About the property
- Apartment322 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Two bedrooms, view on the mountain, on the sea.
Gelsomino 2 + 1 or 4* - Features: Apartment with terraces and a garden with finely finished wide gazebo; Double bedroom with closet,Bath with shower Bright living-room with sofa bed, dining table; Kitchen fully equipped with tools, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and oven; Equipped with safe, satellite TV and independent heating. Each apartment has a gazebo, a garden, satellite TV, private parking, barbecue and coin-operated laundry.
*If you rent the room Giglio : This room is in the attic of Gelsomino Apartment; Entrance hall with closet; Wide and bright double bedroom with bathroom, writing desks, mini bar; Equipped with safe and satellite TV; Access onto terraces where guests can enjoy the wonderful panorama.
If you rent Gelsomino with the room Giglio the price is different.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Mara Angeli
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful peaceful holiday, wonderful hospitality
The location is magical, incredible 360 views, with a sense of restful calm. The appartment was small but perfectly adequate and cleverly laid out, maximising both indoor and outdoor space. We were met on arrival with a warm reception at the family restaurant next door, with amazing antipasti. There were some useful utensils missing from the kitchen, however Mara and her sister Laura were more than happy to help us out at any time. The pool, although chilly in April, had spectacular views over the coast. Having a car was absolutely essential given the hilltop location, but it was an easy drive into Lucca, from where we could get trains to nearby cities like Florence for the day. Driving up into the hills to Barga is well worth it too. Thoroughy enjoyed our week here, and highly recommend it.
Très bon séjour/Very good stay near Lucca
Very good place where we stayed 2 weeks. Very good service level, clean, lovely site. It was very nice holidays. We'd like to return to Pratoverde !
Accueillis à notre arrivée par la famille Angeli, avec un "appetizer" pour nous mettre immédiatement à l'heure Toscane, nous avons passé 2 semaines au calme, relaxantes. A proximité de Lucques (~20 minutes) , Pise (~30 minutes), nous avons pu aussi parcourir la Toscane vers les carrières de marbre de Carrara, ainsi que Sienne, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano...
La résidence est située sur les hauteurs des collines de Chiatri, avec une superbe vue sur les montagnes (Alpes Apuanes) d'un côté, et la mer de l'autre (double terrasse). Possibilité de petit-déjeuner, déjeuner et dîner au restaurant de la famille. Le petit-déjeuner est énorme !!
La résidence et les abords sont très propres et très bien entretenus. La (grande) piscine jouxte la résidence. Le tout entouré des Oliviers de l'exploitation de la famille.
Mara et toute sa famille ont été à l'écoute de toutes nos questions.
A peine revenus de vacances, on repartirait bien à PratoVerde.
An Italian Oasis
At the first meeting we knew we had made a good choice. Such a warm and friendly greeting, Lara and Mara (and Mum) looked after us brilliantly
The accommodation is excellent and the food is the best you will get. Cooked to order and so fresh we ate in their restaurant every night. The prices are so reasonable.
Thanks again ladies we will be back
On our late arrival we first almost died because of the danger drive up on the hill to get to the apartment (use your horn before the curves!) but it only needed some days to became accustomed to that little route. It's helpful to put not only Via Vecchia in your navigation (as there are too many via vecchias there!). I think our navigation system found the street "via per chiatri vecchia" (or try "via per Monte di Chiatri Puccini" as the homepage said). When you arrive you'll already know that you will miss this wonderful place and it's view. Mara and her sister were really nice and we had a wonderful time in the little apartment. We used the 12 days for driving through the tuscany as Lucca is the ideal starting point to discover the beautiful cities around there. We started our days always early with the first sunrays and were always back to sleep so we used the apartment mainly for sleeping and showering ;-)
Wish we had time for more.
Some little critic points here: maybe the mattress of the double bed should be changed as I got almost no sleep there (the couch was better!). Bathroom was ok, kitchen also but it would be nice to have a little more equipment there.
An Insider tip here for ice cream lovers: on the road to pisa, firenze or everything else you have to pass by some little villages like mangiano, nave etc.....somewhere after passing the nave-sign have a look at the right sight (when you're coming from the apartment, it's a 15 minutes drive), you'll find a fantastic yoghurt ice cream shop with lot of toppings. Try it! It's the best yoghurt ice you'll get in the region. If you want the best ice cream (not only yoghurt) in whole Europe try Gelateria La Perla which is located between Pisa and Lucca on Via Nuova per Pisa, 1865.
Another tip to visit: Arezzo is a beautiful city - you have to drive about 3,5 hours (on country roads if you don't wanna pay for freeways) but the road between Firenze and Arezzo is so much worth it. You won't find more beautiful landscapes! Wish I could return right now as this season (April) is the perfect season to stay in the tuscany (not so many tourists, but firenze and volterra are always full).
Thanks again to Mara and her sister and the nice welcome! We will come back some day! The three girls from Germany ;-)
P.S. I know I wrote not much about the appartment itself but it's small, clean and has almost everything you'll need - but you have to accept that the next supermarket is 15km away (no problem for us)
Beautiful view and sunsets.
More than we expected. Very clean, well maintained and comfortable. Beautiful views. The meal we made in our cooking class there was the best we had in Tuscany. Mara and her mother taught us and it was fun. Need a car as it is uphill on a winding road. We felt extremely safe. Stayed 6 nights Sept-Oct. From here we visited Pisa, Volterre, Cinque Terre and of course the walled city of Lucca where we rented a tandem bike and road the wall, saw all the attractions within the walls. The welcome tray of appetizers was a special touch and delicious. Will definitely recommend this place and will return if our travels take us back to Lucca.
Tolle Apartment-Anlage in wunderschöner Lage!
In wunderschöner Lage liegt diese Apartment-Anlage in den Hügeln bei Lucca, man kann bis Pisa und Viareggio über alles hinweg sehen. Das Apartment war sehr sauber, alles vorhanden, was man brauchte. Einziger Nachteil ist, das alles sehr hellhörig war.
Chiatri, a small village near Lucca, it is situated on the hills overlooking the coastline of Viareggio and is surrounded by woods, olive groves and chestnut trees. This small village still preserves its ancient Tuscan characteristics with its small groups of houses built on different hill peaks. Chiatri is well known for its chestnuts and for wild boar hunting in winter, and above all for Giacomo Puccini’s villa. Here, in fact, the famous composer used to spend much of his free time receiving friends, hunting in the woods and getting inspiration for his work. It is here in his villa overlooking the lake of Massaciuccoli and the sea that Puccini composed his worldwide famous opera La Tosca. Chiatri is situated in a fantastic position as it is midway between the medieval town of Lucca and Pisa with its famous leaning tower. It is just about 7 km from the beaches of Viareggio and Versilia and hardly an hour from Florence, the capital of art, Montecatini with its famous spa.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
To book the apartment you will need to sign a contract that we send you by post/by email and pay 30% deposit of the total price by bank. The second account 30% on the total 30 days before your arrival and the balance at your arrival.