Apts & Houses in a Unique, Inspiring Location Restored by Sculptor - The 'village' of Peralta

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The two apartments described below are part of the beautiful peaceful hamlet of Peralta, located in a spectacular setting in the Tuscan hills that rise high above the valley of Camaiore. With stunning, panoramic views over the valley to the hills and sea beyond and surrounded by terraces of olive groves, its stone walls covered with purple bougainvilleas, lemon trees, jasmine, Peralta seems like paradise, a place for people seeking tranquility and beauty. There is a swimming pool on an upper terrace with a panoramic view towards the sea. The large terrace in front of Peralta is a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine, enjoy the sunsets and meet other guests.
The hamlet was restored with great love and imagination by international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez. She created a place that is quite unique and very inspiring for anyone with creative tendancies. Peralta was Fiore's home up to her death in June 2004, and one can see her work all through the hamlet. Her sculpture everywhere, and the manner in which she restored and designed the hamlet give it very special atmosphere and character.
We are surrounded by lovely walking country with marked trails through the olive groves and hills dense with chestnut trees and known for their wild flowers in spring and autumn. Walks range from 50 minutes to a delightful restaurant in an adjoining village, to three hours up to the peak of the Mount Prana above Peralta.
Peralta offers various self catering accommodation sleeping from 2 to 8 and 4 additional bedrooms with bathrooms. As described more fully further down the page, the whole hamlet sleeps 30 or so and can be booked in its entirety for parties. Many a family party or important birthday has been celebrated here!
A previous guest offered this description of Peralta :
'The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff have a rare quality of being there but conspicuously absent unless needed. This adds to the quietude of the place, giving a feel of personal space and privacy. It has a sense of a well-run hotel, without the formality, and the ambiance of a private villa without the expense. I was fortunate to have cast an eye over a few of the other properties available; all are very well appointed and would not fail to please.
Whether you’re wanting to collect your thoughts, explore the region, write a novel, or paint a masterpiece this has to be the place to visit.'

The 'village' of Peralta: Lucca Province Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 804929ha

The cluster of houses that form the tiny village of Peralta can sleep up to 30 people. The 16 bedrooms are located in various self catering houses so the group can be together and yet have their own accommodation for privacy. It is the ideal place for a family reunion, special birthday etc and also workshops, conferences, retreats. You can book the whole hamlet or simply the amount of bedrooms required by your party. The services of a local catering are available and Peralta has a large communal dining room or outside dining on a shady terrace . Our swimming pool and terraces, all with superb views, are ideal for relaxing.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Bedroom 6


  • Bedroom 13


  • Bedroom 14


  • Bedroom 15


  • Bedroom 16


  • Bedroom 17


  • Bedroom 18


  • Bedroom 7


  • Bedroom 8


  • Bedroom 9


  • Bedroom 10


  • Bedroom 11


  • Bedroom 12


  • The 17 bedrooms are located in various houses and apartments. The largest house has 4 bedrooms, two houses have 2 bedrooms, one house with 1 bedroom. An apartment has 2 bedrooms. A studio apartment, two 1 bedroom apartments and 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with their own entrances. 10 of these bedrooms can be either twin or double and 8 are double beds only. All our bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. They all have their own bathrooms, except for 2 bedrooms which share a bathroom. It is unusual for a location to offer 17 bedrooms that a give a group such privacy and yet with all the usual group facilities for eating and relaxing....moreless

Bathrooms: 17 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Peralta has a dining room that can seat a maximum of 30 people. We also have a beautiful shady terrace that can also seat a maxumum of 30, but a larger number if the meal is buffet style....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 30 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 1
May 1 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Rate 2
Jun 16 - Jul 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Rate 3
Aug 21 - Sep 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Rate 4
Sep 10 - Oct 1, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $21.87
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $546.68
  • Taxes Not included


Discount of 7% for 3 nights or more.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bar Pizzeria da Pietro, Pieve di Camaiore
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A11/A12 Genoa/Livornio/Florence
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Pieve di Camaiore
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Peralta is a hillside hamlet situated in the northern part of Tuscany, on the slopes of the Alpi Apuane (national park), 10 min from the market town of Camaiore which, in turn, is 10 min inland from the coast.

Lucca is a 35 min drive to the south.

The A12/A11 autoroute exit is 20 min, making day trips to Siena (2 h), Carrara & its marble mines (45 min) very easy.

