Perched above the medieval village of Bagnone, our villa is set in the hills about half an hour from the coast. It's perfectly placed for a peaceful holiday whether that's sun, sea and sand, culture and incredible scenery, skiing or just getting away from it all. An hour from 3 different airports it's easily and cheaply accessible. The villa was originally a fairly grand land owner's house and retains a sense of seclusion and independence. Surrounded by a large area of private land, steep terraces overlook the mountain stream and natural pond at bottom of the garden. However, it's only a 10 min stroll down to the town square for easy access to the local shops, bars and restaurants. Portofino, Pisa and the romantic walled city of Lucca are around an hour away. Nearer still are 3 ski resorts, the 5 cliff top fishing villages of Cinque Terre, Portovenere and a host of picturesque medieval villages amongst the rolling hills of North Tuscany. Florence is easily reached for a day trip.
Villa in Bagnone, Tuscany, Italy - Set in the Rolling Hills, Overlooking the Medieval Village of Bagnone, Bordered by Mountain Stream
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 13, 2019
Simon, Tom and Jamie bought the villa several years ago and spent 4 years restoring it to its former glory. Three friends from university, we bought what was then a shell of a villa that had been uninhabited for 15 years as a holiday home and have been renting it out for about 3 years. We had a lot of fun restoring the villa and continue to use it regularly. We hope you enjoy staying there as much as we do!
Simon purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Simon chose Bagnone
We looked at over 40 properties all over Italy before deciding on this area and this property. The combination of easy access to 3 local airports, to the coast, mountains and skiing, and to amazing places like Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre and Pisa is what makes it such a great location. Throw in the privacy of the villa being located on its own land on a hill above the town, yet only 5 minutes walk to the shops, bars and restaurants and it's even better. On top of that there is the amazing scenery surrounding the villa, a 3000 square metre garden bordered by a mountain stream and great local Italian food. It was an easy choice for us.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Special interest holidays:
Tennis (5 mins). Public swimming pool (5 mins). River swimming (5 mins). Crazy golf (30 mins). Go-carting (40 mins). Theatres/outdoor cinemas (30 mins). Boat hire (45 mins). Walking and hiking in surrounding hills and mountains.
The coast is about 35 mins drive away, with many beautiful beaches and picturesque ports and fishing villages, including the amazing cliff top villages of the Cinque Terre. Fiascherino has a beautiful private beach with waiter service to your sun lounger and a price tag to match plus a public beach nearby. Tellaro is a small fishing village on the coast overlooking the 'gulf of the poets' - an ideal place for a drink and an evening meal watching the sun go down. See our website for more details.
There are three airports near the house: Pisa (1hour), Parma (1.25 hours), Genova/Genoa (1.5 hours). All of them are served by low cost airlines. Pisa is the largest and quickest to get to with many flights each day from the UK with Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways, Jet2.com and other airlines. There are also regular flights to Pisa from many other European cities. The nearest train station is about 5km away from the villa.
There are several shops, bars and restaurants in Bagnone which is 5-10 mins walk from the villa. Nearby places of interest include: public swimming pool and tennis courts (5 mins), Pisa (1 hour), Florence (less than 2 hours), Cinque Terre (1 hour), Lucca (1 hour), Portofino (1 hour), Ski resorts (around 45 mins).
For much more detailed information and further pictures of the villa, the garden and the surrounding area, visit our website via the link below.