San Colombano

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Filled with history and Italian charm, San Colombano is a wonderful farmhouse with beautiful gardens and a flood-lit swimming pool, set in the foothills of Monte Pisano and very close to the historic town of Lucca.

Sleeping up to 12 guests across six classical bedrooms, each one with air-conditioning and its own en suite bathroom, this is an inviting holiday home for family and friends wanting to spend time together in spacious surroundings. The elegant living area with satellite TV, the grand domed dining room with French windows leading to the garden and the traditional Tuscan kitchen all offer everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

You can sense the heritage of the villa all around you – in the 19th century it belonged to a famous engineer who created the first working engine in his workshop in the grounds and continued his scientific studies across this home. Nowadays you are more likely to work-out in the fitness room, take advantage of the on-site chef who can prepare breakfast and lunch or dinner for you and enjoy the luxury of almost daily maid service whilst appreciating the historic importance of this beautiful casa.

The jasmine-covered gazebo is an enchanting spot for al-fresco lunches seeking shade from the summer sun or spend evenings dining by the flood-lit swimming pool, accompanied by fine Tuscan food and excellent local wine. Find a moment of solitude as you wander over the lake’s wooden bridge to your own private island with its peaceful bench perched under a century-old tree. In the meantime, families of all ages will love the shared tennis court and football field and the owners can arrange bike hire for you all.

There is a small village and a couple of restaurants within walking distance whilst the stunning town of Lucca is only a ten-minute drive away. Cycle or stroll along its historic walls, discover fine examples of some of Italy’s most wonderful medieval and Renaissance architecture and dine in characterful restaurants found in hidden piazzas or down picturesque lanes.

Pisa and Florence are also superb for magnificent days out or spend time visiting enchanting Tuscan villages and towns filled with historic charm such as Collodi, San Miniato and Empoli. Even the blue-flagged beaches of the Versilia coastline can be reached in half an hour or cross the border into Liguria to discover the romantic villages and shores of the Cinque Terre.

If you can tear yourself away from the glorious gardens of San Colombano, there is so much to discover in this wonderful part of central Italy.

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What you should know…

  • San Colombano is part of a large estate featuring four holiday homes including Villa Flavus and Villa Monte Pisano. Each villa has its own grounds and swimming pool.
  • Air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms only.
  • If travelling with children, please note the gardens feature a small lake (with a bridge and island).
  • An optional chef service is included to prepare breakfast and either lunch or an evening meal and guests pay a set charge to cover the cost of the food. Please see the 'Extras' tab for further details and prices.
  • Two extra beds are available for an extra charge, to be requested in advance if required.

    Property Features

    Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

    Villa Interiors

    Ground Floor

    -    Large living room with satellite TV, DVD player, desk and board games. Doors lead to gardens
    -    Dining room with table for up to 12 guests
    -    Fitness room with shower
    -    Kitchen, fully equipped including central island, oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, ice-maker, Nespresso machine, kettle, microwave and blender  
    -    Laundry room
    -    Guest WC

    First Floor (split-level)

    -    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath and shower
    -    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
    -    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
    -    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
    -    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
    -    Bedroom with twin beds (80x190cm each, can be converted to a double) and en suite bathroom with shower

    Please note most bathrooms are inward facing

    It is possible to request an extra bed (charges apply) for two of the bedrooms

    Outside Grounds

    -    Swimming pool (12x6m, depth: 1.5m) with flood-lighting, open approximately May to September. Can be fenced on request
    -    Sun-loungers and deck chairs
    -    Al-fresco dining terrace
    -    Barbecue
    -    Gazebo
    -    Large pond/lake
    -    Private parking
    -    Fenced grounds with electric gate
    -    Access to helicopter pad
    -    Access to estate’s shared tennis court (charge applies to hire rackets/balls)
    -    Chapel (at neighbouring villa gates)


    -    Wi-Fi
    -    Heating
    -    Fireplace
    -    Air-conditioning (bedrooms)
    -    Fans
    -    Satellite TV
    -    DVD player
    -    Film library
    -    Music sound system
    -    Board games
    -    Play house
    -    Fitness room
    -    Safes
    -    Hairdryers
    -    Washing machine and dryer


    About the surrounding area of San Colombano
    Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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    In the foothills of Monte Pisano, with lovely views, San Colombano enjoys a fantastic setting, just 6km south of Lucca and near some of northern Tuscany’s most wonderful places to visit.

