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Rosaly Palma Torvnes

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, portuguese, italian, norwegian

Mimosa-Romantic apt. in historical villa near Lucca

3 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Media Valle del Serchio Villa Rental Photos and Description

2-3 sleeps, double bedroom, wonderful view, private terrace

Villa Talenti stands on a hillside in the elegant and unspoiled historic spa town of Bagni di Lucca. The residence is set magnificently within the splendid green and tranquil Tuscan countryside. Villa Talenti is only 50 meters from Terme Bagni Caldi, the famous thermal baths dating back to the Etruscan and Roman ages, and a romantic path takes you on a 5 minute walk to the piazza in Ponte a Serraglio.

The villa is named after the Tuscan family Talenti, that lived there for centuries and dates back to 1740 when the Bagni Caldi, the thermal springs, were at their heights of fame. Bagni Caldi has always been a popular destination for many illustrious visitors, from Pascoli to Shelley, Lord Byron to Puccini and Napoleon, Tsar Demidoff, Couperus to Henry James. Often they stayed in this healthy environment for weeks on end.

The villa has gone through a 5 year ground up restoration, retaining all the original features while featuring modern wiring, plumbing and central heating.

The piazza in Ponte a Serraglio, with restaurants, a gelateria, bars, shops and art galleries are all only a few minutes walk from the house. The nearest supermarket is 1.5 km away.

Villa Talenti sets the stage for tranquillity and serenity during your stay in Bagni di Lucca and is a good starting point for beautiful touristics trips.

Villa Talenti is located in a ideal position to reach the Garfagnana mountains, reknowned for its white marble sources. It is 20 km from the medieval city of Lucca, the Versilia coast, the Cinque Terre and major cultural cities like Florence, Pisa and Siena.

The Mimosa apartment which is for 2 persons was recently renovated and furnished to create a warm and authentic Tuscan atmosphere. It consists of a combined living room and kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom with twin washbasins, shower and toilet. It has a private terrace just outside the bedroom. There is also a large communal garden with lawn and view over the valley.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Rosaly Palma Torvnes (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, portuguese, italian, norwegian

About Rosaly Palma Torvnes

We are a couple that share a common love and appreciation for Italy and all things Italian. Rosaly is Brazilian/Italian and Christian is Norwegian.

Rosaly Palma Torvnes purchased this villa in 2011

Why Rosaly Palma Torvnes chose Media Valle del Serchio

We fell deeply in love with Bagni di Lucca and Villa Talenti when we first visited the place in 2011 and decided we had to fix roots there.

What makes this villa unique

Bright and sunny apartment, good air circulation, wonderful views over the Lima river and the neighboring villages, central location, beautiful municipality consisting of a total of 26 hamlets/villages. There's a lot to see in Bagni di Lucca alone! (car is recommended)

Reviews

3.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

Mimosa-Romantic apt. in historical villa near Lucca
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews
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Villa Mimosa

  • 1 of 5

The Villa Mimosa was a real dissapointment. It was very small and did not feel like it had been aired on arrival. There were no plugs for any of the sinks. The wall light in the living room did not work. No one came to greet us on Sunday as promised. The bedding was not changed as stated it would be after the first week. Some of the outside furniture was filthy. The bathroom sink leaked and it was alot further to walk to town about half an hour not 15 minutes and on a very steep hill. I have also contacted the owner regarding the problems but have had no response. I would not recommend this Villa to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: - All lamps in the apartments are checked on the days of new arrivals. Note that the light in the living room has a dimmer, and so it is not sufficient to just press the button to switch the light on. If the light is dimmed, you also need to turn the knob to the right in order to lighten up the room. We suspect this may have been the case with this particular guest. - In this particular case, the property manager came by twice the day after the arrival of the guests, but unfortunately they were out on both occasions. In the future, if the guests are out when the property manager comes around for a visit, she will leave a written note to show that she has been there. - The garden furniture is always thoroughly cleaned before new arrivals, but there are a lot of trees and vegetation on the property and a single rain shower is enough to make the furniture covered with debris. In this case, there are two options: 1) wipe off the debris yourself, or 2) contact the property manager to have this done for you. - We have had the leakage in the sink fixed and the plugs have been replaced. - The thermostat was set to 20 degrees. That is why the heating didn't come on very frequently. - Normally the sheets and towels are changed after the first week. The fact that it wasn't done automatically on the 7th day was due to a misunderstanding. We have taken every measure to prevent this from repeating itself. - The apartment is always aired prior to new arrivals in conjunction with the cleaning. It was in this particular case too. - The center of Ponte a Serraglio, which is at the bottom of the hill, is about a 15 minute walk from La Villa (the center of Bagni di Lucca) by foot. We have updated the information on the website in order to make this clearer. Most importantly, all of the stated issues/problems could have been swiftly dealt with by our property manager (except, of course, for the distance from La Villa). All it takes is a phonecall or an email.
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5

A beautiful house in a lovely spot.

