About the property
- Villa1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with Hill Views
The cottage - on an ancient estate - is ideally situated in the verdant hills of Torre, between Lucca (4 miles) and the coast (with the sandy beaches of Versilia, Forte dei Marmi's shops and nightlife, and Pietrasanta's art galleries). It has just been restored with integrity: antique terracotta tiled floors, wooden beamed ceilings and is well furnished in a rustic style. On the ground floor, there is a large entrance lounge, a spacious country-style kitchen with all modern conveniences, a pantry, and bathroom with shower. Terracotta stairs lead up to the first floor with 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, and an elegant bathroom. Private garden with panoramic views of Lucca and the hills (guests here can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view), garden chairs and table, umbrella, beach chairs, barbecue, pergola of Isabella grapes, ample parking. Fabulous position for walking and cycling.Trips to Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Chianti, Siena, Cinque Terre, Portofino. Lucca – the nearest city – really is one of Tuscany's best-kept secret. Within its majestic walls, its Roman and medieval heart is a medley of piazzas, tiny churches, art galleries and cobbled lanes; a place, in the words of Henry James, 'overflowing with everything that makes for ease, for plenty, for beauty, for interest and good example'.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Ilide Carmignani
I am a literary translator and I live in Torre di Sotto with my husband, an engineer, and my two sons.
Ilide Carmignani purchased this Villa in 1992
Why Ilide Carmignani chose Lucca
The location is unique. It looks like a Renaissance painting and it's just as beautiful.
What makes this Villa unique
The location is perfect, with pretty views overlooking a valley, yet so close to Lucca, to which you get to in about 5 minutes of scenic landscapes. The house is authentic and confortable. It suits a family very well, and would also be a romantic place to stay. The owners are close by if need be, whilst the house being private.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful place to stay
Lovely old property which has been kept authentic in style. Sizeable rooms with all amenities required to enjoy this lovely location. Torre is so peaceful and Lucca is a very special city. The owner of the property is lovely and very kind. We hope to return again.
Thank you so much for your kind review! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you want to return soon. Greetings from Torre
Charming renovations and felt like we stayed in property dating back 400 years.
We settled in to a throwback in history home for 3 weeks. The charm of the original beams, floors, and stonework was certainly appreciated. We used the farmhouse as a home base to visit Lucca-just 10 minutes away, the beach area 35 minutes away, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Venice, and a number of small towns within the surrounding area. Ilide was a wonderful host helping us with questions and suggestions of places to visit. We left falling in love with the rental and the area.
Wonderful Tuscan experience
We stayed a week in this wonderful property. It consists of an original medieval house, with a 'new' section remodeled 400 years ago. Staying here is as close as you can get to a time once forgotten, by the countryside, where the wine grows, nature abounds and locals become friends. Illide, the property owner, is very nice and attentive. Highly recommended for the romantic couple or family looking for a true Tuscan experience.
It was lovely to have you as our guests and we are glad you had a good time!
Quiet peaceful location.
No frills,basic requirements there.
Stairs difficult and steep not suitable for children or elderly.
One bathroom downstairs off kitchen.
A Tuscan delight
I loved this place. I've stayed in Tuscany a number of times, this was the first north of Lucca though. Nice area, plenty of country to explore and not too great a trek to the obvious spots. Loved the house, full of genuine character and well appointed. The owner is very keen for you to have a lovely time and goes to great effort to ensure it. Heartily recommended!
Bezauberndes Bauernhaus bei Lucca
Letztes Jahr haben wir dieses wunderbare, erst kürzlich und äußerst stilvoll renovierte Bauernhaus entdeckt, das ganz in der Nähe von Lucca mitten im Grünen liegt. Von dort aus kann man zahlreiche Ausflüge in die Umgebung unternehmen: nach Lucca, in die Stadt der 100 Kirchen, mit ihrem Mauerring und ihrem Antiquitätenmarkt, in die prächtigen Villen der Lucchesia, nach Pisa und an die Küstenorte sowie die langen Sandstrände der Versilia, nach Florenz und ins Chianti-Gebiet und vieles mehr ...
Die einzelnen Zimmer des weitläufigen Hauses, von dem aus man einen großartigen Blick auf die umliegenden toskanischen Hügel genießt, sind mit viel Geschmack und Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Im Garten kann man es sich gemütlich machen, die Ruhe und den landschaftlichen Rahmen genießen, draußen essen und grillen. Die Böden sind mit alten Terrakotta-Fliesen ausgelegt, die Decken mit dunklen Holzbalken verkleidet. Erhaltungszustand, Sauberkeit und Service sind einwandfrei und entsprechen völlig der gegebenen Beschreibung. Ilide Carmignani,die Vermieterin, hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen und hilfreiche Ratschläge für unsere Ausflüge gegeben.
Wir haben wunderbare Tage an diesem besonderen Ort verbracht und können ihn nur wärmstens empfehlen. Susanne (Germany)
Local activities: tennis, walking, swimming, horse riding, golf, cycling, mountain biking, Italian language courses, wine tours. Lucca hosts a huge antiques market on the third weekend of every month, a 'Summer Festival' of international pop music in July, and folklore festivals, including the patron saint's day with a historical parade, in September. In July and August, at Torre del Lago (15 km), there is a Giacomo Puccini opera festival, and in September, in the village of Montecarlo (20 km), a superlative Wine Week. In February, Viareggio (15 km) puts on its famous Carnival, with an amazing parade of massive floats.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
VERY IMPORTANT First payment: credit card by Home Away or bank transfer. Second payment: cash at the arrival with the keys. Prices include: the rent of the property, private parking, wi-fi, water, gas, electricity. Prices DO NOT INCLUDE: 90 euro final cleaning mandatory fee and gas for house heating (to pay on consumption). House linen: 60 euro. There is a breaking deposit of 250 euro. 90 euro final cleaning + 250 euro breaking deposit are due cash with the keys at the arrival. The breaking deposit is returned cash at the end of the stay minus any damages or extra cleaning. Maximum 6 people + 1 baby (cot). No smoking. No pets. Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Third parties are not welcome. No other guests allowed on the property, withouth prior agreement.