The villa, built in the 1870s, sits on top of a hill overlooking green fields and vineyards towards the south and west. On a property of about six acres, the garden offers complete privacy, and a variety of walks and quiet places.
The Villa can be either for 10 guests or for 16 guests. The posted rates are for 10 guests. Please ask for rates for 16 guests. We cannot break it up into a per-person rate, and the site offers no other way to indicate this. In other words, you can rent two floors of the house, for 10 guests, or three floors of the house, for a maximum of 16 guests. We cannot break it down further- if you are 12 or 14 people, the rate will be the rate for the full three floors.
This villa is not just a rental place, but the actual residence of academics, who have filled it with an extensive collection of books and texts. It is a unique pleasure to immerse oneself in the quiet of this cultural oasis, away from loud crowds and everyday bustle.
Only ten minutes from the center of Lucca, the surroundings are open farmland, protected by the Cultural Landmarks commission, with a church on a higher hill and farms and villas to dot the landscape. The area offers the best of what Tuscany is known and loved for: an unforgettable countryside, a beautiful medieval town full of art and precious boutiques, Summer festivals with opera and concerts, amazing wines, and of course renowned and unknown restaurants that will give great pleasure to those who appreciate the simple flavors of Tuscan cuisine.