Villa Vanessa is set in the picturesque village of Vorno. It is surrounded by rolling Tuscan hills and retains a soothing, rural sense of tranquillity. Just around the corner from the villa, you'll find a local bar, a shop and an excellent traditional trattoria in the village.
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 walls and glimpse 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.
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and an art-lovers paradise. It was the centre of the Italian Renaissance movement and the museums, galleries, palaces and churches house some of the world's greatest artistic treasures. The cathedral, baptistery, Uffizi, Bargello, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and the Accademia have to been seen and once you tire of art and history, take a wander through the pretty streets and across the Ponte Vecchio bridge which spans the River Arno. Florence is also home to designer shopping and fine wine and dining experiences. Thick, juicy Florentine steaks are a local speciality and best accompanied by a delicious, local Chianti wine.
The Property. Villa Vanessa is a magnificent 18th century villa set in 50 acres of olive groves, woodland and gardens with a spectacular swimming pool, floodlit tennis court and American pool table. The villa was designed by the celebrated Lucchese architect Lorenzo Nottolini and it has been beautifully restored in the style of an English country manor house and offers various accommodation options for guests.
The main house is spread over four floors and has 12 enormous double bedrooms, 10 of which have en suite bathrooms while the other two share a bathroom. The master bedroom has a double Jacuzzi bath and windows with a breathtaking view of the sunsets over the church.
The formal dining room features frescoes and three crystal chandeliers. The immense dining table can comfortably seat up to 40 guests. There is also a smaller family dining room with seating for six people for more intimate meals. The large living room is exquisitely furnished with elegance. The old limonaia (lemon store) has been ingeniously restored to create a vast, professional kitchen fitted with every conceivable convenience. A second kitchen, TV room, card room, laundry room and two halls complete the ground floor. The delightful adjoining chapel is fully consecrated and houses a grand piano which makes for truly splendid wedding ceremonies.
The sound proofed recreation area in the basement offers plenty of space for dancing, an American pool table, a games room, a cinema and an office.
The second residence was once a farmhouse and is one of the oldest houses in the area. It offers five big double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom and another bedroom containing three large, single beds, which are ideal for children. There is also a lovely living room with open fireplace, fully fitted kitchen with traditional AGA cooker and AGA fridge. The dining room and kitchen doors open out onto the large terrace and gardens which are ideally placed to enjoy cocktails or dinner with fabulous views across to the village and Apuan Alps in the distance. This villa has direct access to the swimming pool and tennis court and the two ground floor bedrooms are ideal for visitors who wish to avoid stairs.
The adjacent old coach house sleeps a further six people.
Villa Vanessa is the perfect option for wedding parties, corporate events or large groups of friends and families wishing to stay in assured privacy amid luxurious surroundings.
Pisa international airport is only 30 minutes away, Lucca is only 5 km away, Pisa 15 km, Florence 80 km and Siena 130 km away.
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|Air Conditioning In The Bedrooms|
|Hair Dryer In The Bathrooms|
Safe Box In The Bedrooms
Safe box available in one suite only.
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|Available For Events|
|Internet In The Garden and Common Areas|
|The Villa is Located in a Quiet Area and Suitable For Yoga Retreats|
|The Villa is Close To a Vineyard or Winery|
|The Villa is Less Than 15 km From a Golf Course|
|The Maximum Distance From The City Center is 1,5 km|
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|* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.|
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