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Historic Luxury Villa with Views of Mediterranean and Alps

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18th Century Historic Tuscan Villa overlooking Italian Riviera and Alps


Last updated: 04/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Living Rooms, Sleeps 10

Enjoy a unique vacation in this historical, one of a kind luxurious 18th century Tuscan villa. This gated paradise is situated on a hillside just a short distance from the medieval town of Pietrasanta. The villa has private gardens and spectacular views of the seaside as well as the Italian Alps. All the rooms are luminous and spacious with great views. It has been published both in a book named “I Giardini della Versilia” (The Gardens of Versilia) by Maria Adriana Giusti and in The New York Times.

The main floor has an elegant entrance opening to a large formal living room with the original marble fireplace. The fully equipped eat-in kitchen, spacious den with flat screen TV and two large bedrooms branch off the main formal living room.

On the upper floor we find another formal living room and 3 large bedrooms with 2 additional recently renovated bathrooms. All furnishings show the history of this magnificent home.

The lower floor accommodates a large formal dining room with working fireplace and opens onto a huge grass terrace equipped with a hidden BBQ area and another table for al fresco dining. The terrace is bordered by a wall upon which are original 18th century statutes depicting the various seasons of this area (harvest, planting, hunting, Carnevale, etc.)

It is 5 km from the coast with beaches considered among the best of Italy. From this location you can easily visit Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre as well as many other historic places. Unique to the area are visits to the marble quarries where Michelangelo chose the stone for the Pieta’.

The area has long enjoyed the patronage of artists, mainly due to its connection with marble and several bronze foundries. Michelangelo was one of the first to recognize the beauty of the stone, but famous artists from all over the world have made the town of Pietrasanta their homes.

The walls of our house are adorned by the works of many of these local, and not so local, artists. It is not uncommon to sit in the main square of a Pietrasanta café’ and find a world famous sculptor sitting at the next table.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    En Suite, Carrara marble...moreless

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

    Carrara marble...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    Carrara marble...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, bidet

    Carrara marble...moreless

  • All bathrooms recently renovated with local Carrara Marble and new fixtures and plumbing....moreless

Other Amenities

  • * Private Chef available on request (additional). * Private custom tours available upon request (additional). * Private Chauffeur available upon request (additional). * Additional Houskeeping and meal service available upon request. * Beach club (with or without pool) available upon request. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Outstanding view from mountainside overlooking Italian Riviera...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Nearby Medieval town of Pietasanta, City of Art...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great views of Italian alps and mountains .above Carrara...moreless

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by a variety of fruit, nut, Cypress trees and olive groves....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 living rooms and den...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry service available at additional cost....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace Mediterranean and mountain views...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Unique amphitheater ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 16 - Nov 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Nov 16 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,089.47


Damage deposit of 1000 Euros per week payable in Cash upon arrival. We will provide 1 key and gate opener per car deposit 60 Euros per car refundable upon return.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Autostrada A12
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Da Deme
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Marina di Pietrasanta

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1955

About the owner: 3 Siblings who grew up in the US and enjoyed summer vacations in Tuscany and the Italian Riviera.

Why the Owner Chose Ripa- Pozzi-Ponterosso LU, Italy:
Our family discovered and restored this Villa following WWII where it had been extensively damaged during combat. It was used as headquarters by Italian, American, and German forces due to its strategic location.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Unique acoustic semi amphitheatre designed for it's original owner's love of music. The small tower once accommodated her piano where she spent most of her time playing.

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

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  • 18th Century Historic Tuscan Villa overlooking Italian Riviera and Alps

    18th Century Historic Tuscan Villa overlooking Italian Riviera and Alps

  • Acoustic amphitheater with fish pond

    Acoustic amphitheater with fish pond

  • Partial view of Garden

    Partial view of Garden

  • Main Living Room

    Main Living Room

  • Partial Terrace

    Partial Terrace

  • Winter view of Alps

    Winter view of Alps

  • Formal Dinning Room

    Formal Dinning Room

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Bedroom 5

    Bedroom 5

  • Den on Main Floor

    Den on Main Floor

  • The Beach

    The Beach

  • House Facade

    House Facade

  • Original Music Tower

    Original Music Tower

  • Upper Floor Hallway

    Upper Floor Hallway

  • Terrace With Dinning Table

    Terrace With Dinning Table

  • View


  • Eat In Kitchen

    Eat In Kitchen

  • Bedroom 1 With Library

    Bedroom 1 With Library

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • Upstairs Living Room

    Upstairs Living Room

  • Local Beach

    Local Beach

VRBO #502631

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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