About the property
- Villa2583 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Last minute Summer 2018 offers - Flexible changeover days in this stunning home
We have been welcoming guests to Le Mura Villa Tuscany, our holiday rental, for the past 17 years. To our great delight many of our guests keep returning year after year.
Le Mura Villa Tuscany is a perfect vacation rental with a private solar heated pool in Tuscany. This holiday rental with pool in Tuscany near Lucca above the spa town of Bagni di Lucca is a real family home.
It has been lovingly restored preserving all the wooden beams and cotto floors. It is decorated in the traditional way with a simple white wash except where a piece of original fresco was uncovered.
The house is the owners' home and furnished in a mixture of antiques and contemporary furniture.
This large traditional farmhouse dates back to 1600. It is set in two and a half acres amongst vines and olive groves above the celebrated spa town of Bagni di Lucca.
Le Mura Villa Tuscany has an idyllic setting, commanding a majestic view over the Serchio and Lima Valleys and across nine chains of mountains. In the foreground medieval villages nestle on the olive clad hillsides.
All the rooms enjoy this wonderful view.
- Le Mura Villa Tuscany has been welcoming guests for the last 17 years
- Sleeps groups up to 11 people.
- Situated in its own secluded grounds on a hillside clad in olive groves and vineyards.
- Magnificent panorama over mountains and a national park.
- Situated above the spa town of Bagni di Lucca and near the walled city of Lucca.
- Short walk to the village with bars/restaurants including one of the best in Tuscany.
- Prices are for the rental of the whole vacation villa.
- Perfect rental villa for easy trips to Lucca, Florence, Pisa, the coast, natural parks, skiing in Abetone and The Ferrari test track and museum. Outdoor adventure, cycling, nature, tranquillity or culture.
- Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, large farmhouse kitchen, gardens, terraces, olive grove and orchards.
- A private solar panel heated pool, fenced for toddlers, in a breathtaking position.
- Romantic location for honeymoons, weddings and anniversaries.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Please email or ring me if you would like a Skype appointment.
- Please contact us for full details of our cancellation policy.
We love to have personal contact with our guests to help them plan their perfect holiday. Please contact us on + 39 349 7448771 or by email vcituscany (at) yahoo (dot) com , also through our own website lemuravillatuscany.jimdo.com . You might also like to discover a bit more about Le Mura Villa and Lucca and Bagni di Lucca area by reading our blog unprosecchino
Please look at the plan carefully as we actually have 6 bedrooms that create greater flexibility for groups.
Celia & Enzo Cammarota
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Celia & Enzo Cammarota
I would like to introduce us. My name is Celia, my husband is Enzo (short for Vincenzo), and our daughter is called Isabella. We are an Anglo-Italian family and Le Mura Villa Tuscany is our country home. We split our time between Lucca and Benabbio. We have lived and worked in the area for many years having met and married in London. We have been renting out Le Mura Villa since 2001. I have been very lucky to have a unique experience, as I have always been treated as a local by the village and in our Piazza in Lucca. We are very happy to help our guests in any way to make their holiday as perfect as possible.
Celia & Enzo Cammarota purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Celia & Enzo Cammarota chose Bagni di Lucca
We chose Le Mura Villa Tuscany for many reasons, first and foremost for the beauty of the house and its magical position. We bought the house as a family home not an investment therefore the good road up to the property was a big plus especially in winter. The fact that the house is a few minutes walk from a village that has a very active community was important for us because we didn’t want a village without a stable population. Benabbio is one of the few villages of its size to have bars and restaurants and a wonderful food shop as well as newsagent not to mention the ruins of a castle. The house itself has lots of space and large rooms and the farmhouse kitchen complete with fireplace and stone font that I always dreamed of. The views from every room and the fact that the house had been conserved rather than done up meant that all the character was still there and the rooms are large giving lots of individual space when friends visit. Le Mura’s position near Lucca, Florence and Pisa was also very important as we could enjoy the beauty of the countryside with easy access to important centres. This area has so much beauty that I will never run out of places to discover. My husband wanted our daughter to speak a pure Italian and this part of Tuscany is still unspoilt but not remote. Enzo being the Italian chose the area and balanced rural living with access to cities to airports. Lucca our local city is a delight.
