Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy
- Elegant interiors
- Beautiful gardens
- Covered terrace
About the villa
Poised between manicured lawns and mature trees, Villa Donati is intriguing, imposing and inimitable. A stone-flagged hall is a stunning introduction to the style and spaciousness of the villa, where vaulted ceilings arch over multiple rooms, on a grand scale, each eclectically furnished with colour and character. A clever trompe l’oeil adorns an ornate staircase; huge bathrooms serve seven bedrooms, featuring four-posters and painted furniture; there’s a cool gym and a warmly traditional study; and social space includes a cheerful family room with beams and bright furnishings, an elegant drawing room with French doors to the long lawns, and a TV room with rustic charm under the roof rafters.
The country kitchen opens to a breakfast terrace, which leads to a great barbecue gazebo among the trees. The graceful loggia has a chequered tile floor and stylish sitting and dining areas. And the grounds encompass a fountain, a sizeable swimming pool, poolside pergola, private chapel, and a tennis court shared with nearby villa Novedieci (also featured by CV Villas). Offering cook and concierge services, the villa is just 5km from amenities in lovely Lucca.
Raised Ground Floor
- Large sitting room 'Salone' opening to gardens at front and loggia at rear terrace
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- TV room
- Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower
Lower Ground Floor
- Entrance hall
- Utility room
- Gym with Technogym equipment
- Wine cellar
- 3 Double bedrooms with bathroom en suite and separate shower
- TV room
- 2 Twin bedrooms
- Double bedroom
- Built-in barbecue
- Pizza oven
- Italian Sky satellite TV
- DVD Player
- CD player
- iPod dock
GAMES & SPORTS
- Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
- Shared with sister villa, Novedieci
- Wine cellar
An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
An English speaking house manager welcomes guests and is on hand for extra assistance. Her time will be charged for locally if she organises activities and excursions.
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.
Service & Staffing
- Maid service 6 day(s) per week
- Linen change 1 day(s) per week
- Towel change 1 day(s) per week
- Prosecco and canapes on arrival
- Continental breakfast 6 days a week, based on 14 people, including shopping (food and beverages included for breakfast only), preparation, table setting, serving and clearing away
- Food hamper
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST
- Cook service
- Shops, restaurants and ATM 1km Sant' Alessio
- All amenities including hospital 5km Lucca
PLACES OF INTEREST
- Forte dei Marmi 28km
- San Gimignano 56km
- Cinque Terre 68km
- Siena 81km
- Access to private beach clubs on the Versilia coast
- Pisa 17km
- Florence 62km
Train and Bus Station
- Lucca 5km
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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