Villa Raffaelli was constructed as a medioeval fortress in 1582. It was the country residence to the Raffaelli's, a noble family of Lucca : they were bishops, judges and writers; Pietro Raffaelli was the predecessor to the Duke of Modena. Within the centries old walls of the villa one can still admire the original stuccos and affrescos adorning the ceilings plus an ample collection of antique furniture. Beside an ancient waterwell is the wooden decked swimming pool (10x5x0,9) complete with sunchairs and gazebo. Heated Jacuzzi availlable, in the winter covered by a glass dome. All the villa’s main rooms plus the garden posses a magnificant view of the tuscan Apuan Alps, of Michelangelo. At the main entrance stands the old Guardhouse which is an ideal setting for romantic candlelight dinners. * Fitness. * Hiking paths and mountainbiking. Maps are available in the reading room in the villa. * Horseriding (fee). * Mountain bikes for rent (fee). * Dishwasher * Stereo * VCR * Sat-TV * Videotapes for children PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED Accommodation for 7 people (baby bed available): it's the most required with music room and its affrescos, the play room, the tea room, the dining room with fireplace for grilling, kitchen, stockroom, library, 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom with Jacuzzi shower, 1 bathroom with tub, private secret garden behind the house.