Buralla guest come back for its location, facilities, modernity, grounds and views.
Location - stunning views, private, but not isolated, within easy reach of Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre. From their reviews they tell us of the warm welcome and the great time they have had.
Buralla sits in a superb hill-top location with stunning 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.
Buralla is unusually spacious for Italy and is perfect for groups of friends, families and reunions. It has 8 bedrooms sleeping 16, with 7 bathrooms, plus spill over sleeping for two more adults or 4 children on fold out beds.
Upon request, we can refer you to a local chef who will shop and prepare meals from her Tuscan menu. A great time and money saver. Why go to a more expensive restaurant when you can be sure of a great meal and sensational view sitting outside at Buralla. 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 500 metres away at the bottom of the property. 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 villages of Montecarlo, to taste wines or Collodi, the home of Pinnochio.
Drive an hour east and you are in Florence. An hour west and you could be climbing the tower of Pisa. North West, Cinque Terre.
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.