Our self-catering offers are ideal for comfortable stays of more than a few days (there's a minimum of four nights or a week, depending on the season).
Furthermore, whatever the size of your group, from 1 person up to 10, we have an appropriate option.
The larger groups (or smaller groups wanting the most luxury!) should consider the villa rental option. This comprises the entire upstairs floor of the house, plus private use of the walled garden.
The two wings of the main floor are also bookable seperately as smaller apartments, ideal for groups from 1 to 6. One apartment has 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern kitchen, living room and private terrace, and the other is a 1-bedroom apartment with living room, en-suite bathroom and kitchenette.
The villa accomodates from 4 up to 10 guests and includes three bathrooms (of which two are en-suite), kitchen with dishwasher, oven, fridge, etc, adjoining utility room, covered dining terrace, the impressive frescoed sala, and up to five bedrooms.
The lovely, covered upstairs terrace adjoining the kitchen is perfect for dining in the open air whilst being protected from the hot sun. Other options for dining at home include the grand sala and the garden.
This part of the villa has hosted celebrities in the past - the English poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning in the 1850s, world-famous operatic composer Giacomo Puccini in the late 1800s and early 1900s who is known to have played the piano in the grand sala (though sadly the piano is gone), and his fellow Italian composer Mascagni.
Outside there is a walled garden for your private use, on two levels with various trees and plants including palms and olives. You'll find tables, chairs, a large gazebo and, in summer, the pool which is located below the impressive stone monument.
The accomodation comprises the entire main (upper) floor of the villa, and there are no other guests at the same time as your group.
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A very large sitting room at the heart of the Villa, the walls and ceiling of this room are entirely covered in antique frescoes. It has an ancient terracotta floor and a view over the garden.
Well-known poet Elizabeth Barrett-Browning wrote many letters here in the 1850s, describing it as the room with 5 doors (there are still 5 doors). Puccini played the piano here (sadly the piano is no longer there) - he often visited as the villa was owned by his lifelong friend.
Generously-proportioned rooms with high ceilings, completely renewed bathrooms, and modern fitted kitchen make staying here a pleasure.
Furthermore, due to being in the centre of the town, everything starts just outside the garden gate. The nearest restaurant is almost next door, and a wonderful cafe' is opposite. All the well known restaurants, the banks, supermarkets and other facilities of Bagni di Lucca's historic center (known as 'La Villa') are within easy reach.
Adjoining the kitchen is a large, shady terrace under the roof, with an elegant vintage balustrade, where one can sit comfortably in the shade on the hottest days, and enjoy a cocktail or dinner in the evening.
There is a lovely mature walled garden on two levels, with an impressive monument (dedicated to relaxation), mature palm trees, olives and grapes, and a relaxing mediterranean ambiance.
In summer there is a pool positioned in front of the monument, entered from the upper level of the garden, a gazebo and picnic tables.
The Noble Floor of the villa (i.e. the first upstairs floor) comprising:
Entrance to the stairs from the garden
New modern kitchen with gas hob, electric oven and dishwasher
Utility room with washing machine
Shady, private dining terrace adjoining the kitchen
Grand Sala with original antique frescoes
Up to five bedrooms each with historic features
Two en-suite bathrooms
One family bathroom
Private, mature walled garden on two levels
In summer, the private pool 3 x 5.5 metres, depth 1.2 metres
Picnic tables and chairs, BBQ
Two private, upstairs apartments are available:
The Piazza apartment in the south wing of the house has 2 to 3 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6, a living room with balcony, two bathrooms (of which one has a luxuriously-large bathtub and the other has a walk-in shower), a modern kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, oven and gas hob, etc, and the roofed dining terrace adjoining the kitchen. It's a great choice for a family with children, or two couples travelling together, for example.
The Poets apartment in the west wing has one bedroom (the largest bedroom in the house), a similarly generous private living room with dining table, an en-suite bathroom with vintage-style sanitaryware and modern thermostatic shower, and a private kitchenette just outside the apartment. Perfect for a couple, or a single traveller.
Guests of both apartments have shared use of the lovely walled garden, with palm trees, gazebo, picnic tables, sun chairs, and pool (summer only).
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