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The Grapes of L’Appia

  • 12 guests

  • 6 bedrooms

  • 7 bathrooms

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There’s room for all twelve of you to pile into this colossal three-storey villa fringing the Tuscan town of Lucca. Built in 1650, the more-is-more opulence of the interiors may be a little fussy. But you can’t help but swoon at the vast living spaces, including a library and study for work, and the generously proportioned bedrooms, each with a bathroom. Lounging about the private pool surrounded by ancient oak, olive, and lime trees, it all feels blissfully secluded. But when you’re ready to sample Tuscan life, the medieval town of Lucca is just an 8-kilometre drive away, and there’s a Nonna-style pizzeria just footsteps from your door.


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What to expect


Highlights

Hop in the car for a morning at the seaside – Viareggio is just a short drive away

Hop in the car for a morning at the seaside – Viareggio is just a short drive away

Soak up the magnificent views of the Tuscan hillsides from the private pool

Soak up the magnificent views of the Tuscan hillsides from the private pool

Explore the vast grounds of this 17th-century villa

Explore the vast grounds of this 17th-century villa

Lay the table for a Tuscan evening feast

Lay the table for a Tuscan evening feast

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Home truths

    A complimentary daily breakfast is included throughout your stay.

    There is ample private parking on the driveway of the villa. Due to the home’s location, we recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay.

    This home is set out across three floors with internal stairs, which may be unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility.

    There’s a dedicated office space for remote working.

    The swimming pool isn't fenced. If you're bringing little ones, they'll need to be supervised at all times.

    While the five rolltop baths with shower head mixer taps are charming, there's only one standalone shower.

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Desk

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Bedrooms & bathrooms

6 bedrooms, 7 beds

7 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Massage

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay locally to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of services and experiences for an additional fee, including wine tastings, cooking classes and spa treatments.

  • Your host can also arrange car hire.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Lucca

Lucca is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Surrounded by fortified walls, its core is a warren of pretty piazzas, traditional Tuscan trattorias, and beautifully preserved churches. Most of the action happens in Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, a vast central square lined with alfresco restaurants and Renaissance-era architecture. There’s a buzzy nightlife scene centred around cool enotecas and craft beer bars. On Via Fillungo, you’ll find some of Lucca’s finest boutiques, with high-end...

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Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Indulge in pizza and beer at Funiculì

Indulge in pizza and beer at Funiculì

This bustling restaurant in San Concordio, Lucca offers some of the best pizza in town. With a fantastic beer selection and great outdoor seating, it's worth venturing outside the city walls for a delicious meal.

18 min
Explore the Aqueduct of Nottolini

Explore the Aqueduct of Nottolini

Discover the historical and architectural masterpiece by Nottolini. Take a leisurely walk, hike or bike ride along the 3.2km route, passing through charming Tuscan villages.

20 min
Dine on delicious pasta at Casina delle Rose

Dine on delicious pasta at Casina delle Rose

Enjoy delicious wood-fired meat and pizza in a scenic and homey restaurant. The menu offers simple and tasty selections, with generous portions at affordable prices. The friendly staff adds to the overall experience.

10 min
Explore the Lucca's aqueduct and springs

Explore the Lucca's aqueduct and springs

Discover Lucca's aqueduct, offering fresh springs and stunning architecture amidst nature. Perfect for a peaceful and beautiful trek for nature lovers.

14 min
Take in the breathtaking panorama at Osservatorio Astronomico di Capannori

Take in the breathtaking panorama at Osservatorio Astronomico di Capannori

A gorgeous panoramic point, offering stunning views of the Lucca valley. Perfect for starting or finishing beautiful walks in the nearby woods.

18 min
Explore the Saint Paolino Bulwark

Explore the Saint Paolino Bulwark

Discover the hidden passages beneath Lucca's walls, once used by soldiers to stock military resources. Today, they host art exhibits and events.

19 min
Enjoy fantastic mains and desserts at Ristorante Pizzeria A Bimbotto

Enjoy fantastic mains and desserts at Ristorante Pizzeria A Bimbotto

Enjoy delicious pizza and friendly service at this popular restaurant in a small village.

1 min
Dine at Cucina Dello Scompiglio

Dine at Cucina Dello Scompiglio

Enjoy honest and delicious pasta, locally produced wine, and vegetarian options with a stunning view. Friendly service and an ecological conscience make this restaurant a must-visit in Lucca.

18 min
Feast on steak at Leo's

Feast on steak at Leo's

A bustling restaurant with a friendly wait staff, Leo's offers an extensive menu of delicious pizza, steak, and more. Enjoy great prices, large portions, and a superb selection of beer.

10 min
Indulge in delightful treats at Pasticceria La Perla

Indulge in delightful treats at Pasticceria La Perla

This charming bakery offers a wide variety of cakes, cookies, and sandwiches, along with strong and delicious ice cream. The polite and helpful staff make it a pleasant place to enjoy some tasty treats.

9 min

Get around

Airport

Pisa International

37 min

Amerigo Vespucci

1 hr 5 min

Train station

Lucca

18 min

Bus stop

Via Vorno Bar

1 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

7 min

Cafe

10 min

Pharmacy

6 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia Libera

46 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Events possible (with prior approval)

No pets

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Maria

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Maria and her friendly team are experts when it comes to Italian escapes. They're here to make sure that every last thing is in place for your unforgettable stay.

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