At the foot of Mount Pisano, in the valley of Vorno, (6 km from Lucca) is situated this beautiful typical Tuscan farmhouse, immersed among olive groves. In front of the house, a wooden bridge over a small pond leads to a lovely private tree-shaded island.
The property was home to the famous architect Felice Matteucci who invented the first stroke engine (prototype to the modern day motor car) in his on-site workshop. He lived in the house from 1808 to 1887 where he conducted his most important scientific researches. Matteucci was the son to the renowned minister of Justice of the Republic of Lucca and the noblewoman Angiola Tomei Albiani. During the centuries the house has hosted many fancy events and noble ceremonies. Today it' s a typical Country home set on the magnificient estate of the Coselli Collection. The perfect vacation rental in Lucca and with its beautiful and magnificent park it's also perfectly suited for wedding parties and social events.
A place rich in history and traditions equipped with all modern comforts: wifi, air conditioning, centralized music system and sat.TV.
Casa Matteucci offers elegant accommodations renovated with extreme care for details. Your reservation includes a personal chef and housekeeping.
Outdoor facilities feature a beautiful swimming pool with sun loungers and deck chairs, a superb alfresco dining area with BBQ and a romantic jasmine gazebo perfect to enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching the sunset.
The two floors farmhouse offers accommodations full of charm with rustic yet elegant details, such as the original terracotta floors and wooden beamed ceilings.
Ground floor: a huge living room with sat.TV and DVD player and a nice leisure room with sofas and board games.
The beautiful living room has access to the outside dining area and to the park. The kitchen is fully equipped with a centre island perfect for cooking lessons. On this floor there is also a nice laundry room with washing machine and dryer. Guests will benefit from a fancy fitness room.
First floor: 6 marvellous bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Every bedroom has a queen size bed except one where it is possible to have twin beds (can be converted into Queen). Two rooms can accomodate an extra bed for an additional charge. Thanks o the extra beds, Casa Matteucci can accomodate up to 14 people.Some bedrooms overlook the pond, others the garden, swimming pool and olive groves. Every bathroom has a shower and some a bath tub. Every bedroom has air conditioning, heating system and a safe.
Casa Matteucci is a place where you will find peace of mind while having fun time with your family. Get a relaxing massage looking at the sunset by the swimming pool or enjoy an ertentaining group cooking lesson, taste the flavours of our territory through a fine wine tasting. On request at extra charge you can also benefit from our extra service, making your stay really unique and unforgettable.
1) Welcome drinks and appetizers
2) Daily Chef service for preparation of breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner) 6 days a week
(Wednesday day off). Cost of groceries not included. Customers will be charged 12 euro perbreakfast per person and 40 euro per meat meal or 45 euro per fish meal per person to cover the
cost of food and beverages.
3)Daily maid service in the morning 6 days a week (Sunday day off) .
4)Concierge service on call and on site
5)Gardener & Pool attendant
6)Heating/air-conditioning, water, gas and electricity. About the air-conditioner,we include in the rental rate 750 kw, overthis amount clients will be charged accordingly to usage. The limit of 750 KW is very difficult to reach if the air-conditioner is used in a reasonable way.
7)Linen change on Saturday and Wednesday .
8)Internet wireless connection 7MG
11)sat-tv and DVD Player
12)centralized music system
13)washing machine and dryer
14)baby equipment (baby crib, high chair)
-Pool (14m x 6m x 1,8 m) with sun beds
-Alfresco dining area
OPTIONAL SERVICES (EXTRA FEE)
1)Cooking class. min. 6 people
2)wine/oil/ice-cream tasting. min 6 people
3)laundry service / ironing service
5)massagges / skin beauty treatments
6)Booking service for concerts and events
7)Individual guided visits to historic city centers with multi-lingual guides
8)Planning of visits and tastings at the most prestigious wineries and olive oil mills in the area
9) standard transfer / Limousine transfer to/from villa / Luxury car rental and/or car with driver
10) cook services
11) Additional housekeeping service
12) villa pre- stocking.
13)Event organization (birthday, marriage, special celebrations). The villa can accomodate up to 150 people in the outside space and up to 50 people inside
14)Seasonal excursions and activities
15)Air-conditioning consumption above to 750KW.
fridge for drinks
coffee maker /moka
kitchen aid (mixer)
The Villa is located in the famous area of Vorno: a gracious small village at the foot of the Mount Pisano, which separates Lucca from Pisa. A place rich in history and beautiful nature: small streams, breath-taking landscapes and amazing panoramas. This particular area of Lucca countryside offers many kind of outdoor activities: hiking (Pizzorne and Mount Pisano), tours of the historical Villas (Villa Bernardini, Villa Buonvisi etc.), fitness trails (Marlia), nature reserves (Gherardesca lake, WWF Bottaccio oasis), termal baths (San Giuliano Terme). Horseback riding lovers will be delighted to enjoy a ride in the wild, just a 10 minutes drive away, in a beautiful horse farm. For tennis players, an exclusive Tennis Club is just a 5 minute drive away. A relaxing but also entertaining vacation in a landscape full of history.
The historic centre of Lucca is just 8 km away, a town famous for its medieval walls, also known as the town of the 100 Churches. A hidden gem where time seems to stand still: small typical shops with local products and groceries. At the same time the town hosts annual events famous all over Europe: the Music Summer Festival (July), Lucca Comics & Games annual comic book and gaming convention (the 3rd biggest in the world). Pisa airport and its historic centre are only 22 km away, Florence and Siena only 1 hour drive away. The vast, sandy and world-famous Versilia coastline is just a 20 minutes drive away, the area is famous for the top quality restaurants, amusing nightlife and various designer boutiques.