Villas and Apartments in Italy. Vacation Rentals.
Pieve S. Stefano
Al CastelloThis traditional farmhouse is part of an old hamlet, originally occupied by farmers and now completely restored. It is situated in a beautiful position in the hills north of Lucca, south-facing and renowned for its magnificent views. The house we have for rent here is the most beautiful in the hamlet, being detached, and therefore totally independent from the other houses. It has been faithfully restored, respecting the ancient character of the original farmhouse, but at the same time adding to the quality and comfort with new furnishings and equipment. An example of this successful combination of old and new is the very well-equipped kitchen, which opens to a terrace, ideal for âal frescoâ dining, while enjoying breathtaking landscapes. Within the garden, in a superb position there is a beautiful, panoramic swimming pool. No pets are allowed at the property.
Up To 3 Bedrooms
Pieve S. Stefano
Al PalazzaccioAl Palazzaccio is a large and spacious farmhouse with villa-like proportions. This splendid property is located high in the hills north-west of Lucca, only 6 Km from the city walls. From every vantage point, its guests enjoy commanding views of the plains of Lucca, while maintaining their privacy. The new American owners completely repainted the interior and exterior with subtle, earthern colors, and they furnished all of the rooms with Lucchese antiques. As the country kitchen attests, an old look has been achieved without sacrificing modern conveniences. Since the owners also use Al Palazzaccio as their holiday home, it is equipped with all amenities, including TV, Stereo and Playstation. Discreet screens have been installed in all of the windows, so insects do not enter the house. Furthermore, fans are provided in every bedroom, assuring a comfortable sleep even during the hottest nights. Situated only steps from the house, the pool is surrounded by five hundred mature olive trees. The caretakers live in an independent apartment at the back of the house.
Up To 6 Bedrooms
Al SeminarioThis property is situated in a private and beautiful position in the hills between Lucca and the coast. From the property, there are spectacular views over the countryside and the plains of Pisa and Lucca in the distance. The house has been furnished in a charming and comfortable country style. A wonderful feature is the wisteria covered pergola, which stretches along the front of the house, furnished with table and chairs, ideal for al fresco meals. Just in front of the pergola there is a special swimming pool with cascading water that has been installed in the most panoramic spot on the estate. Even though in a secluded position, Al Seminario is conveniently located just a 30 minute drive from the beaches, and 20 minutes from the nearest motorway exit (Massarosa), making it suited for trips to Lucca, Florence and other Tuscan towns. On request it is possible to arrange mountain biking excursions, hiking, horseback journeys and boating excursions in the Lucca Province. The one kilometer of unsealed road is not suitable for very low sports cars or vans.
Up To 4 Bedrooms
Al ValentinoThis wonderful farmhouse is located in a very peaceful area in the hills outside the village of Massarosa, close to the Versilia coast, renowned for its endless coastline with the many famous beach clubs. The house was recently totally restructured to a very high standard, and has air-conditioning in most of the rooms. The interior has been decorated with furniture that the owners collected from all over the world during their travels, and the result is a unique ambience full of character. A particular feature of this property is the opportunity to enjoy outdoor meals on the comfortably furnished verandas. For clients that enjoy relaxing in the water, this house offers a spectacular swimming pool. In the basement of the house the owner has installed a steam bath and a Jacuzzi where six people can relax comfortably: the use of both is available for clients at an extra cost.
Up To 5 Bedrooms
AlissoAlisso is a large farmhouse located on the same estate as the La Damigella property. As La Damigella, it is conveniently located close to the famous beach resorts of Versilia. Since it is less than six miles from the motorway exit, it is an ideal base for visiting the main Tuscan towns. The beauty and tranquility of the estate is extraordinary. This bright and sunny house has been immaculately restored and furnished. The owners take great pride in their properties and therefore the house and grounds are particularly well kept. In front of the house there is a lovely large covered patio furnished as an outside sitting area, with table and chairsâ¦ideal for eating outside. The large pool is quite close to the house, in a level garden that is well suited for young families.
