Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Villa Maria is a super luxurious villa located just 10 minutes outside of the walled town of Lucca. Very tastefully decorated this Villa is one of the most beautiful in the area of Lucca. The villa is located 10 minutes away from Lucca, one of the most famous historical town of Tuscany. It is ½ hour from Pisa, 20 minutes close to the coast (Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio) and not more than 60 minutes from Florence - renaissance Capital of Tuscany.
The Villa has 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms for a total of 14 beds, and is spread over three levels. On the ground floor there are: the main living room with fireplace, reading room, library, music room and TV, fully equipped Tuscan style kitchen, an office with telephone, fax, internet and computer facilities, a living room with Satellite television and music system, the bathroom floor, and an elevator that services all four floors of the villa. On the first floor there are: two individually styled suites each with its own en suite bathroom with shower , two bedrooms, bathroom with shower, a double bedroom with bathroom with shower. All bedrooms can be configured with either with a queen sized bed or two twin beds and have their own telephones and IPOD docking stations. On the second floor there are: two suites with double bed and bathroom with shower. In the basement: the basement, a service area with a full laundry room, a second fully equipped professional kitchen, a formal dining room for 14 people and the area reserved for the staff, bathroom. There is a large swimming pool out of the Villa, which has solar heating, it is equipped with chaises lounges and umbrellas. Just up from the pool is the fully equipped gym and sauna, as well as pool showers, a small kitchen serving the pool and a bathroom. There is a private lake, a tennis court and a pergola with a tables and chairs for dining and spend wonderful evenings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa airport 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Telephone, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 8 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Lucca is one of the main cities of Italy, famous even outside national borders mainly for its intact city walls of the XV-XVII century, which describes a perimeter of 4,223 m around the historical center and is one of the four Italians cities to have an intact Renaissance walls, along with Ferrara, Grosseto, Bergamo. The Walls, starting from the second half of the nineteenth century have become a pleasant pedestrian promenade; they are still one the best preserved in Europe, as ever used in past centuries for defensive purposes (Note that until the early nineties of the 900, The walls were used - thanks to the considerable size of the road - as a real ring road for traffic, too heavy, around the city, the only example in the world of walls of this size and with this use).
The historical city center remained almost intact in its original form, and therefore can include a variety of architectural concepts, as many medieval churches of great architectural richness (Lucca has even been nicknamed the "city of 100 churches" just due to the presence of numerous churches in the old town, consecrated and not present in the past and now in the city), and bell towers, Renaissance palaces and monuments of excellent linearity style.
The city also boasts beautiful urban spaces: the most famous is surely to the square of the amphitheater, built on the ruins of the Roman amphitheater by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini and unique architecture.
Main thoroughfare of the historic city is the narrow medieval street Fillungo, which brings together the largest shops in the city.
Other picturesque squares are then Piazza San Michele, the historic heart of the city and the Piazza San Martino, religious hub where there is the famous Duomo di San Martino.
Piazza Napoleone (also called by Lucca Piazza Grande), was commissioned by Elisa Baciocchi during his principality, demolishing ancient medieval buildings including a church, and has been recently restored. With its structure, its trees, the surrounding streets that surround the central monument, all in symmetry to the Ducal Palace (now the headquarters of the Provincial Administration), is an example of the early nineteenth century Neoclassical Urban Affairs. Adjacent is located overlooking Piazza del Giglio where the eponymous Theatre (Teatro del Giglio), which is to be counted as traditional theater.
Precisely because of its immense wealth historical monuments has been recently advanced the proposal to include the historical center of Lucca in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.