Villa Aquila

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Romantic

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If you are dreaming of an old Tuscan villa, set amongst olive groves and woodland, beautifully renovated with charm and style and close to one of the region’s most exquisite towns, you may well adore Villa Aquila, close to the walled town of Lucca.

Imagine rustic interiors with elegant touches, Tuscan feasts enjoyed under the Venetian chandelier, pretty bedrooms with terracotta floors and a roll top bath positioned perfectly by a picture-book window. There is certainly a romantic ambience at this 17th century villa that has been restored so sensitively and lovingly by its current owners.

Relax outdoors surrounded by summer flowers and aromas of rosemary and lavender, enjoy a coffee with a view under the poolside pergola and listen to the trickling of the fountain as you dine al-fresco in the courtyard. There is even a consecrated Catholic chapel – this could be the perfect spot for an intimate wedding.

You will feel well looked after too – a welcome buffet is prepared for the evening of your arrival and you may be fortunate enough to stay when fresh seasonal vegetables can be brought to you from the garden. There is maid service each day and the villa concierge can be called to assist in any way from restaurant reservations to booking guided tours.  

There is of course so much to see and do in this wonderful part of Italy. Start off in Lucca, a jewel of Tuscany with its historic walls and Renaissance architecture – you will yearn to return again and again. Pisa is also close by for a fantastic day out or head to Florence to be inspired by the city’s artistic heritage.

As well as rolling olive groves and vineyards, idyllic Tuscan villages and Etruscan towns, the beaches of Viareggio are also close by or drive further north towards the sensational Golfo dei Poeti and the world-famous Cinque Terre National Park.

After a day out exploring, return to your villa, once owned by one of Tuscany’s most noble families, and be immersed in the Tuscan scenery around you with walking trails, woodland, natural springs and olive trees all on the doorstep of this fine holiday abode.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
  • There is another house next door but rest assured this is unoccupied.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Villa Interiors (480m2)

Ground Floor


-    Living room with fireplace, sofas and TV. Doors lead to garden
-    Dining room with table for 12 guests
-    Kitchen-diner, fully-equipped including oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, ice-maker, espresso/coffee machine and table for 8 guests. Doors lead to courtyard for al-fresco dining
-    Bedroom with twin beds (can be made into double) and en suite bathroom with shower (bathroom has French doors leading to garden)
-    Laundry room
-    Guest WC

First Floor

-    Sitting room
-    Bedroom with double bed, pool view and en suite bathroom with bath and shower
-    3 x bedrooms with twin beds (can be made into king-size double) and garden view
-    2 x bathrooms with bath, shower and two sinks
-    Bedroom with double bed and courtyard/fountain view


Outside Grounds


-    Swimming pool (12x6m, depth: 1.5-2.5m) open approximately May to October
-    Poolside pergola, sun beds and parasols
-    Outdoor shower
-    Courtyard for al-fresco dining with fountain
-    Barbecue and wood-burning oven
-    Shaded al-fresco lounge area
-    Garden (3000m2)
-    Private consecrated Catholic chapel
-    Parking (up to 5 cars)
-    Bikes (x4)
-    Vegetable garden
-    Vast grounds (olive groves, vineyards, natural spring, woodland)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
-    Heating
-    Working fireplace
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    Bikes (x4)
-    Safe
-    Hairdryers
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Aquila
Walk to Village <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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Set in northern Tuscany, just 12km south of Lucca, Villa Aquila is set in over 100 acres of wonderful grounds featuring olive trees, fields and woodland with perfect walks and biking trails right on your doorstep.

There is a small village just over a kilometre away with a local bar and grocery shop or find the nearest supermarket about a five-minute drive away.

Other than the beautiful setting, the great advantage of Villa Aquila’s location is its proximity to the idyllic town of Lucca, a true hidden gem which is often overshadowed by Pisa and Florence. Its city walls are fantastic for cycling or walking with enchanting views into the historic centre. Head inside the old town to explore its narrow lanes, coming across gorgeous squares, towers and palazzi, pretty shops and wonderful places for a coffee and gelato or an exquisite Tuscan meal. As well as visiting the impressive duomo, you can also climb Torre Guinigi with its trees at the very top! Also look out for the antiques market that takes place every month.

