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Charming Luxury Lucca Villa with Pool and Views in Tuscany

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, hot tub, veranda, wi-fi and staff on the hills in Lucca

Immersed amongst the olive groves, only a 3 kilometres from the walled centre of Lucca, and 15 kilometres from the famous beaches of Versilia, Villa La Carciofaia, has been recently carefully restored by the proprietor. The property is built in stone and plaster and is located at the very top of a hill which offers unique views of the town at your feets. The property is surrounded by a big park, typical of the Mediterranean followers and marquis, allowing its guests to enjoy the various kinds of perfumes and colours and there is also a beautiful large swimming pool furnished with deck chairs and sunbeds each one with its own beach towel and head cushion that every night is removed and dryed by the housekeeper. Every morning the housekeeper prepares and cleans the pool area.

In April 2015, British actor Jeremy Irons stayed here for a week. See his photo with me in the photo chart!


Ground floor:

Large fully equipped kitchen with wood pizza oven, indoor dining room, outdoor dining room under the jasmine plants and view, living room with piano and fireplace, 1 bathroom, laundry room.

The ground floor is characterized by large windows that permit the entrance of the natural light giving the house a warm and familiar atmosphere.

First floor:

3 double bedrooms (1 with panoramic terrace and living area), 2 bathrooms, (1 with jacuzzi shower)

Second floor:

Living room with piano and fireplace, 2 large double bedrooms, dressroom, 2 large bathrooms (1 with jacuzzi bathtub).

The owner and the housekeeper lives in the estate in an hayloft with separate independent access and they are available for any need during the stay.

The property is provided with a very reliable WI-FI internet connection provided by the national phone company.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch, swedish, norwegian, finnish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About The Owner

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why The Owner chose Lucca Province

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this farmhouse unique

My Philosophy

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.


Lucca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Has a jacuzzi shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Has Jacuzzi tub and shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Has Jacuzzi tub + shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , A baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • The bedrooms are very large, some they have dress room and all have breathtaking views. Extra bed, baby crib and highchair are available upon request at booking.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeper daily cleanes the house and makes the beds.


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Charming Luxury Lucca Villa with Pool and Views in Tuscany
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Tampa, Florida, United States

Enchanting villa in Tuscan hills

  • 5 of 5

We decided to stay here for a family vacation and we are so glad we did. The locale is charming and the view from the villa is awesome. The villa is very comfortable and well equipped. What really made our stay memorable was the warmth of the owner, Regula, and her staff. They were always very attentive and helped us in so many ways. They arranged for a chef to come in and prepare several delicious meals for us. They provided information on local restaurants and sightseeing options. An added benefit was that we were able to cook out on the grill and make pizza in the wood fired oven. If we wanted figs or grapes to snack on, all we had to do was go a few feet off the back patio and pick them. We were sad to leave the villa but took with us wonderful memories. We will go back any time. What a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Massachusetts, USA

More than you expected

  • 5 of 5

After a long tiring day of travel we arrived at this beautiful villa overlooking the Tuscan hills. The smells of the oleander, the constant singing of the birds, the seduction of a beautiful pool and the beautiful summer breeze only added to the luxury we felt wrap itself around us. The biggest downfall of this setting was having to leave to go sightseeing. We arranged to have an entertaining 4 hour cooking class nearby and this is highly recommended. We splurged and had a dinner party catered along with music provided by a local guitarist- a wonderful idea! Very often we heard sighs echo around us, but these were not sighs of tension or aggravation BUT the sighs of contentment, refreshment and rejuvenation. When you hear that on your vacation, you know you have made a wise choice. Villa Carciofaia is such a choice and Regula and the on-site staff were there to cater to your whims. Wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Gig Harbor, WA

