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Casa Ilda Tuscan Mountains Circa 1778

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
The beautiful Villa for rent in Tuscany near Lucca

Casa Ilda is a beautiful villa built at the end of the 18th Century. The Villa nestles in the Apuan Alps in the Garfagnana region North of Lucca, where it enjoys peace and tranquility and commands spectacular views of mountains and the village below. The Villa is located just 12 miles from Lucca, thus combining proximity to the town of Lucca with the peace and beauty of the surrounding countryside. It is the perfect base for people looking for a relaxing holiday in a quiet position.

During last years the villa has been restored to the high standard, leaving most of its original features. Main accommodation is on two floors consisting of dining room with fireplace, kitchen, two bathrooms and three bedrooms (one King and two Queen size beds) accomodating six people. Bedrooms have sple...
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About the Owner
mario b
Languages spoken:English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a day
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We spent the vacation there in May 2016. We really enjoyed our time at the villa. The location is beautiful - just in the heart of Apuan Alpes. From Piegaio you can easily travel to Lucca, Pisa and Florence.

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Management response:Responded 28 December 2017

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your patronage. Regards. Mario Bartolomei.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    3 Full baths
    1 Bunk
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Queen
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
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USD 129
USD 169
USD 1,000
USD 3,900
1 Jun 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
4 nights
USD 140
USD 1,300
USD 3,500
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$273 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Piegaio is an area of wooded hills and winding roads surrounding the valleys of the Serchio and Lima rivers, where many Italians choose to have their holiday properties.

You should however note this isn't Chiantishire, the fashionable, expensive and crowded part of Tuscany, south of Florence, but the quieter, more relaxed and, to our minds, far more interesting area to the north. Pisa and Florence are within easy reach, and skiing at Abetone and sandy beaches are within an hour's drive of the area. The region has excellent walking, friendly locals and many cultural activities. If you have read Eric Newby's 'A Small Place In Italy' which is set towards the northern end of this region, you will already have a good idea of the area.
Getting around
The villages remain mainly unspoilt with small scale farming the principal source of employment. Industry, primarily paper-making, is confined to the bottom of the valleys as only there is it possible to build roads suitable for heavy vehicles.

The northern, more mountainous, part of the region is known as the Garfagnana. This region begins around thirty kilometres north of Lucca. Through this area runs the river Serchio which divides two mountain ranges, the Apennines, the range that runs almost the entire length of Italy, and the Apuan Alps, the smaller coastal range well known for its marble. From this area the Serchio runs south eventually entering the Mediterranean Sea south of Viareggio.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa or Florence: 45.0 km
Railway: Diecimo: 4.0 km
Ferry: Livorno: 65.0 km
Major towns in the Garfagnana include Barga (pop 11,000), noted for its prominent hilltop position and cathedral and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (pop 6,000), the principal town of the region.

Some 15 kilometres to the north of Lucca the Serchio is joined by the river Lima, just to the west of the spa town of Bagni di Lucca.

Villa is located - 20 min. from Lucca, 40 min. from Pisa, 30 min. from Puccini Lake (Summer Opera), 90 min. from Florence, 2 h from Siena (city of the Palio), 30 min. from the beautiful valley of Garfagnana and 30 min. from Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio in the coast of Versilia.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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