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Villa Orsolini - Lucca

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa Orsolini is an ancient villa from the beginning of the 19th century, purchased by the present owner's great-grandfather. The property has been recently renovated and is arranged over two floors. On the ground floor, there is the spacious and bright living room with a bed-sofa for 2 persons, and the kitchen in rustic style. On the first floor there are two bedrooms, a fireplace, a large bathroom and a small service bathroom with the washing machine. All the floors are tiled in terracotta and the walls are painted with originals lime colors.

Surrounded by a garden of about 1600 square meters, completely enclosed by walls, it is the ideal place for your children to play safely, and where your pets can be left free. In the gardens there are centuries-old boxwood hedges, fruit trees and large plants. You enter the property by a gate that leads into an illuminated private avenue, surrounded by box hedges.

The shadows of the trees and the typical evening breezes ensure pleasant and cool temperatures for most of the day. In addition, the thick walls of the property allow a pleasant stay even on the hottest days of summer.

Guest Access

The house has a gas central heating system, satellite TV and Internet Wi-Fi. In the living room is present a satellite television, books and guides. The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, microwave oven, refrigerator, oven, kettle, coffee machine, and washing machine. In the gardens adjacent to the house there are two dinning tables, two deck chairs, and a barbecue that allows you to cook outdoors.

The Neighborhood

Villa Orsolini is located in the countryside of Lucca, in the center of the small village Meati. The village is surrounded by greenery at the foot of Mount Orma, dominated by the church of San Michele Arcangelo. The house is surrounded by nature, animal sightings are frequent, particularly several species of birds, hawks, hoopoe, Japanese Nightingale, foxes, badgers and hedgehogs. Nearby there is a breeder of farm animals, which leaves free animals in their precincts during the day, giving a characteristic note to the surrounding environment .

The surrounding places are very beautiful and allow you to walk in complete tranquility away from traffic. A few hundred meters from the Villa start many trails that allow you to explore the nearby hills, from where you can enjoy a full view of Lucca and its plain. For those who love the bike, the owner and his wife (both fans of this sport) will be happy to give you any useful informations on beautiful circuits in the area, both for mountain bikes and normal/racing bikes. In this regard, the owner will rent, at your request, bicycles of any type at specialized stores.

Getting Around

The Villa is close to the historical center of Lucca, located 4 kilometers away, about 5 minutes by car. Within a couple of kilometers, you will arrive at the highways entrance, which allow you to reach Florence in 50 minutes, Pisa in 30 minuts and the Versilia coast with its beaches in 20 minutes. The main shopping centers and markets are within a few minutes from the house by car. In the village of Meati, 100 meters from the house, is situated the "Antica Osteria di Meati", a small restaurant where you can taste the typical dishes of the place.

More Details

Luciano Mariti
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Luciano Mariti

I like bike and I love nature. You can see from my profile pic my wife Rita and our dog Sophie!

Why Luciano Mariti chose Lucca

This is the house where my grandparents lived


Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
In the living room there is a bed-sofa for 2 persons.


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Villa Orsolini - Lucca
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Paradise in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four, two adults and two children. We stayed in Villa Orsolini for 9 days and would certainly have liked to stay longer. Luciano was an excellent host and did everything to make our stay a wonderful experience. He was very helpful and had many excellent suggestions for activities, such as beaches, sightseeing, restaurants etc.

The house is beautiful and plenty of space, everything is very clean and comfortable. The garden is absolutely wonderful and we had a lot of nice meals and "aperativos" in the garden.

We really loved the location of Villa Orsolini, it is only five minutes away from Lucca by car and around 20 minutes on bikes (which Luciano provided for us). Biking in Lucca and on the surrounding walls is something we highly recommend. The surrounding area is peaceful and extremely beautiful.

Many thanks for a wonderful holiday in Villa Orsolini! We really hope to be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful villa with a garden retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Orsolini is the perfect place to escape and enjoy an Italian holiday. Luciano is a perfect host and provides everything that you will need to enjoy your stay. The apartment is a family heirloom that is immaculately clean and has all the modern conveniences for a comfortable stay.

Cook in the well stocked kitchen; enjoy espresso, Proseco, or Luciano's personal vino in the lush gardens with church bells marking the hours; take a bike ride in the countryside; explore the sights of the walled town of Lucca; it's a perfect spot!

