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Villa Maria Doria offers five unique and independent apartments - Main House

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Main House

The Main House is a private apartment located on the ground floor of the family Villa. It has two bedrooms one with a large bed and one with two twin beds, a bathroom with washing machine, a spacious living room, and a large fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable dining area and private dining table outside.

About the property

Villa Maria Doria

In Forte dei Marmi much has changed during the succeeding five centuries, but the basic architectural integrity of the original structure of the villa remains, and the ambience of the old olive grove continues to influence the entire property.Villa Maria Doria began in the 1500’s as a country farmhouse in the middle of a large olive grove located in a unique corner of Tuscany. It is both near to the Tyrrhenian Sea and close to the Appuan Alps.

The Villa offers five independent apartments each with private outside dining table.

We have refurbished and modernized the property and added a large swimming pool.

The small village of Pozzi where the Villa Maria Doria is located, sits in a privileged geographical position midway between the charming Apuan Alps and the Versilia riviera.

Pozzi is of considerable archaeological importance for remains of a Etruscan settlement, dating from 6th Century B.C., were found here and can be seen in the archaeological museum in Pietrasanta.

Also, during the Renaissance noble Florentine families, including the Medici, chose this area for their summer residence. Local historians think that the Villa Maria Doria was built around 500 years ago as that is the age of the olive trees that surround it.

Over the years the buildings have been re-structured to accommodate contemporary life-styles but bits of history can still be found on the existing buildings.

There are facilities for recreation and activity on the grounds itself, plus, in the surrounding area you will find world class shopping, restaurants offering traditional Tuscan cooking and beach life at Forte dei Marmi and the coast.

Within a short drive you will find major historical sights like: Pietrasanta, Carrara, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and Volterra. Also available are sporting activities like golf, hiking, biking, and water sports. Vacation life is made easy because whatever you need can be found nearby.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ripa- Pozzi-Ponterosso in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom with tub - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double bed room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom with two single beds - 2 Single Bed
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The small village of Pozzi, with only 3000 inhabitants, is surrounded by olive groves and offers an enviable lifestyle steeped in local tradition. Also, archeologists have found Etruscan ruins very near the villa and identified ancient Roman roads in the area .


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Main House
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

Dolce Vita

  • 5 of 5

Séjour parfait dans la Warehouse. L'endroit est tout a fait conforme au descriptif, spacieux, confortable, propre etc... Le temps était magnifique nous avons pu profiter de la grande piscine avec chaises longues et nous avons pris tous nos repas sur notre terrasse. Des fleurs et plantes superbes dans le jardin très bien entretenu par Paola (toujours en compagnie de son chien)

Boulangerie, petite épicerie et pizzeria (Paola a fait la reservation pour nous) sur place, supermarché à quelques kilomètres

La situation de Pozzi est idéale pour visiter la région où toutes les villes sont plus belles les une que les autres. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié Pietrasanta à 5 kms, jolie petite ville avec des boutiques, galeries d'art où nous allions souvent le soir déguster un spritz en terrasse

Le seul point négatif : le bord de mer et ses alignements de plages privées mais ce n'etait pas le but de nos vacances

Un grand merci à Paola et Maria Doria pour leur accueil et leur presence attentive tout en discrétion

Une très belle adresse que nous recommanderons sans hésiter

Familles Hollenbeck et Poulain - France

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The experience at Villa Maria Doria was absolutely great! Not only are the people of the Villa wonderful but it is as well a truly tuscan experience! Amenities are nearby such as supermarket, bakery and beaches plus the town centre of Forte dei Marmi which is great for an afternoon gelato and some shopping. There are also many nearby towns to visit and make an excursion trip of it!

The Villa itself is gorgeous, garden immaculately kept and incredible to see the olive trees which are typical of the area in it. Can't leave without purchasing a bottle of their home made olive oil!

Paola and Maria Doria, thank you for this experience! I recommend it and will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excelente!!! Bellisimo y muy confortable.

  • 5 of 5

El jardin es un verdadero privilego que se disfruta en cada comida en medio de las flores! Es un hermoso lugar de relax, para disfrutar en familia. Se encuentra a solo minutos de Forte dei Marmi,que es un exclusivisimo pueblo con una de las playas de arena mas bellas de Italia. Restaurantes, tiendas de lujo, cafes, Forte dei Marmi es un lugar de veraneo exquisito.. Ademas, las increibles ciudades de Lucca y Pisa estan a media hora. La propiedad esta muy bien cuidada y es muy limpia. Los ambientes son amplios, con una decoracion sencilla y tradicional. Se respira un verdadero ambiente italiano con todos los ingredientes: jardin, playa, piscina, olivares e historia! Y ademas: parking y wifi! Las propietarias son personas muy simpaticas y muy serviciales, que estan atentas a satisfacer cualquier pedido. Es un sitio de vacacion EXCELENTE para todas las edades.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Since countless years with spent our Holiday in Tuscany, Versilia, in the Appartements from Villa Maria Doria. In the meanwhile we know every Appartment at that place very well and we enjoyed every day there. Without TV/Radio (okay, you get Wifi there) our Holiday was perfectly calmed and relaxed. We felt very comfortable there. We've enjoyed the wonderful garden, relaxed at the pool and while the Owner, Paola, was always looking after us, we've got the best insider infos for our beloved Sport Golf, Restaurants, Sightseeing and of course Beachplaces along the Coastline from Forte die Marmi and Pietrasanta. We are really looking forward to our next time there.A big THANKs to Paola, she made our stay really memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Holidays - but

  • 2 of 5

Nice area with a lot of activitiy possibilities surrounded from beautiful cities like Pisa, Massa, Carrara,.... and the Cinque Terra.

