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Gemignani Lisa

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Gemignani Lisa

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Villa Basilica Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the heart of Tuscany

Facebook: Casasottolatorre

Our Farmhouse' Casa sotto la Torre ' is on the cover of the magazine CasAntica n 57 (January / February 2014)

The Farmhouse 'Casa sotto la Torre' is located in the shadow of the medieval clock tower, is still running.

Immersed in the green of the chestnut trees that surround the entire country.

The farmhouse is divided into two houses: 'House House Land and Sky'.

Completely exposed to the south offer, from their windows, a view that has no equal, where, below, nestled between tall trees is the old church in the country.

Staying in the old farmhouse dating back to 1700 and is an experience that leaves its mark. For a holiday full of atmosphere of which are saturated with the two houses, with their stone walls, original terracotta floors, and ceilings in wooden beams and bricks. The original design has been expertly restored to perfection by merging with modern comfort.

A Casa Cielo and Casa Terra spend a holiday of complete relaxation, where you will be able to breathe the essence of this magical land. Tuscany.

In Case you will find some tourist maps to visit Tuscany.

Historical notes: The farmhouse dates back to 1700, and was recently restored by the owners while preserving the characteristics of Tuscan architecture, with exposed stone walls, paved with bricks made by hand and chestnut beamed ceilings and tiled floors. The furniture is the original and the atmosphere that you breathe is that of the past, where the pace of life seems to slow down ....

The first document that refers to Boveglio dates back to 757 AD The town is surrounded by walls and has a very rich artistic heritage, dominated by the imposing clock tower, which was also the medieval tower for spotting of the enemy armies. The country's current economy is based on agriculture to the chestnut harvest, where the flour is excellent, and the development of quality tourism.

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Details for CasaTerra 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

Facebook: Casasottolatorre Casa Terra seems to be made by an artist with a brush wonderful, where everything has found its rightful place. From the ancient floors and the stone walls, chestnut beams in the original design of the visitor ragalano Tuscany atmosphere, made things simple and true. The large kitchen with fireplace is the ideal place to spend time with friends and family. Earth home has 4 bedrooms and a room of 40 square meters, furnished with rustic furniture, which blend in perfectly with the most necessary amenities. In support of Earth House is a garden of 1500 sqm, with games for children, large stone barbecue with table and chairs and a sun terrace with deck chairs for sunbathing. House land is the nerve center to visit Tuscany and the beautiful Garfagnana and nearby.
  • children welcome
Gemignani Lisa (Owner)
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About Gemignani Lisa

From an early age I wanted to 'live' in Tuscany, and I'm very attached to my roots, as I was taught by my parents and my grandparents.

Growing up then I met my wife, and has strengthened my and our Tuscan spirit, to the point of wanting to share with others. From our shared passion was born the idea of ​​buying a house and planning our dream ...

Gemignani Lisa purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Gemignani Lisa chose Villa Basilica

Ever since we started to renovate the first brick of the house, our dream was to create a place where our guests can feel at ease, and entering, breathed an atmosphere of genuine familiarity.

For us, the Tuscany is part of our lives: it is the air we breathe and the food we eat. And it's nice to know what it means to the tourists 'live' Tuscany ....

What makes this cottage unique

Each house is divided when the house has its own characteristic:

Casa Cielo has a sun terrace protected by stone walls that ensure the tranquility and superb views.

And 'the angle that best characterizes it .......

Casa Terra has a Tuscan kitchen with stone fireplace. A room truly superb.

Casa Pietra as well as being beautiful and in Tuscan style, has exclusive sauna and hot tub.

While Casa Il Nido is ideal for a romantic break in two

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Home's where the heart is-Our Return "HOME!!"

  • 5 of 5

A year has passed and yes we did keep our promise to return to Tuscany. Not alone this time, but with the rest of the family...our 2 daughters and my mother in law.

Casa Terra was our first and ONLY choice.

Lisa, Luca and the lovely Casa Terra were awaiting our arrival and once again they welcomed us "Home".

When we returned to the Netherlands last year, my wife and I could not stop talking about the Beautiful house we stayed at and its most charming owners. We promised to return someday with the children to share Tuscany with them. We had hoped for the Summer vacation but circumstances did not permit. In Autumn this year we finally landed in Bologna and drove on to Boveglio, stopping to visit beautiful places enroute.

We spent one beautiful week at Casa Terra and once again enjoyed the hospitality of our host and hostess. We also once again experienced the beauty of Tuscany and our city visits included Firenze, Siena, Lucca to name a few. We also visited the caves in the Garafagnana , castles along the way and took a long drive through the Chianti area. Italian countryside at its best!! Spectacular vineyards and olive orchards!!! We indulged ourselves with delightful Italian cuisine and wine. Pity it all had to come to an end… like all good things do. We had the privilege of meeting their son and getting to know them better.

