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Italian flag VILLA LA CHIUSA

Near Lucca, Tuscany
Sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, fully air-conditioned, with piano, swimming pool
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Villa La Chiusa

villa exterior and pool

living room with piano

Tuscan dining room

Dining table

salon upstairs

Master bedroom


Gardens at the Villa

Villa la Chiusa is located in Lucca outside the walls in SS Annunziata, a pretty village 1.2 miles from the center. The thick walls that surround the town were built during the 16th and 17th centuries to defend against the Florentines and are still intact today. Within the walls, you will find a cathedral, gardens, shops, and fine restaurants, all just a short walk from the villa.

This villa has dates from the 17th and 18th centuries. La Chiusa maintains its traditional charm and character with terracotta tiled floors, frescoes and antiques. Villa la Chiusa is not formally elegant; rather, it offers a comfortable décor and this atmosphere is enhanced by the generosity and welcome of the good-natured owner. The owner speaks English well and her guests find her very warm and welcoming. She can add immeasurably to your stay by recommending the best places to visit and excellent restaurants to enjoy.

The Italian garden (3/4 acre) is completely surrounded by century-old trees and ancient walls. In the garden is a lovely in-ground pool (28 ft across x 4.5 ft deep.). The floor space of the villa is 6,500 sq. feet in all.

There are bicycles at the villa for guests to use or the tourist office rents bikes. Lucca is wonderful for biking as the center is closed to traffic except for residents and the wide city walls have a park on top with biking/walking paths. The adjacent countryside features grand villas and wineries.

Ground floor:

  • Salon with baby grand piano, computer with high speed DSL Internet access
  • Living room with fireplace and satellite TV
  • Separate dining room
  • Breakfast room
  • Large kitchen fully equipped with refrigerator, freezer, gas range, microwave, dishwasher
  • 1 double bedroom with queen bed (170 cm)
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • 1 twin bedroom with en suite small bathroom with shower
  • Laundry with washer & dryer

Second floor:

  • Large salon / living room
  • 1 double bedroom (antique yellow canopy double bed; 150 cm); large en suite bathroom with double Jacuzzi tub and separate shower
  • 1 double bedroom (Empire four-poster double bed; 150 cm); en suite bathroom with shower
  • 1 double bedroom with queen bed (170 cm)
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower


  • Viareggio (30 min)
  • Siena (2 hrs)
  • Portofino (1.5 hrs)
  • Cinqueterre and Carrara marble quarries (1 hr)
  • Florence (1 hr)
  • Pisa (30 min)

A caretaker has his own living quarters in an independent cottage on the property. He does the cleaning, gardening and pool maintenance. His days off are Sunday and Thursday afternoon.


2015 Prices

Doorways, Ltd., PO Box 531, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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