Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy
- Peaceful location
- Beautiful gardens
- Quaint interiors
About the villa
The sense of tranquillity really sets-in about a mile before the house comes into view, on the final approach to Casa Forci down a forest track. But even that cannot prepare guests for the focal point of the villa’s grounds. Supremely private, between stone terraces and silver-leafed olive trees, the swimming pool exudes a magically romantic quality, its dark lining giving it the look of a natural waterway, with a columned gazebo at one end and seven sentinel cypress trees at other, all reflected in the still water. Nearer the house, lawned gardens are scented with jasmine, lavender and climbing roses, a covered dining terrace is furnished in country style, and built-in barbecues encourage lengthy lunches in the sun and within the old stone building, inspired restoration by its British owners has produced a wonderfully informal sitting room, warmed by a big open fireplace and adorned with big and bold eclectic artworks; and five beautiful bedrooms, three featuring curtained four-posters. With views to the Apuan Alps, this relaxing villa is 9km from local shops in San Alessio, 15km from Lucca, and 30km from Viareggio’s beach.
- 2 Double bedrooms (four poster beds) with shower room en suite
- 2 Twin bedrooms
- 2 built-in barbecues
- DVD Player
- CD player
Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .5 to €6 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.
Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.
Arrival at this villa is between 4 and 8 pm.
After 8 pm a fee of Euro 50 is payable and after 10 pm the fee is Euro 100.
Any late arrival after 8pm is on request and needs to be agreed in advance.
Please kindly note that after midnight – if an arrival is possible - the extra cost is Euro 100 per hour.
The 1.5km road, down a winding forest track leading to the house is not suitable for cars with low suspension.
An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.
A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.
CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special. You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.
- Nearest restaurant 3.5km Lombardo
- Shops 7km San Alessio
- Restaurants, shops 15km Lucca
Places of Interest
- Viareggio 30km
- Montecatini Terme 35km
- Florence 60km
- Siena 120km
- Cinque Terre 140km
- Pisa 36km
- Florence 80km
- Genoa 175km
- Lucca 15km
Although they are only 17km apart, Pisa and Lucca instantly feel like different worlds. The former is a lively student city on the River Arno, and has one of the world’s most recognizable monuments: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Understated Lucca is compact and genteel, ideal for a Tuscany villa nearby, with handsome piazzas that frame churches in the Luccan-Romanesque style. Those on a Lunigiana holiday occupy the Apennine foothills in far north-western Tuscany. It is rolling, blissfully empty terrain whose few inhabitants have cultural links with neighbouring Liguria.
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