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Exclusive villa, huge swimming pool and flowered garden with brick bbq!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Countryside villa with private swimming pool, garden and barbecue


Overflowing with lemon and orange trees, vineyards, oliveyards and rare plants, this property is a renovated Tuscan house on two levels, 10 minutes driving from Lucca historical walls.

It is located at the edges of the Lucca plain, in a quiet and strategic position to visit all the attractions in Tuscany!

Only you will be using the house, the garden with the brick barbecue and the exclusive in-ground 12 meters long swimming pool.

Bring a car and explore canyons, abandoned villages, the famous historical villas, an exciting adventure park with survival courses and rafting experiences, the amazing old walled city of Lucca, all of these attractions - and much more - are within a few minutes driving!

You can do day trips to Pisa, Firenze, and Cinque Terre.

A couple of minutes away the road climbs up the hills and leads you to one of the most beautiful places of Tuscany, crossing the famous historical villas, located at the beginning of the hills.


* Table-tennis table (ping pong table), mini football goal posts, beach chairs, sunbeds, a big table with chairs, brick barbecue

* 12*6*1,5 metres pool, cleaned and sanitized every day

* House/swimming pool/garden are completely private!


Dining/living area:

* Microwave, steel kettle, fridge, electric and induction plates, full flatware, pots and glasses set, coffee moka pots and more

* Chestnut table (8 seats) plus a two places couch and TV sat

* Washing machine and outdoor drying racks

Three bedrooms:

* 100% cotton bed linens and bathroom towels are provided

* Every bedroom has one bathroom with sink, WC and shower

* The only room exposed to the sun (first floor) is air-conditioned, the other two only have fans (but they are fresher as they are north-exposed).

* Two bedrooms have one matrimonial (king) bed each, the third bedroom has two single beds.

* For 6 + people groups there is space for two additional single beds

* I am always available via call, text or email.

* INTERNET WiFi is provided, altough i cannot guarantee it will be fast enough for online gaming or netflix.


I will give you my special guide, where you will find all the addresses, phone numbers and descriptions about all the places you need to see.

5 minutes ---> stunning hilltop villages and historical villas

10 minutes ---> LUCCA old town and fortified village of Nozzano

20 minutes ---> Montecarlo wine village and Collodi (Pinocchio)

30 minutes ---> PISA (leaning tower and airport), Versilia beaches, adventure parks with rafting and survival experiences, abandoned villages and canyons in the apennines.

40 minutes ---> FIRENZE (Florence), Garfagnana valley with parks, castles and hiking trails, Massaciuccoli lake

50 minutes ---> Apuan alps, Michelangelo's marble caves

60 minutes ---> La Spezia train station (10 minutes trains to CINQUE TERRE)


• Jacaranda

• Catalpa

• Sacred bamboo (Nandina domestica)

• Wisteria

• Syringa Vulgaris

• Agave

• Viburnum

• Bougainvillea

• Morus alba

• Photinia × fraseri

• Plumbago auriculata

• Blackberry bushes

• Rose bushes

• Fig tree

• Prunus laurocerasus

• Diospyros kaki

• Olive trees

• Grapevines

• Mint, rosemary, beans, tomatoes, chilli bushes and many more!

More Details


Capannori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Toilet 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet , shower
    Toilet 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous holiday. Great accommodation. Really helpful and friendly owner.

  • 5 of 5

Great property, perfect for our needs. Clean, excellent facilities, wonderful pool. Ideally situated to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My family had a wonderful holiday in Capannori. This is the perfect location to enjoy Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Cortinella was perfect for my family of five. We loved its traditional Truscan decor and were very impressed by the standard of cleanliness. The large pool, surrounded by a beautiful garden of lemon trees and grapevines was a bonus. But above all, Giacomo, as host, was so attentive to all our needs that we felt Villa Cortinella to be a home from home. Our memories of beautiful Tuscany will be treasured for many years.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay with family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 had a lovely holiday at Giacomo's house. Each room is very big and there are some facilities for a baby, such as: baby cot, high chair and baby bath tube. Giacomo is very friendly and helpful. We can definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Giacomo is a great host, he helped us in every possible way without being intrusive.

We loved the garden overflowing with plants and trees, and the nice view over the mountains, from the huge swimming pool.

The house is big, super clean and well equipped, the only thing missing is a TV screen. We will sure come back in the future, thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Giuseppe (given your english i guess it's you and not merichell) By the way she wrote us another enthusiastic review some time ago. Anyway, glad you two really liked the place! :)
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Nous avons adoré la maison de Giacomo.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la maison et la cours. Les chambres sont spacieuses, une salle de bain par chambre. Un superbe cours. Après une journée de marche en montagne ou de visite dans les superbes villes de Lucques et Florence, c'était fort relaxant de s'asseoir dans le jardin et se rafraîchir dans la piscine. Tous les jours des légumes frais de leur jardin étaient déposés sur la table. Un vrai bonheur. Toutefois il faudrait que la cuisine soit mieux équipée. À 8 c'était un peu la galère lorsque venait le temps de cuisiner les repas.

Giacomo nous a bien renseignés sur les activités à faire dans son coin de pays. Il nous avait donné toutes les informations pour le train de Florence, que je recommande chaudement. La gare est situé en plein centre de la ville, pas de souci de stationnement pour seulement 15€ l'aller- retour ça vaut la peine.

Sans hésitation je vous recommande cette location.


  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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A truly great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly amazing time at Giacomo's house in Capannori and feel really lucky to have found such a great place to stay at such short notice. We love a lot of space so the house suited us perfectly, the house is spotlessly clean and comfortable and decorated in traditional Tuscan style. We all enjoyed having our own independent suite, it was like having a small hotel to ourselves! The garden is simply beautiful, we were blessed with a week of blue skies so spent lots of time relaxing in and out of the pool amongst the vines, olive and lemon trees and playing “ Boules” under the shade of the trees, it was heavenly ! There's lots of useful touring information and maps available but what we appreciated most of all was Giacomo's help with our excursions, he loves his world and has a wealth of local knowledge, thanks to him we got to see the best places in Tuscany. We explored the Capannori hilltop villages, dined at a great restaurant in the medieval city of Lucca, visited the famous Uffizi art gallery in Florence and went on a day trip to the pretty Cinque Terra villages on the coast. During our week's stay (which was not long enough) Giacomo and his family were so kind to us, bringing us small treasures from their fruit and vegetable garden, we were totally spoilt. We feel we had a taste of the true spirit of Italy here at Villa Cortina, it is quintessentially Italian. A truly great place to stay with the added bonus of making a great friend too, we do hope to see Giacomo again soon and have the opportunity of hosting his trip to the Arcachon Bay in France in the near future. Molte grazie Giacomo!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Giacomo Petrini
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Giacomo Petrini

Based in Lucca, but always travelling from september to may. This is a charming and sunny corner of Tuscany and i'm sure you will love it!

Giacomo Petrini purchased this villa in 2014

Why Giacomo Petrini chose Capannori

This property is near the house where i live in summer

What makes this villa unique

The property is drowning in green. There are oliveyards and vineyards all around, several kind of trees and bushes, a lot of lemon and orange trees, and a lovely leafy arch at the entrance of the Swimming Pool.

The sun shines almost everyday, and at the night it is beautiful to just look at the stars as the sky is really clean and the air is warm!


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
San Pietro a Vico
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A11 Firenze Mare (Capannori Exit)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Vita caffè
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Marina di Vecchiano
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $307.39
Pulizia finale $61.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund