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House With Views And Private Pool In Vico Pancellorum

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

House in Vico Pancellorum, Bagni di Lucca, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy - A Peaceful Location For A Relaxing Holiday In Nature And The Rediscovery Of The Ancient Tuscan

The property is situated on the centre of the medieval village of Vico Pancellorum (Romanesque), and the house is set on a large rocky ridge, from which stands overlooking the valley below, offering a wonderful view of the guests, making it unique and charming the stay there.


Owner
Gabriele Di Marco
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Gabriele Di Marco

I introduce myself, I'm Gabriele Di Marco, son of the owners of the house, I live in Lucca, actually I am finishing my studies in engineering at the 'University of Pisa. Usually we spend the holidays at our house in Vico, now we know where all the people who live there, and where the 'environment is very relaxed and friendly.

Gabriele Di Marco purchased this house in 1949

Why Gabriele Di Marco chose Vico Pancellorum

The house is owned by the family, we decided to rent it to tourists, because we think that it can offer a lot in terms of comfort and relaxation for people who want to spend a holiday in Vico Pancellorum. Spend a holiday in Vico Pancellorum is not comparable to other holidays, is something very special and unique, seeing is believing.

What makes this house unique

The house because of its central location and at the same time offers panoramic already in the morning who wakes up one spectacular and unique view across the valley, not to mention the large rooms that are decorated in a typical Tuscan style will make your holiday unique.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The comments of some of the guests who have stayed in our house:
May 2013
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Amenities

Vico Pancellorum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is large and consists of washbasin, bidet, toilet, a shower, a washing machine, and a window.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Possibility of adding two single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Possibility of adding two single beds.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The rooms are spacious entambe, and consist of a double bed with carved headboard, wardrobe, cabinet, two bedside tables, a large mirror, and a window to the first room and two the second.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is about 300 square meters. And is located close to the main street of the village, achievable by walking, and is spread over three levels. It is made spacious and comfortable rooms, which evoke with their decor to the traditional style of life "tuscan". The first floor consists of an entrance hall which leads to the large kitchen where you can also dine, and the living room nicely furnished. On the second floor there are two large double bedrooms with antique furniture, and a large bathroom. The house also has a balcony from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the valley and surrounding mountains. The ground floor consists of a basement and a kitchenette, usable for dinner at 'open under the pergola. The garden is a pergola, under which you can dine, and a staircase that goes to a corner "relax" along the path, you will reach the private pool. The property also has a small vineyard. Outside: The garden has a pergola, under which you can dine, and a staircase that goes to a corner "relax" along the path, you will reach the private pool. The property also has a small vineyard. Utility Room: The house is equipped with cleaning products, laundry service (inclusive), hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, shower, washing machine, barbecue, private pool, plates cups and cutlery. On request, extra bed is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: In the kitchen are no products for daily cleaning of the rooms and the kitchen. Final cleaning and laundry services are included in the price. Other: The entrance is wide and welcoming, consists of four comfortable armchairs, a coffee table, an old stove and a window overlooking the garden pergola.

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House With Views And Private Pool In Vico Pancellorum
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
5

More than a house...a magical experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay in Vico. If you are looking to immerse yourself in true Italian life, this is the village and house for you! We are a family of four with children aged 7 and 9. They absolutely loved the pool outside, and the jacuzzi was lots of fun in the evenings after a day sightseeing.

The house and views are breathtaking. In fact, the photos cannot do the views justice. I will challenge you to find a better view when you are washing up in the mornings! We spent a lot of time lazing around on the patio, having barbecues under the grapevine and enjoying every corner of the house. My favourite spots were in the swing chair, on the sunny patio area overlooking the majestic landscape and in the hallway curled up on one of the armchairs. You will have everything you need in the house, and while there isn't WiFi, it's a great reminder that life doesn't stop just because the internet isn't available. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

We explored Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Bologna and Bagni di Lucca. All are within an hour or so's drive away and are well worth visiting if you want to break up your time at the house with a spot of sightseeing. There is also a great outdoor swimming pool in Bagni di Lucca and if you are looking for the best river swim you will find it at Canyon Park just a few minutes down the road. Here you can swim in the most refreshing and clear lagoon or take a paddleboard down the river. It's free to swim, but if you want a paddleboard they are 20 euros each. Well worth it!

