Lucca Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms - first floor sitting room, kitchen, large garden
550 square metres restored Tuscan farmhouse, Casa Una is one of the oldest houses in the village of Vorno, recently restored (2010) to a very high standard. The house is set in a large garden and has 5 bedrooms -of which 4 are doubles all with 6 ft wide double beds, and one three bedded room with beds measuring 4 foot wide.All bedrooms have en suite bathroom / shower rooms.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with AGA fridge&oven,cooker, dishwasher, oven & ice-maker & direct access to a beautiful dining room or patio with al fresco dining, BBQ and original wood fire pizza oven. The house has fabulous views of the village, olive groves and the Apuan Alps.
Direct access to Villa Michaela swimming pool 16m x 8m with separate part for kids & tennis court.
Five minutes walk from two local Trattorias Il Bimbotto ( pizzas,pasta and local specialties such rabbit, beef,etc.)&Il Rio bar / restaurant and the famous La Cecca & Lo Scompiglio 5 minutes drive away.
Casa Una is perfectly situated to discover the Tuscan jewels -Lucca. Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, and the Cinque Terre coastal villages which are all Unesco sites. It is set in a tranquil little village among the olive groves & rolling hills, it is pure bliss & serenity.You are not far from the beach, historical towns, golf & shopping, but you can also just relax by the pool and enjoy a glass of wine.
There are many events which take place all through the year in Lucca which was voted by Forbes magazine as the second most agreeable and desirable place in the world to live and visit. Every July there is the famous Summer Music Festival -http://www.summer-festival.com/ -which is outside in Piazza Napoleone- line up for 2014 includes The Eagles, Jeff Beck and Stevie Wonder. Past performers include other legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Lionel Richie, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Jamiroquai etc.
For antique lovers there is the diverse and picturesque antique market spilling over in every little square and alleyway in the city center which takes place every third weekend throughout the year and for music and opera lovers there is a concert every day of they year in a de-consecrated church in Lucca (San Giovanni) featuring the music of Lucca's most famous son, Giacomo Puccini as well as famous arias by Verdi and Mozart (http://www.puccinielasualucca.com)
In August there is the full scale Puccini opera festival at Torre del Lago (http://www.puccinifestival.it/en), and of course in February there is the world famous Viareggio carnival (http://viareggio.ilcarnevale.com/) - both 25 minutes drive from Casa Una.
Of course bicycling the 3 km medieval walls of Lucca is an experience never to be forgotten - whether on a summers day with the sunlight dappling through the plane trees or in the autumn with the burnt gold and orange hues of the changing of the season.
Casa Una is set in the grounds of Villa Michaela (www.villamichaela.com) which is home of the Rhode School of Cuisine (www.rhodeschoolofcuisine.com) and many other activities (bridge classes, yoga, spa treatments,Italian art history and language, etc.) please contact us for information on coming up events.
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Events Allowed
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Vanessa Swarbreck
Owner Vanessa & the managers, Lucie and Gavin are looking forward to welcoming you in 2014. This magnificent villa has a long and varied history and we've been happy to be part of it since 2001 for many happy seasons until we returned to Australia.This picture is from a visit in 2013 when we were offered to return to manage for 2014-we didn't need much time to say 'yes'. Bring on the Tuscan sun&chilled Prosseco!Join us on this fun adventure, have a taste and you will understand why you have to come for more
Vanessa Swarbreck purchased this farmhouse in 1985
Why Vanessa Swarbreck chose Lucca
Unique and very charming setting ,this building is actually one of the oldest houses in the village.It is in the gardens of stunning Villa Michaela and was given well deserved renovation in 2010
What makes this farmhouse unique
The sunsets are unbelievable and the charm of the village itself is very special. It is rural place by heart but the closeness of the beautiful Renaissance towns of Pisa, Florence has its influence too and you are not surprised why the nobility in the past choose this place for their summer and hunting lodges. Come any season and indulge in the atmosphere of a place where the centuries walked pass...