    There are two local restaurants within walking distance and you can also wander to a small village around 2km away. Even closer, sport fans will appreciate the estate’s shared tennis court and football field – just pay to hire rackets and balls.

    One of the greatest highlights of this location is its proximity to the exquisite town of Lucca, 6km away. You will want to return again and again as you explore its historic centre, admiring the incredible medieval and Renaissance architecture, dining in excellent restaurants or just enjoying a coffee and gelato in one of the many charming cafes found in pretty squares or cobbled lanes. Walking or cycling along the historic walls is another brilliant experience – come across parks, play areas and gorgeous views.

    You can also head to Lucca to catch the train to either Pisa (16km) or Florence (84km) - the owners can also arrange guided tours and private drivers. Spend an amazing day visiting historic sights, galleries and boutiques as well as experiencing city life in two of Tuscany’s world-famous gems.

    The little Tuscan village of Collodi (24km) is also a delight (especially for children who can enjoy the Pinocchio theme park), as is Vinci (48km), a must for art-lovers with Leonardo da Vinci’s birthplace and museum.

    Montecatini Terme (36km) features a number of spas and is a great place for shopping in impressive surroundings. Take the old-fashioned funicular to the pretty village of Montecatini Alto for magnificent views.

    If you feel like a trip to the beach then the vibrant summer resorts of Viareggio (30km) and Forte dei Marmi (40km) are both within easy reach for watersports, lidos, fantastic beaches and a lively ambience.

    This is also a superb location for driving as far as the Ligurian coast with lovely villages and beaches along the rather romantic Golfo dei Poeti. A little further north is the renowned and very popular Cinque Terre National Park with its historic seaside villages perched above the sea and stunning scenery – it’s been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site with good reason.

    The beautiful countryside of this region offers horse-riding, many cycling opportunities (guests can hire bikes from the villa’s owner) as well as some wonderful walking, especially around Monte Pisano. As well as watersports along the coast, find river rafting, kayaking and canyoning around an hour north of Lucca near Garfagnana.

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    Local Amenities
    Nearest Airport Pisa Airport


    Nearest Train Station Lucca


    Nearest Village


    Nearest Restaurant


    Nearest Supermarket Small supermarket

    (3.5km )

    Nearest Bar/Pub Local village


    Nearest Town/City Lucca


    Nearest Beach Viareggio


    Nearest Golf Alisei Golf & Country Club


    Nearest Tennis On the estate (shared)

    (A short walk )


    With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

    This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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    Best Suited For: All Ages
    Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

    There is so much to do in this part of northern Tuscany with activities and days out suitable for a variety of ages.

    Sport fans will love the shared tennis court and football field on the estate (just pay to hire balls and rackets). The villa owners can also arrange bike hire for you – especially ideal for exploring nearby Lucca’s historic walls.

    As well as pretty family walks close by, there is horse-riding within a short drive and a wealth of watersports along the coast on the blue-flagged beaches of Viareggio – a great place for a family day out in the summer.

    Youngsters will love the little medieval village of Collodi, home to Pinocchio Park (a great theme park) and a butterfly house. Pistoia Zoo, about forty minutes away, is ideal for animal lovers or spend the day exploring the beautiful town of Montecatini Terme with its historic funicular taking you from the town up to the pretty hillside village of Montecatini Alto.

