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Why simona chose Lucca
This house is our dream come true to live in Tuscany. It was love at first sight! We left 2 chaotic cities like Rome and Milan to to grow our child among the olive trees, smog-free air, in a small village where everyone knows each other.
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Peaceful, idyllic stay
This was a very nice and peaceful village, straight out of story books! The house was clean and had everything we needed to be comfortable, including a modern bathroom. Simona was very helpful (we reached very late and she very graciously stayed up to meet us, give us directions and then show us around). She also had great tips on going to nearby places. We had wanted a quiet time in Tuscany, and we certainly got it! Thank you, Simona!
Beautiful cottage in a lovely area
We very much enjoyed our stay in Simona's lovely cottage in this beautiful area just outside of Lucca. The cottage has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and lacks nothing for an enjoyable holiday. It is ideally situated for visiting the surrounding area and the cities of Lucca,Pistoia, Florence and Pisa and the wonderful surrounding hill villages.
Simonia was always on hand with advice on the area and the best way to get about, and the cottage had a wealth of information to assist as well. Thank you Alfredo for the lovely home made pasta and for helping us to source local Olive Oil and Honey.
We loved our stay in the country!
My wife and I enjoyed our 5 days in Aquilea. It’s a peaceful little village in the hills but only 15 minute drive into Lucca and everything you need. Simona and her family live in the adjoining unit, she was there to greet us and was very helpful and pleasant. A vehicle is highly recommended but that also allows you to make day trips to Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre along the coast. Thanks Simona, Heather and I had a wonderful stay!
An opportunity to try a different part of Tuscany
We received warm friendly welcome from the helpful owner. The property is attractively decorated with an interesting fusion of modern furnishing and quaint antiques and relics. We enjoyed the opportunity to relax in the garden which is a hillside olive grove with lovely views over the hills and plain. The location, just north of Lucca gave us opportunity to explore the relatively unknown Apuan Alps of North Tuscany. The attractive wooded hills and valleys contrast with the cultivated Tuscany further south. Lucca, Viareggio and Pisa are relatively close by, so staying here allowed the best of town and country and seaside.
Really nice apartment with friendly hosts next door - looked after us and made us feel very welcome, even providing a glass of local Tuscan wine and food one evening. The building is lovely with old stone walls, nice and cool inside even in July, we loved it.
It was very nice to have this lovely family as guests. We hope they come back to visit another part of Tuscany!
Highway exit: Lucca Est SS12 Abetone. After 10 km exit at Ponte a Moriano, keeping the river on your right after 500 meters turn left towards Aquilea
The city of Lucca offers the opportunity to visit various exhibitions and various museums, or take a relaxing walk on the beautiful tree-lined walls, or to go shopping
3 rd weekend of the month "Antiques Market"
Last weekend of the month "Arts and Crafts Market"
Annual Events not to miss:
March: "Exhibition of Camelia in Capannori” and "Green Walls in Lucca”. April: " Exhibition of Azaleas in Borgo a Mozzano". May:" Wine Street in Montecarlo” and "Bread Festival at Altopascio”. June:" Spa week in Bagni di Lucca”. July: " Lucca Summer Festival". August: " Barga Jazz Festival". September: " September in Lucca " and " Murabilia Walls in bloom". October: "Lucca Film Festival". November: "Lucca Comics and Games" and "Digital Photo Fest". December: "The city of the chestnut in Castelnuovo”.