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.