29 Via Guna
About the home
This three bedroom house in the Tuscan hills is ideally situated for activities, relaxing or a mixture of both. The village of Vico Pancellorum is located only 20 minutes from the historic spa town of Bagni di Lucca. The village is car free, as the cobbled streets are too narrow for vehicles. The house is a short walk from the car park through cobbled streets going downhill and uphill.
There is a patio that overlooks the mountains and the pool. The garden is private and hosts fruit trees. There is plenty of room for children to play, explore and have wonderful adventures in a car free environment.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Camaiore, 60km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Fans for summer and gas and electric heaters for winter keep the temperature right whether it be a hot sultry day following a swim in the pool or river, or after skiing in the mountains just forty minutes away.
Excellent quality bed linen provided - 1000 count sheets and quilts
Top quality towels
Further details outdoors:
There is a patio that overlooks the mountains and the pool, that can easily sit 6 people with directors chairs and cushions. The garden is private and hosts fruit trees. There is plenty of room for children to play and explore around the village..
For cleaning and washing of bedlinen - 100 euro is payable at the restaurant before on arrival.
Would appreciate smokers smoking outside
The Tuscany / Lucca Province region
Tuscany is very well known among tourists. Not only for cities like Florence, Pisa and Siena, but also for its rich history and the outstanding wines from this region.
Lucca is a walled city located about 45km from the house. It has great shopping, cafes, bars, restaurants and piazzas (squares). Bike riding is the best way to see Lucca, and bike hire can be found near the city gates
The Bagni di Lucca area
In and around Vico Pancellorum there are long walks through the hills which make a fine start to the day or a lovely stroll in the evening.
There is a fabulous restaurant in the village of Vico Pancellorum itself - a must to eat at more than once - http://tinyurl.com/38ryr2e
Antique markets are held on weekends in surrounding towns as well as Lucca. Lucca antique market is held on the third Sunday of every month in Piazza San Glusto and Piazza Antelminelli.
The Lucca Summer Music Fesival is fabulous. Concerts are held in Lucca throughout July in the evening. This year’s line-up included Elton John, Joss Stone, George Michael, Norah Jones, Ricky Martin, Steely Dan to name just a few. Tickets can be booked on the internet at www.ticketone.it.
The closest beach is located about an hour and 15 minutes away from the house at Camaiore. In July and August it is usually very crowded but in other months it may be very peaceful. The Cinque Terre is five beautiful hilltop villages along the Italian coastline. It is a great place for walking and swimming. They are located around 2 hours away depending on traffic.
Abetone is a great place for skiing and snowboarding in the winter as well a summer sport in the warmer months. Coming out of Vico turn left onto the main road and continue driving until you come to Abetone - approximately 30 minutes away.
The thermal spas - Terme Bagni di Lucca is worth a visit event just to have a tour of the natural stream grottoes (caves). A number of thermal treatments are also available including massages, facial and body treatments and beauty services, all at a cost. The thermal pool is also open to the public for a cost.
The canyon of Orrido di Borti - qualified guides lead excursions through this valley, very narrow and sunken created by erosion. Look for road signs on the main road on the left coming to Vico from Bagni di Lucca.
There are some great river spots to swim and fish between Bagni di Lucca and Vico (one good spot is near Ponte Maggio). Although cold in the cooler months, it is very refreshing and a beautiful place to swim.
How to get there
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Airports located in Pisa, Bologna, Florence, Milan
Economical flights from United Kingdom and European Airports with:
www.easyjet.com (Bristol, Berlin, London Gatwich, London Luton, Paris Orly)
www.ryanair.com (eg Birmingham, Brussels, Edinburgh, London Stansted, Stockholm, Frankfurt)
www.ba.com (London Heathrow)
Car Hire - expedia.com; budget.co.uk; autoeurope.com
Activities near Bagni di Lucca
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
10 Sep 2012
Fantastic. House hidden up in the mountains in a lovely village. Breathtaking scenery, House is wonderfully rustic but with all mod cons. Be prepared to walk loads, up and down cobbled lanes. The pool was a God-send in the scorching temperatures. The neighbours were so friendly - leaving us fruit out and making us feel really welcome. Loads to see and do - lots of walks in the surrounding area and crystal clear rivers and a grotto nearby
03 Sep 2012
Waking up in the morning to that breathtaking view was a wonderful way to start each day and a reminder of where in the world we were--Italy, without a doubt. The food available nearby, the village, the view and the hike in between were all quintessentially Italy. I felt a little like I'd gone back in time with the cobble stone streets and quaint walk ways with equally quaint people watching from a distance, wishing you, "buon giorno!" But that's where the time travel stopped--your home was full of every conceivable modern convenience and we felt at home and relaxed after being tourists in the busy spots of Italy. This was refreshing in its contrast of pace and space and upon leaving, we felt recharged and grateful to have seen this little corner of Italy from such a vantage point. We can't wait to go back someday!
21 Aug 2012
We loved staying in Vico - what an amazing location. Old mediaeval village and so peaceful - locals very friendly and we often came back from a trip out to a bowl of freshly picked fruit on our doorstep. The view from the house was incredible - it was great to relax with glass of wine on the balcony - you would never tire of that view. The house was like home from home - brilliant kitchen with absolutely everything you would need. Bathroom and bedrooms all lovely and tastefully done. Living area needed lick of paint but so charming, homely and cozy. My 3 children loved the DVDs and book selections - kept them entertained in the evenings. Pool area bit dissappointing - the sun loungers need replacing and area around pool needs a little work. Having said that, my son thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated splashing around in the pool at the end of a hot day - again the towels and inflatables were another example of there being everything you need. We adored the villages in the mountains - travel to the Appenines for fantastic old towns and villages and more views to die for. Take a good camera! The owner was so helpful and of course the restaurant had wonderful food. Hope one day to come back - before I'm too old as pathways in village old, quant and very very steep! To round this review up - we didn't want to leave this house - one of the best holiday locations we've ever had. Thank you
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|18 Sep 11||17 Jun 12||€ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|17 Jun 12||23 Sep 12||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Sep 12||16 Jun 13||€ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Jun 13||22 Sep 13||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Sep 13||15 Jun 14||€ 700||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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