Villa Le Fontane

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Sleeps: 24 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 12

Overview

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On an estate dating back to the 13th century, an aristocratic family from Lucca built their own hunting lodge in the foothills of Monte Pisano, just outside the city walls. Villa Le Fontane is part of that grand estate and offers elegant accommodation for up to 24 guests across twelve splendid bedrooms, set in the most wonderful gardens with a majestic fountain and serene swimming pool.

The living quarters are quite magnificent, scattered across the ground floor of three wings. They include a beautiful bright living room with Satellite TV, a grand dining room for feasts under the chandeliers, a pretty music room as well as a relaxing games room with doors leading out to the al-fresco courtyard, a perfect spot for breakfast which can be prepared for you by the villa’s chef in the traditional Tuscan kitchen.

Experience the Italian charm across twelve air-conditioned bedrooms, each with their own characterful features as well as lovely en suite bathrooms and courtyard, fountain or garden views.

Wander outside and admire the ornate gardens with the aromas of lemon trees and jasmine, enjoy a quiet coffee in the shade of the gazebo or spend time lazing by the inviting swimming pool. In the evening, gather together for al-fresco meals by the sound of the impressive fountain.

The services here are second to none – not just the chef who is available to prepare lunch or an evening meal if you wish, but also maid service most days and the option to arrange all sorts of extras such as cooking classes, private tours, personalised excursions and wine-tasting in your villa, selecting Tuscan reds or whites from the wine room’s library.

You’ll also want to find some time to explore this captivating region, after all Lucca is just a few minutes away, an exquisite town filled with some of the finest examples of Renaissance and medieval architecture. Pisa and Florence can also be visited for wonderful days out, or drive to some of the idyllic Tuscan villages and towns close by such as Collodi, Montecatini Terme and San Miniato.

Hike through the landscapes of Monte Pisano and beyond, hire kayaks near the incredible scenery of Garfagnana or spend the day at the beach in Viareggio. You can even follow the coast as far north as Liguria’s spectacular Cinque Terre National Park, stopping off at some of the romantic seaside villages of the Golfo dei Poeti.

Whether exploring northern Tuscany or beyond, there is so much to discover in this alluring part of central Italy. 

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What you should know…

  • Villa Le Fontane shares the same estate as Villa Maestosa. Each villa has its own grounds and swimming pool.
  • The living quarters and twelve bedrooms are spread across three separate wings – please see the "Features" tab for full details.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
  • With the majestic fountain and other water features in the grounds, small children will need to be supervised.
  • 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.

Property Features

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

Villa Interiors

First Wing

Ground Floor

-    Living room (69m2) with fireplace and TV
-    Dining room (44m2) with doors looking out to the fountain
-    Guest WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom (23m2) with twin beds (90x190cm each), fountain view and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom (32m2) with double bed (170x190cm), fountain view and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath/shower
-    Bedroom (24m2) with double bed (170x190cm), fountain view and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom (36m2) with double bed (170x190cm), fountain view and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath/shower

Second Wing

Ground Floor

-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, ice-maker, toaster, blender, Nespresso machine and large table
-    Music room (48m2) with fireplace and piano. Doors lead to al-fresco dining courtyard
-    Games room (61m2) with billiard table (this room is used as a breakfast room in the morning). Doors lead to al-fresco dining courtyard
-    Wine tasting room
-    2 x guest WCs

First Floor (split-level)

-    Bedroom (36m2) with double bed (170x190cm), fountain view and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath/shower
-    Bedroom (26m2) with double bed (170x190cm), garden view and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom (26m2) with double bed (170x190cm), garden view and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom (23m2) with twin beds (90x190cm each), courtyard view and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom (40m2) with double bed (170x190cm), sitting area, garden and courtyard views and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath/shower

Third Wing

Ground Floor

-    Living room (46m2) with doors leading to garden
-    Small gym (weights and cardiovascular equipment)
-    Guest WC
-    Service area and laundry room
-    Staff quarters (not accessible to guests)

First Floor

-    Bedroom (25m2) with twin beds (90x190cm each), fountain and pool views and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom (18m2) with small double bed (140x190cm), pool view and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom (42m2) with double bed (170x190cm), sitting area, garden and pool view and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath/shower

