Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy
- Secluded location
- Beautiful gardens
- Covered terrace
About the villa
Almost all Tuscan country houses are designed for indoor and outdoor living, and this unpretentious family villa is no exception, though it would probably be fair to say that, for most guests, its al fresco facilities are the biggest draw. The stone house stands amid large lawned gardens, edged with hedges and liberally sprinkled with trees. A dining terrace in front of the villa is complemented by a lovely lunch spot under dappled tree shade, served by a stone-built pizza oven and barbecue, nestling in a sheltered area, naturally screened in greenery, the fourteen metre swimming pool is the centrepiece of a sunny paved terrace.Within the villa, on the ground floor, a comfortable living room incorporates a sitting area, billiard table and open archway to the dining room, with several double doors out to the garden; while two double and two twin bedrooms occupy the floor above. With optional cook service and idyllic views to add to its leisurely feel, Casa Palaia is an 800 metre stroll from a bar and shops in the medieval village of Palaia, 32km from San Gimignano, and within 65km of Lucca, Florence, Siena and the coast.
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- Sitting room with billiard table opening to the garden
- Dining room with fireplace
- Shower room
- Built-in barbecue
- Pizza oven
- DVD Player
GAMES & SPORTS
- Billiard table
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.
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 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Medieval village with shops and bar 1km Palaia
- Various local estates producing Chianti delle Colline Pisane
- Michelin starred restauranti in Val d'Arno
Places of Interest
- San Gimignano 32km
- Volterra 35km
- Lucca 50km
- Siena 65km
- Pisa 40km
- Florence 65km
- Bologna 165km
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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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 .50 to €5 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.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.