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Luxury Comfortable Villa with Air Conditioning

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 + Annex For 3 Extra Sleeps

Antico Casale Sodini is located in Vorno, a small village, just outside Lucca, Italy in the lush rolling hills of Tuscany just a short drive from the village center of Lucca.

This charming Villa was originally a farmhouse and has been beautifully restored with elegant luxury.

This Villa makes you feel as if you are coming home with attention to detail for your every comfort and need. Serenity is the philosophy of life offered here, as Antico Casale Sodini is brought back to life for your enjoyment.

Here in the warm golden afternoons you can breath in the simple pleasures of the past.

The rooms are intimate and comfortable living spaces, full of warmth and welcome.

The ground floor is the dining room where one can admire the vaulted ceiling, the stonework, and other traditional workmanship. The entry hall’s large window looks on to the garden, bringing in the outside.

The study and powder room continue in the same elegant style.

Two stone fireplaces, that still awakens the warmth and memories of family gatherings, old stories, and friendly conversations.

On the upper floor of villa are five double bedrooms, each with private bathrooms.

Three rooms face north with views of the panoramic valley and hills and two look southwards over the beautiful garden and brook.

Of the five bedrooms, one is a large master suite with sitting room to provide the utmost in comfort and luxury.

The villa is filled with period furniture and splendid decorative objects. Nothing has been left to chance.

The luxurious bathrooms are fitted with both tubs and showers. The spacious garden is filled with potted lemons, olive trees, pines, camellias, wisteria, roses, lavender, rosemary and fruit trees, all forming a splendid backdrop to the swimming pool.

One can enjoy relaxing by the pool, conversations under the gazebo or dining al fresco in the place of your choice.

Vivi IL Sogno! - Come experience the Tuscan dream! A true taste of Italy!

Our villa amenities are inclusive with no extra charges.

Private Chef and full concierge services available upon request!

A sample of out concierge services can include private drivers, cooking classes wine tasting, horseback riding, hot air balloon, nanny service, in house massage and much more.

Vivi IL Sogno! - Come experience the Tuscan dream! A true taste of Italy!

Our villa amenities are inclusive with no extra charges.

Private Chef and full concierge services available upon request!

A sample of out concierge services can include private drivers, cooking classes wine tasting, horseback riding, hot air balloon, nanny service, in house massage and much more.

More Details

Samuele Sodini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Samuele Sodini

Hi, my name is Samuele Sodini, owner of Villa al Boschiglia and Casale Sodini, where I serve as both proprietor and vacation counselor.

Yes, during the years renting my villas I have also been an advisor for my guests… and sometimes being an advisor can be hectic, but rewarding for the soul.

Being an advisor is one of the highlights of operating the villas, as I get energy from interacting with others. Being able to do that in a way that can make a positive difference for the experience of a guest makes it doubly enjoyable.

As advisor, I have a number of responsibilities to my visitors:

* Helping select what my guests should not miss during their holiday in Tuscany

* Being available to listen and to give right suggestions for appropriate resources

* Sometimes trying to anticipate their needs

These are the generic things I do. But just as importantly, I try to be an advisor who cares. When I’m meeting with my guests and friends, they are the focus of my attention. As much as I can, I let the phone ring, I ask those interrupting to wait, and try to spend as much time as necessary to deal with any issues an advisee might have.

I don’t have a degree in advising or counseling. My advising expertise arises from my personality, my personal and professional experiences, the tours, and the reading I’ve done. I do the best I can to assist my guests. I also try to understand when a situation is beyond what I can do and when I need to refer someone for a higher level of assistance. As with life in general, I can only just keep trying to get better

My reward is in seeing my guests happy, enjoying an unforgettable holiday under the Tuscan sun!

Samuele Sodini purchased this villa in 1999

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for everything.

We had a phenomenal week. We can't say enough good things about Larisa.

She absolutely made our week so enjoyable with two full days as our tour guide and the magnificent dinner she and Valentino prepared for us.

She had a demanding group and she was so patient and knew exactly what we wanted to see.

Her recommendations for one day trips were right on target and we thoroughly enjoyed where she sent us on our own. We absolutely loved your home and thank you for the good memories. Ciao!

Sent from my iPad
Sep 2013
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Capannori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet , Annex
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Annex
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Annex
  • Villa: Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2); Annex: Queen size Beds (1), French Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Daily Breakfast on request, Chef on request, Maid service ( 6 days a week ) on request, gardener.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can't believe it has been nearly a year since our visit. It was the most wonderful experience overall. The location of the Villa was perfect..just outside of Luca was perfect...We would definitely book this property again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for a better vacation. Everything about our stay was everything we expected... and then some! My family and extended family stayed at Samuele's villa and all 12 of us had nothing bad to say about our experience. It was great to all be in the same home to be able to spend time together, but when we needed alone time with our respective families we were able to separate and not bother one another. We were all able to eat together in the dining room and relax around the pool. The guys all went golfing one day and use women stayed back for an in house massage! Each of the 4 families took full advantage of the extra services and my family (all animal lovers) decided on the horseback riding adventure. We never had to worry about cleaning (something that I always somehow end up doing on vacation!?) because Mrs. Roberta was always on top of whatever tidying up needed done. This is the first vacation I have been on that I can truly say I have been able to relax the entire trip. It's safe to say this vacation is one for the books! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!! My staff and me, we are all so glad to hear that you enjoyed so much your staying in Vorno!! We are looking forward to welcome you back someday!! Ciao, ciao
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Relaxation at it's finest

