A 17th-century villa located in a tiny village
Splendore is an elegant 17th-century villa, located in a tiny village just outside the wonderful small Tuscan city of Lucca. Lucca is 7.5 km from the villa. The area is beloved for its varied natural settings and for the simple elegance of Lucca itself.
Villa Splendore sits the end of a lane of stately cypresses, surrounded by extensive gardens and enclosed within a stone wall. According to seventeenth century custom, the ground floor is simple and rustic, while the stately piano nobile, or noble floor, is located just above. Villa Splendore’s owner has marvelous sense of taste and a strong connection to local history, which are evident in every detail of the villa’s decor.
Professional staff will assist you during your stay. The staff is also available to arrange tours, wine tastings, cooking classes, and other activities. Splendore is walking distance from a small village where you can find a bar, few shops and a bus stop.
The nearby Lucca is one of the most enchanting towns in Tuscany - strolling along the wide avenues along the top of the ancient city walls or in the narrow streets with their ninety nine churches, browsing among the old-fashioned little boutiques, sipping a cappuccino at one of the many bars, tasting the best ice cream, visiting the richly endowed museums - is a sheer delight.
From here, all of Tuscany is within easy reach. Florence, Pisa and Siena can be easily reached on daytrips. Hike in the Cinqueterre (1.5 hours). Visit the medieval hill towns of southern Tuscany and Umbria. The elegant beaches of the Versilian Riviera are just a 30-minute drive away. There are two golf courses nearby, the 18-hole golf courses at Montecatini or Versilia (both 30 minutes).
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HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Pool: 6 x 12m
- Air conditioning
- Internet WIFI connection
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Professional stove 6 burners
- Fridge with freezer
- Washing machine and dryer
- American coffee maker
- Electric kettle
- Hair dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Barbecue grill
- Gazebo by the pool
- Sun loungers, tables and chairs
- Parking on private ground
Closest village 1 km
Lucca 7.5 km
Pisa 20 km
Torre del Lago (opera festival) 33 km
Forte dei Marmi 50 km
Carrara marble quarries 53 km
Florence 85 km
Cinque Terre 90 km
Siena 150 km
Closest airport (Pisa) 20 km
Closest rail station (Lucca) 8 km
Lucca: Ten minutes away by car, Lucca is one of the most enchanting towns in Tuscany. The historic town is surrounded by a wall which now serves as a delightful promenade offering views of the city within and the mountains all around. Lucca is an eminently walkable city which is untroubled by traffic, since the town center is closed to private automobiles apart from those of local residents. Bicycling is a another wonderful way to explore the town. Among local attractions are Lucca’s opera house, marvelous shops and restaurants and a museum honoring native son, Giacomo Puccini. Don’t miss Lucca’s beautiful cathedral – and have a euro in your pocket, because Tintoretto’s Last Supper in the right nave of the church can only be admired after paying for the spotlight focused on it. The town is only 8 km from the villa.
Lucca is also home to one of Italy’s nicest antique markets. Depending on the time of the year, it can be small or take over Lucca’s two largest piazzas and almost all the streets and alleys in between. Lucca’s market is held each month on the weekend that has the third Sunday of the month.
The famous villas around Lucca: Some of these historic villas are open to the public and a few have internationally renowned gardens, all of which makes highly rewarding sight-seeing while staying in the area. The most important villas open to the public are Villa Reale di Marlia, Villa Grabau, Villa Bernardini, Villa Oliva, Villa Mansi, Villa di Carmigliano.
Pisa: The Piazza dei Miracoli, or the Square of Miracles with the Leaning Tower, the Duomo, the Baptistry, the Monumental Cemetery and the museums. Pisa is at 20 km from the villa.
Florence: Blessed with breathtaking landscapes and famed masterpieces, the so-called “Cradle of the Renaissance” is an open-air museum, a genuine lifestyle experience, a real, yet dreamlike, treasure chest, filled with innumerable inspiring discoveries. Florence is at 85 km.
Cinque Terre: Set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, ought to provide enough to bolster the most jaded of spirits. A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, Cinque Terre’s five villages date from the early medieval period. Sinuous paths tempt the antisocial to traverse seemingly impregnable cliffsides, while a 19th-century railway line cut through a series of coastal tunnels ferries the less brave from village to village. Thankfully cars – those most ubiquitous of modern interferences – were banned over a decade ago.
Pietrasanta: The small sculptors town Pietrasanta, just below the marble caves where the famous white carrara marble comes from (a fascinating excursion) is at 20 minutes.
The seaside: There are sandy beaches approximately thirty minutes away on the coast of Versilia at Viareggio and the fashionable Forte dei Marmi with lively bars, designer shopping and some of the best seafood restaurants in Italy.
Sport and Wellness: You can go cycling, play tennis and golf or relax in the spas in Bagni di Lucca or the beauty Farms in Vico Pisano and Montecatini. The hot springs of Bagni di Lucca: http://www.termebagnidilucca.it
The worlds smallest theatre (Guinness Book of Records) is the Teatrino di Vetriano, today owned by FAI (the Italian equivalent to the National Trust) https://www.fondoambiente.it/luoghi/teatrino-di-vetriano
Airports: Pisa airport is at 20 km/30 minutes away, while the Florence airport is 85 km/1 hour away. Lucca has a train station and an exit from the motorway.
Local shopping: The nearest village for your shopping is at a distance of 1 km.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
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18900 EUR €
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|06 Jan 2024 - 11 Jan 2025
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|18900 EUR €
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- Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday)
- Pool towels
- Internet WIFI connection
- Air conditioning
- Additional bed
- Baby bed
- Maid service (6 hours house cleaning per day from Monday to Saturday)
- Final cleaning
- Pool cleaning
- Garden maintenance
- Telephone: metered
- Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- Breakfast service
- Cook service
- Cooking classes
- Transfer service
- Laundry service
- Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
- Pool opening dates: May 1st - September 15th, weather permitting
- For more than 3 children, please enquire.
- PLEASE NOTE: For this property departure time is between 8am and 9:30am.
- Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.