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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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typical peasant house, 2 large bedrooms, large bathroom, suitable for families.

Very quiet. Surrounded by olive groves overlooking the woods.

One of the 2 large bedrooms has a large double bed, the other has 2 single beds that can be joined or kept separate. There are deck chairs and armchairs and an outdoor grill to cook excellent Tuscan meat (called Chianina). The house is part of a hamlet of 6 houses near the cultural city of Lucca. FLORENCE, city of medieval writers (Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio), artists (Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, etc., Is only 76 km

High quality food: meat 'of Chianina', excellent wines and olive oil, spelled soups and vegetables, typical of Lucca ... in November the olives are harvested. In September, a big party 'Holy' Face brings in a purely medieval climate, with a parade of religious brotherhoods and procession with ancient sacred furnishings.

Real country house, with thick stone walls, day, can protect from the external heat.

Summer ideal climate: hot dry days and cool morning and evening

The house is very flowered in the months of May and June when you can also see fireflies at night, which shows that the air is sparkling clean!

A half hour's drive you can reach the sea of ​​Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, high-level tourist city, with free beaches or bathing cabins, parasols and deck chairs and even with popular nightlife for youth clubs.

A half-hour drive are also the famous MARBLE CAVE OF PIETRASANTA, town with workshops of sculptors and art galleries and Carrara, famous around the world for the extraction of white marble, 'STATUARIO', by his CAVE, visited. A village near Carrara, in the heart of Cave, COLONNATA, is famous the LARD, which has become a Slow Food Presidium, part of pork, seasoned in marble basins and spicy on the surface.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nicoletta Nicosia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Nicoletta Nicosia

I have been working for 20 years in the photography industry; I am a former Ancient Languages teacher and I graduated from the prestigious University of Pisa. I was born in Tuscany, near the famous white marble quarries in Carrara, but I have been living in Turin for 40 years, although Tuscany is still in my heart. In August, I will be happy to personally welcome my guests and, if they want, I will be happy to put my experience as an Italian teacher in high schools at their disposal. I offer the possibility to arrange Italian classes, for groups or individuals, to those who are interested (further information in "amenities").

Nicoletta Nicosia purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Nicoletta Nicosia chose Lucca Area

When I had the opportunity to buy and renovate an old farmers' house in a small hamlet on Lucca's hills, I had no doubt! I happily spent the holidays here for 22 years. Here you can find calm and serenity, an important city for music and art in Tuscany. Lucca is also special for its 1600 intact fortified walls and it is possible to discover on a bicycle and admire the city from above with its many noble towers. In half an hour on the motorway, you can reach the sea where there are free beaches.

What makes this cottage unique

I am currently graduating in Cultural Heritage Conservation, and this is why I decided to restore a typical Tuscan farmers' house. Obviously, the restoration was done conservatively to keep the architectural features, the materials and the typical look of the house intact. In fact, Tuscany, different from many other Italian regions, has kept and increased its ancient economic activity, which developed from the time of Rulers of Florence (1300) to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, until now. Tuscany did not follow the industrialisation of 1900, its tradition is deeply agricultural, and it never felt the crisis. Due to its strong agricultural tradition, it boasts delicious beef, the "chianina," which is also the name of the cattle breed, and high quality wines, such as, the typical and famous, Brunello di Montalcino.


based on 11 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

A wonderful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and very tastefully decorated in a retro farmhouse style, with plenty of space inside and outside to relax. We had everything we needed and Nicoletta was wonderful and met us to show us around and help with anything we needed. I would have loved to stay there for a few months, sitting among the olive trees.

Lucca is not far away for supplies, places to eat and things to do.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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La campagne, des cyprès et des oliviers, à deux pas de Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Un esprit particulier, plein de charme, plane sur la maison de Nicoletta. On sent que l'endroit est aimé, a été vécu, qu'on y a rêvé, qu'on en prend un soin attentif et jaloux. Pas de télévision, pas de piscine, pas de bruits, pas de voiture à portée de vue, mais des oliviers et des cyprès, des arbres tranquilles qui répandent leurs ombres et leurs parfums. Et puis, le ciel, les collines et les étoiles filantes. Quelques voisins, discrets et adorables dans ce petit hameau où chacun peut vivre à sa guise. La belle maison de Nicoletta, meublée simplement mais avec beaucoup de goût, est rafraîchie matin et soir par un petit vent qui tempère les grandes chaleurs. On trouve des mûres dans les petits chemins qui l'entourent. A quelques minutes, en voiture, la belle ville de Lucca, déploie ses rues ombragées et ses églises de marbres blancs. Un lieu pour rêver, contempler, lire, d'où partir à la découverte de la Garfagnana et de ses rivières, de Carrare et de ses marbres, de Pise, de Florence...

