This elegant luxury Italian villa is a rare offering, nestled in the iconic Tuscan countryside among olive groves and cyprus trees, near the renowned historic stone-walled city of Lucca.
This splendid estate dates back to the 17th century, and is remarkable for its perfectly preserved architectural features and gracious proportions. The unique property is built upon a famed church constructed in the 6th century by the Bishop of Lucca. Recently renovated to provide all the modern comforts, the original historical features have been carefully preserved and blended to provide the best of historic charm with the ease of luxury living today.
The two-storied principal villa features light-filled high-ceilinged rooms with windows framing spectacular views over the Tuscan hills, capturing the winter sunshine and allowing cool breezes in the summertime, making it a haven of peace and a wonderful Italian escape. The home is surrounded by a glorious park comprising 3 hectares of mature gardens with centuries-old trees. The principle villa has 7 Bedrooms and 2 impressively large living rooms, 2 kitchens and 2 staff rooms. There is a separate villa house that has been divided into apartments. The estate offers tranquility and a soothing escape into an historic culture, world famous for its delicious food and centuries of wine-making. Local markets sell hand-produced olive oil, herbs and farm-fresh natural fruits, vegetables and produce.
The villa is situated in one of the most sought-after regions of Italy – offering many fascinating historical and cultural landmarks to visit, from small well-preserved villages to the tourist meccas of Florence and Pisa. The famed coast area of Versilia is a short 30-minute drive, offering glamorous beach resorts such as Forte dei Marmi and a summer playground within easy reach. Many hidden gems are also close by to discover, with towns such as San Miniato, Viareggio and Volterra. The international airport of Pisa is close by (44 km/ 27 miles), with direct flights to the USA and UK.