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Great Villa in Tuscany with Luxury Pool, Family-Friendly and Pet-Friendly!

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

This villa is the ideal accommodation for a group of maximum 12 people

Villa Colombai is the ideal accommodation for a family or group of friends up to 12 people who want to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, because of its strategic position only 5 km away from the highway connecting Florence, Pistoia, Montecatini (Thermal Baths), Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio (seaside), Forte dei Marmi and other famous places. During your stay we will be available for any request or necessity you may have, or to advise you concerning places to visit or tailor-made itineraries. We speak English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. During your stay we will be available for any request or necessity you may have, or to advise you concerning places to visit or tailor-made itineraries. We speak English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. We also organise wine-tasting tours, chocolate-tasting tours, cookery workshops, dinners at your villa with private chef, etc..

Villa Colombai is a luxury property in Tuscany, more than 100 years old. From 1928 to 1958 the Villa was used as a primary school for Orentano’s children, for this reason the property is well known in Orentano under the name of “Le Scuole Vecchie” (the old school).

Villa Colombai is located in the village of Orentano, in a borough named Colombai, only 18km away from Lucca. The villa has been recently thoroughly restored and equipped with an elegant swimming pool, entirely lined with authentic “travertine” stone, and filled with salt water. Moreover it has a pleasant whirlpool area on one side, amusing and refreshing. The luxury swimming pool measures 12 x 6 m, and varies from 1.10m to 1.60m of depth. By the pool there is an external warm shower to wash off the salt as soon as you come out of the pool. Around the pool there are parasols, deck chairs, sun beds and tables to sunbathe, relax and read. You can also have fun playing table tennis, table football or soccer in the field equipped with goals that is part of the large enclosed property of Villa Colombai. There is also a playground area for small children.

Near the kitchen there is also a wonderful very large veranda with a large table and chairs, where you can sit and eat together, or play cards after dinner. The veranda roof is made of wood, whereas the table is made of travertine stone and the barbecue will make your evenings unique. The garden is very large (12.000, always well looked after and totally fenced to guarantee your privacy and safety, especially of your children and family pets.

The villa is equipped with every comfort. There is a hi-speed internet Wi-Fi connection, both inside and outside the villa and there is an alarm system. The walls of our hundred-year-old villa are very thick so the temperature is pleasant in the rooms, however they are all equipped with fans and the bedrooms on the second floor also have air-conditioning because they are close to the roof, therefore slightly hotter.

The entrance to the villa is on the ground floor, where there is also a living and dining room (with an exit on one side), with a fireplace and a modern satellite television with foreign channels and a DVD player. On the ground floor there is also a kitchen with a fireplace which can also be used as a barbecue. The kitchen is fully equipped with all crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, and electrical appliances. There is a fridge, a freezer, a dishwasher, a gas stove, an electric oven, a microwave oven, an electric kettle, a toaster, a filter coffee machine, a traditional Italian “Moka” coffee machine (to use on the gas stove), as well as an electric Italian Lavazza espresso coffee machine (the latter can be requested for a small fee). From the kitchen you can come out into the adjacent veranda with table, chairs and outdoor barbecue.
On the ground floor there is also a bathroom with a wc, a bidet and a shower with cubicle. You’ll also find a utility room with a sink, a washing machine and a drying machine.

If you take the stairs you will come to the first floor. Here you’ll find:
- the Venus Suite: a very elegant double bedroom with a canopy bed and a large wardrobe
- an elegant bathroom with Jacuzzi next to the suite
- the Bacchus Room with a double bed and wardrobe
- the Juno Room with twin beds and wardrobe
- an elegant blue bathroom
On the second floor you'll find:
- the Concordia Room with twin beds
- the very large and lovely Diana Room, with a double bed and baby cot if needed
- the elegant Loft Room
- a shower room with cubicle
- a study with internet connection (wireless or with wire)

The villa has been furnished very elegantly and accurately, and with great attention to every detail. There are terracotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings, walls painted in pastel colours, and frescos in several parts of the house, as well as mosquito nets at all windows.

There is a car park for several cars within the property just behind the villa.
Next to the swimming pool, there is a wood oven for cooking pizza and an half bathroom (sink plus toilet).

Villa Colombai is the perfect location to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, but at the same time guests can relax spending time around the luxury pool with whirlpool, in the very large garden, or in the beautiful veranda next to the barbecue and the kitchen. Small children can play in the playground especially made for them, and bigger children can play table tennis or soccer in the field that is also part of the property.

Within easy reach of the Villa there are grocery stores, cafes, a butcher and a traditional baker. There is also a well-known pastry shop still following an old tradition of pastry making.
In Orentano you will also find the Trattoria-Pizzeria da Benito, one of the most famous restaurants of the area. Their absolute specialty is the typical very thick grilled Tuscan steak, absolutely delicious at an affordable price, but they also serve traditional starters, pasta dishes and pizza. Remember to reserve a table in advance because the restaurant is always fully booked.

Within 15km distance there are also a golf course, thermal resorts, tennis courts and many other activities.

Guided wine-tasting tours can be arranged for you, as well as any other activity you might be interested in. We can arrange visits to artisan ceramic or copper pot workshops, we can reserve concert or theatre tickets for you, etc… according to your interests.
We can also organize your wedding, anniversary, birthday party or other events and take care of all the details.

