|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Belvedere is a beautifully restored farmhouse set in the stunning scenery of the hills between Lucca and Montecatini, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards with magnificent views over the countrysides below.
The property has 3 residential units: Ciclamino (7 places), Fiordaliso (5 places) and Trifoglio (2+2 places).
Completely detached from other propriety this is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in peace and privacy.
The fenced garden over 3000sqm is equipped with tables, chairs, barbecues, deck chairs, sun umbrellas and garden furniture to enjoy the outdoor life to the full and certainly a swimming pool. The parking area for all the guests is within the grounds .
Following the Wine Street, where the property is placed, you'll discover antiques cellars, wineries and lovely restaurants, where you may taste the wine from the area, the famous olive oil and the typical dishes of Tuscan cuisine.
TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS - surroundings: At 250m above the sea level, dominates the landscape of Lucca, San Gennaro, the pearl of the hills of Lucca. At only 14km away is Lucca well known by his medieval centre surrounded by an impressing fortification perfectly preserved,famous for its churches and important monuments, such as San Martino Cathedral, San Michele and San Frediano Churches, the Amphitheatre Square, Guinigi Tower and Torre delle Ore (with a wonderful view of Lucca's plain). The most important street of Lucca is called Via Fillungo, well known for its elegant shops. In Porta Giannotti, just inside the city centre it is possible to rent bicycles to ride around the walls (a track about 4 km long), among trees, green and ancient ruins.In September, Lucca hosts a village fair, and just outside the city centre you can find an amusement park. Pisa invites you to discover the world-famous Piazza dei Miracoli, and its extraordinary monuments: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Churchyard and the Leaning Tower.
During the summer, in the months of June July and August on the outskirts of Lucca, you can participate in the typical festivals. Where you can taste local food and dive under typical music
More about the surroundings areas: Tuscany is the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, and its artistic heritage includes architecture, painting and sculpture, collected in dozens of museums in towns across the region. Florence (1 hour away) has an exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious testimony to its secular civilization. Florence's blends its art and culture in such a way that you'll find there's always something new to see. Perhaps the best-known are the Uffizi where you can admire the superb paintings of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, but also Santa Croce Church square, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata one of the Renaissance's first piazzas, with its symmetrical buildings, and so on. This area is known all over the world for its wine and its countryside of incomparable charm.
Where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque churches and castles of rare beauty. You will live a different and involving experience combining food, culture and art
and so more...: It is also recommended to make trips to Garfagnana, among the sharp tops of Alpi Apuane and the hilly ones of Appenines, visiting Borgo a Mozzano, with its famous 'Bridge of the Devil', Bagni di Lucca, famous for its little statues gypsum, Barga, Castelnuovo Garfagnana and relaxing on the green fields of Argegna, more than 1000 m. on the sea level.
From Versilia it is possible, in particular periods, to make trips to 'Le Cinque Terre' (Liguria) and Elba Island.
A stay in Tuscany will leave you and indelible memory and everyone will find in Tuscany The ski resort of ABETONE at about an hour drive from Lucca, has direct access to 51km of downhill skiing,with 41 individual pistes, served by 22 ski lifts . Abetone is able to augment natural snow using the 110 Snow Cannons.
VERSILIA is a famous seaside resort where you can enjoy and relax on the beach of Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and Lido di Camaiore. Viareggio has got a well known carnival in February.
Is corner of heaven....
In the summer here in Lucca there is the Summer Festival with many national and international guests.
Here are some dates:
13 july Esperanza Spalding
11 July Beth Hart
11 July Marcus Miller
12 July Earth Wind & Fire
9 July VAN MORRISON
9 July Tom Jones
2 June Graham Nash
12 July Lionel Richie
16 July Neil Young
20 July Anastacia
20 July Simply Red
and many more
Fiordaliso is a converted ancient barn recently restored in compliance with the highest quality standards using bio-construction materials, having large bright windows behind the grilled mizzens conforming to the Tuscany traditions. Immersed between olive grove and vineyard the house has a large garden and a terrace overlooking to the beautiful landscape of the Lucca hills. You can enjoy the nature in a peaceful area with complete privacy, far away from the city noise, a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The garden is equipped with table, chairs and beach chairs, barbecue, sun umbrellas, and all the garden furniture to enjoy for the best the outdoor life.
The swimming pool (7,35X3,60X1,20 m) is in share with the other two apartments of the property , Ciclamino and Trifoglio.
The Fioredaliso house is spread on 2 floors. At the ground floor is an open space with living area, dining area and the kitchen , and on the second floor is the bathroom and 2 comfortable bedrooms.
