What you’ll get at “Casa Letizia” that you won’t find at other Tuscan Apartments (and even many villas).
1. Parking directly in front of the apartment;
3. Ample patio space for outdoor dinners and barbecues;
4. Very peaceful area, but you are just a 5 minute walk from the hub of Ponte a Serraglio (2 beautiful cafes, Spas, art festival);
5. Washing machine on site & laundry powder (you’d be surprised how many hosts send their guests out to laundromats).
FEATURES & AMENITIES
Nestled into the lush mountains surrounding the village of Ponte a Serraglio is the elegant, yet family-friendly, Casa Letizia. Offering the quiet serenity of a hilltop retreat, this bright and airy Tuscan holiday apartment is also conveniently located a short 500 meters walk from the bustling village center.
Don’t let her simple exterior fool you…Showcasing high chestnut wood beamed ceilings with terracotta tiles and bold stone supports, Casa Letizia combines classically rustic architectural details with the comforts of modern living. With unlimited high-speed wifi available all throughout the property, you’ll enjoy a seamless online experience on your laptop, tablet and smartphone. On those evenings when you feel like wrapping yourself up in a soft blanket with a steaming cup of tea in hand, take advantage of Casa Letizia’s Netflix service on two of the three wide screen LCD televisions, making it possible to lose yourself in a film or in your favorite TV series whenever the mood strikes.
Each of the 3 bedrooms, the sitting room and the kitchen are furnished with remote controlled ceiling fans for those hot summer days. The apartment is also equipped with a washing machine that is very easy to use, as well as an iron and ironing board to ensure crisp collars and flowing cotton dresses for those special outings.
Be sure to savor a frothy cappuccino at breakfast made with your own top-of-the-line espresso machine. Don’t worry about cleaning up after dinner, either. Instead, sip a smooth glass of Chianti on the upper back terrace as the sun goes down while the dishwasher does all the work. In fact, Casa Letizia’s kitchen is fully stocked with all new appliances, including a microwave, stovetop, oven, refrigerator and wine cooler. You’ll also find all the cookware you’ll need to experiment with locally sourced chest flour, wild porcini mushrooms or bright yellow squash blossoms. And prepare a breathtaking setting on the antique marble-topped kitchen table (a truly elaborate piece) using the linens, plates, glasses, and utensils provided. Is a traditional grigliata what you crave? You need only light the streamlined stainless steel grill with gas burner for an unforgettable grigliata under Tuscan skies.
Casa Letizia is both comfortable and impeccably decorated. While adorned with rich artwork, historical photographs, and hand-carved furniture, she also boasts premium mattresses in each of the 3 bedrooms (2 kings and 2 twins). Stay cool and refreshed during summer months with the remote controlled ceiling fans fitted in each room. And sink into the plush leather sofa after enchanting day trips to the walled city of Lucca (34 minutes), Florence (1 hour and 38 minutes), Siena (2 hours and 13 minutes), medieval San Gimignano (1 hour and 59 minutes) and the beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi (1 hour and 3 minutes).
But don’t be surprised to discover you like staying local, too. Because whether you’re artsy or nature craving, the café book-reading type or foodie, there is something for everyone in the Bagni di Lucca area. And though it’s home to the oldest casino in Europe, Ponte a Serraglio itself is anything but démodé.
Enjoy flaky cornetti, focaccia and bresaola or creamy gelato at either of the two stylishly modern café bars in the heart of the village. Soak up vibrant culture during the two-week-long summer art festival exhibiting paintings, sculptures, video art, water installations, poetry, photography, and music from contemporary artists all over Tuscany. And if adventure is what you’re looking for, navigate a stand up paddleboard (SUP) through canyons, ride quads on Apennine trails, or get an aerial view of the Val di Lima while paragliding.
However you choose to spend your time, you’ll want to cap off this luxurious escape to Casa Letizia by washing away any last bit of stress you may be carrying in the regenerative springs of Bagni di Lucca’s geothermal baths. Indulge in the ancient beauty of Grotta Paolina, her decadently curative waters reaching temperatures of up to 47 degrees Celsius. Or simply delight in a day at the Bagni di Lucca Hotel & Terme, which offers a vast selection of spa treatments, ranging from salt or olive oil massages to exfoliating peels.