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Merveilleuse maison sur la colline toscane

  • 5 of 5

Nous revenons enchantés de deux semaines sur la colline toscane où se trouve la belle maison de Nicoletta. La maison est spacieuse (grandes chambres, grande salle de bains), fraîche, ancienne et restaurée avec élégance et simplicité. Elle se trouve au milieu des oliviers, au sein d'un hameau extrêmement tranquille, totalement protégé de la circulation. Dans la journée, la vue est très belle et le soir, on contemple les étoiles sous la brise. Tout fonctionne très bien et il ne faut craindre aucune mauvaise surprise (voiture absolument nécessaire). Il n'est pas nécessaire de faire la promotion de la région et de ses innombrables richesses culturelles, naturelles, gastronomiques... Nicoletta est une hôtesse d'une très grande gentillesse, avec qui nous avons aimé sympathiser autour d'un "caffé" et d'un verre de vin frais. Un endroit et une hôtesse auxquels on s'attache !

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Una experiencia inolvidable / como en casa

  • 5 of 5

Una casa magnífica, puedes respirar la Toscana en cada rincón. Confortable y genuina,

Nicoletta, la propietaria, una anfitriona sensacional en todos los sentidos.

Una lugar muy recomendable para pasar unos días y conocer la Toscana.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Une maison vraiment atypique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné dans cette maison durant une semaine, en ayant réservé au dernier moment.

Le mot qui me reste à l'esprit est "atypique" !

Pourquoi ?

Parce que cette maison est excentrée de la ville et qu'il faut y arriver, au bout d'un chemin de terre (ne pas venir avec une voiture surbaissée !).

Parce que cette maison est composée de plusieurs demi-niveaux.

Parce qu'il n'y a pas tout le confort moderne (pas de lave-linge, pas de lave-vaisselle)…

Parce que la connexion Internet se fait avec une clef 3G.

Et malgré tous ces "Ce n'est pas le type de bien aseptisé que l'on voit sur Abritel/HomeAway/Homelidays/…", nous avons passé de bonnes vacances.

Pourquoi ?

Justement parce que l'on est à l'écart de la ville,

Justement parce que les voitures passent à 1 km à vol d'oiseaux, et donc que l'on y est tranquille et que l'on y dort très bien,

Justement parce que la maison, un peu biscornue, a du caractère,

Justement parce que, sans Internet qui démarre au quart de tour, on réapprend à lire et à regarder les étoiles,

Justement parce qu'ainsi, ce ne sont pas des vacances comme d'habitude.


Isabelle & Jean-Dominique.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Un très bel endroit

  • 5 of 5

Un très bel endroit, au calme, et un accueil chaleureux. La maison est pleine de charme et spacieuse, et reste fraîche en été

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis bien contante que les locataires qui ont passé leurs vacances dans ma maison ont été satisfaits de leur choix. Je mets tout mon engagement et ma volonté de répondre à tous leurs besoins et de supprimer toutes les difficultés. Il est un vrai plaisir pour moi qu'ils aient un bon souvenir de leur séjour. Cordialement Nicoletta
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
In Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Genova-Livorno, Firenze-Mare
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lucca Cottage Rental Rates

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Oct 2 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $76

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Lucca Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • In one bedroom there is a double bed, in the other there are 2 single beds which can be joined or separated as needed. If necessary, for a small child, there is also the possibility of a cot with barriers. There is also a bed in addition, for a fifth person.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
Throughout the month of August all guests will enjoy an Italian language course conducted by the owner (former teacher of Italian in high school) at a cost of 60 € for 6 days of lessons (one hour lesson per day) .

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