Here at Villa Colombai you can enjoy the wine and the olive oil produced not far from the villa or the typical food of our area – we can arrange to have groceries delivered to your door by the local shop keeper on his bicycle.

Orentano is well known for the “Sagra della pizza” – a pizza and beer festival where you can experience the hustle and bustle of Tuscan life and at the same time eat pizza or grilled meat and listen to music. The traditional local “Sagra” takes place throughout June and July.

The ancient pastry tradition of the village is celebrated every year with a local event called the “Cream puff Festival” (“Sagra del Bignè”) , on the third Sunday of August.

There are other “sagras” (festivals) of all kinds in neighboring towns and villages. There are also historical festivals like, for example, the Medieval Festival in Monte Castello, Lucca, Nozzano, Buti, and many other places which take place from May to September, but especially during the summer months of June, July and August.

Only 5 km from Orentano you can find the small town of Altopascio with all kinds of shops and a market on Thursdays. You can also find supermarkets and other stores (furniture, clothes, shoes, etc..).
From Altopascio you can catch a train or take the highway to go and visit Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Lucca, Montecatini, Viareggio, Pisa, and many other places. The famous historic and art cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, etc.. or the sea are within easy reach. The surroundings offer a lot for sport freaks and wellness lovers: tennis (4 km), golf course (15km), horse riding (5km), thermal resorts (15km) and fitness centres (7km).
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Speaks: english, italian, By email also Spanish, French and German.
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 360 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Venere room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Diana room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Bacco room...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Giunone room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Concordia room...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    Mansarda room...moreless

  • We can provide Cot, baby chair and changing places with a small extra.

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 5: toilet


  • 4 bathrooms are inside the Villa (the full ones) and 1 bathroom is outside (the half one), next to the swimming pool....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We would like to inform our guests that for any specific request and/or information related to our Villa they can write us on our e-mail address During your stay we will be available for any request or necessity you may have, or to advise you concerning places to visit or tailor-made itineraries. We speak English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. We also organise wine-tasting tours, chocolate-tasting tours, cookery workshops, dinners at your villa with private chef, etc.. Thanks and best regards, The Direction of Villa Colombai...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low 2017
Jan 7 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Low-Med 2017
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Med 2017
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

High 2017
Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Med 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Low 2017
Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Comics 2017
Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Low 2017
Nov 4 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
Low 2018
Jan 6 - Apr 27, 2018
3 night min stay
Low-Med 2018
Apr 28 - May 25, 2018
7 night min stay

Med 2018
May 26 - Jun 22, 2018
7 night min stay

High 2018
Jun 23 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Med 2018
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2018
7 night min stay

Low 2018
Sep 29 - Oct 26, 2018
3 night min stay
Comics 2018
Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2018
3 night min stay
Low 2018
Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2018
3 night min stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
5 night min stay
Low 2019
Jan 5 - Apr 26, 2019
3 night min stay
Low-Med 2019
Apr 27 - May 24, 2019
7 night min stay

Med 2019
May 25 - Jun 21, 2019
7 night min stay

High 2019
Jun 22 - Aug 30, 2019
7 night min stay

Med 2019
Aug 31 - Sep 27, 2019
7 night min stay

Low 2019
Sep 28 - Oct 25, 2019
3 night min stay
Comics 2019
Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2019
3 night min stay
Low 2019
Nov 2 - Dec 20, 2019
3 night min stay
Xmas 2019
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2020
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $0.00


A security deposit of 500 Euros in cash is to be given to the owner upon arrival. It will be refunded when guests check out if no damage has occured.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Florence

    "City full of Art, History, good food and wine!!!"

  • Pisa

    "Extraordinary the Miracoli's square and the Lining tower"

  • Lucca

    "Beautiful city with gorgeous wall around the city from 15th century"

  • Pizzeria - Trattoria da Benito

    "If you like meat! You must try at least once in your life!!! "

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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Montecatini Terme
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

How to reach the Villa:

From the motor way connecting Florence, Lucca and Pisa, take the exit of Altopascio, then the Villa is only 5,7 km far from this exit. Pass through the down town of Altopascio follow the direction for Orentano and then only 500 meters far from the down town of Orentano close to the elementary school at the address Via Martiri della Libertà 78, in Orentano, you will find the gate of the villa next to a votive margin and near a cross of four roads.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: My name is Stefano and I'm managing this lovely house with my wife Cinzia (next to me in the picture) since the year 2008. We have four children and we love the region (Tuscany) where we live. My family live in Orentano since the year 1590. We love to welcome people at our Villa from all over the world. We both gradueted at the university in Pisa, me in economics while my wife in medical care. We live in Orentano in a house 1 km far from the Villa. I love food and wine for this reason I orginize wine tasting and food tasting.

Why Orentano PI, Italy:
This property is a Villa built at the end of 1800s. This property on the 1920s was donate to a school istitute and It was used as elementary school of the town of Orentano for 30 years (from 1928 until 1958). Then it came back on the original use as a private Villa until we decide to purchased on 2004 and after a restoration we start to rent it on 2008.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The Villa is entirely made by exclusive building materials and by great artisans. For example the pool is entirely made by travertino stone, this particolar stone will allow you to enjoy the pool wather in a natural color like in a thermal bath. In addition on the year 2012 we made an important investment in solar energy to reduce the Co2 impact of your staying in our Villa and in Tuscany. Sustainibility is important for us!

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Speaks: english, italian, By email also Spanish, French and German.
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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