Villa Le Monache

Lucca, Pisa & Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy

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Well placed for coast and country attractions, and close to Lucca’s stylish shops and eateries, this is a delightful family villa in Tuscany, set in mature gardens with far-reaching rural views.

In brief

  • Peaceful location
  • Hilltop views
  • Cosy interiors

About the villa

From the outside, this lovely villa has the grace and symmetry of a Georgian house. Inside, it has all the charm and character of Tuscan country style, adding a nod to Africa in carefully chosen artefacts. And put together, the complete ensemble is a comfortable and effortlessly elegant rural retreat. Villa Le Monache is set on a hillside just 10km from the walled town of Lucca, with wonderful views of olive groves and chestnut woods. The building follows the contours of its sloping grounds with two storeys visible at the front, and a lower ground level open to gardens at the back of the house, where a wisteria shaded dining terrace overlooks long lawns and the private pool. Doors lead in from here to an open-plan living room and kitchen, with modern appliances and a traditional pizza oven; and on the floor above, flooded with light from large windows, the main sitting room has a lovely library area. A twin room with curtained four-posters features among the four bedrooms. Within 25km of a choice of beaches, the villa is about 45km from Pisa and the natural spa at Montecatini Terme.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Sitting room with library area
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite

Lower Ground Floor

  • Open plan kitchen with pizza oven
  • Sitting area with fireplace opening to terrace
  • Dining room

First Floor

  • Bathroom
  • Shower room
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Single bedroom


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Portable barbecue


  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

Keeping Cool

  • Portable fans

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Pizza oven

Private Pool

  • 12m x 4m
  • 1m x 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from end of May until beginning of October
  • Pool opening outside these dates is subject to confirmation, on request and there may be an extra charge

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Telephone

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 2 hours per day 3 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week


  • Cook service

Important Information

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.

Please note that this house is not recommended for young children under 6 years as there are wider than usual openings between the newels (bars) on the staircase.

CV Representative

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.




  • Tennis 4km


  • Restaurant 2.5km
  • Lucca 10km


  • Viareggio 20km
  • Montecatini Terme 44km
  • Florence 90km
  • Siena 150km
  • Cinque Terre 110km


  • Versilia 22km
  • Forte dei Marmi 32km


  • Pisa 45km
  • Florence 85km
  • Genoa 160km
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. 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.