La Casa della Chiesa
Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy
- Historic towns nearby
- Splendid beaches nearby
- Small football pitch
About the villa
In a setting that will match you mood for mood, La Casa della Chiesa is cushioned in rural tranquillity, less than 20km from lively Viareggio and its sandy beaches; even closer to historic Camaiore and the elegant piazzas of Lucca; and within easy day-trip distance of both Pisa and Florence. And the villa itself offers plenty of choice, and space, for guests to entertain themselves at home, from its well-stocked book shelves, table games, Smart TVs and WiFi, to outdoor facilities including croquet, table tennis, and a sizeable swimming pool sunk into sunny lawns. Imbued with the easy ambience of visiting friends, this happy house has beamed ceilings, brick tiled floors, big open fires, and bright rugs and fabrics. Pretty country bedrooms include air-conditioned attic bedroom , and a canopied four-poster. The country style kitchen has modern appliances and a door to the furnished veranda. A futher wisteria covered veranda is near the entrance. And convivial social space includes a traditional dining hall, a library/TV room replete with eclectic noted artworks, and a split-level living room, furnished with rustic informality and overlooked by a mezzanine workspace area. The lawns gently slope down to the pool and lead to the grassy area used for football. The gardens are very pretty with roses, irises and lavender. The bathrooms have recently been refurbished.
Some guests will want to soak up the sun by the pool, others may wish to explore walking trails which connect local hamlets and visit vineyards, olive oil presses. Shops and informal restaurants in San Martino in Freddana are down in the valley less than 6km away. Further informal restaurants are within easy driving distance tucked away in the countryside or in nearby villages. Within 15 - 20 minutes drive, Lucca is an enchanting Tuscan town - strolling through the historic centre, pausing at old-fashioned, cafes, pastry shops and visiting churches and museums is a real pleasure. Florence is easily accessible by train or bus. Sandy beaches are approximately 30 minutes drive away. There are music, cinema and dance festivals in Lucca, at beach resorts and smaller local festivals celebrating Saints days with impromptu suppers and dancing under the stars in the country villages. At Torre del Lago, just south of Viareggio, there is the summer Puccini Opera Festival. An ideal choice for art lovers.
Games and Sports
- Table tennis
- Board games
- Small football pitch
- American fridge/freezer
- Induction Hob
- Espresso machine
- 12m x 6m
- 1.5m - 3m deep
- Ladder Access
- Open from 11 May - 28 September
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Heating payable locally
The villa has been recently refurbished with new bathrooms and new flooring.
An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please note that there is a late check-in fee of €50 for arrivals after 7pm.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Nearest Restaurant 3.5km
- Nearest Shop and chemist 5.5km San Martino in Freddana
Places of Interest
- Massarosa 11.9km
- Camaiore 14.7km
- Lucca 17km
- Pietrasanta 24km
- Pisa 31km
- Carrara 50.4km
- Cinque Terre 100km
- Viareggio 18.8km
- Forte dei Marmi 33 km
- Pisa 50km
- Florence 70km
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
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.