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Built as the summer residence of the important family Controni, noble merchants of Lucca, during the centuries the house has hosted many famous personalities, such as the Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway. Located in a beautiful private estate in the hills of Vorno, just 6 km from Lucca downtown, this magnificent Villa has beautiful fresco painted walls and is surrounded by centuries old trees, olive groves and pine forest hilltops with castle ruins. Your reservation includes a personal chef and maid service. The Villa benefits from a very nice location in the hills with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. Our guests will enjoy this amazing panorama taking advantage of the peacefulness of the Tuscan countryside by the swimming pool area with sun loungers and deck chairs. The former lemon house has been restored and...
Built as the summer residence of the important family Controni, noble merchants of Lucca, during the centuries the house has hosted many famous personalities, such as the Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway. Located in a beautiful private estate in the hills of Vorno, just 6 km from Lucca downtown, this magnificent Villa has beautiful fresco painted walls and is surrounded by centuries old trees, olive groves and pine forest hilltops with castle ruins. Your reservation includes a personal chef and maid service. The Villa benefits from a very nice location in the hills with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. Our guests will enjoy this amazing panorama taking advantage of the peacefulness of the Tuscan countryside by the swimming pool area with sun loungers and deck chairs. The former lemon house has been restored and converted to a fitness area with beautiful big windows overlooking the pool. A nice walk through the centuries old trees of our beautiful Italian garden; a dinner under the stars in the magnificent alfresco dining area in the backyard of the Villa with an exclusive view of the olive groves and neighbouring villages: you will be spoilt for choice! Under the arched loggia there is also another lovely dining area with BBQ.
The three floors Villa offers eleven frescoed double bedrooms and magnificent en-suite bathrooms. 4 extra beds are available on request at extra charge.
The ground floor features a majestic dining room for max 26 people and an elegant living room with Sat.tv and DVD player; two rest rooms; a laundry room with washing machine and dryer and a typical Tuscan fully equipped kitchen. A billiards and a reading room are also at our guests disposal.
The interiors of this luxury Villa reveal its Old World heritage, from the glittering chandeliers and rugs to the paneling that lines the sitting and dining rooms. This aristocratic flair combines with modern comforts such as wifi, air conditioning and tv.sat for the ultimate perfect experience.
On the first floor there is a marvellous living room with murano glass chandeliers and beautiful views over the park of the Villa; an elegant studio and 6 sumptuous double bedrooms.
On the second floor, a beautiful attic with wooden beamed ceiling will make you want to stay forever. 5 luxury refined double bedrooms (some with walk-in closet) with en-suite bathrooms are located on this floor.
The Villa has a small deconsecrated church where the famous Luigi Matteucci was buried, a diplomat of the Granduca of Tuscany in France and father of Felice Matteucci, the inventor of the first stroke engine. For many years the fertile estate has been devoted to the cultivation of rare flowers and to the production of extra virgin olive oil but nowadays it is a relax heaven in the middle of the Tuscan countryside.
SERVICES INCLUDED 1) Welcome drinks and appetizers 2) Daily Chef service for preparation of breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner) 6 days a week(Wednesday day off). Cost of groceries not included. Customers will be charged 12 euro perbreakfast per person and 40 euro per meat meal or 45 euro per fish meal per person to cover the cost of food and beverages. 3)Daily maid service in the morning 6 days a week (Sunday day off) . 4)Concierge service on call and on site 5)Gardener & Pool attendant 6)The consumption of the airconditioning and electricity is included in the rental rate up to 2000 kw;overthis amount clients will be charged accordingly to usage. It s difficult to reach this limit if the air-conditioning and electricity are used in a reasonable way. 7)Linen change on Saturday and Wednesday . 8)wifi 9)fitness area 10)pool towels 11)sat-tv and DVD Player 12)washing machine and dryer
OUTDOOR FEATURES -Pool with sun beds -Alfresco dining area -barbecue -private garden -Private parking -gated property
OPTIONAL SERVICES (EXTRA FEE) 1)Cooking class. min. 6 people 2)wine/oil/ice-cream tasting. min 6 people 3)laundry service / ironing service 4)baby sitting 5)massagges / skin beauty treatments 6)Booking service for concerts and events 7)Individual guided visits to historic city centers with multi-lingual guides 8)Planning of visits and tastings at the most prestigious wineries and olive oil mills in the area 9) standard transfer / Limousine transfer to/from villa / Luxury car rental and/or car with driver 10)the consumption of the airconditioning over 2000KW 11) Additional housekeeping service 12) villa pre- stocking. 13)Event organization (birthday, marriage, special celebrations). The villa can accomodate up to 150 people in the outside space and up to 50 people inside 14)Seasonal excursions and activities 15)baby cot (122 euro per week)
check in time is 16/19 by appointment. No reception on site.
The villa can accomodate up to 22 people plus 4 extra beds for an additional charge. Infants (0-2 age9 sleeps in the baby cot (122 E per week). Childrens older than 2 years old are considered adults in terms of occupancy.
-Check in is 16/19. No reception
-The air-conditioning and electricity are inlcuded in the price up to 2000 KW., Over this amount clients will be charged accordingly to...
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
4:00 PM check-in
11:00 AM check-out
2 Half baths
11 Attached (ensuite)
Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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AU$8,089 / stay
About the neighbourhood
The Villa is located in the famous area of Vorno: a gracious small village at the foot of the Mount Pisano, which separates Lucca from Pisa. A place rich in history and beautiful nature: small streams, breath-taking landscapes and amazing panoramas. This particular area of Lucca countryside offers many kind of outdoor activities: hiking , tours of the historical Villas (Villa Bernardini, Villa Buonvisi etc.), fitness trails (Marlia), nature reserves (Gherardesca lake, WWF Bottaccio oasis), termal baths (San Giuliano Terme). Horseback riding lovers will be delighted to enjoy a ride in the wild, just a 10 minutes drive away, in a beautiful horse farm. For tennis/golf players, an exclusive Club is just a 5 minute drive away.
The historic centre of Lucca is just 8 km away, a town famous for its medieval walls, also known as the town of the 100 Churches. A hidden gem where time seems to stand still: small typical shops with local products and groceries. At the same time the town hosts annual events famous all over Europe: the Music Summer Festival (July), Lucca Comics & Games annual comic book and gaming convention (the 3rd biggest in the world). Pisa airport and its historic centre are only 22 km away, Florence and Siena only 1 hour drive away. The vast, sandy and world-famous Versilia coastline is just a 20 minutes drive away, the area is famous for the top quality restaurants, amusing nightlife and various designer boutiques.
How to get there
Airport: pisa: 24.0 km
Railway: lucca: 8.0 km
Ferry: livorno: 30.0 km
The closest airport are Pisa (24 km away ) and Firenze (1 hour away) Lucca's train/bus station is about 10 minutes drive away
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.