Villa Donati

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy

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Basking in beautiful gardens and boasting its own romantic chapel, this luxury villa in Tuscany is a glorious house for a special celebration, combining innate elegance with easy informality.

In brief

  • 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.

Villa details


Raised Ground Floor

  • Large sitting room 'Salone' opening to gardens at front and loggia at rear terrace
  • Kitchen/breakfast room opening to side terrace
  • Study
  • TV room
  • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower

Lower Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility room
  • Gym with Technogym equipment
  • Wine cellar

First Floor

  • 3 Double bedrooms with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • Bathroom
  • TV room
  • 2 Twin bedrooms
  • Double bedroom


Children's Facilities

  • Cots and highchairs

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Pizza oven


  • Sky satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • Bluetooth speaker

Games and Sports

  • Gym

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 20m x 10m
  • 1.2m x 4m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • There are 16 sunbeds around the pool

Something Special

  • Shared with sister villa, Novedieci

Villa Essentials

  • Wine cellar

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Mosquito nets
  • Heating
  • Mosquito nets

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Prosecco and canapes on arrival
  • Continental breakfast 6 day(s) per week, based on 14 people, including shopping (food beverages included for breakfast only), preparation, table setting, serving and clearing away
  • Food hamper


  • Cook service

Important Information

CV Representative

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.




  • Shops, restaurants and ATM 1km Sant' Alessio
  • All amenities including hospital 5km Lucca


  • Forte dei Marmi 28km
  • San Gimignano 56km
  • Cinque Terre 68km
  • Siena 81km


  • Access to private beach clubs on the Versilia coast 30km


  • Pisa 27km
  • Florence 77km

Train and Bus Station

  • Lucca 5km
About the area

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana

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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 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.