  • 5 of 5

Mimosa apartment was just as described and matched up to the other reviews posted. The apartment was really cosy and also light and airy. The terrace is great as it has the sun both in the morning and the evening with a lovely view and not overlooked. The surrounding area is beautiful, with great walks and plenty of history and cultural sites, and Florence is only an hour's drive. The village in walking distance is very quiet with only a couple of local bars/restaurants, but there are more options a mile or so into the main village centre (which also has a nice atmosphere). The walk back up the hill is lovely but is quite steep so wouldnt suit everyone. Overall we were really happy with the apartment and its facilities and surroundings and would happily recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed you stay in our home! Welcome back!!
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Schönes romantisches Appartement in den Bergen

  • 4 of 5

Das Appartement liegt sehr schön in dem kleinen Ort Bagni di Lucca am Hang mit Blick auf den Fluss Lima sowie die Garfagnana. Die Villa Talenti, in welcher sich die Wohnung befindet, ist eine sehr schöne alte Villa mit viel Charme.

Vor allem im Hausflur fühlt man sich wie in einem alten italienischen Herrenhaus. Das Appartement selber ist liebevoll und romantisch eingerichtet, mit 38 qm jedoch relativ klein, für zwei Personen bei einer Woche Aufenthalt aber vollkommen ausreichend. Ein kleiner Kritikpunkt liegt in der Küche, die etwas besser ausgestattet sein könnte. Für einfache Gerichte, wie Pasta, ist sie jedoch ausreichend. Besonders schön an der Lage der Wohnung ist auch, dass man fußläufig einige Bars und Restaurants erreichen kann, so dass man nicht immer das Auto nehmen muss.

Die Übergabe der Wohnung war sehr unkompliziert und als wir ein kleines Problem mit dem Herd hatten wurde sich sofort gekümmert. Auch sind die Vermieter bei weiteren Fragen rund um die Freizeitgestaltung (wie z.B. Räder mieten) sehr hilfsbereit. Insgesamt wirklich empfehlenswert!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review Marike!! What would you suggest we have in our kitchen to make it better equipped? We will see to it immediately! Rosal
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar Italia
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Fornoli (Bagni di Lucca)
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Casa San Pio
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
53 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: recommended

Consisting of three main centres, Villa, Ponte a Serraglio and Fornoli, Bagni di Lucca is surrounded by a constellation of villages and hamlets and the whole area is rich in artistic and natural beauties.

It is somewhat like a climatic mountain resort in spite of its mere 152 meters above sea level. The climate of the valley is characterized by mild winters and pleasant summers.

Rainfall is moderate and the winter snow is usually restricted to high altitudes.

Since the Middle Ages, Bagni di Lucca has been known for the therapeutic, thermal waters that flow from the flanks of a cliff called the Colle di Corsena.

The flora and fauna are typical of the Italian Apennines region: rich forests of pines, oaks, bay leaf, broom, chestnut, beech, hornbeam and fir trees.

The villages are distributed over the valley to the left and the right side of the Lima river. On the bottom of the valley are the main town, La Villa, and the villages of Ponte a Serraglio, Fornoli, Fabbriche di Casabasciana, Isola and Val Fegana.

The villages are all easily accessible from the center (La Villa) by means of good paved road. Many of the ancient mule paths that once connected the villages are still viable and lend themselves to hiking in unique and stunning landscapes.

Almost all of the villages are of medieval origin and are generally located on hilltops overlooking the underlying valleys, preserving precious memoires of the past.

Bagni di Lucca is close to numerous cities and places of touristic interest, such as Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Siena. It is 42 km from the Versilia coast with Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi, which are among the most reknowned seaside resorts of Italy. The ski resort of Abetone is 40 km away.

The things to see and actitivites to take part in are countless, from horse trekking in the mountains, hot air ballooning, canyoneering and hiking to lazing in the sun or being pampered at the famous spa of Jean Varraud and Casa Boccella.

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Rates & Availability

Bagni di Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 18 2016 - Oct 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$646
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 12 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$646
 
 
Easter
Mar 23 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$646
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$92
$646
$2,094
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11

In Autumn and WInter time there is an additional fee for the electricy used for heating.

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Media Valle del Serchio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
100 up the road from Villa Talenti(Mimosa apartment there is a renowed SPA offering inumerous kinds of treatments and a swimming pool (12 euros a day for the use)

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