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Great 16th Century Villa Faithfully Restored For The Family or Romantic Vacation

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This 2000 sqft. private villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6,

Enjoy life in this truly unique farmhouse from the 16th century on the hills over-viewing Lucca. Relax in the faithfully restored wine-cellar or enjoy the Tuscan sun next to the pool in a beautiful rose garden. All amenities are available for your comfort: private swimming pool (36’x18’), maid service included, satellite TV, DVD, stereo, WIFI, wood fireplace and grill, dishwasher and washing-machine.. Cooking service and babysitting optional, cooking lessons available.

The farmhouse sits on its own 16acres olive-growth. It is very private and yet 20 minutes from Lucca, 40min. from Pisa, 45min. from Florence, 1hr. from Cinque Terre and Porto Fino, all reachable via train. Many other short day trips can expose you and your company to ancient history, adventure, and nature (the Mediterranean see and Apuane Alps are 40min. away). Walking distance from the village and great home-style restaurants.

Although this residence is huge, it sleeps only 6 for privacy

From the Guest Book:: Thank you for letting us stay at your Villa. We truly enjoyed dining under the olive trees, with good cheese and sipping your red wine. Refreshing in the pool was great during the hot hours, and enjoyed visiting the nearby towns in the evenings. Do we really need to leave? ...Oh well... To next year :)

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

About Fulvia

I inherited the property from my father. I have continued to take care of the 500 plus olive trees and make extra virgin olive oil for my family and guests. I love taking care of my house and my tree and I love sharing all this with my guests.

Fulvia purchased this villa in 1700

Why Fulvia chose Lucca Area

this property is for the guests looking for the authentic experience and hospitality in a Tuscan farm house, closely restored to its original character plus all the amenities to enjoy the stay

What makes this villa unique

You can stay the entire time on the property without ever missing going out due to the breathtaking views from the outside dinner table, the pool, the house and the amazing walk on the property and beyond.


Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Maid service is included every 3rd day of your stay. Private chef and baby-sitting are available on site, optional.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Private Paradise with Fantastic View

  • 5 of 5

We visited this beautiful property in early July and were very happy with the house, amenities, and surroundings. One of the best surprises was that both the sunrise and sunset are visible from inside the house and from the patio and pool. The interior of the house is restored with great attention to details. There is a breathtaking view over the valley below that includes the moonrise behind the hills in the evening. During the day we enjoyed the warm sun and dips in the pool, as well as the cooler air inside the house. Our kids had a good time renting bikes and riding up the mountain roads, walking for pizza at the local restaurant, swimming at any time of day or night, and playing tag among the olive trees. It was easy to drive to Lucca for shopping and strolling. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent Gianello

  • 5 of 5

Three friends and I spent 7 wonderful days at this wonderful Villa in the quaint and ancient town of Matraia. The description was completely accurate and the pictures do not justify the beauty of this special villa. The house itself is magnificently preserved with 16th century beams, huge wine barrels and even the original paint color of the walls such as turquoise blues and peach. Although the kitchen has a cozy fireplace with views of the grand size pool and Lucca beyond, we ended up spending most of our time in the relaxing and breathtaking wine cellar lounge area. Outside we spent many a night swimming under the stars and having great food and wine under the canopy overlooking Lucca. During the day we took our road bikes right from the front door and explored the many small towns and churches in the mountains of Martraia including the original town of Pinocchio. Other days, we took day trips to the beach, Florence, Lucca and Cinque Terre that are all easily accessible.

We have referred several friends since our stay and all fell in love with the magic of Gianello.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Viareggio for Cinque-Terre
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Lucca, Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several good ones nearby
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio
Car: recommended

Lucca is renown for its history as well as its closeness to high mountains and the Mediterranean sea. At crucial geographical crossroads, Lucca had a significant role at all times in history. Well known to Julius-Ceasar, vital for the traveling of pilgrims to Rome from France, Lucca always fought successfully for its independence. The intact walls around the city offer you a magical bike stroll and, give you a perspective of what is to come once you emmerge in its historical roads. The character of this small city is well preserved by the absence of cars and its lively atmosphere; from open markets to the same cafés where Giacomo Puccini would spend afternoons with his illustrious friends. Lucca is famous for its leather-shoes shops and great Tuscan cuisine. The villa is surrounded by other historical villas from the 14th century on, which are open for visits. However, if you prefer, you can explore wilder itineraries, and stop at exquisite home-style restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Medium Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Cancellations: I do my best to accommodate guests who need to cancel. Refunds are dependent on my ability to rebook the time originally reserved. More details are in the rental agreement.
Cooking service is available and rates varies according to type of service. Baby-sitting is available at $15.00 per hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.