Luxury villa with pool in Lucca Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated out 30th anniversary (Dec. 15th) with family & friends at Villa Carciofaia. Upon arrival, Dec. 12th) we were greeted w/drinks, appetizers and a wonderful tuscan dinner. The villa is something out of a story book---attention to detail in every room! Claudia surprised us w/homemade pastries, cakes and ice cream! Of course, there was plenty of wine! While we were there, we had a pizza party and a chef came in to teach us how to cook a tuscan meal! Never had so much fun in my life---we laughed and sang while preparing our meals! On our last day, Mrs Sonia and her sister Claudia and family presented each family with a duck---their symbol! The next morning we left very early and Sonia and Claudia were there to send us off! Of course, we all had tears in our eyes when saying good-by! Such a beautiful family and memories we'll never forget! This experience will be remembered the rest of our lives!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an honour we could host such lovely guests! Thank you so much! You are always welcome back
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our 2015 Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Our 2015 Thanksgiving visit to Villa Carciofaia was truly an authentic experience. We joined eight friends, two of whom had visited the Villa twice before. Not only were the accommodations lovely, but we felt as though we were an integral part of the Tuscan experience. The view of the valley from Villa Carciofaia was awesome. Everyday there was something new to discover. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer.-

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Lucca Delight

  • 5 of 5

Great 5 night stay at the villa. Classic Tuscan home with plenty of space, well appointed kitchen and clean bathes. The location and setting are incredible. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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  • 5 of 5

We arranged a vacation to the villa for ourselves and four other couples. After several days in Rome we headed to Lucca and "our" villa. The drive up to the villa only enhanced our excitment. Once there, we recieved outstanding personal service.... Sonia and Claudia welcomed us when we arrived at the villa and helped us get comfortable. they returned the next morning with breakfast and provided us with the colorful history of the villa and surrounding area. We all felt like we had made a lasting friendship. Claudia also provided many tips about travel in the area. We were given cell phones (to use), train information, maps, restaurant recommendations, along with tons of tidbits that were very helpful. The villa itself is everything you imagine a tuscan villa should be. It has a great history and authenticity along with all the comforts travelers love. (especially Americans) Every room in this home is warm and inviting with a spectacular view! On the practical side the bathrooms and kitchen are well appointed. Each of these rooms with its own sense to style and comfort. By far my favorite place is the outdoor dining area directly off the kitchen. Beautiful flowers accent the dining area and continue through out the property. The view from this area is unsurpassed except maybe by the view from the pool! The elegant pool is a welcome place after a day of site seeing or to spend the entire day. Next to the pool is a great covered patio and a view that is intoxicating all amoungest the olive trees! This was my third trip to Italy and my husbands second. We love Italy and all the place we have visited. The Villa Carciofaia by far remains our favorite. I can't think of a thing we were unhappy with except that we are not there now!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dearest Sharon, thank you so much for your lovely review. it has been very nice to have you as our guest in Lucca. Hope to see you again soon! Sonia
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Lucca, beautiful city, famous for its monumental 15th century fortified wall. But dig a little deeper and you find that its winding medieval streets actually follow the plan laid out by the Romans in 180BC. And before the Romans, Lucca was one of the major centres of Etruria, the ancient country of central Italy that more or less corresponds to modern Tuscany. Unsurprisingly then, Lucca is steeped in history. Your twelfth century building is just a small part of that. There are museums and churches, and the magnificent cathedral, the Duomo di San Martino, is the town’s finest Romanesque building, its impressive façade a triumph of sculpture, carving and inlay work – at just five minutes’ walk from the apartment. Modern delights include terrific restaurants, bars and shops, all within a few minutes’ walk. In Lucca’s winding streets, the pedestrian comes before the car, so you can move at your own pace. In fact wandering the streets is one of the great pleasures of the city.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Prices include:
cleaning, maid,daily cleaning and maid, weekly cleaning + change of towels and linens, final cleaning, towels, linens, wi-fi, electricity, hot water, private pool, gas, all taxes.

Winter heating is charged extra for a little daily fee.

Air conditioning/electricity, if used, is charged extra according to comsuption.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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