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Ancient Olive Mill Converted Into Beautiful Home.

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Last updated: 07/18/2011

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

"Villa Roocello" is an ancient olive mill converted into a beautiful home. The ground floor consist of a magnificent living room / formal dining of 100 square meters, with a vaulted ceiling. Standing like two sculptures, sharing this wonderful space , are the two antique stone wheels which formerly crushed the olives. There are also other memorabilia of the villa’s olive mill days.

Conveniently located at the rear of this space is a downstairs European style bathroom.

A spacious well epuippied kitchen with seating for 8 persons is located separately and adjacent to the living /dining room. Another option is al fresco dining in the leafy garden courtyard or a BBQ in the area adjoining the pool.Tranquil setting nestled in between two streams

Upstairs there is a large comfortable sitting room with sofa, arm chairs, Satelite TV, DVD, fireplace and a door which opens onto a small shaded upper courtyard with a gate which leads to the village where after a few steps one can find freshly bake bread, butcher, grocer, chicken shop, and small bar. This is a plus if one does not wish to use the car.

Also upstairs are four bedrooms two with queen sized beds and two with two single beds. There are two bathrooms one of which has both shower and bath.

Villa Roocello is located in the Lucca Region which has at its epicentre the unique city of Lucca. Lucca is the capital of the Province of Lucchesia and is one of the richest areas in Tuscany for history, tradition and culture.

Lucca has preserved its characteristics since Roman times with the city still surrounded by the well-preserved 16 th century ramparts that once served to defend it. The ancient ramparts now serve as a recreational area for its citizens and visitors who walk or cycle around them.

The inner city is closed to most traffic, offering the visitor a lot to enjoy on foot or by bicycle. The city has many fine churches, including its grand Romanesque cathedral. You can wander the picturesque narrow, winding streets and alleys lined with alluring shops, and visit the Piazza del Anfiteatro, once the site of a Roman Colosseum, that continues to preserve its ancient form. Lucca has a museum in the house where Giacomo Puccini was born, and holds an annual opera festival in June as one of several arts events. There is a well-known antiques market in Lucca on the third weekend of each month.

Leaving the city gates, there are many enjoyable excursion possibilities. Nearby are interesting historic villas, Pisa and its famous Leaning Tower , the foothills of the Apuan Alps, the seaside beach resorts of Viareggio and Forte di Marmi. The region has a well-developed transportation system enabling longer day trips to be easily made from the Lucca area to the Cinque Terre, to Carrara where Michelangelo quarried the marble for his statues and where sculptors still carry out their art, and to Florence and Siena. The area is renowned for its fine olive oil, its wines and its many gastronomic specialties. Lucca also offers numerous possibilities for those interested in hiking in the well-known mountain area of the Garfagnana, or exploring the beautiful countryside by bicycle.

Keywords: Sleeps 8. 4 bedroom ancient olive mill converted into beautiful home. Ground floor consists of a magnificent room 100 sq mtrs with vaulted ceiling. Standing like two sculptures sharing this wonderful space are the antique stone wheels with which the olives were crushed.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 280 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, bidet

    Very small shower tub....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    Very light and airey with window view...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


Other Amenities

  • The house has a large garden courtyard at the front which is perfect for alfresco dinning. There is garden furniture for 8. The leafy upper courtyard has direct access to the village where daily supplies can be purchased. At the rear is the pool sun baking and BBQ area. The pool is 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.3 meters. Ideal for cooling off after a hot day of sight seeing or a lazy day.There are two living rooms. The larger being the downstairs measuring 100 meters square. It comprises of large granite dinning table, two comfortable sofas, two arm chairs surrounding the coffe table in front of suberb fireplace. Stero cd player....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    In kitchen dinning or main room both with seating for eight...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two usable fireplaces ask owners re use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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Jun 27 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay

Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2015
7 night min stay

Oct 4 - Dec 19, 2015
7 night min stay

Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 10 - Mar 26, 2016
7 night min stay

Mar 27 - May 28, 2016
7 night min stay

May 29 - Oct 1, 2016
7 night min stay

Oct 2 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay

Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Final cleaing £100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit £600
  • Taxes Not included



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Manager info

About: For more information about myself, the history, reason, and the seach for "Roocello" the villa you can buy my book which I illustrated and wrote.

Why Capannori:
The truth is that after 4 months of looking and only 5 days prior to our departure before returning home, we walked through the gates on a wet and wild winter's day and we knew that this was it! Confirmation did not take long. Two steps into the 100 square meter living room and upon seeing the majestic like scupltures of the stone milling wheels with their cogs that towered to the 5 meter ceiling; the search was over!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Travelling around the countryside absorbing the local culture, food, wine and beautiful scenery. Naturally we can't miss the birth place of the renaissance, Florence and it's wealth of art and history.

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Speaks: english, italian



  • facade


  • Living room

    Living room

  • One of the double bedrooms

    One of the double bedrooms

  • Dinning adjacent to living room

    Dinning adjacent to living room

  • Upstairs living room

    Upstairs living room

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