Thank you, Luciano for sharing your home with us. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful words, I'm happy when my guests appreciates my home and can spend a great stay in "Meati". I really hope to see you again in the future. Cordially Luciano.
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zwischen Köln, Düsseldorf und Aachen

Oase mit traumgarten

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa orsolini ist ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für alle, die Lucca und seine nahe und weite Umgebung erkunden möchten, ohne dabei auf ruhe und Entspannung zu verzichten. Sie thront von einer festungsartigen Mauer umgeben, hoch oben in einem freien Feld. Der gesamte Garten ist von einer hecke umgeben, Fenster im formschnitt bieten eine herrliche Aussicht. Ankommend durch ein grosses elektrisch betriebenes tor, führt eine von Buchsbaum gesäumte Allee mit pinkfarben blühenden Bäumen linker und rechter hand (Leider kenne ich den Namen nicht) auf eine freiteppe zu. Der haupteingang befindet sich aber linkerhand, eingerahmt von zwei grossen jasminsträuchern und führt in die urige küche der villa, in der es an nichts fehlt. Es gibt eine kaffeekapselmaschine und eine bialetti für 2 tassen. Von dort gelangt man in ein geräumiges wohnzimmer, das wie die gesamte villa mit antiquitäten eingerichtet ist. Wer alte möbel nicht mag, ist dort vielleicht nicht am richtigen Ort, uns hat das Ambiente aus der Seele gesprochen. Ein Relikt der guten alten Zeit, trotz TV und gut funktionierendem WLAN. Vom Wohnzimmer gelangt man auf eine wunderschöne sonnengeflutete Terrasse mit eisentisch und eisenstühlen. Mediterrane Pflanzen überall runden das Bild ab, was ein Sitzplatz im Süden haben muss. Um in die beiden Schlafzimmer der Villa zu gelangen, gibt es zwei Möglichkeiten. Zum einen führt eine schmale Wendeltreppe vom Wohnzimmer nach oben, die unser rottweiler aber nicht hinauf konnte, sonst gelangt man über die anfangs erwähnte Freitreppe nach oben, die in einen stilvollen entre mit ehemals offenen kamin führt, wo unser hund geschlafen hat. Das bad ist alt, aber hat stil und ist blitzsauber wie die gesamte restliche villa. Liegen und ein Pavillon gibt es auf einem gartenstück. Herrlich für lesestunden und zum relaxen. Der Gastgeber Luciano ist sehr gastfreundlich und hilfsbereit. Zur Begrüßung gab es eine Flasche Wein, einen sehr guten Kuchen für uns und sogar kaustängchen für unseren Hund, dazu zahlreiche Tips für gute Restaurants und parkmöglichkeiten in Lucca. Vielen dank Luciano für eine herrliche Woche. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Lieber Gruß

Sandra, Bernd und pam.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ringrazio te e tuo marito per la splendita review. Sono molto contento per il tuo soggiorno a villa Orsolini. Io e mia moglie ci mettiamo molto impegno per migliorarla cercando di conservare il sapore di antico che i miei nonni mi hanno lasciato. Se ti capita nel nuovo anno guarda le foto della casa è probabile qualche sorpresa. Ti saluto cordialmente te Bernd e naturalmente Pam.
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Ein absolutes Erlebnis

  • 5 of 5

das gesamte Anwesen mit den Parkanlagen begeistern!!

Luciano, der Vermieter, war von Anfang an sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich.

Man stelle sich vor: Wegen der Überbreite unseres PKW hat er die lange Hecke rechts und links der park-ähnlichen Einfahrt sofort eigenhändig etwas gekürzt, damit wir komfortabel bis zum Haus fahren können.

Danke Luciano nochmals für Ihren Beitrag zu unserem Traumurlaub.

Romana und Gerhard

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Villa in ruhiger Lage mit grandiosem Garten und Terrasse

  • 5 of 5

Es fehlt an nichts. Der Vermieter ist wunderbar unkompliziert, hilfsbereit und freundlich. Die Lage in dem verschlafenen Örtchen Meati ist ideal um in kürzester Zeit überall hin zu gelangen was die Toskana zu bieten hat. Wir waren wunschlos glücklich.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tanja, thanks you for your review and you and your family will be welcome if you want return. Bye Luciano.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
a11 firenze pisa
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
antica osteria meati
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

tourist tax pers/night $1.85
Refundable damage deposit $123.06
Cleaning Fee $73.84

There is an additional Tourism Tax of 1.50 euro/person for a maximum of 3 nights. Childrens under 12 years are exempt.

Please note that, from 15 November to 15 April, heating is not included and will be charged extra according to usage at EUR 1 m³.
The gas costs are on average between € 10 and € 15 per day. It depends on the time in which the heating system will be switched on and what temperature degrees will be chosen in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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