Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
The Villa is located near the village of Marlia (2.5 km) where you can find every kind of shops, banks, post office, chemist etc. The estate is family owned and it is rented directly, no agencies.VILLA IOLANDA is not an independent homeone side of the home is attached to another building but there is a private fenced garden with private whirpool as well as a car parking.Guests can share the use of a very attractive 12x7 m. swimming pool with a marvellous view of the countryside and with garden furniture. There is a ping pong table, a coin washing machine and a barbecue corner with tables and chairs. VILLA IOLANDA is part of a working farming estate, you will also find goats, ponies and a couple of horses. The activities in the farming estate are at first relax by the pool or in the gardens and just do nothing, but you can also horse back riding, paracliding, hike around the hills or stretch in the "Vita Parcour" of the estate. Kids are free to move around, no car, except for pack and unpack, are allowed to transit in the centre of the estate. There are many golf club spread around the area, the location is between 40/90 minutes driving (Forte de Marmi, Tirrenia, Montecatini). Tennis club in Lucca, sport fishing in the Serchio river, sea side in Viareggio or in the most exclusive beach of Forte de Marmi, visit the marble caves or the artist sculptor in Pietrasanta only one hour driving, visit Garfagnana the mountain area of Lucca with all the fenced small town where you still can feel the emotion of the Medioeval time or you may visit the well known towns of Firenze, Pisa, Siena and why not also Venice (3 hour driving) or the famous "Cinque Terre" only one hour driving.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||VERSILIA BEACH 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: PISA 40 km, Nearest railway: LUCCA 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Fax machine, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Iolanda keeps the typical structure of a Villa with decorated ceilings and "cotto" tiles floors: At the ground floor big "salone"- living room with two entrance doors facing one south and one north with dining table, 2 living rooms one with a double sofa bed, two bedrooms one with a king bed, one with twin beds, two bathrroms one with shower, one with bathtube, a kitchen well equipped, a breakfast room, an interior staircase leads in a hall at the first floor. Big living room with comfortable sofas and some antique furniture. Satellite TV. two bedrooms with a double bed, two twin bedded four bathrooms three with shower and one with bath tube. All the windows have screen nets. Outside you have your own table with chairs so you may eat outside and a big ombrella. The swimming pool is close to the house . WiFi.
|Further details outdoors|
VILLA IOLANDA is located in a perfect spot combining peace and quiet with a welth of cultural activities. All around large fields, woods, olive groves and vineyards. The backtrop of the "Colline Lucchesi" mountains behind the property is truly memorable and in the neighbourhood the magnificence of the "Ville Lucchesi", country residences of Lucca's noble families, in a word the location is in the most privileged area around Lucca.
In July in the city centre of Lucca, in the most important squares, the world famous "Summer festival". More over the Puccini Opera Festival in July and August at Torre del Lago Puccini, where Puccini lived for a while (40 minutes driving) is performing the most important Puccini's opera, many others cultural activities like concerts in the historical Villas and the antique markets in almost every town in Tuscany (Lucca is the third saturday and sunday of every months) complete your "Experience of Lucca". Driving in the North following the Serchio river, you will discover towns like Barga and Castelnuovo Garfagnana and a huge quantity of small villages with typical stone houses some of them still has the original walls. Many hiking and biking paths start close to the property.
During your stay it is possible to organise winery tours with wine tasting and more activities that we will be pleased to illustrate at your arrival.
Swimming pool open from May 3rd, until October 4th,.
We can provide for a welcome pack on request the cost is €50/100.
Maid service on request price € 13,00 per hour
Cook service on request price € 17,00 plus food cost.
No heating in the apartment.
The Tuscany region
What to say about Tuscany? Most of the people knows something about! It's a marvellous region full of history, art, very nice landscapes and secret places just round the corner. One of the things that most of the people doen't know, is that you are just a stone's throw from everything, so pick up your car and take any road and go, you will discover fascinating, amazing small villages, small country churches riches in works of art, cosy small "trattoria" where you can taste the real homemade italian food and the typical food of the area like the "farro" or "pecorino cheese" all cooked only with the world famous and unique olive oil of Lucca and, please, taste the also famous wine "Vino delle Colline Lucchesi" or just seat in a village cafè have an italian coffee and an artigianal made ice-cream.
Lucca is one of the few towns in the world that keeps intact the wall fence, dated 17th century, all around the town. Lucca's inhabitants are used to say that inside the wall there are more than 100 churches,. Admire the beautiful "Palazzi", the mansion of the Lucca's noble, dating from 14th century, the museums, the botanical garden established in the 19th, century by Elisa Baciocchi, Napoleon sister, or just wandering around those very narrow medioeval streets and you will perceive a different atmosphere of quite. In town as well as in the surrounding of Lucca there are a lot of very elegant shops and restaurants or just cafeteria or gelateria for a pit stop. Don't forget Puccini! July and August are very special there is the Season at the Puccini Opera House in Torre del Lago (40 minutes from your home) and in July the world famous Summer Festival in Lucca. September is one of the best time to visit Lucca, more than the Puccini Opera played in the Teatro del Giglio, the theatre of Lucca, there are a lot of markets and many events: the most important is the "Procession for the Volto Santo" on September 13th, the biggest festivity of Lucca with at the end big fireworks and the town all lighted with candles where the procession pass. Many others things could be said about Lucca, the best is if you come and discover them your self!
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