Twin beds can be made up as double beds on request

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (18x9m, depth: up to 1.8m) with flood-lighting. Open approximately May to September and can be fenced on request
-    Courtyard with al-fresco dining area
-    Barbecue
-    Large fountain, water features and fish pond
-    Italian garden
-    Gazebo
-    Enclosed grounds with electric gate
-    Parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    Air-conditioning (all bedrooms)
-    Fans
-    Satellite TV with Netflix and Sky
-    DVD player
-    Centralised music system
-    Library
-    Fitness room
-    Billiard table
-    Board games
-    Hairdryers
-    Safes
-    Surveillance system
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Le Fontane
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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Set in northern Tuscany, Villa Le Fontane enjoys a fantastic location in the foothills of Monte Pisano and only 5km from the historic town of Lucca.

There are a couple of local restaurants within walking distance and a grocery store and other amenities in one of Lucca’s suburbs, about 3.5km in the car. Another pretty village with magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes can be reached in around 4km.

Sport lovers can hire the tennis court/football field at the owner’s second estate, a 5-minute drive away. The owners can also arrange bike hire for part or all of your stay, a great way to potter around the local area, cycling past woodland, olive groves and orchards in the surrounding countryside.

Lucca is only 5km away. Start off by exploring the city walls, either by foot or bike, enjoying the exceptional views of the centre. The historic heart of Lucca is amazing with its Renaissance and medieval architecture, charming lanes, pretty squares and a wealth of lovely restaurants, bars and cafes. It’s a true gem of Tuscany, often overshadowed by nearby Pisa (14km) and Florence (84km).

If you are also hoping to visit the mighty Tuscan cities of Florence and Pisa then think about getting the train from Lucca or asking the owners to arrange a private tour or personalised itinerary.

Other lovely places to discover include the medieval village of Collodi (24km), also home to the enchanting Pinocchio theme park, and the spa-town of Montecatini Terme (34km) with its boutique shops and old-fashioned funicular taking you up to the hilltop, Montecatini Alto. San Miniato (48km) is often referred to as one of Tuscany’s prettiest villages whilst art-lovers won’t want to miss the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, under an hour away in Vinci (48km).

Monte Pisano is a fantastic area for walking and mountain biking, there is horse-riding within a ten-minute drive whilst other spectacular areas for nature lovers include the Tuscan wetlands at Padule di Fucecchio (40km) and the incredible landscapes of Garfagna, a perfect place for hiking, kayaking and rafting.

Yet more summer watersports can be found along the Versilia coast in Viareggio (30km) and Forte dei Marmi (40km) or head even further north to discover the beauty of the Golfo dei Poeti and the world-famous Cinque Terre National Park - La Spezia, the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site, is just over an hour by car.  

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(18km)

Nearest Train Station Lucca

(5.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Within 1km)

Nearest Village

(3-4km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(3-4km)

Nearest Supermarket Grocery store

(3.5km)

Nearest Town/City Lucca

(5km)

Nearest Tennis On owner's second estate

(2.5km)

Nearest Beach Viareggio

(30km)

Nearest Golf Alisei Golf & Country Club

(35km)

Region

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

Close to exciting Tuscan cities, idyllic villages, beautiful countryside and the beaches of the Tuscan coast, there is so much for families to do in the area surrounding Villa Le Fontane.

Start by exploring the city walls of Lucca, either by foot or hire bikes via the owner, and come across parkland, play areas and wonderful views.

You are also close to the Tuscan coastline with Viareggio around 30km away – discover the blue-flag beaches, dine in family-friendly restaurants by the sea and try out some watersports. The resort of Forte dei Marmi is just a little further or continue north to the incredible Ligurian coastline including the Golfo dei Poeti and Cinque Terre National Park.

The village of Collodi is very pretty and great for families due to its Butterfly House and neighbouring theme park based on Pinocchio. Close by, Montecantini Terme is another nice trip out with its old-fashioned funicular that takes you up to a hilltop village with amazing views. There is also plenty to keep children entertained in the cities of Florence and Pisa.

