Lizabetta is an elegant villa from the 19th century that sits in a beautiful location, convenient to both the Tuscany coast and the ancient walled city of Lucca, which is only about ten minutes away. This elegant property is ideally located to explore and experience the treasures of Tuscany. It is surrounded by marvelous and perfectly manicured lawns and flower gardens where you may relax and enjoy the scent of lavender and rosemary.
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The grounds feature a private swimming pool with fabulous views of the surrounding woods and landscapes. Guests at Lizabetta will appreciate the spacious and... well-equipped front terrace—perfect for al fresco dinners or moments of relaxation. Furnished and decorated in impeccable Italian style, the mansion is looked after by a full time maid and a cook who will prepare regional specialties.
This villa includes our special “arrive and relax” package:
A simple Tuscan dinner is provided on your arrival night. This is a welcome sight after a long flight and will allow you to check in, unpack and relax. You will find the dinner in the kitchen with the instructions for heating. The dinner is also suitable for vegetarian guests. It basically consists of a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread, water and wine are included. No changes are possible for the first dinner.
The villa also will be stocked with basic groceries so that you do not have to shop upon arrival or worry about store closures on Sunday. The shopping list consists of: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests.
Light and spacious, this traditional Tuscan property offers an elegant Italian retreat with all the comforts of home.
Ground Floor: The main door opens onto an elegant drawing room with satellite TV. There is a double sitting room on the right with a large fireplace. On the left is a cozy and elegant dining room leading to a large, fully equipped kitchen. From the hall beyond the drawing room, stairs (20 steps) lead to the first floor. There is a handy service bathroom beneath the stairs.
First Floor: To the right at the top of the stairs, the master bedroom with queen-sized bed, and a smaller, but very nice, bedroom with a French sized bed share a large bathroom with tub. And to the left, a nice and bright bedroom with twin beds (that can be joined) and a double bedroom with queen-sized bed share a marble bathroom with tub. Stairs (20 steps) to the second floor.
Top Floor: To the left the staff quarters. One bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower. One bedroom with French bed (140cm x 190cm) and en suite bathroom with shower.
Special note: The smaller bedroom may be available upon request and owner approval. One extra person is accepted and the cost is 300 Euros per week, paid at arrival. The cook could also use this room when necessary. Please ask at the time of reservation.
Grounds: The spacious and well-manicured gardens of Lizabetta provide plenty of opportunities for delightful little strolls. And the swimming pool offers relief from the heat of the Tuscan sun. The villa is located in a very quiet area. In 2014, the pool will be open from June 28 to September 20.
Amenities: The terrace in front of the house is furnished with table and chairs for al fresco dining. Swimming pool (5m x 10m), pool towels, satellite television, telephone (metered and charged by usage), dishwasher, washing machine, barbecue.
Staff: A very nice and well-behaved couple lives on the top floor of the property.
Service included: 3 hours cleaning a day, 6 days a week. Internet access is available through a cell phone device. Final cleaning is included. Cook to shop for and prepare all meals is included. Food and beverages are paid on site, and there is a 500 Euro food deposit collected at arrival. Breakfast is between 8 and 10:30am. Lunch is between 12noon to 2pm and dinner is between 7 and 9pm. Bed and bath linens are changed on Wednesday and, for stays of more than one week, also on Saturday. An extra bed is not available. Air conditioning is not available.
Note: For groups with children, a copy of the family insurance is required in order to confirm the reservation. The insurance will have to cover any cost of damages caused to the property by the guests.
Booking fee: 35 Euros
Arrival dinner and grocery shop: Included
Cook services: Included for breakfast, lunch and dinner (food and drink extra)
Fast Internet: Through a cell phone device
Final cleaning: Included
Electricity: Included up to 300 KW; after metered according to consumption
Baby bed: 100 Euros
Heat: 50 Euros per day
Security deposit: 1500 Euros (or the equivalent in USD/GBP/AUD) held by Gira! and 1000 Euros paid on site. The 1500 Euros held by Gira is released two weeks after departure.
Utility deposit paid on arrival for heating (seasonal): 250 Euros
Food deposit paid on arrival: 500 Euros
Upon request: Transfer, extra maid and laundry service
Check in: between 4pm and 7:00pm – with approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
Check out: 8:00am – 10:00am
Additional upon upon request: Extra maid service, laundry service, baby sitting, extra change of linens.
Use of the kitchen: Guests are allowed to use the kitchen only for snacks and drinks; the cook will prepare all meals.Important Note: Because of the delicate nature of the furnishings, no more than 4 children under the age of 1 or over the age of 12 are permitted. Children between 1 and 12 are not permitted.
Pets are not permitted at Lizabetta.
Location: Nearest shops 3.5km, Lucca 10-12 km, Pisa airport 12.5 km, Pisa 17 Km, Florence 80 km, Siena 135 km.
Activities in the Area:
Surrounded entirely by 16th century walls, the gorgeous city of Lucca sits on an alluvial plateau near the Serchio river, 19 meters above sea level. Located 23km Northeast of Pisa, 80km West of Florence and within easy reach of Siena, Lucca is a jewel of Northern Tuscany and an excellent base from which to explore further Italian wonders. To the North of Lucca lie the Apuane Alps with their famous marble quarries, spas and mineral water springs, wonderful for the curious explorer.
Home to a series of intricately decorated parish churches, castles and medieval hospitals, Lucca itself is thriving with history and culture. A steady climb up the Guinigi Tower rewards the effort with superb views of the city in all directions. Casa Guinigi was the fifteenth-century home of Lucca’s leading family, who like most rich families of their time, built a tower as a symbol of their wealth and power. This tower, however, is unique for the oak trees that grow from it (and down in to the room below). Lucca also offers an eclectic mix of fine Tuscan cuisine to satisfy any palate.
Lucca was the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, one of Italy's most famous operatic composers. Today it is possible to visit the house in which he was born, which is now a museum. Guests choosing to rent Lizabetta during the months of May through to August can also enjoy the renowned Puccini Festival, in an open-air theater in nearby Torre del Lago. The theatre opens out directly onto a stunning view of Lake Massaciuccoli with the Apuane Alps in the background. For the younger members of your group, the neighboring town of Collodi, birthplace of Pinocchio, offers the delightful Pinocchio Park.
With Florence just over an hour’s drive away, a day-trip to Italy’s ‘capital of art’ is a must for any guest of Lizabetta. See Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia art gallery, enjoy a visit to the world famous Uffizi Museum, and stroll through the Piazza Signoria with its impressive medieval buildings.
For food lovers, local farms selling some of Tuscany’s best olive oil are on your doorstep, and there are open air markets in one village or another almost every day of the week. A visit to one of the famous vineyards in the vicinity (such as Tenuta di Ghizzano and Tenuta di Valgiano) gives a unique opportunity to view the wine making process from beginning to end…and purchase a few bottles for the evening dinner! The weekly local market in Lucca is every Wednesday and Saturday morning, and the antique market is every third Sunday of the month.
For the more active, there is excellent walking in the hills around your villa. Horse-back riding and mountain biking can also be organized, and several 18 hole golf courses are within a 30/40 minute drive. And last but not least, there is the shopping! The outlet stores near Incisa and Arezzo provide endless retail therapy opportunities, and then there are the leather goods and hand made paper that Florence is so famous for and the wonderful olive oil that is produced throughout the region.
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