    Pisa and Florence are also great for days out with the family with a wealth of child-friendly activities. Take photos by the Leaning Tower of Pisa and in Florence enjoy gelato as you watch your little ones ride on the elegant carousel in Piazza della Repubblica.

    Sunlight Park, near Pisa, is another family attraction with all sorts of water-based activities and fun.

    Baby and Toddler Equipment

    • Cot(s)
    • High Chair(s)

    Kids Activities Close-by

    • Walk to Village
    • Walk to Restaurant
    • <1hr to Airport
    • Tennis Nearby
    • Cycling
    • Horse Riding
    • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
    • Tourist Towns & Villages
    • Historical Sites

    Onsite Facilities

    • Board games
    • Football net
    • DVD
    • Fenced Grounds

    Services Available

    • Breakfast Available
    • Chef/Cook Available
    • Maid Service Included


    Oliver's Extras

    • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
    • Cooking Classes Available
    • Transfers Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Chef/Cook Available
    • Maid Service Included
    • On-Site Concierge
    • Complimentary mid-week clean

    At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

    - Maid service/extra cleaning
    - Private chef/cook/catering
    - Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
    - Local day-trips or tours
    - Airport pick-up/drop-off
    - Babysitting / childcare services

    Extras included at this property:

    - Daily maid service (except Sundays)
    - Optional daily chef service for preparation of breakfast and lunch or dinner, except Wednesdays (please note guests will have to pay for the cost of food and beverages which is from €12 per person for breakfast and €40/€45 per person for lunch/evening meal)
    - Concierge service (on-site or on-call)

    Extras available at this property (payable locally):

    - Extra maid service
    - Extra catering/chef service
    - Staff service
    - Driver service
    - Personal grocery shopping
    - Bike hire (on-site)
    - Racket and ball hire for estate's tennis court (€30 per hour)
    - Local activities and excursions
    - Guided tours

    Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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    Event information

    This historic home provides a wonderful backdrop for your Tuscan wedding at San Colombano, alongside the enchanting landscapes surrounding the foothills of Monte Pisano.

    If you are planning an intimate celebration, the elegant interiors offer charm and character whilst outside there is ample space for a larger event with guests marvelling at the scenery around them from the glorious gardens.

    There are some picture-perfect places for your photographs – when the jasmine is in full bloom the gazebo is such a romantic spot or wander over the little wooden bridge and pose under the century-old tree by the little lake, beautifully lit up as stars fill the clear skies above you.

    Wedding Reception

    Inside the beautiful villa there is space for up to 30-40 people for a reception whilst outside up to 200 guests can be accommodated.

    There are no restrictions on how late music can be played inside the villa but it must be turned off by midnight if outside.

    A marquee can also be hired in the grounds on request if desired.  

    Wedding Ceremony
    There is a small chapel in the estate at the gates of one of the other villas, Villa Monte Pisano, which has room for up to 30-40 guests. Alternatively, a small ceremony can be hosted inside the villa (20-30 people) or for a larger event a service can be set up in a number of spots across the glorious gardens (for up to 200 guests).

    An English-speaking celebrant can be arranged.

    Where to Stay
    12 people can stay at San Colombano whilst many other guests can reside in one of the two separate villas we feature on the same estate (Villa Flavus for up to 15-19 guests and Villa Monte Pisano for up to 22-26 guests), subject to availability and minimum stay restrictions.

    The owner’s second estate, around 2.5km away, features Villa Maestosa (14 guests) and Villa Le Fontane (24-26 guests).

    Alternatively, there are many hotels and villas in and around Lucca (within a 5-10 minute drive away). The owner has their own transportation company that can be used to drive guests to and from the venue.

    Wedding Planning
    The owners prefer to use their own wedding planners for the event.

    If you wish to use your own then you must request this in advance and permission may be given in some circumstances.

