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Modern spacious detached villa, with large heated private pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeping 10

This is a light, airy, spacious & well located modern detached Villa, situated in midst of a Garfagnana Village.

This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom (one en-suite) villa is ideal for larger groups, with accommodation spanning 3 floors & including 3 living areas (one of which is a suite off the main bedroom), 2 kitchens (one leading to outdoor eating area & another leading to pool area), a large dining area, small balconies leading from some bedrooms & a further balcony off the hall way for reading & relaxing. There is a large heated pool (rare to find) which has the added benefit of a remote controlled cover to keep out those insects, keep in the heat, & most importantly provide safety for family groups. The garden surrounds the house & comprises of 6M x 12M pool plus sunbathing area, various eating out areas, BBQ, wood oven, children’s swing and wooden play house. There is sufficient space for a large group to relax together, or to provide privacy for those wishing to relax in privacy.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017


Piazza al Serchio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Living suite area and en suite
  • All bedrooms have plenty of storage. Bedrooms one and two have doors leading to small balconies. Bedroom five is on a separate floor to the others and boasts a living area with fireplace and en-suite shower room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Entrance hall, leading to living area with comfy seating and fireplace, & on a further level, dining area & main kitchen , leading to outdoor eating area with wood burning oven. To the right & on a slightly different level are 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, with 3 bathrooms – 2 of which are shower rooms, & 1 of which has a tub. Two of the bedrooms have doors leading to small balconies, with the hallway leading to a further balcony ideal for relaxing & reading. Close to the main living area are stairs leading down to 2nd living area, with comfy seating & fireplace, dining area, 2nd kitchen (ideal for preparing drinks and light snacks for pool or for more relaxed dining) leading to pool area & utility area. A further staircase from main living area leads to large double bedroom with suite living area & en suite shower room. Garden surrounds house with pool 12M x6M roman steps, solar heating & remote controlled cover (great for safety) eating areas, swing & children’s play house.


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Modern spacious detached villa, with large heated private pool
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Two families with 4 children aged 11 to 15

  • 5 of 5

A Perfect, perfect week. A beautiful, spacious, clean house with a pretty garden and an ideal well sized quality pool.

We could not believe that we were staying in the property when we were being shown around. The pictures do not do the property justice.

We were given a folder of local information by the owner which gave suggestions of local villages and sites. We found several sites including a hill top fortress, Barga and local villages that we would gladly return too.

You will need your own transport to appreciate the local area.

Further a field we were able to visit Lucca and Pisa using the local train which is a two miniute walk away from the property and very cheap.

All food supplies could be found in the local village by foot and walking in to the shopping area to collect was a ideal start to the day.

There are plenty of local places to eat and we were lucky enough to choose a week where there was a local festival where we were made to feel welcome.

We felt that 1 week was not long enough to fully appreciate all that was in and around the area and would recommend to anybody a visit Villa Piazza

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property and pool in beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Piazza al Serchio. The house is extremely spacious with 2 kitchens, 5 big bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The garden and pool-area is the best of all! Lots of space to play and the pool is large and clean. Rita and Carlo took good care of us. Rita even came over with cakes and tiramisu 3 times in one week! The village and area around is beautiful, food is cheap and the train station is 10 min walk away. Very convenient for trips to Lucca and the caves in Aqui Terme. I will definetely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent two weeks with our extended family at Villa Piazza and I can honestly say that it is by far the best holiday rental I have ever stayed in. This is no basic holiday let but a genuine family home full of beautiful things. It was spotlessly clean and immaculately presented. We felt very privileged to stay here. The gardens and pool are beautiful and there is everything here you could wish for.

All this made even more special by the owners Rita and Carlo,with wonderful homemade cakes and desserts.Such a warm and generous welcome seems typical in Piazza al Serchio, everywhere we went, butchers, baker, cake shop and pizzeria we were met with a little English and lots of smiles. If you have done the usual Tuscan trip and are looking for a genuinely Italian holiday in beautiful surroundings that is less touristy this is the place for you.

We had great days out in Lucca and Castelnuovo and drives in the surrounding countryside. If you have the chance to book this villa I would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved this Villa and the stunning and genuine Italian region of the Garfagnana! Rita would love to welcome you another time.
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amazing villa and beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Villa for 2 weeks in August with 4 children and 4 adults and had an amazing time. The villa is soooo spacious with enough bathrooms for everyone. It's the most well equipped holiday villa I have ever stayed in with proper cots for the baby, high chairs cooking utensils everything. The WiFi although chargeable was better than our service at home with no buffering at all..

The gardens and pool were fantastic, although the pool was chilly it didn't stop the kids being in it, but it has no shallow end so they needed arm bands but there are large graduating steps which worked perfectly for our 10 month old to sit and splash on.

The village is so friendly and welcoming and the supermarket is well stocked with everything you need. We didn't book a car the first week but actually would recommend a car to get out and about and explore the restaurants. Although there is a very good English speaking taxi driver in the village. Rita the owner was so lovely and welcoming and brought us yummy treats she had cooked for us! Tuscan retreats I can not recommended high enough. Lorraine was always available to help with anything we needed and we will be booking again next year! Over all don't hesitate to book this villa!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit such a detailed review! We are glad you had a good time and that you enjoyed this lovely villa which is so conveniently located, and that you found the service we and the owner provided to be a good quality. We look forward to welcoming you again! Lorraine
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Villa piazza second visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second two week stay at villa piazza and we were not disappointed. Rita and Carlos really look after their guests.any small problems were sorted straight away. Rita's home made treats were as tasty as we remembered from before. It certainly helps if you have some knowledge of Italian especially in local restaurants. The perfect villa for a large family holiday or group of friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A summer of Joy in Piazza al Serchio

  • 5 of 5

We, as a family, rented Villa Piazza for 4 weeks in June 2014. The house was spacious, well equipped and perfectly positioned for a fantastic holiday. With 2 kitchens and 4 bathrooms we had no problem with space and the outside space around the pool was were we spent most of our time.

Only 5 mins walk from the train station, this suited us perfectly as we were all travelling at different times and did not all have cars. It was also very close to the village that allowed everyone the autonomy to do as they pleased, eat when they wanted, walk when they wanted, sleep when they wanted.

The village is not very big but this brought a friendliness and familiarity with the local people. It was not long before we were chatting over a glass of wine with the locals. There are a number of excellent pizza restaurants in Piazza and you dont have to break the bank to eat out most nights.

Piazza is also close enough to had day trips to Lucca, Florence, and Pisa and we would all just jump on a train, again, so people could come and go as they pleased.

The owners Rita and Carlo could not have done more for us, sorting any issues quickly, and baking the most amazing cakes (Rita not Carlo). We hope to return to Piazza soon.

All in all 5 stars

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Car: not necessary

Villa Piazza is situated in the midst of the village of Piazza al Serchio which itself has various traditional shops, supermarket, small Tuesday morning market, bars and restaurants, banks, station for easy exploring and beautiful river for trout fishing and playing.

The train station has direct trains to Lucca, Pisa and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, and it is possible to visit Florence and the seaside with one change, and the Cinque Terre with two.

The house is situated around 90 minutes from Pisa, 1 hr 15 mins from Lucca, 20/25 mins from the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, 45 minutes from Barga. There are hundreds of hilltop villages to explore, the imposing fortress of Verrucole, and the National Park area is only a 15 minute drive.

The countryside boasts wondrous views at every turn.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment will be taken in sterling or euros
Bedding and linen included in price as are towels (but not for pool). Initial, final and weekly clean included. All utilities included with exception of heating . Additional cleaning can be provided at further charge.
Cot and high chair available on request at no extra charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund