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Beautifully restored villa with stunning views, private pool, hot tub

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom villa with private pool

La Fortezza is a traditional farmhouse that has been sympathetically restored to provide all year round holiday accommodation for up to 12 people. Situated in hills around Pescia the villa affords breathtaking panoramic views of medieval hilltop villages.

Combining rustic charm with modern convenience the property comprises briefly of 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, dining room and kitchen. Outside there are 2 expansive terraces - one covered for al fresco dining and one for taking in the views, private pool, hot tub, pizza oven, olive groves, gardens and ample parking. Children's facilities include high-chair, baby gates, cots with linen, DVD's, toys and books.

The villa is ideal for groups of friends and families for relaxation, reunions, birthdays and celebrations. La Fortezza provides an idyllic setting for the perfect get away.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us enjoy your splendid home in the Tuscan hills! The new pool is fabulous and the pizza oven is a great adventure. Many thanks to Paul for all his great advice.

Hope to come again
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pescia in Province of Pistoia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Any damages should be reported to the manager immediately Illegal to light fires outside from May- September Full holiday insurance needed
  • Pets up to the owners discretion Extra charge for heating Please leave the villa clean Pool open May-September. Hot tub October-April
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Bunkbeds with bottom bunk turning into double
  • Children wishing to sleep with parents or siblings can be catered for as there is the use of a small sofa bed (only for the use of a child which can fit into the larger bedrooms) and the bottom bunk of the bunk beds can be turned into a double if needed. Also there are travel cot for babies.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautifully restored villa with stunning views, private pool, hot tub
average rating of 4.55 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. We were able to take easy day trips to Viareggio, Florence, and Lucca interspersed with lazy pool and game days. The house itself was good for our extended family group of ten. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spread out for privacy. There are gorgeous views from every window and many great outdoor spaces too. We loved making coffee and sitting together around the table outside each morning enjoying the breeze and views. There are many comfortable seating spots outside for relaxing.

The only problem we had was the larger family had a small van (7 people with luggage) and it was entirely unsuitable for the very steep, very curvy road and it suffered damage despite careful driving. Even our Fiat 500L struggled. You'll want something small with a bit of power.

Paul was very helpful meeting us and getting us settled in.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuscan retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful rural home located on the edge of Pescia with a bar and restaurant at the bottom of the hill. Firstly the house is located at the top of a hill which requires a little care and attention when driving up.The house being located in such a scenic location with its traditional character and modern amenities is very pretty and its pictures do not do it justice.It had all we needed to enjoy a family holiday whilst travelling around the local area. The numerous rooms and bathrooms were clean and spotless and we had all we needed in terms of towels etc. Do stop for food and essentials before first driving up to the house as it will take a little less stress from having to do the journey for the grocery shopping. Otherwise we as a family would highly recommend it and have done so to other family members as a holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect tuscan getaway for big groups

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this beautiful vacation house. We were a group of 10 people and had more than enough space for each of us. The house itself offered a lot of space and was well equipped with everything you need, i.e. well equipped kitchen, two living rooms, a big table inside and one outside. During the day, we fully enjoyed the sun, either on the terrace which offered a great view over Pescia, or at the pool area. Speaking of pool, we loved spending time there, reading books, taking a swim or playing waterball. We also did a few trips, e.g. to Pisa and Lucca, which is approx. one-hour drive. We also made it to Siena, which is a two-hour drive. Overall, the location of the house is pretty good. Also, the small town Pescia offers everything you need: lots of supermarkets (coop, lidl, esselunga, ..), gelaterias, restaurants, banks etc.

The communication with Jo was excellent, I always received prompt replies. And Paul, the house manager, was very friendly and helpful.

The only negative thing (if you can say so), is the really steep and narrow street leading to the house. However, after the first time you get used to it and it’s even fun driving up there and getting better ;-) And the good thing is that there are almost no houses surrounding you, so it’s really calm and perfect to relax.

Overall, it was the perfect tuscany holiday and we will definitely come back some times!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Perfection in Pescia!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a stunning location - fabulous views but close enough to Pescia to have all you need close by. Our party of 7 enjoyed a fabulous week at La Fortezza - my husband and I took our children (10 and 6) and our elderly parents and my brother flew over from Australia to join us - so we created some very special memories! The service from both Jo the owner and Paul the manager was first class - very helpful and responsive too. The villa was exactly as described and was just as good, if not better than the photo's portrayed. We had more than enough space for all of us, and the outside grounds are expansive too. The smell of lavender and rosemary down towards the swimming pool area was heavenly!

The kitchen was well stocked, making it easy to eat in, which we did quite a lot. The pizza oven was a real hit with the kids - we did this twice during the week buying the fresh readymade dough from Essalunga in Pescia. They tasted fantastic! Our son (6) was delighted with the toy cupboard he found near the entrance by the hot tub, as well as the extensive collection of DVD's which kept them happy when they wanted to chill out after the pool. The pool itself is lovely - a good size and a great temperature for cooling your body down, especially as it was close to 40 degrees when we where there! The only thing that could have improved the holiday would have been air conditioning given it was so hot, but we made good use of the shutters in the day and were provided with more fans during the week. Paul was on hand for any issues - we had a puncture in one of the hire cars and he kindly met us and took us to a local garage where it was swiftly sorted out.

We didn't travel too far, but did take the train to Pisa, and then visited Lucca and Montecatini Alto on the funicular. A real highlight was the tasting lunch at Fattoria Il Poggio in Montecarlo - fantastic food and wine and amazing value. Highly recommended! We only wish we had explored Pescia centre sooner as this looked like a lovely little town with some nice shops and gelataria's on the main street! We shopped in Esselunga and Lidl and discovered Gelataria Igloo just opposite Essalunga near the end of the holiday, which was great and much better (taste & value!) than the orange cabin in town near the river. We will really miss that amazing view over Pescia and the caffe New York which we enjoyed from the tabac opposite Esselunga - such great value. Until next time - ciao!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is an absolutely beautiful villa with a stunning view in a relaxing area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 7 adults and 5 kids and had a truly great holiday. The views of the surrounding valley and mountain top villages are amazing - and some of the best times were spent enjoying these from the outside dining areas and breakfast veranda! Even the view from the toilet window is breathtaking. Our kids (aged 3-5) loved the private pool and the house is sufficient in size to give each family a decent bit of privacy too. Lots to do nearby (well, about 30 min drive) and we enjoyed some great day trips out (Lucca, Montecarlo, Pisa, Florence and the infamous Pinocchio park too!) The villa is remote - which is great for peace and quiet, but is a bit of a mission to run down to the shops.... and the drive up the hill is a tad lively the first time you do it! It did also get a bit warm in the villa while we were there - but it was the European heat wave, (38 degrees most days!) so that's to be expected. It was a great holiday, and both Jo and Paul were super helpful throughout. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this villa, such a beautiful property with amazing hilltop views. All the double rooms have fantastic views but the pool was the absolute highlight! So refreshing after a hot day of sightseeing! The only negative of this property is the drive up the hill. It's pretty challenging the first couple of time but gets better after a bit more practice. Overall would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
San Lorenzo
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Chiesina Uzzanesa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
San Lorenzo
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

La Fortezza is located in an ideal place in the hills above Pescia. It provides a tranquil scenic peaceful setting with an abundance of nature whilst still being only 5 minutes drive from the town. It is also within the 'golden triangle' of Lucca, Pisa and Florence - perfect for day trips. After a long day sight seeing there is nothing better than watching the sun set over the medieval hilltop villages with a glass of the local vino.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pescia, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Arrival time is between 16:00 - 18:00 and departure is before 10:00.
Towels (use in the house and pool), bed linen (changed weekly), first and last clean, hot water, electric and wood for the fire/pizza oven are all included in the price.
Heating isn't included and is charged extra

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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