Pisa is also close by and is worthy of your time, not just because of its world-famous leaning tower but also its charming ambience by the riverside with its vibrant restaurants and beautiful buildings. Florence is just over an hour away with all its galleries and artistic treasures – guided tours can be arranged to make the most of your time in this magical city. You could even travel to Florence by train from nearby Pontedera.

Some of the villages and towns dotted across northern Tuscany should also be on your to-do list such as the gorgeous hilltop village of Collodi, home to Pinocchio’s creator, or Vinci, where you can visit the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci. Spa-lovers should head to Montecatini Terme for its spas, boutiques and historic beauty.  

San Miniato is known as one of Tuscany’s most beautiful villages or head further south, driving through rolling Tuscan countryside, to spend time in Volterra or even San Gimignano, both just over an hour away.  

Private tours can also be arranged if you would like to visit some of Tuscany’s finest vineyards, of which there are so many across the region.

Not forgetting the sea with Viareggio easily reached, fantastic for families with blue-flag beaches and a wealth of summer activities. For a more romantic coastal spot, drive further north to the mesmerising Golfo dei Poeti, about an hour away, an area which inspired both Shelley and Byron in the 19th century or visit the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site loved by visitors from across the world.

Read more about Lucca & Pisa

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(30km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence Airport

(65km)

Nearest Train Station Lucca

(12km)

Nearest Village Small village

(1.2km)

Nearest Shop Small grocery store

(1.2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Local village

(1.2km)

Nearest Restaurant Local area

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket Conad

(4km)

Nearest Town Lucca

(12km)

Nearest City Pisa

(26km)

Nearest Golf Golf Montecatini Terme

(35km)

Nearest Tennis Capannori

(9km)

Nearest Beach Viareggio

(37km)

Region

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, the Lucca and Pisa region is a captivating destination that effortlessly blends rich history, stunning architecture, and natural beauty. This picturesque region is renowned for its unique and unforgettable attractions, making it a must-visit for any traveller. 

Tuscany 

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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Kids

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

Italians will welcome families with open arms in Tuscany and there is always plenty to keep all ages occupied.

As well as lovely walks in the villa’s estate with woodland, fields and olive groves, there are also horse-riding stables within a 2km drive. The estate is also a good spot for mountain biking through glorious scenery.

You can also cycle along the city walls in Lucca or you may prefer to walk, stopping off for a picnic or a play in one of the little play areas.  

The Tuscan coast is close by for a great day out – the blue-flag beaches of Viareggio are easily reached where you will find watersports, restaurants and a vibrant summer atmosphere.

Youngsters will adore the theme park, Pinocchio Park, in the lovely medieval village of Collodi. This could be combined with a trip to admire the village’s castle at the top of the hill and there is also a lovely butterfly house close to the park.  

Of course. then there’s the attractions and sights of both Pisa and Florence, whether taking selfies by the leaning tower or riding the carousel in Florence’s Piazza della Repubblica.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Bicycles Provided
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Welcome Buffet Dinner Included
  • Delivery of Vegetables Included (from garden when available)
  • Concierge Service Included (on-call)

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:

- Welcome Buffet Dinner (not available in 2023)
- Daily delivery of fresh vegetables from garden (when available, spring/summer only)
- Concierge service (on-call)
- Maid service (2/3 hrs per day)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra maid service
- Initial grocery shopping
- Chef
- Extra bed linen and towels
- Cookery classes
- Day tours
- Transfers
- Laundry and ironing service

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

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 2022: €1000, 2023: €2000, paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded by bank transfer one week after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally and based on consumption.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and daily cleaning also included. 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes, and mid-week change included.
Pool towels included? Yes, and mid-week change included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. 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.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per pet per week will apply (payable locally), and an additional security deposit of €500 will be due upon arrival.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is included in the bedrooms only.
Other Ts and Cs Cots and highchairs are available at an extra cost, payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £7,905
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £9,882
May 18th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £12,352
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 £9,882
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £7,905
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £12,352
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £7,905
Apr 12th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £9,882
May 17th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £12,352

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €8,600
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €10,750
May 18th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €13,438
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 €10,750
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €8,600
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €13,438
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €8,600
Apr 12th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €10,750
May 17th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €13,438

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $9,320
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $11,650
May 18th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $14,562
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 $11,650
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $9,320
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $14,562
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $9,320
Apr 12th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $11,650
May 17th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $14,562

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.

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