Up To 5 Bedrooms
BibbianelloBibbianello is a classic stone farmhouse on the edge of the historic town of Montalcino, home of the famous "Brunello" wine. The house stands in a splendid and tranquil spot with a view of Montalcino and of the surrounding countryside. It has been perfectly renovated and furnished with taste, mostly with antique pieces. About 500 metres away you will find all kinds of shops. A large and well-tended garden surrounds the house, where there is a 5x9m swimming-pool (1.2m deep, prefabbricated and terraced), and a barbecue. There is a very nice furnished loggia which is directly accessible from the living-room and from the dining-room. The bedrooms on the first floor are equipped with Air-Conditioning. WI-FI Line (ADSL) included in the price. Computer is not available. Cot and high chair available and included in the price. Trips to the Crete Senesi area and to the thermal springs at Bagno Vignoni and Val d'Orcia are within easy reach. Siena is 40 kms away, Grosseto and the sea 60 kms, Florence 110 kms.
Up To 4 Bedrooms
Barberino Val d'Elsa
BonomonteCharacteristic rural complex that has been recently built with great care, perfectly furnished and equipped. The complex consists of a large farmhouse and a hayloft, situated in a nice, panoramic position, set amidst the gently rolling hills of the Chianti covered in vineyards. Pleasant and nicely organized outdoor areas. Just a short distance from the hayloft is the pretty swimming pool of 12x5 m, where underneath there is a changing room with laundry room and washing machine and a bathroom complete with shower. The property is located halfway between Florence and Siena, both of which can be reached in about a half an hour's drive. Approx. 5 km from the medieval town of Barberino Val d'Elsa with all kinds of shops. Car park. The house is accessed by taking an unpaved road of about 500 m. 2 baby-beds are available. Internet wi-fi. The swimming pool is of exclusive use of the guests only if the hayloft and the farmhouse are rented together. Whereas, if they are rented separately then the pool will be shared.
Up To 7 Bedrooms
Borgo BenniBorgo Benni, a hamlet tucked away amid the gently folding hills near the town of Lucca, is a gracious and luxurious Tuscan retreat that is grand in style yet not overwhelming. Originally a lodge from which wild boar were hunted in the early 19th century, it was expanded into a small village for the workers of the estate. A modern restoration accentuated the values of the space and setting of its inner courtyards, softly lit old walls and enchanted silence. Inside there is a formal dining room, a kitchen for casual dining, a music room with fireplace, a card and full-size billiard room, as well as a fully equipped gym. A genuine time-forgotten atmosphere reigns as guests are immersed in an aristocratic ambiance of weeping willows, fountains and formal gardens. Perfect for a gathering of family and friends, Borgo Benni is a home of such beauty, tranquility and comfort that you will find it hard to leave.
Up To 12 Bedrooms
Castellina in Chianti
Borgo di Pietrafitta
Borgo di PietrafittaBorgo di Pietrafitta is a restored medieval village right off the celebrated Via Chiantigiana, the scenic road connecting Florence and Siena. This charming agritourism facility offers hotel-like amenities in elegant apartment suites, set in the evocative atmosphere of th Tuscan hills. The estate produces its own Chianti wine and extra- virgin olive oil, and raises chickens and rabbits for a genuine country experience that is guaranteed to appeal to children and adults alike. Fifteen spacious apartments are scattered around the property in restored farm buildings that were once watchtowers, barns, farmhouses or granaries. Two are free standing stone houses with private gardens, and all are furnished with period furniture and have fully equipped kitchens and original architectural details like wood burning fireplaces, exposed stone walls or wide vaulted ceilings of brick and wooden beams. Units sleep between two and four people while the assistance of the cordial, ever-available staff at the Reception Desk makes for a truly carefree vacation. The outdoor dining area boasts a barbecue grill, picnic tables and other equipment so guests can enjoy the fresh air while grilling a typical Tuscan meal. In a well-kept garden overlooking the Chianti hills there is an infinity pool for the exclusive use of Borgo di Pietrafitta's guests. Umbrellas, deck chairs and sun loungers entice them to spend a relaxing afternoon beside the pool.
Up To 20 Bedrooms
San Martino in Freddana
BottinoThe lovely Bottino property is located in the hills between Lucca and the Versilian coast, only a 20-minute drive from town and 40 minutes from the beaches. Close to both the Apennines and the Apuan Alps, this setting is also excellent for hikers and people who like to explore on foot. The two buildings forming Bottino used to be the farmhouse and barn of a very large property belonging to one of the richest silk merchants of Lucca. From the windows of Bottino, you can admire a medieval hunting lodge and a little grey stone church dating back to the year 1000. The entire property is under the supervision of the Italian Historical Buildings commission. Today, as in past centuries, the terraced grounds surrounding the houses are covered with olive groves. The present owners recently restored Bottino in a very attractive country style, carefully maintaining all the original features like antique terracotta floor tiles and beamed ceilings. At the same time both houses offer all modern comforts, such as a well equipped kitchen and an en-suite bathroom in every bedroom. The garden includes a lovely wood-oven area, which is nicely furnished for outdoor meals. A beautiful swimming pool has been placed in front of the barn in a panoramic position.
