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STUNNING TUSCAN VILLA WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS, NEAR LUCCA.

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STUNNING TUSCAN VILLA WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS, NEAR LUCCA.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Aquilea Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa sleeps 10-15, (farmhouse for 5 at suppl. rate) Pool & gardens.

High above Lucca 'Villa Rosina' is a handsome 17th century villa that is, first and foremost, an unusually well-appointed private family house, reached by a track that winds up from the village church. The views are exceptional even by Italian standards. Set in 17 hectares of olive terraces and gardens, and a freshwater spring, it is a villa of rare charm and peacefulness with its own farmhouse, outbuildings, artist's studio and private swimming pool. The villa itself sleeps 10 guests. The farmhouse is near the main house and available for a further five guests. Families are welcome and children well provided for.

The villa itself has been restored with integrity and authenticity. Its loft interior spaces, high ceilings, large and numerous windows and double doors - mark Villa Rosina as a true villa. The thick walls ensure a cool interior even in the height of summer, and throughout there is relaxed refinement. A terracotta tiled terrace, lined with lemon trees, leads onto a shaded pergola with a large travertine table and iron chairs. In summer this is in effect an outdoor living and dining room. A gas grill makes outdoor cooking simple and there is a wood-burning traditional pizza oven by the farmhouse. An evening of pizza making is great fun for all ages.

Above the villa is the three bedroomed farmhouse, simpler yet charming, provides sleeping for five people. It is self-contained with a small kitchen and seating area, close enough to the main house to sleep a total group of 15 people.

The swimming pool (10 x 6 m) with shallow end and Roman steps is set just below the villa on a separate deep terrace. Sheltered and with all-day sun, it has sweeping views of the valley. A second simpler pergola provides shade. There are handsome pool loungers.

Villa Rosina is a great place from which to explore northern Tuscany, but once here you may not want to leave .....

More Details

Details for Villa Rosina 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, 6 Bathrooms

Main villa and farm house: Bedrooms: 6 double bedrooms with high quality king size beds, 1 twin bedroom, i single bedroom. Bathrooms: Four en-suite bathrooms with baths or showers and bidets, two bathrooms with showers. Kitchen: Electric cooker, gas hob, fridges, freezer, dishwasher and full 'batterie de cuisine' . Utility Room: Washing machines and dryer. Living Rooms: Large drawing room with open fireplace, baby grand piano, satellite TV, film library, balcony with superb view. Other: Billiards room/dining room, well-stocked library with wireless internet access, consecrated chapel.. Airport transfers, babysitting and catering on request. No air conditioning as the thick walls keep the villa cool even in the height of summer. The bedrooms are elegantly and tastefully furnished and each is provided with a hairdryer.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
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Advertiser since: 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely olive-picking week. Lots of olives, laughs and wine.
Nov 2012
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Stunning Tuscan Villa with Spectacular Views, near Lucca.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Stunning Tuscan Villa with Spectacular Views, near Lucca.
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Aquilea Piana di Lucca
5

A truly beautiful retreat in the Tuscan hills.

  • 5 of 5
I spent a week here with 11 friends and from beginning to end, it was a great holiday. Casa Berti is big enough to give everyone in a large group the space they need, but not too big that it lacks atmosphere. In fact, that's something it has in abundance. The view from the pool terrace is infinitely better in real life than in the photos, the rooms are a great mix of comfort and authenticity, and everyone involved in the stay was very helpful.

Lucca is a real treat - and so easy to get aorund with rented bikes. We also took at trip to Torre del Lago for the Puccini festival which was a highlight and a must for opera fans visiting in July.

With a couple of Aussies in the group, the BBQ was also well used - eating outside is easy to do and again, the atmosphere of the house adds to the occasion.

It has taken a while to write this review, but I was prompted this morning when three items of jewellery (that wed left behind) arrived in the post from the owners - excellent service. From start to finish, the owners were the epitome of helpfulness and was extremely accomodating to our needs. It's fitting that such a nice house in Italy should be owned by such nice people!

The olive oil and wine provided on arrival is a lovely touch, and the house red went down very well - although there's plenty of comparable wines from the region at the local supermarket too if you're watching the pennies.

Finally, I'd recommend renting a 4x4 for getting around the hills. For locals and regular country drivers this might not apply, but on a few occasions, we would have been grateful of that little bit extra control it affords on the windy roads and the fairly bumpy path up to the villa.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Tuscan Villa with Spectacular Views, near Lucca.
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Aquilea Piana di Lucca
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5

Blissful Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
We stayed as part of a multi-generational family holiday from the US, UK and Italy in October 2008. The main house is stunningly elegant and the two adjoining cottages ideal for larger groups but offering space and tranquility.

The accommodation is decorated with complete comfort in mind and feels like a true home rather than a "holiday home" and furnished with quality and convenience with all the mod-cons you need as a large family.

Our children loved the gardens and great hikes in the surrounding countryside. All the great Tuscan attractions are within an easy drive or rail trip.

The beach is about an hour and a half so not impossible for a day trip too.

The housekeeper is exceptional and there are English speaking staff on hand to help with local information and handy tips to enhance the visit.

We're going back later this year fingers crossed!
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Aquilea
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A11 Lucca Est
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
L'Antico Locanda di Sesto
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

Historic towns of Lucca, Pisa and Florence are within an hour. Spa towns of Bagni di Lucca and San Giuliano Terme are also nearby. Direct access to excellent woodland walks, superb hiking along well-marked walking routes in the National Parks of the Alpi Apuane and Garfagnana. Stunning gorge (Orrido di Botri), river swimming, marble quarries, medieval hilltop towns, rock climbing, wine routes and great cycling (road and off-road), On the coast, there are boat trips to Elba and the Cinque Terre, the artistic centre of Pietrasanta, and Forte dei Marmi, the heart of the Italian Riviera. Excellent skiing at Abetone in winter (75 mins) and there are several golf courses nearby. Festivals - Lucca Rock Festival (July), Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (July/Aug) and various local celebrations of chestnuts and fungi porcini in the Autumn.

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Rates & Availability

From £4,000 Per week

Aquilea Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Autumn
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
 
 
Christmas 2014 and New Year
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £1,000
Notes For groups of 10 -15 people there is an adjacent farmhouse available. The supplemental rate for this second house is available on request (from £850 to £1500, depending on season). It is also available on its own from October to April for smaller groups. Please contact owner.
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Amenities

Aquilea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , shared with 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , shared with single bedroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • First floor shower room disabled-friendly.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Disabled access via stairlift, en-suite large shower
    2nd Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-suite bathroom
    2nd Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Zip and link bed, lovely views, shared bathroom
    Second Floor Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shared bathroom
    Second Floor Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Zip and link bed, en-suite shower room
    Separate Farmhouse Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Separate from villa, shared shower room
    Separate Farmhouse Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Separated from villa, shared shower room
    Separate Farmhouse, Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Separate from villa, adjacent shower room.
  • Crib/cots are available for two small children. Towels, hairdryers and fans are provided in all bedrooms and mosquito screens are fitted to bedroom windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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