At first, it all seems too lovely to take in. The Apennine mountains surrounding you are so vast and majestic, you try to inhale some of the peace and absorb a portion of the grandeur. Do all things pale compared to such awe-inspiring landscapes? Most do. But not Villa Gabrielli. You’ll find she’s right at home amongst natural beauty. In fact, she adds to it with rustic grace and quiet elegance. And it doesn’t take long before you sense you’re at home, too.
Villa Gabrielli is situated at the foot of the velvety green mountain, Prato Fiorito, a signature point of interest in the area. As you pass through her distinguished gates, you’ll notice that Villa Gabrielli is perfectly placed over Bagni di Lucca, giving you splendid views of the valley below. A romantic setting full of old-world charm, you’ll be thrilled with the villa’s wood-beamed and terra-cotta tiled ceilings, exquisite windows, shutters and doors made from the finest chestnut, and red-brick fireplace. Discover quite tranquility in any of her spacious bedrooms. If exercise is what you need, work out in the villa’s gym space. Create meals to remember on Villa Gabrielli’s built-in barbecue. Chat over candlelight with good company and good food under the wood gazebo built especially for al fresco dining. And let your cares float away as you lounge alongside the 8 x 4m luxury pool with that book you’ve been meaning to read and a fragrant glass of chianti in hand.
While Villa Gabrielli is a serene place to retreat and recharge, you’ll never be at a loss for activity. The difficulty may be deciding whether you’d like to hike through the widely known canyon of Orrido di Botri, have a massage or facial at the Bagni di Lucca spa just 20 minutes down the mountain, or take a day trip to Lucca, Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano or Cinque Terre.
The spectacular mountains surrounding Villa Gabrielli are ideal for adventurous hikers with a hankering for exploration. With a little bit of luck, you may catch a glimpse of wild boar, deer, jack rabbits, squirrels, or the golden eagle said to nest close to where the villa is located. Nearby you’ll find a grocery shop, 2 bars, a pizzeria and bus service. Beautiful in all seasons, Villa Gabrielli also provides the perfect refuge for skiers in the winter months.
For a complete tour of the property, please view our video.