I and my sister Grazia lives in Lucca town that is situated 18 km away from the property, we will be happy to furnish you all the informations you should need regarding the beautiful surrounding area of San Gennaro and Lucca. We are happy to share our knowledge about Tuscany with its medieval Villages and warm beaches of the coast
And for those who are interested Grazia is a tour guide and then is available to help you to organize your itinerary. If you want Grazia is available to accompany you to your trips with the driver
GIANMARCO & GRAZIA purchased this house in 2003
This charming property is a 'paradise' where you can spend unforgettable holidays, immersed in nature.
The magnificent view
Having breakfast on the terrace when the sun rises
A terrace, a glass of good wine and a beautiful sunset
Tranquility, the scent of nature and the chirping of birds
Casa Belevedere was exactly as it was described! The property was in a wonderful (although relatively remote) location and I would say a car is essential. It was very well maintained and clean. Stunning views and not overlooked by any other property. We stayed in the converted chestnut barn. Simple and rustic in taste. The owners provided a wonderful service. Even offering to meet us when we got lost. Hospitality pack was provided which was a nice touch and lots of information was provided in terms of tourist attractions. The owners were very willing to provide information on a particular aspect that we enquired about (hiking in the area).
A wonderful gesture by the owners of providing us with breakfast one morning ......a plate of fresh baked croissants and pastries.
There are lots of ristorante and trattorias in the locality although not within immediate vicinity. Lucca is only a 20 minute drive away too. Fascinating city.
All in all the hospitality and warmth provided by the owners made our holiday a very enjoyable one. I would certainly recommend it for a quite rural holiday and most certainly would recommend to friends.
My husband and I decided to book the larger property to give us extra space and privacy and as we liked the look of Fiordaliso.
This proved a good choice, we had the the complex to ourselves as there were no other guests and were able to enjoy the peace and privacy. The only downside is the property is on a sharp bend next to the road and during the peak times morning and evening there is a bit of horn honking by motorists to indicate their presence for safety reasons.
The terrace next to the kitchen is wonderful, likewise the views and there is plenty of shade provided by the large umbrella and the adjoining utility barn and trees.
The property is lovely inside and perfect for two, I personally would not like to stay if there were four adults as the second bedroom is small which consists of a wardrobe and bed settee. The flooring is boards only so there is little privacy between floors.
The gardens around the property were beautiful in May and surrounding the property are working fields belonging to the local villagers of San Gennaro. The village itself is beautiful and the climb not too steep.
The local shop/bar/restaurant is closed on Mondays and the menu looked fairly basic, did not try so cannot comment if good. We did try the restaurant in the square in Collodi but were not impressed by the food so we dined on our terrace for the rest of our meals at night which was much more relaxing and with our own private view and terrace the evenings were wonderful, especially when the fireflies came out.
We would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends. Thank you Petronela and Gianmarco for a lovely stay and for saving us when we got lost en route.
The surrounding area offers ours visitors many opportunities to spend their holidays, walks, visiting the art cities of Tuscany, tast the local products such as wine and olive oil, tasting festivals, cultural events and artisans market that occur throughout the year.
San Gennaro is a small village placed on the hills of Lucca at only 2 km from Collodi with the famous Park of Pinocchio and 14 km from Lucca the birthplace of Puccini, a medieval town surrounded by an impressing fortification perfectly preserved.
It is an excellent location to visit the famous art towns of Tuscany:Florence, Pisa, Siena. You can enjoy also the famous thermal baths of Montecatini at 16km and Bagni di Lucca at 28km, or the beaches of Viareggio at 35km and Forte di Marmi at 45km away.
The village San Gennaro is a little corner of Tuscany immersed through olive grove and vineyard, still genuine and all to discover, with tight roads but full of fascination and history. The church, beyond an intrinsic importance, enclose a fascinating angel recently attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.The houses are set in a silver-tipped olive grove and have a magnificent panoramic view over the peaceful hills.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$211|
The price per week and days is targeted for stays into the period from Saturday to Saturday.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
1. COLD AND WARM WATER CONSUMPTION,
2. GAS FOR THE KITCHEN,
4 .we will offer you the INFORMATION SUPPORT ABOUT RESTAURANTS, PLACES TO VISIT, SHOPPING, and more
5. WiFi Area
6. Private parking into the property.
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES:
8. Linen and towels ( 12 Euro Each Person ) if you required it
4. INITIAL and FINAL CLEANING ( 70 Euro )