A monumental 18th-century villa, which has been home to arts and artists for centuries, will welcome you to show its breathtaking frescoes and be your home in the very heart of Tuscany for a romantic and relaxing holiday of culture and good life.
The villa, which was the theatre of Lady Lauretta Cipriani's adventuorus life, is the perfect accommodation for artists and art lovers. Sleeping and waking up among amazing paintings and in the peaceful and bewitching atmosphere of this house will turn a short break into a dream holiday.
The property, which has been included in the list of the most important buildings by the Italian Minister of Culture, is an ideal base to visit the main art cities in Tuscany and to explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside with its lush green hills and its picturesque medieval towns. The sea is only 20 minute driving.
The villa benefits from a large garden, equipped with tables, chairs and deck chairs for a peaceful time in the shadow of beautiful old-age trees.
Italian kitchen classes and wine tasting are available on request.
A large, gorgeous apartment is provided for guests on the first floor of the villa. It is composed of two beautiful suites: "The Ladies Retreat" (maximum 3 people) and "Three centuries of art" (maximum 4 people), which are connected with each other through an internal door. Each suite features a large living room, a double bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom; additional single beds are provided in the living rooms. This apartment is perfect for groups who want to stay together but at the same time keep their own daily habits. A piano, a hi-fi equipment and a Tv with Sky channels are provided in the apartment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tirrenia 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa International airport 7 km, Nearest railway: Navacchio 700 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Tuscany is the heart of Italian art. Thousands of years of history and culture are witnessed by the most extraordinary monuments you can find in Italy: churches, museums, castles, palaces, ancient towns and villages.But Tuscany is also renowned for its good climate and beautiful landscapes: green hills, blue sea, and sunshine.Why don't try also the thermal spa in Tuscany, which are famous all over the world?As for food, excellent olive oil and superb wines, as well as plenty of tempting traditional dishes with local produce.
Pisa is wellknown for its leaning tower and the amazing Piazza dei Miracoli, which don't need any further description. But there are many other monuments and places which are well worth seeing while walking through the city centre, after having a drink in a stylish café or tasting a real Italian homemade ice cream. Not far from Pisa visit Calci, a nice old town in the country with its beautiful Certosa, S. Miniato (a medieval town with landscapes on Arno valley and countryside), S. Piero a Grado (basilica).In June a festival is held in Pisa, called "Giugno Pisano" with music, traditonal games, exhibitions. On June 16th at night "Luminaria di S. Ranieri": thousands of candles adorn all the buildings along the river Arno and reflect their shapes on the water; unforgettable! Classical music festival "Anima Mundi" is held in Pisa monumental cathedral (September-October).Good nigthlife on the coast, particularly in Summer: discos, pubs, live music, jazz concerts.Walk on the hills around Pisa among picturesque villages with a superb view over the country up to the sea and the isles. Cycle lane along the river Arno, many tennis courts and swimming pools available.Beach, boat rent, surfing and sailing in Tirrenia.Good fish restaurants in Marina di Pisa. Lots of cosy restaurants also in the city centre and in the country, where it is not easy to choose between traditional or innovative offerings! Wide range of high quality red and white wines. Taste the Italian food and don't miss the famous white truffles in S. Miniato, only 30 minutes driving from the villa. In November an important food festival is held, which features plenty of delicious dishes with truffles as well as the excellent red wines of the area.Traditional "sagre" everywhere in the countryside in Summer, which are outdoors gastronomic festivals, each offering food and wine inspired by a particular theme or ingredient, depending on the typical produce of the place. Excellent chocolate from local producers.Antique market on the second Suturday and Sunday of each month in Pisa; on the third in Lucca.Beauty treatments at the famous thermal spas S. Giuliano and Casciana.