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Enchanting 16th Century Villa In The Heart Of The Tuscany

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms8
Space 26,909 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

11 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22

Magnificent villa dating back to the 15th century located at the foot of the famous hills that surround the beautiful city of Lucca. With large, airy rooms and frescoed walls, it is an enchanting example of the summer residences built by the noble families of Lucca in centuries past to escape the heat and noise of the city. Furnished with antiques and with minimal changes to the original building, the villa will charm aesthetes and culture enthusiasts alike.

The property is set within a large stone-walled garden, typical of the region, which hosts centuries-old trees and several water points and possibilities for al fresco dining and relaxing. Built on several plateaus, all with their distinctive atmosphere, the gardens create wonder and excitement at every turn, providing both intimate spaces and large lawns of lush green grass. The alleys, dotted with lemon trees, lavender and local herbs contribute to create a priceless out-of-time feeling.

Located 5 km from Lucca, the villa is an ideal base to enjoy the Tuscan countryside and is within easy reach of the main cities in Tuscany such as Florence, Pisa, and even Sienna and San Gemignano. The Versilia coast (Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi) with nice beaches, excellent restaurants, nightlife and shopping facilities is a 30-minutes’ drive away. While the walled garden provides absolute privacy, the property is also within walking distance of the main square of Ponte a Moriano.

The villa is a made up of a single building with a surface of 2,500 m² spread over 4 floors, each with a distinct look and atmosphere, testament to the multiple functions of villas in the past. The first floor, with its high ceilings and frescoed walls, was historically the owner’s residence. The ground and second floor offer a more rustic feel with thick wooden beams and dark terracotta floors.

Ground floor: The main entrance hall leads to a large dining room lined with old wine and olive oil barrels, a play area with a billiard and a ping pong table and 2 bedrooms with direct access to the garden. A separate access also provides access to a fully-equipped summer kitchen complete with an old stone oven which can be used to cook pizza. The first floors provides two spacious living rooms and a reading room with floor to ceiling antique bookshelves, a large kitchen with a direct access to the garden, a large living room and 4 bedrooms. The second floor includes 3 bedrooms, two large living rooms and a TV room, in addition to a further kitchen.

Services included: Three hours of daily maid service, Linen changes on Saturday, Gardener and pool attendant, Wireless internet connection, Welcome grocery shopping.

Extra services: Extra services are available upon request and must be arranged at the time of booking. Additional housekeeping service, Daily breakfast delivery, Chef Service, Cooking classes, Wine tasting.

More Details

Owner
Isabelle Pallemans
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese, italian, dutch, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

Why Isabelle Pallemans chose Lucca Area

The villa has been our family's summer residence since the 1930s, when we purchased it from the Trenta family who had owned it for more than 500 years. Although family members now reside in different countries and continents, this is the place where we gather and reunite every year. We have toured the world, yet no other place brings us the combination of culture, art, food, nature and peace of mind that we find in Tuscany.

What makes this villa unique

What strikes our guests the most is the out-of-time feeling that the villa exudes. As we remain the primary users of the property, we have kept the historical antique furnishings, down to the smallest detail, making a stay here seem like a voyage in time.

The villa's inner garden, which boasts a size of more than 10,000m², is surrounded by an ancient stone wall, ensuring total privacy and disconnection from the outside world.

Finally, the volumes in the house itself are impressive, and unseen anywhere else, with the majority of rooms and bedrooms measuring more than 50m², and some even reaching 100m² with ceilings up to 5m high.

Amenities

Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 26909 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
  • All the bathrooms except one feature a bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Most of the rooms are very large, with an average size of 35m²
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Enchanting 16th Century Villa In The Heart Of The Tuscany
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

A setting for a perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I (17 in all) stayed at Villa Trenta from July 30 to August 6. The owner Isabelle Solari who occupied an apartment at the villa made us feel like family. The villa with its large dining room and numerous parlors provided more than adequate space for us.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the villa’s lovely pool and bucolic setting as well as the village of Ponte di Moriano – a short walk from the villa where one could purchase freshly baked croissants in the morning and enjoy music over drinks in the evening.

Milagros, the resident cook and house keeper who we retained to help with cooking and clean up during the evenings that we ate at the villa, did a terrific job.

The villa for us was a perfect location from which to launch day and evening trips to Lucca, Barga, Florence, Pisa, and Siena.

All in all our joyed filled stay at Villa Trenta will likely be remembered by my family and me as our best ever family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting Villa

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful 16th century villa has charmed all of us. We spent there a week in July, with other 5 families with children. Villa Trenta is simply enchanting piece of Tuscany history, with frescoes walls (my son called the graffiti), furnished with antiques so you can feel like back in time. Surrounding gardens with well maintained trees and plants, superb swimming pool with bouncy bridge, bamboo forest, the tower of close church... this all emphasize the authenticity of being there. The villa is really close to Lucca, so it is very easy to get there by car (15 minutes) or train for day or dinner. The location is suitable for travelling around Tuscany. But what made the week definitely unique were hosts. Isabelle and Massimo are very nice people, openhearted, helpful and sincerely amicable. We will never forget them. And thank you for your great olive oil, Isabelle!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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16th Century Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa and property! The owner Isabelle and her family were very kind and thoughtful. Only a few minutes from the train station meant we could easily go to Lucca for the day or just for dinner. Super convenient. The pool was perfect in the afternoons for a swim after sightseeing. Our bed was comfortable as was the entire residence. It was a special experience that my wife and I will never forget!!! Thank you Isabelle and family!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Magical Week

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune to spend a week at this property. The house combined charm, elegance and comfort. Most rooms have their own spacious bathroom. Our bedroom was located next to a terrace and was very charming and comfortable. We loved getting up inthe mornings and having coffee in the kitchen with other invitees. The kitchen was roomy and well appointed. The dining room could handle 14 people when we had dinner together. In the evenings we totally enjoyed playing pool, ping pong, and even fooseball. During hot weather it was wonderful to swim in the pool and relax in comfortable lawn chairs, reading or talking to other people. It was one of the best vacation weeks we ever had and we strongly recommend staying here. The owner was wonderful and handled all requests with warmth and grace.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Once in a Lifetime Tuscan Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from two wonderful weeks staying at Villa Trenta with dear friends. What an experience! The villa is a romantic time capsule, beautifully maintained, comfortable, and a truly unique place. To be so immersed in the history and beauty of Italy is an experience I will never forget. Isabelle (the owner) and her family were the most gracious hosts, always available to answer questions and making sure we were as comfortable and happy as possible. She was available and helpful but never obtrusive. We loved that the villa was an easy walk to the train station, or into Ponte a Moriano for a trip to the weekly market, tasty dinner, or a mid-day gelato! The pool was beautiful, the grounds magnificently maintained, and the overall experience was top notch. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Spectacular Experience!

  • 5 of 5

A stay at Villa Trente is a trip back in time, with modern comforts. The beautiful rooms date back hundreds of years and are filled with the antique family furnishings and collections of many generations. There are so many areas for relaxation; one can enjoy festive gatherings, or some solitude, taking in the history. The quietness renews one's spirit, with birdsong and churchbells the only sounds. A truly memorable experience.!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi

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Rates & Availability

Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Standard rate 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$13,618
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$10,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2.72

Rates are subject to changes until reservation is confirmed.
Prices include utilities.
Phone usage will be billed according to consumption.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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