Il Rifugio B&B
B&B | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
"Il Rifugio" is an 18th Century village house recently restored with careful attention to the original details of the building. The ancient chestnut beams and flooring were re-installed, as were the stone interior steps.
The villa takes pride of place in the little village of San Andrea di Compito, just 20 minutes from Lucca.
Every March the village hosts the annual Camillia Festival, with thousands of plants blooming, attracting
visitors from all over the world. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy...including hikes in the Monte Serra hills.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viareggio 25 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 40 km, Nearest railway: Lucca 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Both "Cecilia" and "La Soffita" feature Satellite (Sky) TV, and air conditioning. The Suites are furnished with Italian and Asian antiques, and both have views of the surrounding countryside. "Cecila" is located on the
second floor of the villa; "La Soffita" is above.
|Further details outdoors|
An exterior dining patio covered with a white wisteria is used for breakfasts, weather permitting. The patio opens to the villa rose garden, with views of Monte Serra and the pine-covered hills. There is garden furniture for relaxing or reading. Each Suite has a reserved parking space.
The Tuscany region
The cottage is located in the hills south-east of Lucca and north of Pisa.
Florence is 1 hour east (1 1/2 hours by train), Pisa 40 mins away, the ocean is less than 40 mins away.
Sant'Andrea di Compito
The village has 2 good restaurants and 2 grocery stores, plus larger markets
a short drive away.
"Tre Tigli" pizzeria is famous all over Lucca for crispy-crust, delicious
pizzas and local dishes, while "Il Circolino" features a varied international
menu with seasonal specialities....the pastas are home-made.
Sant' Andrea village is the site of the annual Camillia Festival in March.
Thousands of camillia plants reach full bloom during these week-ends, attracting
many visitors from all over the world. Some of the "trees" are over 200 years
old, thriving in the warmer microclimate of the valley. Olives are an important
crop here...our trees produce some of the best oil in the world.
Nearbythere are plenty of opportunities for hiking and walking on the local trails.
The ambitious visitor might consider a hike to the top of Monte Serra, a round-trip
jaunt of 10 km.
Wine tasting at Montecarlo is a must. The Il Rifugio house wines are a product of
this acclaimed region.
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4 Nov 2013
We stayed 3 nights at this absolutely lovely B&B in the middle of a small village near Lucca. The owners Bill & John are very very kind and the best hosts you could possibly imagine. They have decorat… More
This wonderful family was travelling with their children...absolutely
the best behaved we've had...they sang a song for us learned in their
pre-school class...we almost cried! We welcome them back any time they
can return...it was a pleasure meeting them...and to see such caring
25 Oct 2013
"No trip to the Tuscan region is complete without a stay at Il Rifugio"
Four of us have just returned from a visit to Italy which began in Rome and ended in Venice with a much need respite in Lucca - a quaint town in the Tuscany region. We were lucky enough to discover Il… More
We were overwhelmed with these 4 folks...so very kind and appreciating
of everything we did for them..they have become part of our Il Rifugio
"Family" of guests...we're sure we'll see them again...only next time, for much longer.
25 Aug 2013
"LIKE STAYING WITH FAMILY"
Our extended family of four stayed at IL Rifugio B&B for one week in early July. We could not have asked for better accommodations and even better hosts. Bill and John treated us like family. From … More
We always try to welcome our guests like family, and these folks were no exception. They enjoyed the village, our hospitality, and were wonderful in every way. We would welcome them back any time...the sooner, the better! It was a pleasure having them with us.
7 Feb 2013
"Wonderful B & B"
I recently stayed at Il Rifugio and would like to thank the owners Bill and John for their wonderful hospitality. The B & B is just perfect . It is situated in the middle of a very quaint typically Tuscan village with beautiful scenic views. The house is great, the bedroom with its lovely comfortable bed and fluffy white bed linen is very luxurious, the breakfast is devine and the gardens stunning. All in all it is the best B & B I have ever stayed in and would highly recommend to any future travellers.
11 Dec 2012
"Glorious garden, stunning home, great bed, clean, perfect hospitality"
This is my second off-season stay. Have stayed both April and November. A perfect location for hopping off to Florence or hiking the hillsides near Lucca. Located in the central area of a charming historical Tuscan village from which you can walk to everything -- the best and most economical dining in the area, the flakiest and freshest cornettos/croissants - the most peaceful views. The hosts have a wealth of local information - history, directions, costs - and if you love colorful and vibrant gardens, this is the place to be. My family and I will come back...and back...and back.
16 Sep 2011
"The quintessential Italian experience"
I stayed here by myself in May of 2009 and couldn't wait to bring my husband and return to this magical Italian village and this beautiful little Italian Villa. The owners Bill and John have the most beautiful garden and have made every detail in the rooms perfect. I loved the Italian antiques throughout and I am still dreaming of the view from our window of the village and the church. We traveled all over the country and Bill makes the best cup of cappuccino! They took care of us like family and we can't wait to return! We recommend this for a romantic getaway!
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