Up To 5 Bedrooms
BramasoleFor those wanting to experience the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun", this is the first time they can have the same experience. After four years of Italian love, Villa Laura has been restored and renamed as Bramasole. As in the novel, this villa was a large brick house, two kilometers from Cortona, completely restored. The American owners fell in love with the region of sunflowers, they have literally been conquered by the Tuscan countryside, rich in vineyards and olive groves, which made them decide to buy an old abandoned house in Cortona. Thanks to the work of local artisans and their craftsman skills handed down from generations, the villa has been restored using antique tiles, wooden beams and terracotta floors. The driveway to the villa portends a well-kept garden, which offers a wonderful concentration of roses, lavender and plants of various kinds. The garden is completely fenced in and is situated on two different levels. Next to the villa there is a pergola furnished for eating out. Further on, there is a vegetable garden for the use of the guests at the villa. The swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi cheer up the warm summers. A cistern of the 17th century, giving an original effect and historical value, is now an ornamental structure in the garden, while in ancient times it was built as a reservoir to collect the rainwater. The original magic and charm were maintained at Bramasole, despite of the transformation. A mix of antique and contemporary furniture of an interior designer has been cleverly used to maintain the villa's original character. A rustic farmhouse, adjacent to the villa, completes the rental property. Accommodating 18 guests, this piece of Cortona is ideal for families, large groups of friends or destination weddings. It's the perfect opportunity for guests to step into a movie set and live out their Tuscan dreams.
Up To 10 Bedrooms
San Leonardo in Treponzio
BroccoloThis attractive stone farmhouse was completely and immaculately restored in 1995. The interiors are particularly light and comfortable. The owner has used authentic Tuscan materials, such as cotto floors, beamed ceilings, and exposed brickwork. The wooden flooring on the second floor is all hand made. This property also benefits from a large, flat garden, completely fenced and surrounded by trees, making Broccolo an ideal place for families, the children being able to play outside without danger. The new swimming pool is located 50 meters from the house, close to a patio with dining area, perfect for al fresco meals. The location of the house is very convenient for visiting the main Tuscan towns.
Up To 4 Bedrooms
BuonarrotiClassic and luxurious apartment for rent in Florence in the Santa Croce area. It can host up to 6 people, has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Its terrace is remarkable and suggested for those looking for an outside space to eat or just for relaxation. Located on the third and last floor with lift of an impressive building dating back to the XVI century, called "Palazzo Medici", a typical example of true Florentine architecture. The building is now home to 8 luxury apartments thanks to a recent restoration program which has skilfully combined modern comforts and quality furniture whilst preserving the building's original historical features. Palazzo Medici can sleep up to a total of 35 people and is therefore a great option for large groups or families who wish to visit Florence and stay altogether in one building.
Up To 3 Bedrooms
Segromigno in Monte
BuonvisiThis villa is a sixteenth century house, originally belonging to the Buonvisi family and it is part of the Fattoria Mansi Bernardini estate. In recent years a thorough restoration has been carried out with full respect to the original character of the house. The characteristic âcottoâ floors, beamed ceilings and old fireplaces have all been preserved. The seven bedrooms are spacious, bright and tastefully furnished with antiques. The large kitchen features a massive fireplace and the property also has an expansive garden on three sides of the villa, with several shaded areas. At the front of the villa there is a lovely swimming pool with phenomenal views over the plain of Lucca below and guests are also encouraged to make use of the tennis court. The house comes fully equipped with satellite TV, VCR and stereo system. Finally, the maid who takes care of the villa is also an excellent cook and, on request, will gladly prepare local specialties for guests who wish to sample authentic Tuscan cuisine. The English-speaking staff at the office of Fattoria Mansi Bernardini is available to provide you with any assistance you may require during your stay.
Up To 7 Bedrooms