Casa Gelsomino

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy

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Just a stroll away from a charming village with all the essential holiday amenities, this family villa in Tuscany brings contemporary style to a character building, overlooking miles of countryside.

In brief

  • Countryside views
  • Walk to shops and restaurants
  • Large private pool

About the villa

Designed, furnished and decorated with more than a little panache, this one-of-a-kind holiday home is an arty conversion of an old olive and grape press, whose wheel, tools and millstone are intriguing features in the villa’s spacious living room. A second small sitting room adjoins the airy dining room, both with double doors out to the garden, and the bright, brick floored country kitchen is complete with modern appliances, a breakfast table and outdoor access to a dining area under pergola shade. A practical mix of twin, double and single rooms makes this an ideal choice for family get-togethers.

At first floor level there is a twin bedroom on the right at the top of the staircase, a further double and twin bedroom accessed from a passageway leading off the large sitting room on this level. At the opposite end of the sitting room there is a master bedroom with bathroom en suite. With independent access from outside there is a simple single bedroom most suitable for a young adult. And with a barbecue and large swimming pool enclosed in its beautiful gardens, Casa Gelsomino provides leisure and privacy in equal measure. The house is naturally cool with thick walls, enjoys a hill top location and fans are provided in all rooms. About 800m from a mini-market, pizzeria and restaurant in the large village, Casa Gelsomino is 10km from Casciana Terme spa, 17km from Salvadori beach, and within easy day-trip reach of shopping and sightseeing in Pisa, Lucca and Florence.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Sitting room with fireplace
  • TV room opening to gardens
  • Entrance hall
  • Kitchen opening onto terrace
  • Dining room opening onto terrace
  • Shower room
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility room
  • Single bedroom

First Floor

  • Sitting room
  • Bathroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue


  • Satellite TV
  • Music system with iPod connection
  • DVD Player
  • DVD library

Games and Sports

  • Board games

Keeping Cool

  • Standing fans

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 16m x 4m
  • 1.5m x 2.5m deep
  • Ladder Access
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from 14th May to 17th September

Something Special

  • Piano

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Insect Screens (First floor only)

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 2 hours per day 4 day(s) per week

Important Information

There is a private storage room located on the second floor 


An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please note late arrivals will be charged €35 after 19:00 or €50 after 22:00


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website



  • Tennis courts 5 minute walk
  • Spa and Wellness centre 10km Casciana Terme


  • All amenities 800m

Places of Interest

  • Lari 20km
  • Livorno 20km
  • Calci 28km
  • Pisa 30km
  • Volterra 50km
  • Lucca 60km
  • San Gimignano 60km
  • Florence 75km


  • Salvadori 17km
  • Lungomare Monte alla Rena 18km
  • Dune Mosse 20km
  • Spiaggia Attrezzata 50km


  • Pisa 30km
  • Florence 60km

Train Stations

  • Livorno 20km
  • Pisa 20km
About the area

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana

Average weather

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.

Find out more about Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. 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.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.