About the property
- Villa4843 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
6 Bedrooms, 6 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, Air Conditioning, Big Pool, WI-FI, TV
VILLA SEGALE is an historical stone country house dating from the 11th century, strategically located on the charming hills above Lucca. Its privileged position allows his guests to discover all the most important areas of Tuscany and Liguria (Portofino and Cinque Terre).
THE VILLA (5.000 ft² - 450 m²) ENJOYS AN UNRIVALED PANORAMA - almost certainly the best of the whole Lucca area - and it is SURROUNDED BY 80 ACRES (32 HECTARES) OF PRIVATE LAND, including VINEYARDS and OLIVE GROVES.
After long deep research on the territory, the villa was beautifully restored according to the HIGHEST STANDARD and COMFORTS:
- 6 gorgeous panoramic air-conditioned bedrooms: five spacious, elegant bedrooms with stylish en-suite full bathrooms at first floor + one elegant and cozy bedroom with full bathroom (not en-suite) at ground floor.
- 80 Acres (32 Hectares) of private land, a good portion of which are vineyards and olive groves that ensure an outstanding and exclusive sense of privacy.
- Independent Air Conditioning in all six bedrooms.
- Peace. Beauty. Tranquility. Freedom. Absolute sense of privacy.
- 2 Panoramic Verandas (first one with big stone dining table and BBQ; second one equipped as 'relax zone' with sofas).
- Panoramic Big Swimming Pool (14 x 7 meters) treated with 'Nature2', the best system for water treatment.
- Maid Service 3 times per week included.
- House Manager that welcomes guests at their arrival, explains the villa and helps with organization.
- Free Wireless Broadband Internet. Also in the Pool Area!
- 46' High-Def Satellite TV (with Blu-Ray/DVD and movie collection) + Stereo/Radio
- Net Screens on all the Windows (removable).
-Ping Pong Table (Table Tennis)
The villa, with its 450 SQUARE METERS, sleeps up to 12 PEOPLE and was beautifully restored according to the highest standard and comforts.
The ground floor is huge with a large entrance, a sitting room with fireplace, a formal dining room, a large fully fitted kitchen, a small study with a high definition satellite TV (with blu-ray player and a private movie collection), an elegant and cozy air-conditioned bedroom with joinable twin beds (if joined they form a comfortable queen bed), and a full bathroom. Two big panoramic verandas – the first one for dining, equipped with a stone BBQ and a spacious stone table, and the second one for relaxation, equipped with outdoor sofas – complete the ground floor.
On the first floor there are five air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms: two of them are queen-bedded and are considered the magnificent master bedrooms; the other three bedrooms come with joinable twin beds (if joined they form a comfortable queen bed). All bedrooms are spacious with tasteful furnishing, ample wardrobe space and have large open windows overlooking the charming valley and enjoying the same spectacular view characteristic of the house.
The furniture dates back to the 19th century and was purchased in antique shops in the area of Tuscany. The wrought-iron comfortable beds were all handmade by one the greatest craftsman in Arezzo. Moreover, the Villa is completely floored with ancient mezzane, while ceilings have been restored with ancient chestnut beams. These are just a few examples, since only ancient original materials were used in the renovation process, in order to completely preserve the authentic Tuscan tradition of this unique magical place.
*****LOCATION AND PANORAMA*****
The location of Villa Segale is magnificent.
Perched among green and forested valleys west of Lucca, SEGALE IS SURROUNDED BY 80 ACRES (32 HECTARES) OF OLIVE GROVES AND VINEYARDS.
Such an uncommon spectacular area allows plenty of space to wander and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the property’s extensive grounds. Hence guests can join the natural unspoilt surroundings and admire the local fauna such as owls, birds, hawks, hedgehogs and fireflies.
The spectacular view across the valley towards the Renaissance monuments of the cities of Lucca and Pisa is to die for. Thanks to its exclusive position, on a typical clear day guests can admire the valley below and the whole landscape up to 40 km around. On the clearest days also the sea of Livorno can be seen.
