Villa Colombai is the ideal accommodation for a family or group of friends up to 12 people who want to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, because of its strategic position only 5 km away from the highway connecting Florence, Pistoia, Montecatini (Thermal Baths), Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio (seaside), Forte dei Marmi and other famous places.
Villa Colombai is a luxury property in Tuscany, more than 100 years old and it is located in the village of Orentano, only 18km away from Lucca. The villa has been recently thoroughly restored and equipped with an elegant swimming pool, entirely lined with authentic “travertine” stone, and filled... with salt water. Moreover it has a pleasant whirlpool area on one side, amusing and refreshing. The luxury swimming pool measures 12 x 6 m, and varies from 1.10m to 1.60m of depth. By the pool there is an external warm shower to wash off the salt as soon as you come out of the pool. Around the pool there are parasols, deck chairs, sun beds and tables to sunbathe, relax and read. You can also have fun playing table tennis, table football or soccer in the field equipped with goals that is part of the large enclosed property of Villa Colombai. There is also a playground area for small children.
Near the kitchen there is also a wonderful very large veranda with a large table and chairs, where you can sit and eat together, or play cards after dinner. The veranda roof is made of wood, whereas the table is made of travertine stone and the barbecue will make your evenings unique. The garden is very large (12.000 sq.mt.), always well looked after and totally fenced to guarantee your privacy and safety, especially of your children and family pets.
The villa is equipped with every comfort. There is a hi-speed internet Wi-Fi connection, both inside and outside the villa and there is an alarm system. The walls of our hundred-year-old villa are very thick so the temperature is pleasant in the rooms, however they are all equipped with fans and the bedrooms on the second floor also have air-conditioning because they are close to the roof, therefore slightly hotter.
The entrance to the villa is on the ground floor, where there is also a living and dining room (with an exit on one side), with a fireplace and a modern satellite television with foreign channels and a DVD player. On the ground floor there is also a kitchen with a fireplace which can also be used as a barbecue. The kitchen is fully equipped with all crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, and electrical appliances. There is a fridge, a freezer, a dishwasher, a gas stove, an electric oven, a microwave oven, an electric kettle, a toaster, a filter coffee machine, a traditional Italian “Moka” coffee machine (to use on the gas stove), as well as an electric Italian Lavazza espresso coffee machine (the latter can be requested for a small fee). From the kitchen you can come out into the adjacent veranda with table, chairs and outdoor barbecue.
On the ground floor there is also a bathroom with a wc, a bidet and a shower with cubicle. You’ll also find a utility room with a sink, a washing machine and a drying machine.
If you take the stairs you will come to the first floor. Here you’ll find:
- the Venus Suite: a very elegant double bedroom with a canopy bed and a large wardrobe
- an elegant bathroom with Jacuzzi next to the suite
- the Bacchus Room with a double bed and wardrobe
- the Juno Room with twin beds and wardrobe
- an elegant blue bathroom
On the second floor you'll find:
- the Concordia Room with twin beds
- the very large and lovely Diana Room, with a double bed and baby cot if needed
- the elegant Loft Room
- a shower room with cubicle
- a study with internet connection (wireless or with wire)
The villa has been furnished very elegantly and accurately, and with great attention to every detail. There are terracotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings, walls painted in pastel colours, and frescos in several parts of the house, as well as mosquito nets at all windows.
There is a car park for several cars within the property just behind the villa.
Within easy reach of the Villa there are grocery stores, cafes, a butcher and a traditional baker. There is also a well-known pastry shop still following an old tradition of pastry making. In Orentano you will also find the Trattoria-Pizzeria da Benito, one of the most famous restaurants of the area and other pleasant places to eat out.
Guided wine-tasting tours can be arranged for you, as well as any other activity you might be interested in.
Orentano is well known for the “Sagra della pizza” – a pizza and beer festival where you can experience the hustle and bustle of Tuscan life and at the same time eat pizza or grilled meat and listen to music. The traditional local “Sagra” takes place throughout June and July.Read more
ELEGANT VILLA WITH LUXURY POOL & GARDEN IN TUSCANY Orentano, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Villa Colombai stands in a strategic point, surrounded by several places of great historic, artistic, cultural and natural interest, each only a short distance away.
Being only 8 km from the A11 motorway ( Firenze - Pisa), the most famous Tuscan towns, such as Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, Firenze, Vinci, Montecatini, etc.. can be reached in less than an hour. Taking the motorway, that is only five minutes away, to the west one can reach the seaside resorts of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, to the south-east Tirrenia and the Pisa marina, all of which have organized beach facilities. Going north we find the Appennine mountains where skiing and other winter sports are popular or, in other seasons, trekking and cycling are practised in lovely natural surroundings. For canoe lovers there is the torrential Lima stream.
Hiking itineraries through enchanting landscapes can be enjoyed in the San Rossore coastal park to the east, and near there is Lake Massaciuccoli - which is said to have inspired much of Giacomo Puccini's music - performaces of his works are given every summer.
The medieval village of Montecarlo lies in the northeast near the Valdinievole hills and abundantly flowered valleys which also host typical local villages. Near there is also the small town of Collodi, the native town of Pinocchio, where you can visit the Pinocchio Park.
Not far are also the renowned spas and health resorts of Montecatini and Monsummano, as well as San Giuliano, Casciana and Lucca. Vinci is also close by, where Leonardo da Vinci lived and you can visit his house.
Location Type Rural, Town, Village
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