You can drive into the Carrara mountains - or go to the beach - the closest is Viareggio, the most popular Forte dei Marmi (35 min or so). The Cinque Terre are one hour away - one can drive to La Spezia or Porto Venere and visit them by boat - the ferry service is frequent.

Shopping in the area (Lucca/Florence/Forte dei Marmi) is legendary! The sculptors' town of Pietrasanta is only 20 min away.

Peralta is Ideally situated for the Puccini Festival (40 min away). Open air opera Festival taking place in July and August at Torre del Lago.

We have a mountain of information and suggestions for our guests, including directions for walks, when and where local markets happen, brocante markets,' must visit' places and restaurants, our favourite mountain drive, etc etc

Peralta feels wonderfully remote and secluded and yet is, in fact, very accessible.

In the daytime, there is always someone on site to help with all inquiries regarding day trips, ferry times, advice on this and that.

Airports: Pisa 45 min, Florence 1 h, Genoa 1 h, 40min - Bologna 2 h.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Camaiore, Lucca, Italy:
Intenrational sculptor Fiore de Henriquez lived in the area of Camaiore due to its proximity to the Carrara marble quarries and the bronze foundries of nearby Pietrasanta. In the 1970's she found the small hamlet of Peralta, perched on the hillside above Camaiore. It was remote, served only by a footpath, and the buildings were mainly in ruins - their inhabitants having left in the mid 1950's due to the hard living in the hills. No water nor electricity at this time. Fiore fell in love with the hamlet and managed to gradually buy the various houses. She then set about restoring them and the hamlet and created the very unique place that exists today. She died in 2004 and the hamlet was then taken over by a very good friend who owns it today. Repairs and renovations are undertaken where necessary, but the essential essence of the hamlet remains the same as when Fiore was alive. It is the home of her archive and sculptures, which can be seen throughout the grounds and in the various accommodation.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is hard to describe the absolute charm and beauty of Peralta and why I am so passionate about it. I now own it and am as much in love with it as Fiore before me. Every corner has its surprises, small details to delight the eye. The wisterias and bougainvilleas offer vibrant colour and essential shade. The views are wonderful, changing with the light, with the weather, with the season. Sunsets are magic. Early morning mist lying in the valley. The sight of Corsica on a clear day. The large bronze sculpture of 'The Phoenix' on the main terrace about to fly off over the valley. Fiore used to say it signifies 'Peralta rising from the ashes'. The many sculptures Fiore left for visitors to enjoy on the terraces. Her private gallery which I love to show to guests and one evening a week, at aperitivo time, I invite any guests staying at Peralta to a viewing of the gallery and Fiore's original house I hope many visitors will find their way to Peralta and enjoy it as much I do ......... possibly even fall in love with it! Dinah Voisin

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The hamlet of PERALTA

    The hamlet of PERALTA

  • PERALTA  Main Terrace

    PERALTA Main Terrace

  • Peralta - arriving towards main terrace

    Peralta - arriving towards main terrace

  • Peralta's main terrace

    Peralta's main terrace

  • GEMELLI - terrace

    GEMELLI - terrace

  • GEMELLI - view from living room

    GEMELLI - view from living room

  • Peralta - path from Peralta to carpark

    Peralta - path from Peralta to carpark

  • Fiore's sculpture 'The Mask'

    Fiore's sculpture 'The Mask'

  • STUDIOLO - kitchen area

    STUDIOLO - kitchen area

  • STUDIOLO double bedroom

    STUDIOLO double bedroom

  • STUDIOLO attic/loft bedroom

    STUDIOLO attic/loft bedroom

  • STUDIOLO terrace table seats 6

    STUDIOLO terrace table seats 6

  • The Hamlet of Peralta

    The Hamlet of Peralta

  • Peralta's swimming pool

    Peralta's swimming pool

  • GEMELLI terrace

    GEMELLI terrace

  • GEMELLI  living/dining room

    GEMELLI living/dining room

  • GEMELLI bedroom

    GEMELLI bedroom

  • A Peralta terrace in spring time.

    A Peralta terrace in spring time.

  • STUDIOLO - balcony with a view!

    STUDIOLO - balcony with a view!

  • STUDIOLO living/dining room

    STUDIOLO living/dining room

  • STUDIOLO - view from bathroom

    STUDIOLO - view from bathroom

  • STUDIOLO double or twin bedroom

    STUDIOLO double or twin bedroom

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