Buca del Tasso
from £142 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £142 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7
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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7
Elegant Villa near Lucca with big, panoramic garden, private pool and internet wi-fe free
Buca del Tasso was completly restored in 2008. Its owners, a mother and her daughter wanted to preserve the typical architectural style of Lucca' s country houses but, inside, the house is very functional, modern and elegantly furnished.The house is formed by two ground floors. The ground floor is made up of a open space of about 75 m², including the dining room and a big kitchen, the hall and the living room with sofas and a big fireplace.There is also a little toilet.On the first floor there is a double room (red room), a twin room (blu room), a bathroom with shower and the main bedroom (green room) with its bathroom.The house is surrounded by a garden, about 3.000m², - even if the property is more then 25.000 m² - where you' ll find a nice gazebo overlooking the beautiful panorama and the swimming pool, (6m by 12m) open from 25th April to 5th October."This is a house for those who love the countryside, nature and relaxation, but without suffocate by them, though." This is what one of the owners says, in fact you can reach Lucca (18Km) in less than 30 minutes, Montecatini Terme is 27 km far, Pisa 50 km far and in 40 minutes you can reach Versilia (50Km).In one hour you can go to Florence, that is only 78 km far, or follow the "Strada del Vino" along the gentle Chianti' s hills.If you love the countryside and sport activities, here you can go tracking, horse riding, biking and swimming; but if you like relaxation and art you can spend yuor time visiting historical cities and enjoying good food and wine in the many restaurants in the area.But you don' t forget to visit the old Lucca's Villas. They are marvellous!
Even if Buca del Tasso is locates on the hills surrounding Lucca, you can find a restaurant, a little Bar, and a riding school within 2 kilometres (Petrognano).
In the centre of S. Gennaro village, not farther than four kilometres, you can find a store where to buy indispensable articles, a restaurant, and a Bar.
In the village of Collodi, about 6 kilometres far, you can find a Discount Supermarket, a pharmacy and a Post Office which is open from monday to Saturday, some restaurants, Bars and a pizzeria.
Buca del Tasso offers his guests all the comforts of a modern house and we can try to spoil you with our:
- internet wi-fi free,
- swimming pool with hydro-massage,
- satellite TV,
- DVD player,
- Hi-Fi system with CD player,
- allarm system,
- automatic gates,
- doorbells with entry phone,
- heating system a separate sectors,
- microwave owen,
- cot for baby,
- baby-sitter service,
- added bed,
- typical Tuscany meals,
- booking service,
- heating system (The schedule for the use of that is regulated by Regional laws),
- rental of mountain bike,
- midweek cleaning,
- cooking aid,
- COOKING CLASSES,
- ORGANIZATIONS OF PARTIES,
the guests will e charged extra
WHEN THE GUESTS ARRIVE, THEY WILL BE ASKED TO PAY CASH A SECURITY OF 800,00 EUROS. THE MONEY WILL BE RETURNED BEFORE THE DEPARTURE, AFTER COLLECTING THE COMPENSATION FOR POSSIBLE DAMAGES.
Discount depending on length of stay. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Security deposit required. Required deposit on booking, Owner not on site.
IN THE MID, LOW AND WINTER, we apply the following promotions:
- BOOK 3 WEEKS AND HAVE A DISCOUNT OF -30%;
- BOOK 2 WEEKS AND THE SECOND WEEK WILL APPLY A REDUCTION OF -30%.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viareggio 45 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa Galileo Galilei 58 km, Nearest railway: Pescia 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Tuscany region
Even if Buca del Tasso is surrounded by the countryside, it is located in a strategic position both at national and regional level. In fact you can drive to Milan or Rome in about 4 hours. For fast movements you can reach Florence Peretola Airport or to the Pisa Airport, Galileo Galilei, in less than one hour .In less than 30 minutes, you can reach the city of Lucca (18Km), art city known as the city of 100 churches. Here you can take a beautiful walk on the tree-lined "Mura", which surround the old city, you can admire the view from the top of Torre Guinigi and Torre delle Ore.Enjoy a romantic walk along the small street and, even if we are in the XXI° century, you will feel the atmosphere of the XIV° century' s Lucca.On the first of March Lucca Jazz Donna starts. On this occasion, in the old city, you can see the performances of the most famous female musicians. In the same month there is Luccanimation. It is an international-festival competition for the best video-animation in the world.27th April is S. Zita's day. The people who live in Lucca make a homage to the corpse of S. Zita in S. Frediano' s Church, with a bunch of daffodils while in Amphitheatre's Square, there is a beautiful flower exhibition and market. The month of September is important for Lucca. On 13th September Lucca celebrates the Holy Cross with a "Luminara". It is very picturesque procession. People wear costumes and walk along the streets of the old city up to S. Martino's Cathedral.Another feast is S. Paolino' s, the city Patron Saint.The celebration culminates on July 12th with a competition called "Palio della Balestra da banco" crossbow competition. The city "Terzieri" challenge themselves, under the watchful eyes of the Podesta, the Lord and the notable families of the XIV°century.The Summer Festival is held in July. The most important international singers-perform on the stage in Napoleone Square in the city centre.From the end of October to the first of November Lucca is the venue of Lucca Comics and Games: an exhibition and market of comics and