This charming historic residence in the hills just outside the walled city of Lucca (6 km) is surrounded by olive groves and features a small tree-shaded island.
Felice Matteucci, inventor of the first stroke engine in 1854 (prototype of the modern day motor car). For years the house has been the residence of many renowned families in Lucca, today it is a luxury B & B with six spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.
The BEDROOM SAN PIETRO is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway. Memorable views of the private pond and beautiful swans. Waking up with this wonderful panorama will make your stay truly unique. The bedroom features a queen size bed, a nice sofa and two comfortable antique armchairs.
Antique furniture combined with traditional Tuscan style: terracotta tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings and antiques created a refined and exclusive atmosphere. Offering all modern comforts in an elegant yet rustic setting, this bedroom has wifi, air-conditioning, safe, mini-fridge. It features a modern bathroom ensuite with shower.
The B & B offers several leisure areas.
Have a rest by the pool under the flower gazebo; relax in the spacious and majestic living room watching TV (TV-sat and DVD player) or enjoy the fitness room. The dining room offers a teakettle area with a selection of teas and herbal infusions available 24 hours; the sitting room has various board games and a beautiful chessboard. In the summer you can enjoy reading a book by the fireplace.
Every morning we serve a tasty continental breakfast in the alfresco dining area by the pool or in the elegant indoor dining room (depending on the season). Taste the traditional, fragrant aromas of our territory.
OUR GUESTS CAN ACCESS TO:
- the pool with sunbeds
-to the garden
-to the tree-shaded island on the pond
-to the fitness room
-to the living area with fireplace and TV-sat with DVD player
-to the sitting room where there are teakettles and a top quality selection of teas and herbal infusions.
- to a leisure room with various board games and a beautiful chessboard.
We will do our best for making your stay perfect. To this end we offer you some optional services that can make your holiday an unforgettable experience:
OPTIONAL SERVICES (EXTRA FEE)
1) Cooking class. min. 6 people
2) wine / oil / ice-cream tasting. min 6 people
3) laundry service / ironing service
4) massagges / skin beauty treatments
5) Booking service for concerts and events
6) Individual guided visits to historic city centers with multi-lingual guides
7) Planning of visits and tastings at the most prestigious wineries and olive oil mills in the area
8) standard transfer / Limousine transfer to / from villa / Luxury car rental and / or car with driver
YOUR RESERVATION INCLUDES:
- Continental Breakfast (8-10am)
-daily maid service in the morning
THINGS TO KNOW
-Parking included free of charge without reservation.
-The B & B is not suitable for children younger than 10 years old.
- Check in time is 14/19. We are a small and family run B & B and there is no reception. You are pleased to communicate in advance your arrival time.
-pets no allowed
The B & B is located in the famous area of Vorno: a 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 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 a 10 minute drive away in a beautiful horse farm. For tennis / golf players, an exclusive Tennis / Golf Club is just a 5 minute drive away. A relaxing but also a vacation full of history.
The historic center of Lucca is just 6 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 shops with local products and groceries. At the same time the town hosts annual famous events 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 center 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 minute drive away, the area is famous for the top quality restaurants, amusing nightlife and various designer boutiques.