    The owners prefer for clients to use their own experienced caterers (in-house and external suppliers). A number of options are available such as aperitivi, formal sit-down meals, dessert buffets, after dinner fruit tables and more.

    If you would like to use your own caterers then this must be requested in advance for approval. There is no corkage fee if you wish to provide your own wine but again, this is on request only.

    Other Information
    Other services that can be arranged on request include hair-dressing, make-up artists, photographers and film-makers, wedding cakes, flowers, table décor, musicians (harpists, live jazz etc), DJs and children entertainers/nannies. 

    Any other external suppliers can only be used with permission.

    Please note weddings can also be organised at any of the owner's five villas we feature - Villa Monte Pisano and Villa Flavus in the same estate or Villa Maestosa and Villa Le Fontane in a separate estate around a 5-minute drive away. Please see the "Events" tab for each individual villa.

    Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

    All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

    Terms & Conditions



    These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

    Security deposit €3000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
    Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
    Departure time 11.00 a.m.
    Energy costs included? Up to 750kw per week of heating/air-conditioning and other energy usage is included, any further consumption is payable locally.
    Heating costs included? Up to 750kw per week of heating/air-conditioning and other energy usage is included, any further consumption is payable locally.
    Linen & towels included? Yes.
    End of stay cleaning included? Yes, plus daily maid service (except Sundays). However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
    Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
    Pool towels included? Yes.
    Minimum stay 7 nights (June-September/Christmas and NY/Easter) or 3 nights at other times.
    Changeover day Saturday (June-September/Christmas and NY/Easter) or flexible at other times.
    Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
    Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
    Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
    Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
    Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
    Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
    Other Ts and Cs A chef is included to prepare breakfast and one meal per day, excluding Wednesdays. If guests wish to take advantage of this service then they have to pay for the cost of the beverages and food (from €12 per person for breakfast and €40/€45 per person for lunch/evening meal).
    Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair can be requested for a charge of €122 per item per week.

    Rental Rates

    Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

    Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
    Oct 4th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £5,744 £7,658 £9,573 £13,398
    Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £5,106 £6,808 £8,509 £11,909
    Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 - - - £14,886
    Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £5,106 £6,808 £8,509 £11,909
    Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £5,744 £7,658 £9,573 £13,398
    Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - - - £14,886
    Apr 13th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £5,744 £7,658 £9,573 £13,398
    May 25th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - £14,886
    Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £5,744 £7,658 £9,573 £13,398
    Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £5,106 £6,808 £8,509 £11,909
    Dec 21st 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - £14,886

    Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

    Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
    Oct 4th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €6,222 €8,296 €10,370 €14,513
    Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €5,531 €7,374 €9,218 €12,900
    Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 - - - €16,125
    Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €5,531 €7,374 €9,218 €12,900
    Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €6,222 €8,296 €10,370 €14,513
    Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - - - €16,125
    Apr 13th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €6,222 €8,296 €10,370 €14,513
    May 25th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - €16,125
    Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €6,222 €8,296 €10,370 €14,513
    Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €5,531 €7,374 €9,218 €12,900
    Dec 21st 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - €16,125

    Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

    Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
    Oct 4th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $6,515 $8,687 $10,859 $15,197
    Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $5,791 $7,722 $9,652 $13,509
    Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 - - - $16,886
    Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $5,791 $7,722 $9,652 $13,509
    Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $6,515 $8,687 $10,859 $15,197
    Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - - - $16,886
    Apr 13th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $6,515 $8,687 $10,859 $15,197
    May 25th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - $16,886
    Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $6,515 $8,687 $10,859 $15,197
    Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $5,791 $7,722 $9,652 $13,509
    Dec 21st 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - $16,886

    Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


    • Wonderful

      on 13/10/2020

      We had a wonderful stay. The quality of the villa was superb and could not be faulted, staff and food were excellent. We thought the villa was actually better than the pictures suggested. The area was wonderful and perfectly located for travels to Tuscany and the motorway network. I would recommend the villa and area again. Thank you.

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