Exclusive aristocratic villa near Lucca - Villa Gemma is truly a gem within the Quality Villas portfolio of luxury holiday villas in Tuscany. Built in the XVII century this magnificent historical mansion has undergone extensive renovation and restoration in recent years which has returned it to its original splendour.
An extension has further enhanced the building, offering modern accommodation which has been painstakingly decorated with frescoes every bit as worthy of this artisan tradition as the originals themselves. With lavish use of marble and refined furnishings along with the splendid Italian formal gardens this property exudes the elegance and style of bygone days, yet is perfectly combined with modern comforts such as air conditioning, a lift to all floors, a television set in every room and internet points throughout to ensure good connection.
The grounds around Villa Gemma offer numerous shaded areas for relaxation from which you can enjoy far-reaching views over Lucca and the Apuan Alps. Take a stroll under the illuminated rose pergola surrounding the pool after you have enjoyed a genuine Italian dinner al fresco prepared for you by the chef, available on request, and served on the splendid terrace. No surprise many couples from all over the world choose this villa as a perfect setting for their wedding celebrations!
This exclusive holiday villa is ideally located to explore the Tuscan countryside, taste excellent wines and olive oil, and enjoy the lively beach life along the Versilia coastline. The many art towns nearby such as Lucca, Pistoia, Florence and Pisa are within easy reach; for easy access to Florence and to avoid the difficulty of parking in the city itself, it is just a short drive to Lucca's train station and a train journey of about an hour will take you right into the heart of the city. Two quaint villages with their typical shops and amenities are conveniently located at walking distance from Villa Gemma.
I strongly suggest a visit to Lucca, a lively and historical town with plenty of shops and restaurants: why not hire bikes and ride round the old city walls? Pisa's world-famous treasures are certainly worth seeing, and if you want to spend time at the beach, why not drive to the attractive seaside resort of Viareggio on the Versilia coast? Viareggio boasts culture and a famous Carnevale, four weeks of fun in which tourists from all over Italy come to admire amazing floats. At the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago you can enjoy both the opera and the magnificent surroundings at the open-air theatre, which offers a magnificent view of the lake, framed by the Apuan Alps. The typical cuisine of the region mixes the flavours of the sea and the mountains, like farro with fish, or shrimps and squids baked with farro and seasoned with olive oil and tomatoes. Some well-known local dishes include cèe in padella, pan fried eel made with garlic and sage, and scarpaccia, a traditional vegetable pie.
LEFT WING - Ground Floor:
Large living room, French doors to garden.
Inner hallway with lift to all floors.
Dining room, open fireplace.
Fully equipped study (PC, printer, copier, wireless broadband internet access).
Guest cloakroom with 2 WCs (possible disabled access)
Fully equipped professional kitchen, French doors to garden.
First floor (via lift or stairs):
Retractable mosquito screens on all bedroom windows.
5 suites comprising:
Bathroom, WC, dressing room, sitting area (sofa, desk, minibar, safety box, TV)), open tread stairs to mezzanine level double/twin bedroom (2.00m / 2 x 100cm), further en suite shower room, WC.
1 of the above suites has 2 shower rooms rather than a bathroom and shower room. All suites are less suited to young children because of the layout/stairs.
Double/twin bedroom (2.00m / 2 x 1.00m), en suite shower room, WC. This room interconnects through the shower room with one of the suites if desired.
RIGHT WING - second floor (via lift or stairs):
Double/ twin bedroom (2.00m / 2 x 100cm), en suite bathroom, separate shower cubicle, WC.
Double/ twin bedroom (2.00m / 2 x 100cm), en suite bathroom separate shower cubicle, WC.
Double/ twin bedroom (2.00m / 2 x 100cm), balcony window overlooking garden/fountain, en suite study, bathroom and separate shower room, WC.
Double/ twin bedroom (2.00m / 2 x 100cm).
Double/ twin bedroom (2.00 m/ 2 x 100cm).
These 2 bedrooms share same bathroom, small tub, separate shower cubicle, WC.
Air-conditioned Limonaia/Function annex (3 rooms 100sq.m), 2 French doors to garden. Available on request suitable for seminars/weddings etc. WC.
Large formal Italian style gardens, flower beds, shrubs, mature tress, lawns, gravelled patio area, fountain. 14m x 6m pool (one depth 1.40m, fenced), rose pergola, outdoor dining facilities, 12m x 6m gazebo, ample parking for several cars, views over countryside.
NOTE: the owners reside in an apartment within the villa but do not use the garden or the pool. They share the driveway, but their entrance is to the side of the property.
Next to the property is a disused church belonging to the owners which has been renovated and which can accommodate weddings on request at extra cost.
Included: 4 hours maid service per day Mon-Sat. Welcome buffet dinner with wine on arrival. WiFi Internet. Pre-stocked minibar, TV and safety box in all bedrooms. Pool towels & bathrobes.
Extra: Pool heating, air conditioning & winter heating on consumption (by meter - this can be expensive in Italy). Minibar refills. Additional maid service at €18 per hour. Continental breakfast €15 per person. Cook or fully catered options. Cookery classes, chauffeur, nanny, shopping service. Bicycles on request. Extra sofabeds in suites €30 per person per night (up to max 5 extra people). Cot & highchair €30 each set per week. A local tourist tax may apply.
Function room & church suitable for civil weddings and special events.
About The Location
- Camigliano | Segromigno in Monte 1km
- Lucca 11km
- Montecatini Terme 25km
- Pisa 46km
- Florence 70km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 63km
- Local 'slow food' restaurant 200m
- Camigliano | Segromigno in Monte 1km
- Lido di camaiore 42km
- Viareggio 45km
- Villa Mansi Segromigno 1.5km
- Pinocchio theme park Collodi 11km
- Montecatini Terme spa 25km
- Certosa di Calci | Puccini house museum Torre del Lago 40km
- Pistoia cathedral | old town 40km
- Zoo Pistoia 43km
A €2000 cash security deposit must be paid locally on arrival and will be refunded at the end of your stay, less any costs for extra services ordered or damages.
Reduced rates for smaller groups of max 14