This charming farmhouse restored in 2012, was formerly a small cloister dating back to 1700. It is located in the middle of an olive tree grove dominating the valley and the city of Lucca, which lies only 11 km from here. The owner is an interior designer, this is why interiors are refurbished with care and attention to details, using original Tuscan furniture and aiming at the perfect ease of the guests. The days in Lucca will be particularly agreeable thanks to its many attractions and points of interest: the sightseeing of the town, its unique city walls, churches, squares, museums etc. For those who love the sea, in 20 minutes you can reach the sea-side resorts of Versilia, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi - all renowned for their huge golden shores. For mountain lovers, in only 30 minutes you can be in the Garfagnana area and walk through its ancient villages. Take a chance to visit the cities of art and the most characteristic places of Tuscany (Pisa, Firenze, Siena, Cinque Terre) that are near to Lucca and easy to reach. In case some day you do not want to go anywhere, you can enjoy the impressive terrace, which is definitely the peculiarity of this house, offering the possibility to stay outside in complete relax. A magical place surrounded by nature where everything is like it used to be – only a few ancient houses deep in the stillness of the hills and an enchanting atmosphere due to the magnificent view, outstanding during the day and lovely by night.
- Villa1130 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
Villa On The Hills Of Lucca, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Sofabed. Sleeps 7 People
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 22, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Much More Than A Typical Farmhouse
When We first thought about what type of house we wanted in Italy I had no idea we would find the perfect place for us ! We wanted away from the big city, quaint, historical and we wanted old but modernized. We thought we would never find it but we did and it came with so much more. Massimo’s house is a home that made us feel so comfortable. It is beautifully decorated, modernized but not to the point where it has lost its historical charm and the view from the patio is just wonderful !! We had a hard time deciding if we wanted to be inside or outside ! I prepared many meals in the kitchen (there is a good grocery not to far away) , the beds are comfortable and it is very clean. But the greatest part was Massimo himself we really enjoyed getting to know him and talk with him. He was so helpful and told us the history of the house and the area ...we left feeling he is a good friend. Thank you again Massimo for two special weeks in our lives. Sidney and Janice Pollard
Lovely Tuscan Home
A beautiful house nestled in the Tuscan hills overlooking Lucca and a real home from home for our stay. Massimo was a welcoming and friendly host, and we really appreciated our welcome pack of bread, pasta & wine. He was so helpful - telling us best free place to park in Lucca, and arranging the chef to cook a special birthday dinner for us (highly recommended - Gabriele cooked us the most wonderful food!). it's well placed to discover the area - we visited Lucca, Cinque Terra, Viareggio and the fabulous Grotta del Vento caves, and a lovely local vineyard. Lucca is a great city with plenty to explore, or the terrace is a great spot to just sit & be & enjoy the great view! Thanks Massimo, and we hope to be back sometime!
Perfect... location idyllic. Massimo the owner was welcoming and helpful. The house was amazing
We spent a week in the house and Massimo the owner was very welcoming and helpful. The location is totally relaxing and idyllic . Everything was of the highest standard. A perfect away from it all holiday whilst ideally situation to visit Tuscany.
Beautiful property!!!! We absolutely loved our one-week stay in Massmo‘s farm house. The house and property is so beautiful and well-maintained. The view is absolutely stunning.
Massimo is also a wonderful host. He made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed for a perfect stay. We highly recommend this property if you are looking to stay in Lucca. You will not be disappointed.
Fantastic Villa in Tuscany
Spent two weeks in this lovely place. Loved everything about it, the drive up from the bottom of the hill, the fantastic view, the warm and well appointed interior, the outside table perfect for meals and drinks. Massimo was a pleasure to meet and get to know. The feeling is remote in the lovely hills but it's very close to Lucca and Lucca is a wonderful city to visit. Don't miss renting bikes and biking the wall. Also, an easy drive or train to Florence, Pisa, Cinque a Terra and many hill towns. A great center point for a Tuscan adventure!
Wonderful two month stay at Casa del Ministro!
We arrived in Lucca by train late on a Saturday afternoon to be met by our host Massimo who took us to the house in the hills, about a twenty minute drive from the old city walls. It was immediately obvious the house is accurately and honestly described on the website, everything was spotlessly clean. The house is set in an olive grove with fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys, and the city of Lucca in the distance. The three bedrooms are large and comfortable, two with ensuites and a separate bathroom on the ground floor.
Massimo helped with our large amount of luggage and gave us a clear and thorough explanation of the appliances, heating, contents and layout of the property. Due to our late arrival he had offered to shop for us and our essential groceries were on the table along with a gift of bread, pasta and wine. On Monday Massimo drove us to a supermarket in the city where he guided us through the obvious differences between shopping in Australia and Italy. He spent the entire morning pointing out landmarks, good restaurants and shops, taking us to a bank, phone shop and finally helped us collect our hire car. Without his help the start of our stay would have been much more difficult.
Massimo graciously insisted from the outset that we call him if there were any problems or needed help with anything. During our two month stay he organised a language teacher for us and a gym membership for our neice. He was interested in our family history research, helping numerous times with phone calls and translations. He visited and called us often to ensure we were comfortable and quote "living well" in his house. These contacts were always enjoyable and never intrusive.
Massimo has two other properties, one next door to ours and one close to the old city walls, which he kindly invited us to view during our stay, both are of the same high standard as the house we rented.
We are extremely grateful to Massimo for his thoughtfulness, kindness and his support throughout our stay. Massimo's house became a home away from home for our two month stay in Lucca!
Thank you so much for having chosen my house !!
The city of Lucca boasts some wonderfully charming urban spaces: the most famous of these is surely the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini, a unique architectural marvel. The main artery running through the historic centre is the narrow Via Fillungo, a medieval street lined with the city’s most prestigious shops. Some of Lucca’s other picturesque squares include Piazza San Michele, the city’s historic fulcrum, and Piazza San Martino, the centre of religious life and the site of the renowned Duomo di San Martino. Its immense historic-monumental opulence has prompted a recent proposal to include Lucca’s historic centre – which also comprises a historic playhouse, the Teatro del Giglio - in UNESCO’s world heritage list.
Wireless internet is available free. Security deposit Euro 250,00 .( It will be back the day of your leaving )