With orange stucco walls and green shutters, this traditional villa in the hills northwest of Lucca gives guests a cheery welcome to their own corner of the Tuscan countryside. Olive groves provide quiet surroundings, while Al Palazzaccio’s spacious rooms have antique character. But there’s no shortage of modern comforts, either, from bedroom fans to Wi-Fi access.
A gravel drive and manicured garden signal the approach to Al Palazzaccio, and outdoor furniture is tucked throughout the grounds for al fresco dining or lounging. Cook dinner on the portable grill, then dine on the loggia or under the vine-covered pergola. The pool is surrounded by a wide stone deck with plenty of seating. Inside, the villa is equipped with Wi-Fi, a PlayStation and a fan in each bedroom for warm summer nights.
The heart of the villa is the living room, where cream-colored walls, wood beamed ceilings, a fireplace and a floral sofa lend cozy charm. The kitchen has the same warm-toned walls, plus modern appliances and a marble backsplash. It’s open to the dining room, which has a long farmhouse-style table and access to the garden through a pair of French doors.
The master bedroom on the second floor has a queen bed, en-suite bathroom, spacious sitting area with fireplace and even a private terrace. On the same floor, there’s a bedroom with a single bed, pull-out bed and en-suite bathroom. Upstairs, there’s one bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom and two bedrooms with two twin beds: one with an en-suite bathroom and private terrace, and one with a shared bathroom. The sixth bedroom has a single bed and shared bathroom.
Al Palazzaccio is 5 minutes from the nearest restaurants, and 10 minutes from the shops and amenities in the village of Cappella. Fit in a game of tennis at the court just over 4 miles away, or have a swim in the Mediterranean at the beach, 19 miles away. Explore the city of Lucca, just under 4 miles away, or take a drive to Pisa, 22 miles away, or Florence, 47 miles away.
NOTE: The caretakers live in an independent apartment at the back of the house.
Additional amenities include: washer(washers), VCR(VCRs), barbecue(barbecues), cd player(cd players), satellite television (satellite televisions), fireplace (fireplaces).TripAdvisor property ID 2004771...Read more
Left on 08/07/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 7, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
The house is clean, high in the hill not far from lucca. The equipement in thé house is not very new and sometimes broken.
The location is good with a beautifull point of view.
The house does not deserve its high price.
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