Casa delle Fate
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casa delle fate was built in 1870 . It's located in the in Piegaio, a little village 20 minutes by car from Lucca, 35 km from Viareggio and 15 minutes from Bagni di Lucca, where you can visit the famous thermal baths. The small ancient village is an ideal place for walks across nature, It's surrounded by verdant meadows, and it's just 10 minutes from the famous Museum of Apuanian Mountains.
Just about 5 km from the village, you can find Celle di Puccini, where the great Giacomo Puccini was born and lived for a period (and where you can visit his native house and the Museum which is dedicated to him).
Besides, it is possible to visit, in the close neighbourhood, the smallest theatre in the world in Vetriano, and the Museum of Castagno in Colognora.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viareggio 35 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 40 km, Nearest railway: Lucca 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Casa delle fate , which is perfectly renewed, has maintained, , the traditional atmosphere of a country house, but it also has many comforts. The whole area of the house is about 80 mq and it's distributed on two floors,2 bedrooms one bathroom. There is also a huge veranda of about 60mq, where you can have dinner in the open air and which is also provided with a wood-burning oven. Next to the house, there are a private garden of about 350mq, and a reserved 2-cars place.
* On your arrival you will be asked for a deposit of 200.00 €. The sum will be returned on your departure. Any damage checked on your leaving will be refunded from the deposit.
* Bed linen, towels etc. are included in the price .
* Check in time: Saturday from 15.30 to 19.30.
* Check out time: Saturday not later than 09.30 pm
* Pets are not admitted .
* Cleaning charges amount to 80.00 euros.
The Tuscany region
Located in central Italy, Tuscany is known for its rich history, art, beautiful landscapes, delicious food, and superb wines.
The beautiful cities of Florence, Pisa and Lucca contain some of Italy's most famous artistic treasures. Tuscany is also home to many scenic hill towns.
Lucca has a collection of artworks that have made it well-known throughout the world, and it is also called the 'city of the hundred churches', some of which are truly beautiful. Outside the city walls there is the Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi, where there are paintings by artists from Lucca together with valuable sculptures, items of the so-called minor arts, and sacred furnishings.
The very distinctive Piazza del Mercato, which is oval-shaped because it was built over an ancient Roman amphitheatre, is circled by an uninterrupted ring of houses. The only access to the piazza is by four pedestrian entrances.
Places of interest in the area around Lucca include the famous Ville Lucchese, which were built between the 16th and the 18th centuries on hilltops, mainly in proximity to the supplies of water that were needed for the spectacular fountains in their gardens. These villas share a particular concern for aesthetics, both in terms of the buildings themselves and the parks they overlook. Another shared feature is the mixed Tuscan and Doric order of architecture, and the use of plaster and stone together.
The renowned Tuscan cigar, the Toscano, is also from Lucca; hand-rolled since the 19th century, they are produced by the Manifattura Tabacchi. Thanks to a concession by the Italian state, they are now also produced in America and Argentina.
Lucca include a wide area that extends from the Apuan Alps to the Garfagnana and reaches as far as the coastal strip of Versilia.
The countryside around Lucca produces a high-quality (and world famous) olive oil that is highly aromatic and easy to digest.
Besides the well-known Tuscan gastronomic specialties, in Lucca it is also possible to sample Buccellato, a sweet ring-shaped cake made according to a 15th century recipe; its name derives from the fact that its shape is reminiscent of a buccina, a Roman trumpet with a round-coiled shape.
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