Buralla guests come back. From their reviews they tell us of the warm welcome and the great time they have. Buralla sits in a superb hill-top location with stunning all around views. Facilities include:
- huge fully equipped kitchen
- air-conditioned bedrooms, every one with superb views
- en-suite bathrooms
- free wifi
- satellite TV (including Sky Sport channels) & DVD player
- large outdoor dining area with BBQ
- separate cottage 10 metres from the main villa with its own kitchen, sitting room and TV
- beautifully kept lawns, flowerbeds and borders
- volleyball/badminton court
- 5 a-side soccer pitch
- bocce court
- secluded swimming pool and gazebo
- olive groves
- all surrounded by unforgettable 360 degree views.
Florence, Pisa, beaches, vineyards, music festivals, golf courses, mountains are in easy reach. But Buralla's views and comforts are such that some guests arrive and pretty much stay put.
Buralla is unusually spacious for Italy - full size bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, massive modern kitchen, extensive lush lawns - and ideal for groups of friends, families and reunions.
An option is to have the chef shop and prepare meals from her Tuscan menu. A great time and money saver. Plus you are sure of a view while you eat. She also offers cooking lessons which is great fun.
Lucca: The walled city of Lucca, only 15 minutes from Buralla, is one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. Big enough to have everything, yet small enough to cover easily and safely on foot or by rented bicycle. For a rooftop view of Lucca, stroll around the 4km city walls. Or cut through the middle on the car-free Via Filiunga. On this street alone you will sample the very best of Tuscan life: visit beautiful San Michele and San Frediano Churches; climb the Guinigi Tower and Torre delle Ore; pause for a restorative coffee or meal in the elliptical Amfiteatro; shop at any number of beautiful outlets; drop into the residence of Giacomo Puccini, and listen to a short evening recital at San Giovanni Basilica or the Opera house. Tosca, Madame Butterfly and many other of Puccini's works are performed in the summer festival at Torre del Lago which is nearby on the Mediterranean coast.
Active life around Lucca: Look out of Buralla's windows and ask youself 'what do I want to do today?' You have 360 degree views and the choice is yours. Within easy walking distance you can visit the renaissance palace at the bottom of the estate. You could stroll through the vineyards and olive groves into the Pizzorne hills on one of the marked trails. You could drive to the beaches of Versilia and Forte dei Marmi overlooked by the spectacular Alpi Apuane which provide the world famous marble from nearby Carrara. Visit the little hill top village of Montecarlo, to taste wine at the excellent enoteca.
To the north of Lucca the Garfagnana valley presents yet another typology - dense forests, hill top towns like Barga and Castelnuovo.
For a quick orientation including local restaurants, please see the map here:
Cancellation: 25% of the rental fee is payable as a non-returnable amount to secure your dates and the balance is due 90 days before arrival.