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Modern spacious detached villa, with large heated private pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 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
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018


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 4.65 based on 20 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: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect ;o)

  • 5 of 5

We rent the house with some of our friends, in total we were three famillies and had enough space for all of us!

The house is clean and really offers all you would need for a good holiday!

The area is just a little bit calm, not enough acticities for children... but nothing to do with the house! ;o)

We recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved the house and gave it a 5 star review! We hope to welcome you again. NB - For future guests, do note there is not lots to do for children in the sense of funfairs etc. and activities are rural, but we have lots of guests with children who come again and again to enjoy swimming and playing in the river; the verrucole interactive displays at the fortress; the treeclimbing and zipwire park (great for all ages from little ones right up to very fit adults, due to the differing courses); cycling around the walls at Lucca; a day at the beach; horseriding; the wind caves; the rockclimbing and river canyoining adventure park etc This is if one can drag the children away from the pool! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Very impressive with immaculate gardens and pool

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of two families who had a lovely stay at this property. The property was spacious with ample facilities for a large group. The gardens and pool area were absolutely lovely and immaculately maintained, the heated pool was also a real winner with the kids! In addition to the the owners were lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed Rita's tiramasu and creme brulee.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you found the house well equipped for your large group and the pool and gardens immaculate. We're also happy that your children liked the heated pool, and you enjoyed Rita's desserts! She would be delighted to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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An amazing Italian Villa with great pool.

  • 4 of 5

The Villa in Piazza al Serchio is a lovely place to stay with a big family.

The property is well located an has an amazing swimming pool to relax. During the whole day the pool has sunshine. The village is without any tourism and the local people are very friendly. Prices of food and beverages are very low. The owner of the villa mrs. Rita is taking good care of her visitors. She surprised us with several local foods. The property is very clean. The interior is typical Italian old style. By train you can travel cheap and easy to the touristic cities like Lucca, Pisa, Florence. Overall a very nice location for a Italian Holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the sunny pool and the local food that Rita surprised you with. We're glad that you thought the prices for food and drink were low and the locals were friendly. We would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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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: June 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: September 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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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.23 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

NB - The Stay Tax of €1 per person per night, is applicable for a maximum of 5 nights and is payable in cash on arrival.

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

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