Century 18 Villa on the 10 km hills north of the walled city of Lucca, surrounded by gardens, farms and villages.
This large historic villa has been carefully restored to include the comforts of a modern home in an elegant and refined setting. With 8 rooms and suites. The terrace at the main level offers a wonderful view of the vineyards and olive groves, and in the valley below. It has a well-kept Italian garden on 2 levels with statues, fountains and terracotta planters with lemon trees. In a separate building, bordering the upper garden, there is the "tavern" or banquet hall for large gatherings. It has a private pool with stunning views, a shady arbor, and a pool-house with shower and toilet. A gate separates the pool area from the upper garden. The villa is from Lucca to Florence is about 1 hour by car or train, only 30 minutes from Pisa and the beaches of the Italian Riviera in Viareggio.
A Piece of History: Neoclassical architectural style, founding and flowering on the roof line, was designed and built in the Napoleonic era. At that time Napoleon Bonaparte, prince of Tuscany (from 1805) had granted the rule of Lucca to his sister Elisa. His title was The Duchess of Lucca.
This house was built by Elisa (Bonaparte) and given to the regional magistrate and time supervisor.
During the Second World War the villa was taken by the SS to serve as a German headquarters occupying Lucca and its valley because it was spacious and elegant and the uninterrupted view of the valley provided tracking of the region's departures.
ENERGY CLASS: G 290 kWh / m2 a