Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Fiordaliso is situated in an exclusive, residential neighbourhood with wide, leafy-green streets, which are ideal for getting around by bicycle. The property is indeed perfectly located for guests happy to enjoy moving around by bicycle as it is only 800 m from the spectacular beach area of La Roma Imperiale and 10 minutes on a bicycle from the centre of Forte dei Marmi.
Forte dei Marmi is an upmarket seaside resort full of designer shops and exclusive restaurants and the gently-sloping, sandy shelf makes the beaches safe for small children. The area is most famous for its fine food and wine that are coupled with the attractions of the Versilia coastline and its fashionable resorts and celebrity beach clubs. Viareggio is another popular seaside town, which offers stunning architecture and is home to the famous carnival parade and a whole host of summer events such as the Puccini Festival, the Jazz Festival as well as various theatre productions. Nearby Pietrasanta is known locally as “Little Athens” and houses numerous art galleries that bring art collectors and enthusiasts flocking from all over the world.
Lucca, Pisa and Florence are easily reached by either train or car. Lucca has often been voted one of the world's most desirable cities to live in or visit. It is perhaps most famous for its thick, 16th century ramparts which encircle the city and were restored in the 19th century to create a wide, tree-lined walkway. You can walk or cycle on top of the whole length of the walls and marvel down at the wonders of the town within. There are pretty cobbled streets, ancient piazzas, gorgeous churches, glorious renaissance buildings, markets and countless local restaurants, bars and trattorias. Lucca was the birthplace of the Italian opera maestro, Giacomo Puccini and the town often hosts international opera as well as classical music events and rock concerts.
Pisa is best-known for its leaning tower in Piazza dei Miracoli but the city is also home to a multitude of beautiful churches, historical buildings, bridges and medieval palaces. Once you have photographed yourself in various amusing poses by the famous bell tower, take a wander around the 11th century Romanesque-Pisan cathedral, along the banks of the River Arno and then stop for a traditional cecina, a flat bread made from chick pea flour and stuffed all sorts of wonderful delicacies.
Villa Fiordaliso is only a couple of minutes from the excellent restaurants dotting the beachside area of La Roma Imperiale and the centre of Forte dei Marmi, 15 minutes from Pietrasanta, 20 minutes from Viareggio, about half an hour from Lucca and Pisa and an hour and a half from Florence. Pisa is the nearest international airport and is only half an hour away by car.
The Property. Villa Fiordaliso is a superb, two-floored property and sleeps up to 13 guests in six, luxurious double bedrooms and a spacious single bedroom. Two of the double rooms, with their two bathrooms, are on the ground floor and the remaining four doubles and single are on the first floor. You'll find four bathrooms on the first floor so plenty of privacy is assured. The rooms are all quiet, air conditioned and impeccably decorated.
The living accommodation is all on the ground floor. The large French windows give a wonderful sense of space and light to the open-plan sitting room and dining area. You'll find a TV and fireplace in the sitting room, ideal for cuddling up to cozy nights of conversation. A magnificent, white, marble staircase in the hallway leads up to the bedrooms on the top floor. The modern kitchen has everything you might need in the way of domestic appliances for rustling up plenty of local delicacies. There is also a useful laundry area with a washing machine.
The immaculate lawns feature a large swimming pool and fully furnished poolside area for enjoying afternoon cocktails. The gardens are gently floodlit so you can just imagine the romance of floating around in the warm water under a starlit sky.
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