games. In the old city you can visit the Comics Museum, along with other classical museums.Every third week-end, in some streets of the old city, there is the antique market.Montecatini Terme, is 27 Km far. Here you will have the possibility to relax at the Spa, or go shopping in the many exclusive shops. In the evening you can take the funicular to Montecatini Alto, have dinner there while admiring the beautiful panorama and, to finish, what about a discotheque?In Pisa, which is about 50 km far, you can see the Lungarno, the beautiful Cavallieri Square with the tower where Count Ugolino ( Dante Alighieri is "Divina Commedia" - "Hell") was imprisoned with his children whom he eat to survive and one of most important Universities in the World "La Normale". Of course you cannot miss the Miracles Square, with the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Leaning Tower.In less than 40 minutes Versilia (50km far) is waiting for you with its beautiful and very exclusive (Forte dei Marmi) beach where you can go for a walk along the sea front. Do not miss the exciting night life in the many fashionable bars and restaurants and the famous "Capannina dei Franceschi" in Forte dei Marmi.On 24th August from 7.00 to 24.00 there is S. Ermete' s Feast that closes the summer season in Forte dei Marmi. In the streets, lined the most exclusive shop, you will find a numberless stalls (about 400 authorized and as many illegal) selling good for all tastes. The celebration ends with the fireworks on the sea. In less than one hour you can go to Florence (78Km) with its world famous collections of art in the "Uffizzi" Gallery and in other museums. If you do not like spending your time in the museums you can visit Signoria Square, the Old Bridge, the Lungarno, Boboli garden's etc. etc. . A very original event to see is old Florence football's, which is not a football match but an old way to train boys in the art of fight. Today you can see this event, in S. Croce Square, on June 16th, 24th and 30th to celebrate the Patron Saint S. Giovanni. On 30th June there is the final match and then a fireworks show. A long parade presided over by noblemen on their horse, leaves from S. Maria Novella and reaches S. Croce Square, where the game starts with the shout "Viva Firenze!". For one hours the fighters, dressed in clothes of the XV°century, fight to recall the famous match on the 1530 and celebrate a memorable page of the glorious history of Florence. On Easter Saturday, instead, you can see the burst of the cart, an attraction which goes back to the First Crusade, where the people of Florence took parting the Crusade led by Pazzino di Ranieri de' Pazzi. On 15 July 1099, after a long siege, the Crusade army conquered Jerusalem; and Pazzino, was rewarded by Goffredo IV° Duke of Buillon (nicknamed "Buglione") from low Lorena, with 3 stone chips from the Holy Sepulchre of Christ. The relics were taken to Florence in 1101 and entrusted to the Pazzi family. The 3 stones were used to sparkle a "new" fire (Easter symbol for a new life). After being blessed, the fire was given to the families to light their hearth. This is how in Florence spread the habit of distributing the "Holy Spirit" to the clergy and the people, as a symbol of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. On Easter Sunday a big cart, the same as the one of the XVIII° century, decorated with festoons and drawn by two white oxes parades along the streets of Florence from Porta a Prato, where it remains for 364 days, to the Cathedral' s Square. A steel wire connects it to the Altar of the Cathedral. During the Mass, at midday, in the moment of the "Alleluja" the Archbishop fires a rocket that look likes a dove ( which reminds of the Holy fire sparkled by the 3 old stones). The rocket, which is connected to the wire, reaches the cart stuffed with fireworks and makes it explode to the big happiness of the viewers. According to the old tradition, if the little dove did not reach the cart the new harvest would not be good. Today it is interpreted as a symbol of good or bad omen for the city of Florence. If you are wine lovers, you can follow the "wine street" full of famous small and big cellars where you can taste excellent types of wine. Buca del Tasso is on this street but we do not produce wine. If you follow this route you get to the sweet Chianti hills and reach Siena (120 km). It is a wonderful city where you can admire the Mangia' s tower in the Del Campo' s Square and many other interesting places. Del Campo Square is well know for two horse races: on 2nd July "Provenzano horse-race" and on 16th August the more important and famous "Assunta horse-race". Nine of the city districts take part in the race. The horses run around the shell for 3 times and the winner which ranks first wins, even without its jockey! The prize is called "Drappellone" and it is made by a different artist each year. The prize is then jealously kept in the district museum. Do not forget to visit the old Lucca' s Villas, where can admire the most beautiful old residences furnish with a their original furniture, and surrounded by delightful parks. In less than 6 Km there is Collodi, "Pinocchio' s" village. Here the children can spend an afternoon in the recreation ground, while the adults can visit both the park of the Garzoni Villa' - the family of "Pinocchio" is author, Carlo Lorenzini - where the Butterfly House was opened and the Villa, restored in the 2007. In Montecarlo, a charming and fortified little village on the hills, the traditional harvest feast is held the second week of September. In a few words, this area is for those people who love the countryside and sports activities like tracking, horse riding, swimming and mountain biking. But it is also for those who want to relax , visit art cities and enjoy themselves at night in the many restaurants and bars scattered in the area.
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