Sogno is a perfect dream of a seventeenth century Italian
villa, located in a tiny village in a valley just outside the wonderful small Tuscan city of Lucca. The
area is beloved for its varied natural settings and for the simple elegance of
Lucca itself. This historic town is surrounded by a wall which now serves as a
delightful promenade offering views of the city within and the mountains all around.
Lucca is an eminently walkable city which is untroubled by traffic, since the town center is closed
to private automobiles apart from those of local residents. Bicycling is a another wonderful way to explore the town.
Among local attractions are Lucca's opera house, marvelous shops and restaurants and a museum honoring native son, Giacomo Puccini.
Day trips are easily undertaken to the seaside (including the magical Cinqueterre),
to the nearby mountain range known as the Garfagnana, to shopping outlets, or
to Florence, Pisa, Siena or all the Tuscan hill towns.
At the end of a lane of stately cypresses sits Villa Sogno, surrounded by extensive
gardens and enclosed within a stone wall. According to seventeenth century
custom, the ground floor is simple and rustic, while the stately piano nobile,
or "noble floor" is located just above.
- marvelous Tuscan country kitchen
- spacious dining room
- laundry facilities
- powder room
Second floor (noble floor):
- large formal living room
- 2 bedroom suites each with king bed and marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower.
- 1 suite with king bed and bathroom marble bathroom with shower
- modern office / study with computer and Internet
- large living room furnished with a wide-screen
- 2 bedroom suites each with king bed and marble bathroom each with bathtub and separate shower
- 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds and a marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower
owner has marvelous sense of taste and a strong connection to local
history, which are evident in every detail of the villa's decor. The villa is fully air-conditioned and centrally heated and provided with modern conveniences
including satellite TV, a computer with Internet connection, a stereo CD player
and a security alarm. On the lovely garden grounds, planted with lime and olive
trees, oaks, magnolias and rose bushes, is a large Romanic swimming pool. Nearby
sits a bougainvillea-covered pergola, perfect for outdoor dining.