The village itself is one of the most unique places we have ever visited. The people are so friendly and the artwork around the village is just wonderful to see. The kids had great fun trying to find the next piece of artwork or sculpture as we explored. By day the village is beautiful to walk around with its winding pathways and beautiful views all around. There is one restaurant in the village which we visited many times. Here you will find a warm welcome, wonderful food and great prices! A meal with starters, main course, dessert and wine came to 60 euros for all of us. You'll have some of the best pasta you have ever tasted. We were also able to sample some wonderful meats, including wild boar and rabbit hunted locally. It is advised to book each night as it does get busy at times. We also took part in the local activities including bingo and a Norwegian waffle party!

Please do not hesitate to book your stay here. It was amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great property in an even better location.

  • 5 of 5

The property is great - two spacious bedrooms and bathroom on the top floor; kitchen and living room on the ground/middle floor; living room and another kitchen/utility room in the bottom floor. The bottom floor gives access to the terraced garden and small pool. The village of Vico Pancellorum is beautiful - most does have car access, but we thought that this was an advantage. The restaurant/bar in the village was top notch - great food and service and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

This proved to be the perfect home for 4 nights after our long flight from San Francisco. We were greeted by Gabriele's father (speaking Italian only) who showed us around and presented us with a lovely array of meats, cheeses, wines and bread. The house offered a peaceful retreat for the 2 of us. The views are superb, but the feeling of authenticity was even better. The home feels like a well loved gathering spot for generations, with no hint of commercialized tourism. There were so many areas in the home to enjoy, but sitting under the grape arbor was our favorite spot during the warm days and evenings of early September. We enjoyed the pool on several afternoons as well. Internet at the house may work with a laptop with a USB port or a device that will accept a SIM card (we had neither). However there is WIFI at the local restaurant. Buca di Baldabo is an experience like no other with wonderful food, ambiance, great views and service...all for a very reasonable price and just a brief walk away. The village is charming with art installed everywhere, but be prepared for a vertical hike. The sights and views are worth the climb! Yes, the drive up is a little challenging but through a beautiful forest. Do plan to visit Barga and the Garfagnana region while there. I would recommend this for moderately fit people who long for peaceful immersion in a real Italian village, appreciate natural beauty and don't mind a bit of adventurous driving.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely house in interesting remote village

  • 4 of 5

Gabriele was very helpful in the run up to our stay. The turn off to the Vico is about 10km past the nearest town with shops - Bagni di Lucca and 2.1km up a narrow winding road, so quite remote, which we wanted. The house is a short walk from the parking areas at the bottom of the village. It is an imposing house on three levels and was very clean on our arrival (and our departure!). Gabriele's parents met us at the house and provided a welcome gift of ham, cheese and wine. The rooms all have high ceilings and windows with shutters which offer good options for air and shade (temperatures pushed 40c when we were there). Two bedrooms were large and well furnished and the large single bathroom has a very good shower. We didn't use the living room (with satellite tv) but the kitchen was large and well equipped. The house contained useful things like oil, herbs, teas, coffee, washing up liquid and toilet paper, so no need to buy those before arrival. The lower ground floor opens out onto a vine covered terrace which was a cool place to eat, even in the hot sun. Below that was an exposed patio - great for drying off in the sun after a dip in the pool. The pool is about 5m diameter and great for cooling off. The village is car free so good for exploring on foot. The views from the house and village are spectacular. Our choice was influenced by the fact that Vico had a restaurant which was open every night. It provides a fixed price (euro 24) 3 course meal with wine - you choose from what they've cooked that day and the quality was great. There are no shops in the village however, so it is necessary to stock up in Bagni di Lucca (Conad supermarket has everything you might need) and be prepared for a big expedition if you want daily fresh bread or pastries!

Although Vico is somewhat remote we were able to drive to Pisa and Florence in about 2 hours and to Lucca in just over 1. All three are well worth the effort and the (nightly) Puccini concert in Lucca's San Giovanni church was wonderful.

In the interests of a balanced review I should say that there was occasional noise from the property across the path from ours (dog and children's tv) and a chain saw operated somewhere down in the valley on some days - but this is a rural economy so only to be expected.

