Casa Tesori is a recently renovated 250 year old farmhouse set on a south facing hill with spectacular mountain views overlooking the historic town of Bagni Di Lucca. The house is nestled in an area lush with vegetation yet open and light. A tranquil and idyllic setting. The self contained apartment is situated at one end of the house and has its own private patio garden with seating and lounge chairs. The recent renovation blends modern design and convenience whilst maintaining the architectural and historical integrity of the building. The position offers a retreat like atmosphere yet close proximity to the town, river,spas, and thermal swimming pool etc. In addition to being centrally located for Lucca, Pisa, Barga, Florence etc, there are local hiking trails, horse riding and easy access to the many festivals, concerts, musical and cultural events of the area throughout the year.
Bagni di Lucca has been known since Roman times and became popular in the 11th century because of the many thermal springs, with the extraordinary curative and regenerative power of its thermal waters, Bagni di Lucca became one of the major thermal spas in Europe. It was an elite of European tourism and a welcomed meeting place for the nobility and diplomats of all Europe.It became a destination of the most distinguished guests, among which, the poets Byron, Shelley, Carducci, Pascoli, the writers like Dumas and Couperus, the musicians like Strauss, Listz, Papagani, Puccini and the politicans and regents like Tsar Demidoff from Russia, Napoleon Bonaparte, Queen Margherita and the popes Sixtus IV and V. The glorious past can still be revived through monuments which are rich of history, a neo-classic church, numerous villas immersed in the green of their parks and many walking trails.
But the glory times of the spa's do not end with the memory of its past. The very famous and ancient streams of Bagni di Lucca are fed with waters rich in sulfates, bicarbonates and calcium, rendering them particularly curatieve and regenerating power. They reach 45 Celcius. Its 19 hot springs continue to flow out from the hills.Unique of its kind, are a visit to the natural vapors grottoes whose temperature varies from 40 to 47 degrees Celcius, only located 50 meters from Villa Talenti.
(The baths are open from March to November and also during the long festive weekends and the Christmas holidays).
During your stay at Casa Tesori you can visit the famous Tuscany art cities like Lucca (23 km), Pisa (45 km), Florence (80 km), Siena (120 km) or discover those lesser known fascinating places, rich in history which is Tuscany full of: the Etruscan Volterra (90 km), Pistoia (60 km) the medieval San Gimignano (85 km), the beautiful fishing villages the Cinque Terre (100 km)are just some examples, not to mention the whole Chianti area.
For those who prefer to stay closer you can enjoy the thermal treatments in Bagni di Lucca, visit the famous Maddalena Bridge (called the Devil's Bridge, 4 km). You can do trekkings and excursions on foot or on horseback in the beautiful mountains of the Alpi Apuani.
You can travel through the Bagni di Lucca area and the Garfagnana to live the rural traditions and visit the medieval towns like Barga and Castelnuovo and many medieval nearby hamlets with their splendid Romanesque chapels and antique churches.
You can visit the famous Grotta del Vento and sealovers can go to the Versilia beach and Forti dei Marmi just 55 km away. Numerous events and folkloric fairs and festivals are programmed during the year.
One of the many attractions of the historic spa town of Bagni Di Lucca is its central location. Lucca, Barga, Castelnuovo, Pisa, Pietrasanta, Viareggio and of course Florence are all within easy reach. Casa Tesori is set on a hill with fantastic views of the town. The thermal springs have been used here since Roman times. Bagni di Lucca was a popular destination for romantic poets such Byron, Keats, Shelley, and Elizabeth and Robert Browning. The lush mountain scenery is tranquil and very romantic, ideal for hiking and walking. There are many beautiful mountain villages to explore and throughout the summer countless local festivities, concerts and markets celebrating food, music, nature and the arts. There are beautiful villas and gardens open to the public and the Versilian coast with it's wide, sandy beaches, the Cinque Terra National Park are within easy reach. The ski resort of Abetone is only a forty five minute drive and open from December to April.