Beautiful Villa near Lucca 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms 500-900$
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Now this is Italy!
What a wonderful time we had staying at this very well appointed Villa. Tastfully decorated,comfortable,a great starting point for traveling about the countryside of Lucca,Pisa, Collodi,and numerous other locations. Danny, the owner, made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. Friendly neighborhood including a small grocer and local bar. Definitely worth the trip up the mountain!!We would highly recommend this Villa to family and friends. I'm sure we'll go back again.
We stayed at this beautiful villa for two weeks in August 2009. It was clean, well maintained, and homey. The small town, Pariana, is very quiet and inviting. All of our neighbors at Villa Linda went out of their way to talk to us and make us feel at home. There are many fun activities to do around Pariana. When the time comes to see larger cities like PIsa and Florence, the drive is beautiful and easy to navigate.
The villa itself comfortable sleeps family and friends. There is a washer and dryer available for your use and a fully working kitchen. There is a safe driveway to park your car each evening. The back deck is the perfect place to drink a glass of wine at the end of the night or get some sun in the morning.
Overall, Villa Linda was an experience we'll never forget! There's nowhere in Italy we'd love to stay more than Villa Linda.
You will fall in love in Pariana
If you like massive crowds of tourists, by all means forget about this rental. The village of Pariana is a quick drive to Pescia, a very nice little town with a lovely piazza and good amentities, very close to Lucca, and about 40 minutes drive to Florence, although the train in Pescia runs frequently and gives you the chance to meet the "locals", who were all charming and glad to try to speak with you. "5-terra", Piza and Siena are all easy day trips, although it is best to get out of the house early. Callodi, home of Pinocchio, has an excellent restaurant at reasonably prices, and Danny, the owner of Villa Linda, is most accomidating. Perhaps the high point of our visit was the "Festa" on Saturday night and the bizarre and wonderful handball tournament held in the village piazza, about the size of a healthy tennis court. There is a good food market in Pescia, bus service up the very curvy mountain road three times daily, and a small store that bakes bread by wood oven daily. Villa Linda is spacious and modern, having been built in the early 70's, with good amenities, and cool when the brutal summer heat in the cities makes one wilt. Driving anywhere in Italy is an experience, and I would not recommend the road up to Pescia for timid drivers, but it is something you definitely get used to, and perhaps the reason that the locale is still so lovely and real. The village of perhaps 300 souls has a 14th century church, a bar with gelato and cafe that opens at 9 in the summer, and just up the mountain at Pizzola a view that defies description--you can see Cinqua Trerra, Piza, Florence, and Seina in a vista that stretches out forever.
It was the people of Pariana that most impressed me---so very friendly and accomidating-don't leave home without your phrase book, especially during he day when the younger folks are at school or work! My family, aged 80 to 16, all loved the stay.
If we are every fortunate enough to return to Italy, we will very definitely be stopping back to stay a few nights.
Well worth the money in my opinion!
A great stay at Villa Linda
We rented Villa Linda for two weeks in September, 2008, and had an excellent experience. The villa is located in the small village of Pariana, up a winding (but well maintained) road near Pescia. An auto is definitely a requirement if you visit the area. The house was attractive, spacious and immaculate, and everything was in good working condition throughout our visit. Up to 7 people at a time stayed in the house, with plenty of room left over. From the villa it was easy to visit much of Tuscany, including day trips to Lucca, Pisa and Florence. The price was great (REALLY great!) and payable in US dollars, which helped us plan our budget for the trip.
But the best part of renting Villa Linda was getting to know its owner, Danny. He couldn't do enough nice things for us. The lunch trip we took one Saturday during our stay was a memory I'll keep forever. He is an original character. I became so fond of him I just stopped by to visit him in 2009 when I was passing through Tuscany. You will not be disappointed in Villa Linda or its owner, Danny. Ciao, Danny!!
You can stay in the village with all the quite and the village people and also you can go outside to see all the art cities: Lucca,Pisa, Livorno, Siena, San Giminiano and Monteriggioni.
You can see all the wine village: Montecarlo, Montepulciano and Montalcino