What makes this Villa unique
Le Mura Villa Tuscany is your quintessential stone Tuscan Farmhouse with terracotta floors and chestnut beams. The farmhouse kitchen for me is the hub of the house. It was love at first sight. The rooms are large and all share the most amazing view of the Garfagnana national park and Carrara Mountains. The position near Florence, Pisa and Lucca and therefore hubs of transport and city life. Secluded without being remote, near a village which is full of year round residents with lots of families with small children. The joy of being able to walk to the village for shopping and restaurants but be far enough out to have privacy. The pool is in a perfect position having shade as well as sun while commanding a view over the nine horizons of mountains. The large grounds have olive groves, vines and fruit trees. I love to sit by the pool and watch the sunset over the mountains and dine with the fireflies dancing around us on a summer evening. I also love to curl up by the wood-burning stove in winter with a book and lock the world out.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The perfect place for a relaxing, farniente vacati
Nestled among the chestnut and olive trees in the hills above Bagni di Lucca, Le Mura is a large, impeccably restored and maintained 17th century farmhouse that provides a relaxing retreat from the cares of this world, while offering every modern amenity. The views are stunning, the quiet soothing and the walks to nearby Benabbio invigorating. While the solar-heated pool and terraced gardens are enough to make you stay put, the villa’s location also offers a convenient jumping-off point for the region’s many attractions.
Celia and Enzo are the perfect hosts, and their cuisine, using local ingredients, is a real delight, especially when served on the large outdoor table overlooking the valley and those spectacular views. Enjoying Tuscan wine and quiet conversation as dusk falls over the hills is truly magical – we’ll be coming back again and again.
En semester utöver den vanliga
Även om vi hade ganska högt ställda förväntningar inför vår resa så hade vi aldrig kunnat ana att få ett så fint boende och härlig upplevelse under vår vecka i Le Mura Villa som vi verkligen fick. Många grundförutsättningar var på plats; ett vackert boende bra beläget såväl nära flygplatser som trevliga utflyktsmål, uppvärmd pool, fin utsikt och ett hus som rymde oss alla. MEN, det är alla små detaljer som gör detta till semestern utöver den vanliga. Huset var så smakfullt och genomtänkt omhändertaget och inrett och andades sådan genuinitet och charm. Trädgården var lummig och parkliknande och gömde massor av spännande vrår där våra barn kunde leka. Landskapet och placeringen av tomten gav en dramatisk utsikt som bidrog till sådan avkoppling och ro för själen. Värdparet, Celia och Enzo, var så engagerade i att göra vår upplevelse bra redan innan vi var på plats och det bidrog så klart också mycket till vår trivsel. De hjälpte oss gärna att sålla bland alla fina utflyktsmål som området erbjuder, bl a små pittoreska bergsbyar, vingårdar och de närliggande restaurangerna (som för övrigt var toppen!). Höjdpunkter var också när paret bjöd oss på både en fantastisk toscansk middag och matlagningskurs. Givetvis var allt lokalt anpassat och alla råvaror antingen från dem själva eller odlat från vänner i närområdet! Överhuvudtaget var Celias och Enzos trevliga sällskap något som vi uppskattade mycket. Vi kände oss verkligen som hemma och längtar redan till att återkomma. Möjligen behöver vi mer än en vecka nästa gång, för det var splittrande att ge sig ut på alla härliga dagsutflykter och samtidigt gå miste om våra sköna dagar hemma vid poolen och det trivsamma huset… :)
Un séjour de rêve
