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

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:6
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Luxury accommodation for up to 15 guests. Swimming pool & terrace dining

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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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 550 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 15
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is house full of beautiful and precious possesions. If you are under thirty we will need to talk!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is safe for small children, but not FROM small children! We have many treasured and valuable antiques. lease discuss with me....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Casa Rosina bedroom 1: 1 king

    shared shower room...moreless

  • Casa Rosina Bedroom 3: 1 king

    ensuite bath/shower ...moreless

  • Casa Rosina Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    shared shower room...moreless

  • Blue room: 1 king

    A family suite which shares bathroom with the twin room...moreless

  • Lucca room: 1 king

    ensuite bath/shower room...moreless

  • Twin rooom: 2 twin/ single

    2 single beds sharing bath/shower with Blue room...moreless

  • Gold room: 1 king

    En-suite shower-room and private terrace...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    en-suite shower room and private terrace,...moreless

  • All the bedrooms are air-conditioned. 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

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Lucca Bath/shower room: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    ensuite to Lucca room...moreless

  • Family bath/shower room: toilet, tub, shower

    shared with twin room...moreless

  • Gold room shower room: toilet, shower


  • Casa Rosina bathroom: toilet, shower

    ensuite to bedroom 3...moreless

  • Casa Rosina shower 1: toilet, shower

    shares with the single/twin....moreless

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

Other Amenities

  • Casa Berti, the villa sleeps 10 people in 4 doubles and one twin bedroom. Casa Rosina, the farmhouse, sleeps 5 people in 2 doubles and a single bedrooms. In July and August Casa Rosina is used only when our guests number between 11 and 15 people, Otherwise it is available separately from the villa. This eatate is a much loved and well used family home. Great for woodland walks and cycling. ...moreless


  • Games:

    Chess, draughts, backgammon, shove'apeny, scrabble, cards, etc...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD collection...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Three quarter size billiards tabe with equipment suitable for pool, snooker and billiards....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

  • Monument View:

    The ruin of Castellacio is a memorial to a second-world war battle. ...moreless

  • 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 Medieival church and hamlet of Gugliano. Ten minutes drive away Ponte A Moriano offers charming shops, bars restaurants and an excellent supermarket....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining room table seats 10-18 in a formal style. Outside dining is beneath a wisteria clad pergola. A travertine Tuscan table seats 14. A table can be added for more diners....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All the bedrooms in Casa Berti have air conditioning and mosquito screens on the windows....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    large open wood-burning fireplace in the drawing room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating throughout....moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast broadband...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    high quality bed linen provided throughout...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Our drawing room comes off the gallery and is a large, elegant space with grand piano, open fire and a balcony overlooking the valley view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Car parking for 8 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is within the grounds of the estate....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White bathroom towels Coloured swimming pool towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The utility room by the kitchen has a separate Miele Washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Casa Rosina has a large open fireplace in the sitting room....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We are happy to provide breakfast, lunch and supper if requested to. Prices 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 chest freezer...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A fully equipped open plan Tuscan kitchen with a Falcon range cooker, and a wide range of good quality utensils. The kitchen table comfortably seats 10....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Falcon range cooker. 6 ring gas hob, 4 cooking compartments and a warming drawer...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Staple foods, spices and some condiments. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large fridge/freezer with ice-maker and cold water supply. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Off the drawing room a balcony provides a magnificent view down the valley...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace adjacent to villa with covered dining area for 15 people (more with a table extension). A willow-shaded fish pond and several other quiet spaces to sit can be found in the garden....moreless

  • Golf:

    available nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A gazebo in the garden provides shade and comfort on day beds. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beyond the lemon tree clad terrace the well-maintained gardens offers many varieties of plants and trees. A good selection of herbs also abound. The lawned gardens give way to our large olive groves...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Tennis:

    available nearby...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The terracotta tiled surrounded pool measures 10 metres by 4 metres and gets the sun all day long. There are 6 elegant loungers, three large umbrellas and a covered, shaded pergola. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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May 28 - Jun 30, 2017
4 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: 04/25/2017
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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.

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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Garden and pool

    Garden and pool

  • Terrace and wisteria pergola with outside dining

    Terrace and wisteria pergola with outside dining

  • Double bedroom with ensuite shower

    Double bedroom with ensuite shower

  • 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 and gazebo above.

    The swimming pool and gazebo above.

  • Morning view from the villa

    Morning view from the villa

  • The pol

    The pol

  • South facade of the villa

    South facade of the villa

  • The twin room (family suite)

    The twin room (family suite)

  • 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.

  • Casa Berti villa

    Casa Berti villa

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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