Our children and my mother in law, together with us truly enjoyed this one week. We are looking forward to our next visit.

We thank you for a wonderful time dear Lisa and Luca. We will cherish these memories for a very long time.

Casa Terra holds a very special place in our do its owners!!!

Till we meet again!!!!

Menno & Melissa Ligtvoet

The Netherlands

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

A dream of Tuscany, a 2 1/2 month stay *****

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this lovely well maintained and updated old stone house, did everything possible to make our stay comfortable and convenient for our needs. The house is cool, comfortable, offering amenities, exactly as described, to fit the needs of any short or long term travelers.

The kitchen had every possible amenity to accommodate our daily cooking although a fabulous restaurant is not far away in Benabbio. We had our own garden on the patio which we joyfully tended each day, enjoying fabulous fresh herbs and zucchini almost daily. The tomatoes have begun to ripen now as we prepare to leave.

The wireless Internet worked surprisingly well for our stay only going out a few times for a short time, which was important to us as professional travel writers:

We would recommend this interesting and well appointed home, not only for its comfort but for the care we received during our stay. For our extended stay, the owners found us a local cleaning lady, Santina, who came once a week for a very reasonable price to clean the entire house.

There is a clock tower next door that chimes on the hour and half hour. Surprisingly, although light sleepers by the first night, it never woke us up. Across the road, there is an old church with a bell tower that chimes every Saturday evening around 5 PM for 5 or 6 minutes. Its delightful, never failing to attract our attention. We posted a video on YouTube if you'd like to hear.

What a beautiful summer we spent here, overlooking the massive gardens, hearing the songs of birds we'd never known, of watching the season change and seeing the loving care the owners took of maintaining the houses, including this one, that have have in Boveglio, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.

As retired world travelers with much world to see, I doubt we'll come back but we highly recommend this property to those seeking a quiet and charming respite from the trials and tribulations of daily life in bigger cities.

Thank you, Lisa and Luca. We'll always remember our time at Casa Sotto La Torre.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ringraziamo infinitamente tutte le famiglie che incontriamo nel nostro casale, perchè riescono a capire tutto il lavoro che abbiamo fatto e l'atmosfera familiare e amichevole con cui apriamo loro le nostre case. Noi ce la mettiamo tutta affinchè i nostri ospiti possano vivere la Toscana nella sua intimità. E non smetteremo mai di ringraziarli per aver scelto Casa Cielo- Terra - Pietra- Il Nido, per vivere questa meravigliosa esperienza.

Peace and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from an 11 day stay at this wonderful farmhouse. The house is beautifully furnished. It feels like you are stepping back in time and yet has every modern convenience you could require. The views from the windows are breathtaking and were just as compulsive on the last day of our stay as the first.

The drive up to the village is much easier than I thought it was going to be and the drive down to Bagni di Lucca has magnificent views and is great fun round the hairpin bends. Even for someone who suffers terribly from vertigo like myself!

The beautiful mountain village lets you feel remote from the world but it is really easy to access all the sights of Tuscany. During our relatively short stay we visited Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Chianti country, Pistoia, Monticatini, Florence (of course) and many smaller places besides.

All in all a wonderful place to get a true taste of Tuscany. Highly recommended.

Luca and Lisa, thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable. The best of luck with your new venture and every success for the future - Kindest regards - John and Kay

  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: E' leggendo queste recensioni che io e mia moglie Lisa, troviamo lo spirito per poter proseguire nel nostro progetto, e creare nel casale di Casa sotto la torre, un luogo magico dove poter far trascorrere ottime vacanze ai nostri ospiti. Ed è anche per questo che stiamo ultimando un appartamento che oltre che a tutti glia altri comfort già presenti, sarà dotato di una vasca idromassaggio e di una innovativa sauna a raggi infrarossi....


  • 5 of 5

Ringrazio Lisa e Luca per l'ospitalità cordiale con cui ci hanno accolto.

Un gruppo di amici tra i 30 e 40 anni con 3 bambine che hanno trascorso 4 giorni indimenticabili a Casa Terra, un casolare grandissimo, finemente ristrutturato con uno stile rustico ed essenziale ma allo stesso tempo confortevole e con tutto il necessario.

Le stanze comuni come il grande salone e la cucina ci hanno permesso di stare comodamente tutti insieme e di poter trascorrere 4 giorni bellissimi.

