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
|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 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||Private outdoor pool (unheated), 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.