Villa Raffaelli rises on a medieval fortress: it used to be the country house of the noble Lucca’s family Raffaelli, judges, literature men and bishops; Pietro Raffaelli was the teacher of Modena’s Duke and Raffaello Raffaelli was a historian. In the house we can admire the walls pictured and decorated with stucco, the library and many ancient pieces of furniture: for the guests there are six romantic bedrooms, all with the name and the perfume of a flower. The garden with its Italian flower beds is a hanging terrace on Michelangelo’s Alpi Apuane and on the Garfagnana.The new Jacuzzi heated and covered will be your relax also under the stars in the glass cupola. The property is composed by a main villa and a Lemonhouse. Near the ancient well you find the swimming pool (10x5x0,90), with deck chairs and gazebo. In the Limonaia a relaxing area ideal for candlelight dinners. When you arrive a welcome surprice with typical Garfagnana’s products, cakes and drinks of house.
The guardian lives on the second floor - with an independent entrance so your privacy is assured.
There is a small chapel on the property, ideal for your ceremonies.
IN THE VILLA PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
Distances: Railway station in Fosciandora at 2 km; at 600 mt a village (Migliano) with food shops, post office and pharmacy.<br> A restaurant is at 1 km and at 4 km Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Gallicano, Barga.<br> Pisa airport is 50 minutes by car. Lucca approx. 45 km.
Railway station 2 km, airport 60km (Pisa), shops 600m, shopping centre 4 km open also on sunday.
The garden with Italian flower beds is a hanging terrace on Michelangelo’s Alpi Apuane on the Garfagnana. Barbecue near the swimming pool.
Museum yesterday life, stronghold of poet Ariosto, castle of Montalfonso and Verrucole, hermitage of Matilde di Canossa, marble caves, Thermal bath Bagni di Lucca, Poet Giovanni Pascoli house, Lucca, Pisa, Versilia coast and Abetone ski resort
Swimmingpool 10x5x0,90 wood plane with sunchairs and gazebo and barbecue. Jacuzzi heated and covered with glass cupola (diameter 3m)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates:
Arrivals must be between 4,00 and 7,00 p.m. and departures before 10,00 a.m. <br>
Refundable security deposit euro 500.<br>
The rates include:<br>
Final and initial cleanings, daily cleanings (2 hours per day, bedrooms and bathrooms),
Garden-swimming pool maintainance,
Weekly change of linen, and mid-week change of towels,
Electricity, water, gas.<br>
Possible extra services: bike rent, horse-riding, cook service, maid service.
Trekking and mountain bike: maps available in the reading room of the house<br>
Villa Raffaelli can host cerimonies, there is also a little church on the premises.
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