Those who love adventure can find some great walks close by in the foothills of Monte Pisano or head to the Garfagna area for kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and water rafting in incredible landscapes.

Finally, for tennis and football lovers, the owner’s second estate (around 2.5km away) has a tennis court/football field that you can hire per hour – shared with just five other properties across the two estates.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge

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)
- 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):

- Wine-tasting (selecting wines from the villa's wine library)
- Extra maid service
- Extra catering/chef service
- Staff service
- Driver service
- Personal grocery shopping
- Bike hire (on-site)
- Racket and ball hire for tennis court on owner's second estate, 2.5km away (€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

Listen to the idyllic sounds of the majestic fountain as you celebrate at this unique and historic abode which originally dates as far back as the 13th century.

The splendid Villa Le Fontane offers Italian charm and sophistication for your dream-like Tuscan wedding, not just the welcoming interiors but also the glorious grounds with ornate gardens, towering trees and aromas of lemons and summer jasmine. All of this with glimpses of the incredible surroundings in the foothills of Monte Pisano, just a short drive from the exquisite town of Lucca.  

Wedding Reception
Inside the beautiful villa there is space for up to 30 people for a reception whilst outside up to 100-150 guests can be hosted across the grounds.

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 on request if desired.  

Wedding Ceremony
There is a small chapel in the estate at the gates of one of the other estate's villas, Villa Monte Pisano (a 5-minute drive away) which has room for up to 30-40 guests. Alternatively, a small ceremony can be hosted inside the villa (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 100-150 guests).

An English-speaking celebrant can be arranged.

Where to Stay
24-26 people can stay at Villa Le Fontane whilst 14 guests can stay at Villa Maestosa in the same estate, subject to availability and minimum stay restrictions.

The owner’s second estate, around 2.5km away, features San Colombano (12 guests), Villa Flavus (15-19 guests) and Villa Monte Pisano (22-26 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.

Catering
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 Maestosa in the same estate or Villa Monte Pisano, Villa Flavus or San Colombano 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 €5000 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 2000kw per week of heating/air-conditioning and other energy usage is included, any further consumption is payable locally.
Heating costs included? Up to 2000kw 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 (up to 7MB).
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, payable locally.
Other Ts and Cs Up to two additional beds may also be requested, subject to a charge of €122 per bed per week, payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £9,661 £13,225 £16,789 £22,535
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - £27,683
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 £9,661 £13,225 £16,789 £22,535
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 £10,869 £14,878 £18,888 £25,352
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - £27,683
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 £10,869 £14,878 £18,888 £25,352
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - £27,683
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 £10,869 £14,878 £18,888 £25,352
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 £9,661 £13,225 £16,789 £22,535
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - £27,683
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £9,661 £13,225 £16,789 £22,535
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 £10,869 £14,878 £18,888 £25,352
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - £27,683
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 £10,869 £14,878 £18,888 £25,352
May 27th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - £27,683

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €10,692 €14,256 €17,820 €24,940
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - €30,638
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 €10,692 €14,256 €17,820 €24,940
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 €12,029 €16,038 €20,048 €28,058
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - €30,638
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 €12,029 €16,038 €20,048 €28,058
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - €30,638
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 €12,029 €16,038 €20,048 €28,058
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 €10,692 €14,256 €17,820 €24,940
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - €30,638
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €10,692 €14,256 €17,820 €24,940
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 €12,029 €16,038 €20,048 €28,058
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - €30,638
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 €12,029 €16,038 €20,048 €28,058
May 27th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - €30,638

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $12,104 $15,668 $19,231 $28,233
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - $34,682
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 $12,104 $15,668 $19,231 $28,233
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 $13,616 $17,626 $21,635 $31,762
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - $34,682
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 $13,616 $17,626 $21,635 $31,762
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - $34,682
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 $13,616 $17,626 $21,635 $31,762
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 $12,104 $15,668 $19,231 $28,233
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - $34,682
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $12,104 $15,668 $19,231 $28,233
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 $13,616 $17,626 $21,635 $31,762
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - $34,682
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 $13,616 $17,626 $21,635 $31,762
May 27th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - $34,682

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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