17th Century Villa with Luxury Finish. Big House, Bigger Views

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

15 minutes from Lucca 'Casa Berti' is a handsome 17th century villa that is, first and foremost, an unusually well-appointed private family house, reached by a track that winds up from the village church. The views are exceptional, even by Italian standards.
Set in 6 hectares of olive terraces, gardens and a freshwater spring, it is a villa of rare charm and peacefulness with its own farmhouse, artist’s studio , swimming pool and private chapel.

The villa itself sleeps 10 guests. The farmhouse is near the main house, and available for a further 6 guests. Families are welcome and children well provided for. Villa: 4 beautiful king size doubles, 1 gorgeous twin bedroom. Brand new Air conditioning, 3D TV, Falcon range cooker and Miele and Gaggenau appliances, etc.

The villa has been restored with integrity and authenticity. Its lofty interior spaces - high ceilings, large and numerous windows and double doors - mark Casa Berti as a true villa. The thick walls ensure a cool interior even in the height of summer, and throughout there is relaxed refinement. A terracotta-tiled terrace, lined with lemon trees, leads onto a shaded pergola with a large travertine table and iron chairs. In summer this is, in effect, an outdoor living and dining room. A gas grill makes outdoor cooking simple and there is a wood-burning, traditional pizza oven by the farmhouse. An evening of pizza-making is great fun for all ages.

Above the villa the three-bedroom farmhouse, simpler yet charming, provides sleeping for a further five people. It is self-contained, with a small kitchen and seating area.

The swimming pool (10 x 6m, with shallow end and Roman steps), is set just below the villa on a separate, deep terrace. Sheltered and with all-day sun, it has sweeping views of the valley. A second simpler pergola provides shade. There are luxury Gaze Burvill pool loungers.

Casa Berti is a great place from which to explore northern Tuscany, but once here you may not want to leave...

Keywords: Family Villa luxury

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 550 m²
  • Elevator : Stairlift from ground to first floors

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Extensive gardens around the property. Quiet rural location with very little traffic. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair and walking frame available. Full wheelchair access to the ground and first floors, and garden terrace....moreless

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 1: 1 king

    En-Suite Bathroom...moreless

  • Separate Farmhouse Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Separate from villa, shared shower room...moreless

  • Separate Farmhouse Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Separate from villa, adjacent shower room....moreless

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Shared bathroom...moreless

  • Separate Farmhouse Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Separate from villa, shared shower room...moreless

  • First Floor Bedroom: 1 king

    Disabled access via stairlift, en-suite large shower...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Lovely views, shared bathroom...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 4: 1 king

    En-suite shower-room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king


  • Farmhouse : 1 twin/ single


  • Cribs/cots are available for two small children. Towels, hairdryers and fans are provided in all bedrooms. Mosquito screens are fitted to bedroom windows on second floor of villa. Bedrooms are spacious with lovely views. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom First Floor: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom Second Floor 1: toilet, tub, bidet


  • Bathroom Second Floor 2: toilet, tub, bidet


  • Bathroom Second Floor 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom Farmhouse: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom Farmhouse: toilet, shower


  • First floor shower room disabled-friendly. Villa bathrooms all very spacious, with high ceilings and lovely views. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The villa sleeps 16 people in 4 doubles and one twin bedrooms. The twin room and one double share the largest bathroom. The farmhouse sleeps 6 in 2 doubles and two single bedrooms. This property has 2 bathrooms. Please email/call owner. Further information and photos available. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Extensive library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Extensive movie library on DVD & Blu-Ray...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Separate studio room with table tennis table...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games and card games snooker table...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Huge CD collection...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Three quarter size snooker table with pool, snooker and billiards balls...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The views to the south and east from the front terrace are truly spectacular. There is also a big view north to the high peaks of the Garfagnana....moreless

  • Rural:

    woodland walk, natural spring, olive groves, gardens...moreless

  • Village:

    Casa Berti sits above the hamlet of Gugliano, which comprises a few houses and a Medieival curch...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Kitchen table seats 10, Dining table seats 20, outdoor dining area beneath pergola seats 16...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Stairlift from ground to first floors...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Fast broadband...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open fire, grand piano, large television...moreless

  • Parking:

    Car parking for 6 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    full Catering with wine and airport transfers are available on request....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter coffee percolator Espresso makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full range of high quality kitchen utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cutlery & crockery for 16, serving dishes and full range of top quality utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Large side-by-side fridge/freezer with ice-making compartment Plus chest freezer...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A fully equipped kitchen with a wide range of good quality utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric fan and conventional oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry items supplied...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small fridge in kitchen, large fridge-freezer in adjoining utility room. Chest freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Five ring gas hob....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace adjacent to villa with dining area for 16 people and several small patios with tables and seating...moreless

  • Golf:

    available nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Outdoor dining area for 16 on terracotta terrace beneath wisteria covered pergola....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive grounds including lawn, olive groves and shrubs. Outdoor pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large barbeque next to outdoor dining area and traditional, wood-burning pizza oven...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skis and clothes available. Abetone resort 50 mins...moreless

  • Tennis:

    available nearby...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The terracotta tile surrounded pool is unheated and has a large selection of high quality sun loungers and stunning views....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 17 - Nov 18, 2016
7 night min stay

Christmas/New Year
Dec 2 - Jan 13, 2017
7 night min stay

Jan 14 - Apr 27, 2017
3 night min stay
May 5 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay


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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
142 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Piombino (to Elba)
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Ponte a Moriano
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Forte dei Marmi

Car: Recommended

Historic towns of Lucca, Pisa and Florence are within an hour, spa towns of Bagni di Lucca and San Giuliano Terme are also nearby. Direct access to excellent woodland walks, superb hiking along well-marked walking routes in the national parks of the Alpi Apuane and Garfagnana. Stunning gorge (Orrido di Botri), river swimming, marble quarries, medieval hilltop towns, rock climbing, wine routes and great cycling (road and off-road). On the coast, there are boat-trips to Elba and the Cinque Terre, the artistic centre of Pietrasanta, and Forte dei Marmi, the heart of the Italian Riviera. Excellent skiing at Abetone in winter (75 mins) and there are several golf courses nearby.

Festivals: Lucca Rock Festival (July), Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (July to August), various local celebrations of chestnuts and fungi porcini in the Autumn.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: The villa has bee recently renovated to a very high standard and is my much loved family home.

Why the Owner Chose Lucca, Lucca, Italy:
We wanted somewhere secluded, with reliably-lovely weather during the summer months that could be a home away from home for all of us. Casa Berti, with its warmth and tranquility, answered all our needs. We have invested much time, love and money in making the house comfortable, practical and beautiful.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Our house is one of the most tranquil places I know. It is set above the small village and church. There are wooded hills all around the property with endless walks and stunning views. It is lovely to be there at any time of year and the property is within easy reach of the cultural centres of Tuscany. The house itself offers plenty of diversions for rainy days (Wifi, Snooker, table tennis, games and, TV) as well as for sunshine. The kitchen is very well equipped because we all like cooking. It is decorated and furnished as a family home, not just as a rental property. We hope that you would love it as much as we do.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Garden and pool

    Garden and pool

  • Terrace and wisteria pergola with outside dining

    Terrace and wisteria pergola with outside dining

  • The blue bedroom

    The blue bedroom

  • The twin room (family suite)

    The twin room (family suite)

  • Master Bedroom (ground floor) with big ensuite shower

    Master Bedroom (ground floor) with big ensuite shower

  • The picture gallery and drawing room with baby grand piano

    The picture gallery and drawing room with baby grand piano

  • The villa main terrace with lemon trees

    The villa main terrace with lemon trees

  • The swimming pool

    The swimming pool

  • The farmhouse sitting room

    The farmhouse sitting room

  • The dining room

    The dining room

  • Cover of Conde Nast Traveller magazine

    Cover of Conde Nast Traveller magazine

  • Villa kitchen detail

    Villa kitchen detail

  • The pol

    The pol

  • South facade of the villa

    South facade of the villa

  • Double bedroom with ensuite shower

    Double bedroom with ensuite shower

  • The Lucca room with ensuite bathroom/shower

    The Lucca room with ensuite bathroom/shower

  • The family suite bathroom /shower

    The family suite bathroom /shower

  • The villa kitchen with Falcon range cooker

    The villa kitchen with Falcon range cooker

  • The library.

    The library.

  • The swimming pool and gazebo above.

    The swimming pool and gazebo above.

  • Casa Berti villa

    Casa Berti villa

  • The billiard room

    The billiard room

  • The villa rear terrace

    The villa rear terrace

  • Morning view from the villa

    Morning view from the villa

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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