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Available accomodation in impressive 18th century Tuscan villa with swimming pool, game room, gardens and tennis court

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The perfect holiday picture is completed with an outdoor pool- with separate kids friendly pool
The drawing room is a great space for a party of twenty or intimate chat later in the night
Private consecrated chapel designed by Lorenzo Notollini
1 of 24The perfect holiday picture is completed with an outdoor pool- with separate kids friendly pool
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18 bedrooms
19 bathrooms
34 guests
1 night minimum
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Villa Michaela is a magnificent 18th century villa whose heritage, and raw beauty in the heart of Tuscany, is only ten minutes from the unique walled city of Lucca, 25 mins Pisa airport, 1 hour from Florence, Forte dei Marmi, Cinque Terre. Rhode School of Cuisine 'I'd struck gold' DAILY MAIL 'Breathtaking' INDEPENDENT. No need to take the whole villa - come and stay with us on our house party or bed and breakfast basis , join our Culinary Weeks hosted by the Rhode School of Cuisine , Puccini breaks or the Lucca Summer Festival - this summer with Jeff Beck , The Eagles and many others . Set in 50 acres of glorious pine forests and olive groves the villa has a huge pool ( 12m X 18m ) and a Greenset tennis court. The main villa sleeps 24 with Casa Una at the gate sleeping 11. Casa ...Villa Michaela is a magnificent 18th century villa whose heritage, and raw beauty in the heart of Tuscany, is only ten minutes from the unique walled city of Lucca, 25 mins Pisa airport, 1 hour from Florence, Forte dei Marmi, Cinque Terre. Rhode School of Cuisine 'I'd struck gold' DAILY MAIL 'Breathtaking' INDEPENDENT. No need to take the whole villa - come and stay with us on our house party or bed and breakfast basis , join our Culinary Weeks hosted by the Rhode School of Cuisine , Puccini breaks or the Lucca Summer Festival - this summer with Jeff Beck , The Eagles and many others . Set in 50 acres of glorious pine forests and olive groves the villa has a huge pool ( 12m X 18m ) and a Greenset tennis court. The main villa sleeps 24 with Casa Una at the gate sleeping 11. Casa Una is great for young families who like to self cater although they can of course join in any lunches/ dinners prepared by our wonderful fusion chef. We are featured in Alistair Sawdays 'Special Places to Stay in Italy ' Lorenzo Nottolini , celebrated court architect to the city of Lucca and responsible for the famous Lucca acqueduct ,lived at Villa Michaela and constructed our beautiful consecrated chapel seating 100 with a grand piano where we hold many weddings and music and opera recitals. Villa Michaela is five minutes walk from the centre of the picturesque village of Vorno with the best butcher for miles around , a grocery shop and 2 family run trattorias ( Il Rio and Il Bimbotto . ) There are many other restaurants within 10 minutes drive- notably La Cecca at Coselli ( written up by The Sunday Times as one of the best restaurants in Tuscany - pigeon risotto being a speciality) and Lo Scompiglio in Vorno which has wonderful views from it' s large terrace over vineyards towards the hills. The extensive market gardens in front of the restaurant are the source of all the delicious fresh produce served. The villa is perfectly situated to explore the wonders of the Renaissance , the Leaning Tower and Duomo in Pisa, the wonders of Florence and Siena , wine and olive oil tasting in Chianti , boat trips around the Tuscan archipelago , Italian language and cooking lessons , hot air ballooning , golf at the fabulous Versilia course , thermal spa treatments at Montecatini Terme - children at Villa Michaela enjoy the snooker room , cinema and hikes up the hill to see our newly born goats - very efficient olive grove lawn mowers ! Lucca itself was voted by Forbes magazine as the second most attractive place in the word to live and visit and bicycling around the mediaeval walls is an experience never to be forgotten. Throughout the year there are many activities starting with the carnival in Viareggio the March Camellia Festival in Pieve di Compito , wonderful Easter Parades , great concerts including Andrea Bocelli in July , art exhibitions , markets, fashion outlets , the Lucca half marathon and of course bicycling galore in the famous Lucchese hills. If you are thinking of a family re -union , wedding , big birthday party , corporate meet , half term / golfing/ gastronomic / wine tasting /photography/painting or cultural break contact us and we will come up with a programme for you to make your holiday unforgettable . More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Half baths, 2 Showers, 15 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
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Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I booked Villa Michaela following the Trip Advisor recommendations for a short break with a group of friends. The villa is amazing, and you feel at home straight away. The huge kitchen is great and on our last day we had our evening meal in...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Eleanor C
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We heard about Villa Michaela from a friend who recommended it highly and decided to spend a week in June. I have experienced the best in the south of France, in Spain, etc., but must say Villa Michaela tops it all. It is one of...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

We had a week celebrating our daughter's wedding at Villa Michaela .. A magnificent Italian Villa with beautiful decorated bedrooms... Frescos , stunning furniture & an amazing chapel in spectacular surroundings .. What an amazing memory!

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank Vifi_53
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

I was fortunate to have the wedding of my dreams in the chapel at Villa Michaela - What a fabulous most beautiful place with brilliant and attentive hosts! It will always be a time I will never forget -- the villa is nestled in the...More

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank Real_gazelle
Reviewed 16 January 2014

I stayed at Villa Michaela last summer whilst travelling around Italy. Although it is a hard feat in such a beautiful country, it was without doubt one of the most breathtaking places that we stayed, that is both the villa and the surrounding area. I...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Villa Michaela is a place like no other. This summer I went to Italy with the intention of backpacking round the country, but once I arrived at this stunning Villa I was cured of my travelling bug and wished I could stay there for the...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Lydia V
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I spent five days at Villa Michaela last summer and I was blown away by the beauty of the location, a hill covered with olive trees behind and in front, views of mountains in the distance. The house is huge and elegant, beautifully done up...More

Date of stay: August 2013
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Blender
Central Heating
Children's Pool
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Pool Table
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Tennis Court
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Tuscany, Lucca - magical romantic countryside 100 churches in Lucca, under the Tuscan sun. Vineyards, olive groves, truffles, wild boar, bike rides on the walls. Nightly Puccini concerts. Lucca summer festival. Past performers include Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Earth Wind & Fire, Neil Young.
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