Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy
- Breathtaking views
- Rural retreat
- Historic towns nearby
About the villa
About 10km to the northeast of Lucca, the lovely Monte Marlia enjoys far reaching views from its hillside perch, with two magnificent and historic villas clearly visible in the valley below. Set in south-facing gardens, the house has all the Tuscan traditional attributes, from tiled floors to big beams and cheerfully colour-washed walls. To these, a programme of sensitive restoration has added modern amenities, creating a very inviting villa, furnished with flair and a personal touch. On the ground floor, the cosy kitchen/diner is open-plan to a sitting room with plump cushioned sofas and doors to the terrace. An open-tread staircase leads to a second sitting room on the first floor, also with terrace and garden access; and there are three twin bedrooms on this level, each individually designed in pretty country style. Reached via a short flight of steep steps, the master suite occupies the second floor, replete with double bed, shower room, sitting room and kitchenette. And outside, in herb-scented gardens, a ten metre pool is surrounded by sun-trap lawns. Within easy reach of Pisa and Florence, the villa is 40km from beach resorts.
- Kitchen with dining area opening to gardens
- Sitting room opening to gardens
- Shower room
- Sitting room opening onto terrace
- Shower room
- Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite
- Twin bedroom
- Twin bedroom (four poster bed)
- Double bedroom with sitting room, kitchenette and shower room en suite
- Portable barbecue
- DVD Player
- CD player
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 access road to the house is an unsurfaced gravel track so careful driving is recommended, especially in wet weather. We advise against the use of low slung cars, vans and minibuses. Please always check with us, at the time of booking, if you are planning to use this type of vehicle when staying at this villa.
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.
- Nearest restaurant 2.5km Il Botteghino
- Shops and restaurants 5km Marlia
- Lucca 10km
Places oF interest
- Montecatini Terme 35km
- Viareggio 40km
- Florence 60km
- Siena 120km
- Cinque Terre 140km.
- Pisa 35km
- Florence 75km
- Genoa 175km
- Lucca 10km
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 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.