29 Via Guna
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa Airport 60 km, Nearest railway: Bagni di Lucca 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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.
The Tuscany 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
Bagni di Lucca
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.
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9 Sep 2013
"A Tuscan gem"
We spent a wonderful week in this lovely villa in Vico.The two most stunning things about this villa are firstly the breathtaking views and secondly the extremely comfortable beds. The interior of the… More
10 Sep 2012
"Hidden treasure in Tuscan mountains"
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
3 Sep 2012
"The real Italy!"
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
5 Aug 2012
"Luxury with a view"
The walk to the 29 Via Guna is so worth the effort . You arrive at a lovely extremely well equipped and with beautiful decor residence. The views are stunning, the pool and outdoor eating area an added bonus. In the afternoon spend a lazy hour on the balcony with a great bottle of wine and enjoy the peace and quiet, and view. Eat at the local restaurant and enjoy the fresh produce. Walk the local trails or drive to exquisite Italy villages. We felt that we had found our piece of heaven.
31 Jul 2012
"Top class Tuscany vacation"
We stayed 1 week in Vico Pancellorum and it was absolutely top class! We were there whole family (6 persons), and we all had an exellent time in this beautiful home owned by Karen... the whole setup from Karen is top-class... meaning she has arranged all from the day we arrived with local friendly people who assisted us ll the way! the local restaurant is local Tuscany food at its best! We have travelled many times to Italy before on driving holiday from Denmark, and this is really a special spot... thank you again Karen for letting us stay in your beautiful autentic home in Tuscany, and also thanks to all all the nice "down to earth" people of Vico!
8 Jul 2012
I had a week in this gorgeous house with a friend in April. The village of Vico is picuresque, the locals friendly and we loved exploring the area, especially Lucca, Pisa and Cinque de Terre. There are fantastic views across the valley from every room in the house, the beds are amazingly comfortable, the bathroom is a treat and the kitchen is so welcoming that we ate "at home" many nights. I would also highly recommend the local restaurant as an alternative. Sitting on the balcony of the house in the evening with a bottle of Prosecco and good cheeses was an extra bonus. A truly perfect spot for a rejuvenating holiday any time of the year.
3 Jul 2012
"From Beijing to Paradise"
My friend and I came to Vico, after a long winter in Beijing and a long flight thru Dubai and Roma. Driving up from Pisa was an adventure and a delight to finally arrive at the top end of the village. Having heard so much about 29 Via Guna from Karen and many friends who have visited her here, I could not wait to see the house, the village the view, eat the food at Luisia's and check the area out. I had not come the year before as I had a knee operation and was worried about the steep streets , but I had no problems walking up or down to and from the car park at the top end of the village. The house is a gorgeous as many friends told us it would be and the view totally brilliant whether it was a clear sunny day or a beautiful, misty morning with the church bells echoing all around the valley. We traveled in and out to Lucca, around all the hilltop villages, went to Cinqe Terra and Pisa. All the time, enjoying fabulous cafes and shops, good (although narrow, windy roads) and wonderful vistas. It was a lovely week during Spring Break and I hope to come back in all the other seasons sometime soon! Congratulations Karen and Alex on a wonderful, trendy retreat.
(Auckland, New Zealand /Beijing, China)
3 Jul 2012
"Wow! Wow! Wow!"
When I saw the house, the pool and the view from the window 'Wow' was the only word that I could say. The view is simply breathtaking - beautiful mountains, red rooftops and old church are all in front of your eyes like a spetacular oil painting. The house has a modern kitchen and it's big enough to sit a whole family for dinner and it has all the things you need to prepare your meals. Bedrooms are big and the beds are comfortable. We slept very well during our stay. If you are into fitness, a morning walk in the village can certainly help you to burn some calorie. We spent a long time in the pool; a great place to soak up the sun and relax. What a wonderful villa! A great place for a joyful and zen holiday! I will highly recommend this villa to my friends!
10 May 2012
"Italy in a Nutshell"
If you want a relaxing holiday away from the madding crowd then this is the village for you. The house sits on a cute cobbled street with a photograph at every turn. Views from the back are amazing, across to the mountains and down to the village rooftops. The house is full of character and beautifully appointed with quality fittings and great holiday items like books, games, music, DVDs.
My husband and I took my 80 yr old parents there for a week. We cooked, swam, shopped, read and played games as well as visited local sights like the Devils' Bridge & historic spas. Food (esp gelati) and coffee are cheap & excellent in nearby Bagni di Lucca. Family run restaurant in Vico is so good with food locally sourced on the mountain.
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