Caratteristico anche il paese in cui si trova la casa dalla quale si può comodamente raggiungere Collodi dove si trova il parco di Pinocchio, Lucca città bellissima ma anche città sul mare come Viareggio.

Vorremmo tornare questa primavera per poter godere anche dell'enorme e accessoriato giardino!

Insomma la consiglio vivamente!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Romantic stay for 2 in 'Casa il nido'

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our very romantic stay in Casa il Nido very much. The pictures on the website are beautiful, but the house and most certainly the garden exceeded our expectations. The weather in august was as expected very hot, but the house is very cool, and the large garden provides lovely places to sit and enjoy both sun and shadow. Furthermore the garden is full of edible plants like herbs, peperoni, tomatos and fruits. In combination with the barbeque it is a pleasure for cooks. If you don't want to cook, you visit Cavallino Bianco in the next village Benabbio.

The lovely surrounding is very quiet and relaxing. We spotted lots of wildlife: deer, foxes, we heard badgers and there are lots of butterflies and lizzards in the garden. Bring your painting stuff! We are greatful for the hospitality of the kind owners, Lisa and Luca.

Nico and Yvonne, The Netherlands

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to all the families that we encounter in our house , because they fail to understand all the work we have done and the friendly family atmosphere with which we open our homes. We do our best for all our guests to experience the real Tuscany in its intimacy. And we will never stop thanking you for choosing Casa Heaven-Earth - Stone - Il Nido , to live this wonderful experience .

Ein absolut enspannender Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Der Urlaub im Casa Terra war wirklich sehr erholsam.

Durch die Abgeschiedenheit konnte man super entspannen und auch die Dorfbewohner haben uns das richtige Urlaubsfeeling vermittelt. In Italien läuft halt alles etwas gemütlicher.

Mit der Aussatuttung waren wir sehr zufrieden. Die Betten waren kuschlig weich, die Zimmer durch dicke Steinmauern wohl temperiert, und der Grillplatz hat zum Verweilen eingeladen. Es fehlte nur die Kaffeemaschine zur perfekten Wohlfühlatmosphäre.

Die Vermieter waren wirklich zuvorkommend, die Kommunikation fiel zwar trotz einiger Sprachbarrieren nicht so einfach, war aber gerade deswegen noch viel herzlicher.

Besonders empfehlenswert ist ein Besuch in Lucca um das italienische Flair richtig zu geniessen und in der Windgrotte sieht man mal wirklich etwas Nichtalltägliches, und kann der Sonne für einige Zeit entfliehen.

In jedem Fall ist dieser Urlaub für alle, die dem alltäglichen Großstadttrubel mal entfliehen wollen, ein super Tipp.

Vielen Dank nochmal Lisa und Luca für diese wunderschöne Zeit.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Io e mia moglie Lisa non possiamo che ringraziare tutte le famiglie che decidono di trascorrere le loro vacanze nelle nostre case, e che riescono a percepire l'amore e la passione che abbiamo messo nel ristrutturare il nostro casale, mettendo a disposizione tutta la conviviale ' Toscanità ' di cui siamo capaci. Un abbraccio a tutti......


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar Ferrari
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Chiesina Uzzanese
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Cavallino Biaco
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The farmhouse' Casa sotto la torre', is located at a height of 780, is like a gem set in the nature of Toscany. The house have be made out of an old farmhouse from the late 1700s, and have been recently renovated keeping the characteristics of Tuscan architecture intact, with original features such as beams, stone walls and visible terracotta ceiling tiles. The original furnischings have been skilfully restored and completed with arte povera furniture, giving the two houses a unique atmosphere, where the old the new are perfectly integrated, giving you at the same time all the necessary commodities.

They offer possibility to visit all the major cities of art such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo...not forgetting the wonderful mountain area of Garfagnana, that's so rich in old medieval towns. Nearby, in the town of Collodi, it's possible to visit the park of the world's most famous puppet Pinocchio.... an event that the youngsters shouldn't loose.... and a unique occasion for the not so young too!!!!

Other Activities: Thermae Bagni di Lucca


Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

Villa Basilica Cottage Rental Rates

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Feb 21 2015 - May 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
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May 31 2015 - Aug 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
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Aug 30 2015 - Oct 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
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Oct 4 2015 - Oct 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
Prezzi Lucca
Oct 29 2015 - Nov 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
prezzi stagione
Nov 3 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay

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I prezzi sono indicati ad appartamento.
I ragazzi con età inferiore ai 14 anni avranno tariffe ridotte, ed i bambini al di sotto dei 4 anni non pagano niente.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Villa Basilica Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , bidet , room with bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • One bedroom has a private bathroom. Two bedrooms have access to a terrace of about 7 square meters, facing south
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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