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Lovely home from home in heart of Tuscany

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6 in quiet countryside of medieval village with castle on the hill

Ideally located for day trips to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Montecatini, Versiglia beaches and many beautiful locations for a true Tuscan experience. The accommodation is 'home from home' completely furnished and equipped with every need for a relaxing holiday in picturesque surrounding. Top rated restaurant within walking distance. Bar, hairdressers, chemist, PO and shop all accessible by foot.

Two large double bedded rooms and additional single beds available upon request. Double sofa bed in living room. Kitchen, modern and fully equipped. Small bathroom with bath and shower over, bidet, wc and sink. Small enclosed garden with stone BBQ.

More Details

Dorothy D'Addio
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Dorothy D'Addio

My name is Dorothy. I moved out here as a single mum with my daughter, then 3 years old. We lived here for 6 years, renting the property out during the summer, with our own private accommodation in an apartment below. I taught English to children and young adults during this time. Absolutely love this village, very friendly and Tuscan! Has been a wonderful start in life and education for my daughter Poppy. We moved back to the UK in 2011 but still spend alot of time travelling back and forth to further renovate the property. My daughter had a wonderful beginning growing up here and going to school in this little village and found Nozzano Castello to be the perfect home and holiday. Hope to see you there! x

Dorothy D'Addio purchased this house in 2005

Why Dorothy D'Addio chose Lucca Area

This is the perfect retreat for families, with lots of activities and places of interest to vist both locally and within an hours drive of the property. With a selection of family bikes, you can enjoy a safe and leisurely ride through the villages and towns. A car is recommended to really venture out and enjoy the scenery and surrounding towns and villages but there are local buses to the main town of Lucca and from there connecting coaches and trains to places further afield such as Florence, Sienna and Garfagnana. There are numerous beaches along the Versilia coastline from 30-60 minutes by car. Viareggio is just a 10 minute journey from Nozzano by train. You can walk or cycle from the house into Lucca off road, along the river Serchio. It is only ten minutes from the motorway with easy access to all major cities and towns such as Pisa and Florence. It really is a serene experience of traditional Italian life without being totally cut off and isolated from the city centre.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated in the heart of a medieval village with its own castle a stone's throw from the house. The winding, characteristic side- streets and residents' houses with its castle walls resembles a mistical setting from a fairytale. Views on a clear day, reaching as far as the tower of Pisa and its Duomo. Passing through Cornfields at every turn, Poppy fields in May and Sunflower fields in Summer, rustic properties, and goat herding Shepherds, makes this a wonderful place to explore and photograph.

As villages go, this is surprisingly equipped with every amenity necessary within a walks distance from the house. Nozzano benefits from an extremely respected restaurant, two bars, fresh butcher and bakery, general village shop, barber and an excellent ladies hairdresser. For general services, there is a Post Office and Chemist. Where there is not what you need available, Nozzano also has the added bonus of visits from a mobile fresh vegetable van twice weekly, a daily fresh bread van, and a weekly market that brings fresh fish, groceries and a florist. An unmanned train stations lies about 10 minute walk away and this goes to Lucca and Viareggio and various other towns and villages between. Walks further into the hillsides awards magnificent views reaching far across Nozzano and Lucca.


Lucca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Sink and Bath plugs are a push to close, push to open mechanism.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are two large bedrooms, both housing king size double beds. There is enough room in each bedroom to put an extra single bed if required. A double sofabed is in the living room downstairs. A single bed is on the first floor landing which can be moved into any room if preferred.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Parasol
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a very characteristic property in a historic village, quiet and picturesque, but not isolated. Buses are few but efficient and there are local amenities and shops within walking distance. There is also a train service from Nozzano. Recycling is a must in Italy and rubbish is collected every day. A chart of which bins to use and when to leave outside the property for collection is posted on the fridge door.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Lovely home from home in heart of Tuscany
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lovely place, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for Tuscany holiday, lovely house with garden, old Italian town with castle, Lucca and Pisa nearby as well as seaside beaches...

Going to local town restaurant is a must.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Andriuz for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your family. I'm glad the children enjoyed using the toys! Dorothy
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Family with four teenagers

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday at Nozzano Castello near Lucca. The house was cool, airy, comfortable and well equipped; Dorothy and Poppy were lovely and welcoming, with very helpful with suggestions. The house was exactly as described and suited us perfectly; two things we would have wished for - a more powerful, and therefore quicker, shower and an apron! Our favourite things were: the little village of Nozzano with bakery, bar, chemist, etc. and wonderful pizzeria restaurant; Lucca, and cycling along Lucca city walls; the mountain streams beyond Massa and the amazing mountain villages and scenery. The house is close to lots of attractions to suit a wide variety of interests - cultural, nature, swimming and sun bathing, shopping, foodie etc. We would recommend the house, huge thanks to Dorothy and Poppy, lovely to meet you!! Liz

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz Thank you so much for the lovely comments. We so enjoyed meeting you all, and I hope that Mary takes back some good memories of her 13th birthday in Italy and we hope to see you again. Best wishes to you all. Dorothy and Poppy
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
Montecatini Golf
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The house is on two floors with a small private garden to the back.


Large living room with double sofa bed, Large screen plasma TV, Hi Fi, DVD player.

2 x King size bedded rooms, (2 extra single beds and travel cot available if required).

Fully furnished kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven, gas hob, coffee maker, toaster.

Laundry facilities - Local Laundrette facilities, Iron & Board, washing line.

Small bathroom - Bath with shower over, wash basin, bidet, WC.

Small Garden - stone BBQ, garden table, chairs, umbrella.

Available JUNE - SEPTEMBER. Saturday to Saturday - but please enquire for availability of other arrival and departure dates.

The house will comfortably sleep up to 6 persons.

There are buses and a small train station from the village. Not very many in a day, but enough to get you to and from Lucca. The trains go direct to Lucca and Viareggio (coast). It is recommended to hire a car if you wish to really discover Tuscany and the surrounding areas. for more details of events, where to go, location.

The Pisa and Florence Airports are an easy train or bus ride away or you can take private taxi to Lucca.

Not only is Pisa a lovely day out for the famous "Piazza dei Miracoli" with it's leaning tower, but there are also some beautiful beaches too located in Marina di Pisa and Tirrenia.

Held in July annually in the ancient walls of the city of Lucca, Tuscany, the Lucca Music Festival offers evening performances in the Piazza Napoleone.

Torre del Lago is a small village between Lucca and Viareggio, which owes its fame to the great composer Giacomo Puccini, who built a beautiful villa along the shores of the Massaciuccoli lake.

Lago Massaciuccoli, an important nature preserve for rare and migrant birds, provides a pretty backdrop for open-air performances of Puccini's work.

Montecatini Terme, with its world- famous thermal baths, large parks and gorgeous gardens has been a busy health spa for centuries.


Rates & Availability

Lucca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194.04

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Key pick up with housekeeper. Discount depending on length of stay. Additional 50 euro final cleaning fee payable upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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