Photos cannot portray the powerful details of such an exceptional view which is recognized as the most stunning in the whole area of Lucca.
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- English, French, German, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
I am a doctor, who inherited this beautiful place almost 10 years ago. After generations this wonderful place 'arrived' to me and to my family, and we've immediately felt in love with it!
Why Owner chose Lucca
This is a truly unique place and that's the reason why I love it so much. Considering today's standards, it's almost impossible to still find places with similar attributes: a fascinating hystorical stonehouse surrounded by 32 hectares of private land - including olive groves and wineyards - immersed in a complete sense of privacy and tranquility. At the same time being so close to Lucca city (9km) as well as to other many fascinating places. This place is a truly hidden pearl !
What makes this Villa unique
Enjoying the most beautiful panorama of the Lucca area and living inside a traditional 11th century stonehouse that has been carefully renewed at the highest standards, while keeping completely intact the fascinating Tuscan tradition. The location of the villa is also unique: it grants a strong sense of privacy and allows its guests to enjoy a real natural and regenerating experience. At the same time the strategic position - just 9 km from Lucca city - allows guests to visit all the beautiful cities and places of Tuscany (and also outside Tuscany) with day trips.
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A fantastic experience !!!
Our stay was spectacular!! The house was so beautiful with amazing views. Elisabetta cooked us delicious meals that were better than the restaurants. Marco and his family treated us like family. It was truly an amazing experience for my wife and I, it was sad to leave. The location of the house is perfect to visit so many different places in Tuscany.
You will not be disappointed, highly recommended!!
Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad to hear that you loved so much our place as well as the wonderful Tuscany! The villa is indeed a great base for visiting the most beautiful places in Tuscany. We are happy to know that you felt part of our family: this means a lot to us. We look forward to welcome you back one day. Take care!
Vacation of a Lifetime!!
This villa was beyond all of our expectations. As beautiful as the pictures are they cannot capture the true beauty of the villa and its surroundings. In addition, the owner, Marco, and his staff are simply amazing and so accommodating. There were 6 of us staying here and we were all so impressed with every single aspect and attention to detail. We will definitely come back in the near future and we highly recommend this location.
Thanks for your appreciation. We are glad to hear that you loved so much our place! We look forward to welcome you back one day.
Villa Segale is heaven on earth!!!
Villa Segale took our breath away...we had the most incredible vacation at this beautiful property!!! Everything was perfection from start to finish- the villa was spacious and beautiful but still comfortable. The views were out of this world- truly breathtaking!!! We had more than enough room for two families and it was so nice to have so many ensuite bathrooms. Marco and the house manager, Michela were incredibly friendly and helpful with planning excursions, car rental and meals out and more... Elisabetta, the housekeeper and cook, was so kind and helpful too- she kept the house tidy and cooked us delicious authentic Italian meals. Eating meals on the patio with a view of Lucca was an experience I will never forget!!! The pool was amazing too- perfect for a dip after a long day of sightseeing. This was truly the most perfect vacation I could have ever asked for and we will definitely return to Villa Segale again!!!!
Thanks for your lovely feedback! We are delighted to hear that you spent such a great vacation in our place. We' look forward to welcome you back. Take care, see you soon!
Stunning top notch
We just finished 2 weeks at this perfect villa. The villa is meticulously restored using ancient materials and is set on 60 acres of wild flowers, olive groves, and vineyards at the top of a mountain. The views are amazing. Pour some vino, make a cheese plate and sit out by the pool and take it all in while the Tuscan sun is setting. As hard as it is to leave the villa it's in a perfect spot for day trips. Tons of small midievil towns are nearby to explore, the coast, and the mountains. 15 min away is the beautiful town of Lucca which we loved but we also went to Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terra, Tollaro, Viareggio, Pistoia, Barga, and MonteCarlo. Wineries are also nearby to tour. The house caretaker Michela is a friendly text away for any restaurant or town recommendations you need. And If you just want to stay but not cook Elizabeth will cook an excellent dinner at an affordable rate. We had 8 people, 4 adults and 4 kids and had more than enough room. A wonderful time was had by all, it was certainly hard to leave this beautiful place. I highly recommend this villa for the perfect Tuscany vacation.
