3 bedrooms sleeps 7, jacuzzi, air conditioning, Wi-Fi,set among the olive groves
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About Mrs Sonia
Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city. My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.
Mrs Sonia purchased this Farmhouse in 2011
Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca
Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
My Philosophy My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca. Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Property was nowhere near the pictures. We took one look and left forfeited rent rather than stay.
Pictures were misleading. Pictures of pool were at night because it looked bad in daylight. House was small and cramped. Nowhere as bright and spacious as represented in pictures. First floor “bedroom “ was two narrow beds touching each other in a closet with virtually no room between beds and walls. Road to the house was treacherous. No place within walking distance to eat. Nearest town had no tourist interest. We left as soon as we got there even though it meant forfeiting all of our rent.
Just Great Villa Pallina!
I was surprised with a trip to Italy (Thank you again Sonia and Mrs Cristina) and had no idea what to expect.I was so happy when we walked through the gardens of Villa Pallina. It felt like home. It was my first time renting through the bespoke Mrs Sonia (The owner/restorer/gracious keeper at Villa Pallina and she is a perfect host. Fly directly into Pisa international airport & drive to the villa 45 mins away. The 2floor Villa is clean, gorgeous & vast: full-service kitchen have everything you need. I'm a chef & have been cooking every single night. full baths, 3 bedrooms, Wifi, clothes wa-sher,dishwasher, HUGE common areas, more outdoor areas than we had time to utilize, & a real brick pizza oven are at the ready forthose who actually want to cook. If you don't want to cook, ea-ting out is fantastic-ask for recommendations. My favorite was Sonia recommend: Ristorante But-terfly at the base of the hill. The gorgeous modern pool was up & running in late october. It was the first-choice-hang-spot every sunset. The views from the Villa are spectacular! The silvery olives groves &bright flowers that dot the mountainside, the Honey Factory just across the valley, & win-ding river below are every day eye candy so bring lots of memory + extra batteries for your came-ra. To do: -RELAX at the villa, -shop, -hike, -olive harvest, -swim, -day trips like Cinque Terre, Flo-rence, Pisa, -wine tours, -cooking class (we had a wonderful cooking class with Mrs Cristina in the garden of the villa and we learned how to make home made pasta and pizza) that highlights local cuisine using ingredients that grow WILD on the mountain--Just great!
A PARADISE ON THE HILLS OF LUCCA
The best holiday ever!! We absolutely loved everythihg about Villa Pallina. A good time was had by all. Sonia recommendation of the Villa for our group worked out beautifully. Sonia was very helpful and always available to answer any questions every step of the way. Cristina both talented chef and caretaker, was very welcoming and helpful with suggestions of things to do. The Villa was set among the beautiful gardens, olive trees and oak trees. There was plenty of space for all to separa-te, roam, relax and have quiet time. At the same time it was wonderful for us all to gather in the spectacular equipped kitchen to cook and then share the meal on the lovely grand terrace in the garden.. We felt like living in the past with the old potteries and cutleries, the antique chairs and fur-niture, a very shabby atmosphere! We thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the private modern pool and walking up to the village for gelato. The add on activities were amazing which included Pisa, Cinque Terra, and a Truffle tour. The highlights were the Personal Chef Dinner and the Cooking Class that Sonia arrange for us. Chef Cristina is awesome cook! We loved the short drive to the charming city of Lucca and spending time shopping and strolling along the narrow streets. Villa Emily is truly a beautiful and peaceful place among the hills. Thank you Sonia for everything. We will treasure the memories forever! Dreaming of our next trip back to the countryside.
Charming Italian getaway
We adored this villa in the little village of Aquilea, about 20 minutes outside of Lucca. Though the drive up the mountain was narrow and steep, it offered beautiful views from this charming village. Adorable inside and out, we found the villa well stocked and equipped for all of our needs. The owners, Valentina and her parents, Gabriella and Adolpho, were always available at a moments notice, eager to help us with anything we needed. We were even greeted with a bottle of local wine and a delicious homemade apple cake from Gabriella! They really did make us feel welcome.
A short walk from the villa is the village "bar", with a small but adequate market attached. Elizabeta, who runs the shop, was so accommodating and provided us with fresh bread and local eggs each morning. All of it made for the most charming Italian vacation. We would love to go back again and highly recommend this villa.
Just heart-warmingly beautiful
A beautiful villa in a beautiful setting. The villa is well maintained, well equipped and charmingly furnished. The pool is really excellent and looked after to a standard that i have seldom experienced; it was so clean and the water Crystal clear. The garden is so beautiful, decorated with shrubs, lemon trees and wonderful fresh herbs. This all made for a truly memorable holiday. We were welcomed so warmly and the Apple cake that was left for us was one of the most delicious things we ate in our entire holiday. The wine too was as good. We did get a lot of insect bites and there is a considerable ant presence on the lower terrace, but never mind, it didn't spoil our enjoyment. I really hope we will be able to return to this lovely home. The charming little bar with adjoining shop only 100 yards away meant that even in such a rural setting we could get what we needed from locals that really wanted to please you with a surprising array of quality ingredients. The bar was 'rustic ' but maintained local charm. We loved it.
Hallo Bryan! Thank you very much for your lovely comments! I enjoyed meeting you and hosting you, thank you very much for choosing my agency Lucca Apartments and Villas for your holiday in Tuscany! Warmly, Mrs Sonia
the beauty of Villa Pallina
This is an incredible place to relax and regenerate one’s soul! Incredibly beautiful in an environment of nature and beauty. Meeting Sonia and her staff was a sheer delight. This has been an experien-ce that will last long after the visit is over. Thank you
It was lovely to meet you! Thank you very much for your kindness, I hope to meet you again soon! Warmly, Sonia