The location itself is an old tuscanian country house with 5 flats. The garden is beautiful and perfect in shape. Thats the reason why there are strikt gardener rules like not to play ball in the garden or use a Parasol, ..... Neither you are allowed to dry your towels or swimming shorts in the sun.

The holiday home is equipped with quite old furnitures and overall you can smell the 500 year history even in the air.

Small bakery und very good butcher are very close, supermarkets 10 min to reach.

Also beaches are reachable in 15 min. There are more than 20 km bagno close to bagno. Free beaches are very very rare.

To sum up:

One it was ok, but due to too much annoying restrictions for the usage of the garden and the dominated bagno beaches and finally the smelling of old humidity in the flat we will not join this location and area again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Tolles Erlebnis

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen - die Wohnung unterschied sich doch sehr von allem, was wir bis dahin gebucht hatten. Alles scheint aus einem Guß, die Zeit bleibt ein wenig stehen - wie angekommen in der Renaissance - man fühlt sich wohl in der Villa Maria Doria.

Unsere Wohnung lag im Haupthaus. Kein Schnickschnack, einfache Küche, einfaches Bad. Das Wohnzimmer mit seinem Steinboden und dem offenen Kamin ist geschmackvoll gestaltet; Betten gut, alles gut.

Morgens Essen im Freien in einem wundervollen Garten, der aufs beste gepflegt und mit Geschmack und Liebe von der Hausherrin Paola angelegt wurde. In direkter Nähe findet sich eine Bäckerei und alles, was man an Infrastruktur benötigt, sofern man nicht alle Einkäufe im nahegelegenen RG-Supermarkt erledigt hat.

Paola hat uns mit Rat und Tat beigestanden - sei es, beste italienische Küche vorort zu finden oder als uns in den Bergen ein Hund zugelaufen war und wir den Eigentümer ausfindig machen wollten. Von mir an dieser Stelle nochmals ein Grazie mille Paola !!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa Galileo Galilei
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
58 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Versilia Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
4 Mori
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

A stay at Villa Maria Doria will be an unforgettable vacation for the whole family. It offers the rare possibility of living in an environment still reminiscent of past times and rhythms now lost in the modern world. There are facilities for recreation and activity on the grounds itself, plus, in the surrounding area you will find world class shopping, restaurants offering traditional Tuscan cooking and beach life at Forte dei Marmi and the coast.

A highly-qualified tourist offer with a long proven tradition.

Comfortable full-comfort bathing establishments in a simple architectural style that blends elegantly with the coastal landscape.

Gorgeous beaches with an average depth of 150 meters.

Gently-sloping bottoms and safe swimming for children and indeed people of all ages.

On the beach ? Quiet, undisturbed relaxation, pleasant, healthful walks along the waterline, get-together and entertainment, water sports, sailing and swimming lessons, water gym in the pool or in the open water ...

A territory with such abounding natural and environmental resources could not but offer exceptional opportunities for healthy living and well being and sports and recreational activities for free time. There are many structures : a dense network of bicycle paths, paths laid out in the pine woods with gym equipment ( and instructions ) at very turn, and many other public and private sports centers.

Many localities have regulation and 6-man soccer fields, a first class eight-line athletics field, gymnasiums, tennis courts, and skating rinks; a riding stable in the La Versiliana park offering rides through the woods an on the beach in the winter; there are trekking itineraries through the pine woods; space for hang-gliding from the heights above the city, and two golf courses ( of which one eighteen hole international level course ).And don't forget the sea, where you can engage in all the water sports, from swimming with fins to windsurf, from water gym to canoeing; in Motrone you'll find the Club Velico di Marina di Pietrasanta which besides caring for and launching tourist boats at the beach landing, organizes sailing regattas and a sailing school.

The Apuan Alps Nature Park

A range of high mountains with steep, rocky peaks typical of alpine landscapes overlooking a wide coastal plain splashed with the blue water of the Tyrrhenian Sea.These are the Apuan Alps in Versilia, a breathtaking view of an area already rich in mediterranean features.

The Versilian coast has a unique characteristic that no other Italian seaside resort can boast : that is to have real mountains in its immediate surroundings. The scenery of the Apuan Alps contains rugged summits and enclose valleys contrasting with charming wood and dells. Amidst chestnut woods are villages, nestling at the foot of steep slopes as well as open green plateaus with streams precipitating sharply to form spectacular cascades and waterfalls. The bold peaks assailed by the marble quarries stretch out toward the sky with their white ravines shining like immense glaciers. Marble, the treasure of the Apuan Alps has always represented a source of work and means of support for the Apuan population. Since the 1700s the Apuan Alps have been known by geologists and naturalists for their particular features and recently they have become a place of growing interest for the public. Geologists have always been attracted by numerous typical phenomena such as natural cavities and caverns in the area, among which the most important is the cavern of Monte Corchia, the deepest and largest in Italy ; on the other hand, naturalists have shown interest for the wide variety of plants and animal species found here and for this reason it is a protect area. The Apennines are like a huge sports arena, ideal for those who enjoy trekking, horse riding, cycling, mountain and downhill biking. But there is more : winter sports are well catered where there is not only traditional skiing but also cross- country and ski touring. Those who are not experienced skiers can still feel the thrill of the snow-capped Apennines by getting some 'ciaspole' or snowshoes. Nordic walking and sky running are another two stimulating healthy pastimes that are becoming increasingly popular. There are also specific trails for those suffering from heart problems. The woodland network of high-altitude paths, the easy trails and the gentle slopes are, in any case, accessible to all walkers and offer excellent physical and mental benefit.


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