This terraced, self-contained stone 17th century house on three floors and garden with patio, al-fesco dining, and a small swimming pool, sleeps up to eight persons in four bedrooms. The house has two bathrooms, a modern kitchen, a dining room with original open fireplace, garden with patio and barbecue, spectacular views, and is located on the edge of a small mountain village. Enjoy a holiday staying at home end relaxing on the terrace and in the garden, or visit exciting places nearby.
- House1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
A period property with beautiful views and a small pool in the hills
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- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Aug 2018
About Almut Hintze
Eugenio (my husband) and I purchased Casa Prosperi in 2015 and thus re-gained possession of the property which previously had been owned by Eugenio's ancestors. From his childhood, Eugenio spent his summer holidays in Riolo, but we now live in Cambridge (England)
Almut Hintze purchased this House in 2014
Why Almut Hintze chose Bagni di Lucca
The house is located on the edge of a small village in the hills above Bagni di Lucca. Somewhat distant from the buzz of the cities, it offers peace, fresh air and fresh, tasty water. Approximately 15 minutes by car is Montefegatesi, a lovely mountain village, and the Orrido di Bottri, the local nature reserve. Here you can: take a tour and explore the gorge by walking up the river bed, marvel at the wonderful wildlife - maybe spot a golden eagle or see some rare plant life, or simply have a lovely picnic and enjoy the peace and quiet. During the summer a fiesta is held there and local produce e.g honey or cheese can be purchased. There is also a large barbecue which is a great experience to mingle with the local residents and soak up the Italian lifestyle. Throughout the summer months many mountain villages in the area host their own fiestas, providing foods indicative of their area. A marvellous and exciting way to see and experience the real Tuscan life. Borgo A Mozzano is approximately 20 minutes away, by car, and has the famous bridge Ponte della Maddelena, also known as The Devil's Bridge. The city of Lucca is 30 minutes away and a magnet for Puccini fans. There is a museum dedicated to him and open air concerts are regularly held to celebrate his works.
What makes this House unique
The views from the house and garden are lovely. You will overlook the hills far into the distance, listen to the sound of silence, the sounds of the animals of the forest, and watch the eagles circling over the valley during daytime. At night you see a magnificent starred sky and fireflies and glowworms. There are lovely walks starting right from the house, and there are special places to visit Riolo, including Montefegatesi, the Orrido di Botri, and the Prato Fiorito. Private car parking below the house. Pisa is the nearest airport approximately an hour's drive away 65 kilometres (40 miles.) Fornoli in Bagni di Lucca has a train station with a direct line to Lucca. Approximate distances to: Bagni di Lucca 4 miles (6.5km) - 10 minutes by car. Fornoli 4 miles (6.5km) - 10 minutes by car. Lucca 18.5 miles (30km) - 30 minutes by car. Pisa 40 miles (65km). Florence 60 miles (96.5km). Viareggio and La Versilia with is lovely sand beaches is approximately 50 kilometres (30 miles) away. Further Details: Within walking distance (ca. 30 minutes), there is a small bar in nearby Pieve di Monti di Villa, which is run by a local family. It has a small shop and an outdoor seating area. There is also the lovely lovely Rifugio Fiori in Pieve di Monti di Villa with a bar an restaurant. A few minutes further on by car, is another restaurant in Granaiola: Il Biribisso, Address: Nicola Dorati 44 Granaiola, Bagni di Lucca, Italy. This is a very nice and excellent restaurant with Italian cuisine (ca. 10 minutes by car, or ca. 45 minutes by foot, check opening hours). Average Prices: GBP 12 - 27. This restaurant is popular within the local area with residents and tourists alike. They also provide a pizza take away service. Bagni di Lucca offers a host of bars and restaurants, which is approximately 10 minutes down the hill. There is a night club in Chifenti, which is open during the weekend and also hosts musical events.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Additional pricing information
Internet: W-LAN against payment, EUR 20/ week. Electricity: 15 Euro per week. Firewood if required. Linen/towels: available and included in the price. Changed on request, EUR 8/ person. Beach towels: EUR 2.50/ person Extra bed: EUR 25/ week (please order). Pet: EUR 30/ week (please advise prior to arrival).