Nous avons passé 4 jours fabuleux dans la villa "Le Mura". Située dans les collines, à une petite demi-heure de Lucca, la maison est dans un site extraordinaire, avec une vue magnifique sur les montagnes et la vallée. Très au calme, dans un nid de verdure, avec un très joli jardin, c'est un havre de paix et de fraicheur. La maison (du 16e siecle) a été restaurée avec beaucoup de goût (poutres apparentes, tommettes, meubles anciens): elle a beaucoup de charmes. Il y a 5 chambres spacieuses et une 6e à 2 lits. La maison est très propre, la cuisine très bien équipée. Petit village médiéval à 10 min à pied, belles balades à faire dans le coin. Les propriétaires Celia et Enzo sont absolument charmants, prêts à se mettre en 4 pour faire plaisir à leurs locataires. Celia a proposé de commander le diner pour nous le soir de notre arrivée au petit restaurant du village (délicieux!). Enzo a cuisiné pour nous un soir: c'était un vrai diner gastronomique avec les pates faites maison et des produits du terroir très raffinés. Nous nous sommes régalés. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le lieu, qui est vraiment dans un site magnifique, le charme de la maison, et la très grande gentillesse de Celia et Enzo avec qui nous avons été très heureux de discuter. Vraiment une adresse magique que je recommande vivement! Nous sommes partis à 5 couples d'amis, qui ont tous l'habitude de voyager et nous avons été unanimes sur la qualité de cette location.
Amazing, 10/10, beautiful
I actually do not know where to start – but like you (maybe) we looked at the pictures of Le Mura and thought wow! But honestly when you arrive it was much more than wow, I was emotional with the beauty of it all! The views are incredible and after the drive up the mountain with a number of tight corners in a brand new hire car, Le Mura was more than welcoming! The roads are fine and you do get use to them, but I would be careful in a large or prestige car!
The welcome by Celia, Enzo and Isabella was so touching, there warmth, knowledge, kindness made us feel at home immediately in their home. We had a take away dinner pre-ordered from the local restaurant which was delicious and very reasonable, Celia kindly picked this up for us so all we had to do was cook!
We had a mixture of ages in our party, the youngest 9 our eldest bought her boyfriend, there was plenty of space for us all. The bedrooms were all gorgeous and traditional with sumptuous Italian bed linin that I wanted to take home with us! The kitchen is the best equipped kitchen I have seen. We all love food and I am a keen cook, so loved using the big saucepans, marble tops to make kneading bread that bit easier!
We spent a lot of hours by the pool again with the most amazing views! Celia and Enzo have placed an amazing dinner table which at lunch is in the shade so was perfect for our lunches!
The grounds were amazing and we loved picking fresh figs, pear’s, peaches!
We walked the shepherds path twice to the local restaurant and dancing underneath the stars which so lovely!
One of the highlights for us all was the afternoon in which Enzo taught us how to make fresh pasta with 2 beautiful sauces, his knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for authentic Italian food was inspiring. Celia made the most amazing chestnut cake for dessert where the flour has to be pre ordered and is still hand ground by stone by a villager of 92! We all ate together and shared stories under the stars of Le Mura. We had the most amazing holiday, so lucky to have met Celia, Enzo and Isabella and really hope one day we can visit the very special Le Mura again.
Beautiful Le Mura!
If you are looking for a wonderful, magical experience read on. I loved the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, and I wanted that experience. When my husband said he wanted to go to Italy for the month of June I began to look into Tuscan villas and I found a gem, Le Mura!
We spent a month at this 1600 year old farm house. The house is spacious and welcoming and the grounds are beautiful. We gathered at the large farmhouse table in the kitchen for food and conversation, sat in the living room discussing our day, and retired to the comfortable bedrooms with the cool mountain air blowing through the windows.
Le Mura is close to a mountain village called Bennabio, just a short walk on the path behind the house. There are two great restaurants there and a market. We walked there for dinner many times and hiked to the twelfth century church up above the village. Bagni di Lucca is right down the hill and Lucca is a short drive away. We also drove to Chinque Terra and the beach in Viareggio. Train travel from Lucca to Florence, Rome and Venice is very easy! Many days we just stayed and relaxed at the Villa.
