store only 8 minutes walk away.You are also well placed to drive to supermarkets and hypermarkets from 10 to 25 minutes away.It has space for large family groups and is also perfectly suited for the single writer or producer looking for that piece and quite to think things through.We have fitted a fantastic NATO graded wifi. None of this cueing up up at the local tourist office, to keep abreast of whats going on.The villa is open all year round and with central heating throughout the property you will feel warm and snug throughout the winter months.In the summer, our large swimming pool allows guests to cool down and chill-out in the orchard garden. Here they will experience the total piece and relaxation, of the beautiful Northern Tuscany countryside, that is the Lima Valley.
Situated at 550 feet above sea level, Villa Rosa and Casa Bruno,offers gorgeous views of the Lima Valley.We are also giving you access to the houses private estate situated another 15 minutes by car on Mount Prato Fiorito (1295m/4240ft).
Bagni Di Lucca is the nearest small town, where one can purchase almost anything you might need. Including open air fresh food market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Plenty of bars & restaurants can be visited with excellent tourist menus for 10 euros.
Local activities are many & wide spread,(see list below). Why not start planing your late summer/autumn/winter trips.Come celebrate the wine & autumn chestnut harvest.
Skiing?Villa Rosa is only 40 minutes from the biggest skiing area south of the Italian Alps at Abetone. A hidden gem away from the heard!
Golf: There is a golf course in Montecatini: 40 minutes drive away.
Ski: Villa Rosa and Casa Bruno are situated only 40 minutes driving from Abetone ski resort, which is open from December to April.It is not only the biggest resort south of the Italian Alps but also the biggest Apennine resort. Located in a state forest on the Modena to San Marcello Road near the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, with ski access points at Faidello (1220m) Abetone (1400m) Le Regine (1200m) Plan di Novello (1150m) and Cutigliano (733m). There are 54 lifts over this wide area with 27 at Abetone itself, including many chairs. These access an extensive network of mixed-ability pistes above and below the tree-line. The highest point (Monte Gomito) is 1940m. 20 kilometers of ski slopes have snow making facilities. Abetone has 2 ski schools.
Please visit www.abetone.com for more information.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
Casa Bruno(No Pool or wifi)
Jan 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
|Refundable damage deposit||£300.00|
|A security deposit of £300/€300 euros to be paid for up to 6 people staying
Security deposit to be paid a week in advance of arrival and reimbursed a week after leaving
Pay pal charges and international banking charges will be added to the total cost
Rates above are for a maximum group size of 6 people
Central heating is flat fee of 60 euros a week when needed
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.