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Marginone: wonderful villa with pool between Lucca and Firenze in a green Tuscan property

Bedrooms 6
Space 280 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Located in one of the most beautiful hilly areas around Lucca, “Tenuta Albereta” is at only 1,8 Kilometers far from Montecarlo, an ancient village famous for its good wine, oil and food. The beautiful house in the middle of olive trees, vineyards and woods, with a swimming pool open from may to September. It is ideal for families who love spending time in natural environment, relaxing and going for long walks.

We only rent the whole property to 1 party per time so privacy is never compromised.

At the ground floor you can find a furnished kitchen, a dining room, a living room, a toilet and a bedroom. At the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and one large bedroom. In front of the house there is a cosy studio with a bathroom, a double bed and a single bed.

"Tenuta Albereta" is the perfect starting point to visit places full of historical and artistic interest: Lucca (22km),The sandy beaches of Versilia (40km), Pisa (38 km), Florence (50 km), Siena (130km). If you are 3-4 families with children, you will really enjoy a week’s holiday in Tenuta Albereta. With an open air barbecue area a lovely patio is ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining for groups or families . After a hot day of sightseeing it will be great to come back to a splash in the pool and a cold beer on the terrace, before lighting the bbq and putting on some of the superb sausages from the local supermarket. It is truly a vacation you will never forget.

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Property Manager
Alessandra Donati
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About Alessandra Donati

I manage this house from 2007 with love and fun. I love traveling and I love travellers! I use this house, when not rented, for meetings and seminaries because this is the perfect place for interior growth of people

Alessandra Donati purchased this chateau / country house in 1970

Why Alessandra Donati chose Lucca Area

Tenuta Albereta is a restored, charming Tuscan house built in the 17th Century nearby Montecarlo, a village up the hills only 20 minutes drive from Lucca. It is an independent unit located in a quiet area. The house surrounded by a garden, a wood and green fields offers the guests a truly unforgettable and peaceful stay. Swimming pool is open from april to september,30.


Altopascio Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 15
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Alarm System
  • Coin Cabine
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Cellar
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Marginone: wonderful villa with pool between Lucca and Firenze in a green Tuscan property
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews

Thr trip to end all trips

  • 5 of 5

First off, a special thanks to Alessandra, Sabrina,Mirco and everyone else who turned this trip into such a fantastic time.

We had a total of 28 people join us during the month of June. And everyone of the 28 agreed it could not have been any better. The Villa-pool and grounds were just as wonderful as could be. A bit of magic and heaven for all of us. We like to think it's just being with the Kiaune family but the Villa and the surroundings added so much more.

Your efforts and all the others involved made for a great and treasured time.

Marginone is such a beautiful little place and right down the road. It boasts a lovely little pastry shop(expresso,cappuccino etc) an upscale Osteria Fellini a pizzeria with pasta dishes and pizza and a beautiful little Church that my wife fell in love with. We heard Angels sing there. And Montecarlo also right down the road has beautiful shops and restaurants. The town of Altopascio has a rail station and you can easily ride to Lucca and Florence and Pisa.

So Alessandra again thank you- thank you-thank you. Wish we were still there.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We were five families wi...

  • 5 of 5

"We were five families with little children staying one week in Tenuta Albereta. We just loved the house, the garden and the swimming pool! The place was great also for visiting Florence, Lucca, San Gimignano and of course the Montecarlo, which was a lovely village near the house. Milvia, the housekeeper, was very friendly and helped us every time we needed. The owner was also very nice and friendly and the cooking course was excellent and the wine from the vineyard was very good. We would recommend this place to everyone because it was definitely perfect!"

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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""This property was rente...

  • 5 of 5

""This property was rented by my client and his satisfaction was 'exactly what we had hoped for and it was a perfect fit for our family and friends.' The property was set back from the road and there was no noise from the surroundings but yet it was very convenient to the town of Altopascio for shopping essentials and they enjoyed a short walk to Montecarlo which was lovely and full of good restaurants and stores. My clients rented the property for 3 weeks and had ample supplies to host parties with their Italian relatives and guests from the USA. With several cooks in the group, there was never a need for a personal chef, but they always knew that Alessandra would accommodate their requests. The caretaker and his wife were readily available for any questions and needs. Because of an electrical storm the power was suspended until the caretaker quickly solved the issue. My clients used the house as a staging station to explore the area extensively and hence the location was convenient to do so.

As a travel consultant (T'Amo Italia) with many clients, I will indeed offer this property for their consideration in the future. Working with the owner was a pleasure. "

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"This was a great villa. ...

  • 5 of 5

"This was a great villa. Lovely gardens & pool. Really nice rooms. All you would need for your holiday. The village is a short walk away and very friendly with a fab restaurant. Monte Carlo is also within walking distance and is a lovely walled town.

Local wine and food was all delicious.

Its also a great base to visit Pisa, Lucca and Firenze.

Altogether - brilliant!"

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Het rustig op een heuvel...

  • 5 of 5

"Het rustig op een heuvel gelegen huis met zeer ruime tuin en wijngaard ligt mooi centraal tussen Florence, Pisa en de zee. De omgeving van Marginone is niet bijzonder maar Lucca is zeker een bezoekje waard. Het huis is goed ingericht, alleen de keuken is wat aan de kleine kant. (heb je toch weinig nodig met goede restaurants in de buurt)

De openhaard en barbeque onder het overdekte terras zijn ideaal voor een lange avond buiten, met een wijntje uit eigen wijngaard. Prima service van de eigenaresse en haar sleutelbeheerders/schoonmakers."

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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"This is a charming house...

  • 4 of 5

"This is a charming house with nice surroundings.We can recommend it to others and we had a nice holiday there."

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Altopascio Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in locorietario

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Vecchiaccia
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Highway Firenze-mare exit Altopascio. Turn right for 4 km. direction Montecarlo. When you arrive to Marginone turn left in via di Poggio. The house is at the top of the unpaved street.

Don't miss the dinner of the owner, you can have it also on your arrival day, saturday evening... You won't have to worry about cooking or looking for a restaurant!

If you want to eat local food, read the guests book in the house: it suggests the best restaurants in the area!


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