The views are breathtaking from all the windows throughout the house, majestic vistas to gaze at. I loved cooking in the kitchen looking out at the hilltop villages.
The gardens at Le Mura are charming, fresh herbs, roses, hydrangeas, lavender, olive groves, fig and cherry trees. The cherries were wonderful! The pool area is a lovely setting looking over the mountain ranges. My husband and I spent many mornings out there with our coffee. We all enjoyed swimming or sun bathing and it was a great spot to gather and relax.
We had family and friends join us each week we were there. Everyone loved the views, pool and spacious rooms. Our grandchildren found books and games to play with too.
Do have Enzo prepare a meal for you. We had wonderful, Tuscan dinners at the large farmhouse table on the lawn overlooking the mountains watching the sunset.
Enzo and Celia are a beautiful couple. They welcome you and make you feel right at home. They answered all our questions from where to eat, how to get to the train stations, directions for our excursions and where to buy groceries. They were always available if we needed them.
Le Mura was a home away from home for us, our expectations were more than met. Thank you Enzo and Celia, you have become great friends. We loved Le Mura and we will be back.
Beautiful, authentic Tuscany
Le Mura was exactly what we were looking for when we began planning our first Tuscan vacation.
This 15th century farmhouse villa has been carefully maintained to preserve its original character and charm with just the right modern additions.
The first time we drove up the approach hill through many hairpin turns,we wondered where we were going, but on arrival at the villa, there was no question that the privacy and views were perfect. Dreamlike!
The nearby towns, Bennabio and Bagni di Lucca are charming and unspoiled, with other day trips, including the beautiful city of Lucca, which has all that you need within its walls, only about an hour away.
An additional treat was meeting our wonderful and helpful host family.
Le Mura is a beautiful and unspoiled home that compliments this beautiful and still unspoiled part of Italy.
Benabbio Village is a few minutes walk from the house has restaurants and shops. Bagni di Lucca is a famous spa town offers a range of hot spring treatments. The town was much loved by literary figures and royalty Lucca, a walled city, is an architectural gem and elegant shopping destination. Puccini was born here. There are concerts throughout the year and famous Puccini festival is held on the coast in nearby Torre del Lago by his summer house. Natural Park of Alpi Apuane home of Carrara marble is also on our door step. Versilia, a typical Italian Riviera is just 20 minutes drive is loved by celebrities and families. Florence, word class city of culture and Pisa with the famous tower are easy drives.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PRICES ARE FOR THE PROPERTY PER WEEK AND INCLUDE GAS (NOT HEATING) HOUSE, ELECTRICITY AND WEEKLY CLEANING. ELECTRICITY FOR ELECTRIC CARS IS NOT INCLUDED. CENTRAL HEATING IS NOT INCLUDED AND WILL BE CHARGED AT COST. WOOD FOR FIREPLACE AND STOVES INCLUDED. EXTRA MAID SERVICE CAN BE ARRANGED. A HOME CHEF AND COOKING CLASSES CAN BE ARRANGED. CANCELLATION POLICY: MORE THAN 8 WEEKS BEFORE THE HOLIDAY BEGINS: FORFEIT OF DEPOSIT UNLESS THE RESERVATION IS RELET. LESS THAN 8 WEEKS BEFORE THE HOLIDAY BEGINS: 100% OF TOTAL COST UNLESS THE RESERVATION IS RELET. AN ADMINISTRATION FEE WILL BE CHARGED. WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO RESELL YOUR HOLIDAY BUT STRONGLY RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE. IF YOU WISH TO BRING A PET PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNERS. ELECTRICITY FOR ELECTRIC CARS IS NOT INCLUDED. CENTRAL HEATING IS NOT INCLUDED AND WILL BE CHARGED AT COST FLEXIBLE CHANGEOVER DAY OUT OF HIGH SEASON.