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11th CENTURY VILLA, Stunning View & Pool, Unrivaled Private Setting near Lucca

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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 wonderful air conditioned bedrooms: five spacious, elegant and panoramic bedrooms with stylish ensuite full bathrooms at first floor + one elegant and cozy bedroom with full bathroom (not ensuite) 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.

- 2 Panoramic Verandas (first one with big stone dining table and BBQ; second one equipped as 'relax zone').

- 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 now!

- 46' High-Def Satellite TV (with Blu-Ray/DVD and movie collection) + Stereo/Radio

- Net Screens on all the Windows (removable).

- Complete Sense of Privacy, Tranquility and Freedom.

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*****THE VILLA*****

The house, with its 450 SQUARE METERS, sleeps up to 12 PEOPLE.

The ground floor is very spacious with a large entrance, a sitting room with fireplace, a formal dining room, a large fully fitted kitchen, a small study with a stunning 46' high definition satellite TV (with blu-ray player and more than 30 movies to choose from), an elegant and cozy air-conditioned bedroom with two joinable single beds, and a full bathroom.

On the first floor there are five air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms: two of them are double-bedded, one of which is the magnificent master bedroom; two more rooms are twin-bedded, while the last one comes with two joinable single beds. All bedrooms are spacious with tasteful furnishing, ample wardrobe space and have large open windows overlooking the 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 Mr. Caporali, the greatest craftsman in Arezzo. Moreover, the Villa is completely floored with mezzane, while ceilings have been restored with ancient chestnut beams.

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*****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 a wide area allows plenty of space to wander and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the property's extensive grounds.

Its spectacular view across the valley towards the Renaissance monuments of the cities of Lucca and Pisa is to die for. Thanks to its height of 350 m. above sea level and to its unique position, on a typical clear day guests can admire the valley below and the whole landscape up to 40 km around.

Photos cannot portray the powerful details of such an EXCEPTIONAL VIEW WHICH IS RECOGNIZED AS THE MOST STUNNING IN THE WHOLE AREA OF LUCCA.

In the 80 Acres (32 hectares) territory with a 360° panoramic view, hunting is strictly forbidden the whole year round. Hence guests can join the natural unspoilt surroundings and admire the local fauna such as owls, birds, hawks, hedgehogs and fireflies.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Owner

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 Piana di 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Buongiorno,



Our last day at Villa Segale was yesterday and today we leave shortly to fly back to the U.S. I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa Segale



Villa Segale is truly a beautiful place and I must commend you on how exquisite the furnishings and other interior decorations are. Everything is done perfectly and you can see that a lot of thought and love went into the restoration of this grand home. Every window, light fixture, or painting offers another photo opportunity. And then there are the grounds and the pool which is perfect.

Segale was also a wonderful return to nature for us. The fruit trees and vineyards; the birds and insects; the sunrises, breezes and of course the views make Segale a truly exceptional location. We live in the city in Boston so this was a special retreat for us.



So thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was a highlight of our month here in Italy.



Thank you again, Julia C.
Jun 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Pianura
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Lucca Vicopelago
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Pianura
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Versilia - Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

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!

Amenities

Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Master Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Twin / Matrimonial Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , Twin Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , Twin Bed Bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet , Ground Floor Twin / Matrimonial Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin/Joinable Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin/Joinable Matrimonial Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Enjoy your staying with: - 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 - Big Panoramic Pool - Ample bed linen, pool towels & bath towels provided (and changed each week, if staying more than one week) - Water & Electricity included - Heating included (20 °C degree temperature) - Cot & high chair, on request (for free) - Net Screens (removable) on all the windows of the house. -Private chef/cook: available on request (to be paid - not included in price).

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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
5

Villa Segale is heaven on earth!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

Stunning top notch

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

Villa and Views were Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

A truly special and stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!!
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5

Truly a special place

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 10 (7 adults and 3 teenagers.) The moment we walked into Villa Segale we were overwhelmed by it's beauty. Everything about the villa was perfect: the location, the bedrooms with the lovely bathrooms, the well stocked kitchen, the large dining room, the lovely outdoor spaces...really I could go on and on...

All of my communications with Marco were so easy and he was so helpful! Michela greeted us at the villa with a smile. She was very helpful and so nice! Elisabetta cleaned and cared for the villa while we were there and we were lucky enough to have her prepare a meal for us-it was delicious and beautifully presented.

Our eight days flew by and we all want to return someday. I truly hope that someday is soon..I think I left part of my heart at Villa Segale.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience! This is a true reward for all the efforts that we constantly make in order to maintain this very special place at its best. We hope to welcome you back again. Take care !
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5

Villa Segale was everything we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The owners of Villa Segale manage to make guests feel welcome and at home in this tastefully furnished and incredibly beautiful house. Marco was most kind in patiently answering all our questions and providing very useful recommendations on wining and dining and lots more.

Altogether we had a wonderful time there!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful feedback! It's our pleasure to know that you spent a great time in our place and that you felt welcomed and at home. Take care & see you soon!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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
- Heating (20 °C degree temperature)
- Cot & high chair, on request (for free)

Rates do not include:

- Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 900 €
- Private chef / cook service

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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