I would recommend this property for those wanting to get away from the crowds whilst being close enough to the major cities of Northern Tuscany for day trips.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ilkley, UK
5

Peaceful Tuscan mountainside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and loved exploring Vico and the surrounding towns and villages. The house and the setting are great with access via a winding road off the main highway and then a walk of around 100m to the house. The pool was ideal to cool off in at the end of a hot day and the house provided a comfortable and well equipped base for us to explore the area. My son couldn't get the WiFi to work (plus point in my opinion!). Gabriele and his family were very helpful and the payments worked smoothly. The local restaurant served good local food and was great value! I thoroughly recommend this property for anyone looking to find peace in a busy world!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Colchester
5

Peak to Piazza...perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A great spacious house, ideally located for accessing the mountains and the villages with equal ease. Great for families with a pet dog...ours loved morning walks/runs to the top of the mountain (Balzo Nero 1315m) at the foot of which the village of Vico Pancellorum is perched. We found that you could run up and down inside 2 hours or walk it as a whole morning endeavour; well worth the views on a clear day. Better still - the Italian Alps are accessible for a full day of walking or a determined runner; Alpe Tre Potenze (1940m) is a 17.2 mile round trip from the neighbouring village of Limano, with a couple of mountain huts along the route and a number of water-replen points.

The house is roomy and cool, with most of the appliances, utensils and services found in any modern house; it is excellent value for money. The shower is hot, the washing machine is in good order, the beds are fine and there are even two kitchens; one adjacent to the outside dining space. The private pool was great for cooling down and enjoying the spectacular views with a glass of wine. The outdoor dining space - under a mature canopy of grapevines - is a real selling point.

There is no dedicated parking but there are several parking areas, all within a maximum of 150m from the house. We could easily have 'hogged' a spot within 50m of the house - which we used for loading and unloading - but we decided to park further away when we weren't using the car.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Bar e ristorante "La Buca di Baldabò"
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Golf Club Vicopelago
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
41 Kilometres
A11
Nearest Restaurant
150 Kilometres
Bar e ristorante "La Buca di Baldabò"
Nearest Ski
26 Kilometres
Abetone e Val di Luce
Nearest Beach
57 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The property is about 57 km from the nearest beach of Versilia, other beaches nearby are Torre del Lago, Vecchiano beach, Massa, Forte dei Marmi and Marina di Pietrasanta. All are near Viareggio.

Travel:

From Lucca (37 km): following the S.S.No. 12 "abetone and brenner, "exceeded bagni di lucca, continue until may bridge, across the country, then you can see on the left towards the village of vico pancellorum. From pisa (km 60): take the s. S. No. 12 in the direction of lucca, lucca once to continue in the direction abetone until the 'height of may bridge and take the turning on the left to vico pancellorum. From florence (84 km):take the 'a11 motorway towards pisaq

Distances:

From Lucca 37 km

From Florence 84 km

From Pisa 60 km

From Viareggio 57 km

Further Details:

For internet service you can request a usb rechargeable with Vodafone recharge borne by 'user. In addition to a walk and a swim in the pool on holiday also offers the possibility of hiking, trekking, visiting the nearby river lima where you can in the warmer months take a swim, go horseback riding on the presence of a few kilometers from the village (4-5km), or to fish in the nearby pond to mammiano (8 km. ) for lovers of wellness is a spa with thermal baths and swimming pools just a ten minute drive to the nearby bagni di lucca and casino always in the same location. Over several small villages in the immediate vicinity, the places that you can visit are varied. Below there are some listed in order of distance from the town:

leap-black, within walking distance from the country along the path;

-suspension bridge (mammiano);

-ponte della maddalena (borgo a mozzano);

-chain bridge (location chifenti);

-l 'abetone;

-bagni di lucca;

-lucca;

-viareggio;

-forte dei marmi;

-the versilia

-pisa;

-pistoia

-the gulf of poets;

-livorno;

-florence;

-the chianti;

-siena;

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Rates & Availability

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This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $176.6

Booking Notes:
For the period that goes from April 15 to may 30 and from September 1 to October 15, the price is € 500 per week, while for the period between may 31 and September 1, the price is € 750 per week . Prices include consumption of water, electricity and gas, and there are no additional price to be paid to 'arrival.

Changeover Day:
The week is considered as beginning from 14:00 on the Saturday of arrival until 10 am on the following Saturday. You can move the days of arrival and departure on request and agreed with the owners.

Notes on prices:
Initial deposit is required upon confirmation of booking 50% of the total price of the reservation. For further informations contact the owners at the following e-mail address gabridima0@gmail.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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