  • 5 of 5

The Antico Casale Sodini is perfection and has relaxation galore. The home is beautiful and luxurious. Loved the pool and the landscape was amazing. Perfect place to relax and enjoy Italy along with being close to the town. Heaven on earth is the best way to describe it. The home was clean and the owner , Sam Sodini was awesome! Will be coming back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Mille!! :) I' m really happy to hear that you enjoyed our place so much! I look forward to welcome you back, " under the Tuscan SUN!! ) :)) Do you remember? :))
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Tranquil, Serene, and Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

There just are not enough words to express the experience I had during my stay at the Villa Antico Casale Sodini. Immediately upon my arrival, I was taken in by just the natural beauty of the place. Tall, lush beautiful mountains, gardens of such delicate beauty, that you are just swept away. The villa itself is gorgeous from top to bottom. I fell in love with the vaulted ceilings, and the view of the garden in the hallway is breathtaking.

My mornings were spent in the garden which was the perfect setting for meditation and reflection. My nights were spent swimming in the glow of the Italian moonlight. The staff was outstanding. Mrs. Isabella cooking was divine and Mrs. Roberta was always helpful. Even the owner Sam proved to be a very down-to-earth and personable guy. I truly enjoyed my stay and will most certainly be booking this luxurious villa again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I' m more than happy to hear that Antico Casale Sodini met your expectations!! I hope to welcome you back one day. Sincerely, Sam
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Wonderful home, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

Samuele's home is the perfect base for exploring Tuscany. We had 3 families, each with young children. The house held us well and the yard was great for outdoor dining and playing. The walled town of Lucca was a 10 minute drive. Awesome town, we could have spent a lot more time there. We were also able to get to the coast easily, as well as Florence and the surrounding area. Samuele is the most gracious host and took very good care of us! Valentino and Larissa were wonderful as well. They prepared delicious meals, served the perfect wine, and offered all the special touches you would experience from fine dining professionals. They were also fun to work with! All in all a perfect trip. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole!! It was really a pleasure for me to let you enjoy my Villa; whenever you decide to visit Lucca in the future, just let me know... You are always more than welcome. Hugs, Samuele
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villa casale sodini

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this property highly enough, it exceeded my expectations as we were 7 adults and 6 children. The villa was very child friendly and had a beautiful swimming pool and large garden for the children to play in. , icemaking and expresso also has wifi

Every bedroom had it own airconditoner and bathroom and the only noise was the birds singing in the trees.We always had plenty of hot water and there are excellent laundry facilities.

the location was great as it was approx 3 miles from lucca, a full size supermarket was 2 miles away and two excellent resturants within a 5 mt drive, La Cecca and LaBimbotta.

The train station in lucca is a gateway to pisa, rome and florence and there were many beautiful places for visit for day trips within easy driving distance.

Our host was an excellent host and could not do enough to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, (we stayed for a month)

Go stay and enjoy the wonderful tuscan hospitality

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Irene!! I will never forget about you and your wonderful family!! Whenever you decide to visit Tuscany, just call me... Antico Casale Sodini will be always available for you!! Sincerely, Samuele
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Leaning Tower of Pisa
Forte Dei Marmi
Il Duomo of Florence
Cinque Terre
Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
Piazza Grande
Piazza Anfiteatro
51016 Montecatini Terme Pistoia
Leonardo da Vinci Museum
Massa Centro
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Pisa Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Lucca train station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

Cooking school for Italian and Tuscan cuisine, tour of wineries in Lucca and in Chianti area, wine tasting and olive oil tasting, Puccini Opera Festival in Torre del Lago, Puccini music concerts in Lucca, Tours of Historical Villa in Lucca, custom made tours for secret Florence and secret Tuscany - Biking, reservation for sitting tickets at palio in Siena, horse riding, tennis club 1km from the villa, golf club at 30 minures, Spa and wellness in S. Giuliano Terme 20 minutes, in Motecatini 30 Minutes, Pisa airport 30 minutes, Florence airport one hour, Connection to highway to explore Tuscany, Siena 2 hours, visit to Ferarari Gallery in Maranello, Modena daily open major outlets Gucci Prada D&G with one hour, tours to 5 Terre, one hour away Portofino, the jewel of Ligurian coast, one hour Carrara and Michelangelo marble caves.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

€ 4500 - € 6500/wk
€ 4500 - € 6500/wk depending on season for 10 guests;
€ 1000/wk for 3 extra guests - Antico Casale Sodini with Annex;
Special rates for longer periods;
Concierge service always included in the rate.
Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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