Thanks for your wonderful words. We are glad to hear that you spent such a great time in our place and that you loved exploring one of the most exciting areas of Tuscany. We look forward to hear you back!
Villa and Views were Fantastic!
We rented Villa Segale for a week at the end of June and we wish we could have stayed longer.
The villa has been restored to have the Tuscan charm and rustic feel yet has modern conveniences. There is plenty of space to spread out or to gather together. The kitchen is functional and equipped with everything you could need. Just off the kitchen is a gorgeous outdoor terrace with a table and outdoor grill/oven. Any dinners we ate at the villa were spent on this terrace. The bedrooms were spacious, had their own large bathrooms and were equipped with individual remote controlled air conditioners. We all felt extremely comfortable and we had a great deal of privacy.
The most noteworthy feature of the villa is the setting on top of the mountain. As mentioned in other reviews, the drive up is a little daunting at first (the road is narrow and very curvy) but wow – is it worth it. The front of the villa faces out to overlook the valley below and the views are breathtaking. Immediately in front are the grape vines and olive grove that are part of the property and then beyond are the towns below including Lucca. Whether we were looking out our bedroom windows, relaxing on the front porch or by the pool or on the outdoor dining terrace, we were overcome with the beauty of the property and views. Even more beautiful than the pictures. You just can’t get enough of it!
The villa is a little remote but is very well situated to get to all the surrounding areas. We went to Lucca center city often, Pisa, Florence, had a tour of Montecarlo and a winery, spent an entire day in Cinque Terre, visited many nearby walled hill towns, including Barga. We allowed ourselves time to relax at the villa and enjoy the pool as well.
I can’t say enough about the owner, Marco, who responded to all our questions very quickly, provided us with so much useful information including recommendations. Marco was gracious and attentive and was key to our enjoying our stay. Michela, the house manager provided us with all the practical details of the house, directions, helped with restaurant reservations, etc. Elisabetta came three days during our stay to clean the villa and we also arranged for her to cook us a local authentic dinner one evening which I highly recommend. It was one of the highlights of our trip!
Overall, we were thrilled with Villa Segale and the experience of renting from and working with Marco. I highly recommend it.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience. We are glad that you enjoyed so much our place and its features. We always try to improve our place year after year and we love to see that our guests truly appreciate our efforts! We look forward to welcome you back, take care!
A truly special and stunning villa
We were amazed at the beauty and tranquility of Villa Segale. We enjoyed 5 days there with our three boys and have never been more relaxed. The views are better than any postcard and the villa is exceptionally well appointed and equipped. We had a cook come in one evening to prepare a gorgeous dinner of fresh Tuscan cuisine. Both the owner Marco and the manager Michela were very responsive for anything we needed. We will be back!
Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad to hear that you had such a great time in our place. We look forward to welcome you back. Take care!!
The villa is located in a very strategic position that allows his guests to discover all the most important areas of Tuscany and Liguria (Portofino and Cinque Terre). Lucca is an marvelous historycal medieval city that offers fascinating sightseeinsg, restaurants and shops. Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi (with their famous beaches), Pietrasanta (centre for sculptors from all over the world), and Pisa (with her famous pending tower), are all 20-30 minutes away by car. Florence, Chianti, San Gimignano, Sienna, Maremma, Cinque Terre and Portofino are all 1-2 hours away. Be ready to discover the fascinating gems of Tuscany!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates include: - A house manager that welcomes you & help you prior and during your staying - Maid service 3 days (3 hours each day) per week - Cleaning before and after your staying - Air Conditioning - High speed WiFi broadband - Pool usage - Ample bed linen, pool towels & bath towels are provided (and changed each week, if staying more than one week) - Water & Electricity - Cot & high chair, on request (for free) Rates do not include: - Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 900 € - Heating, when needed (approx 250€ per week for 20 °C degree temperature) - Private chef / cook service