Villa Controni / Vorno, Near Lucca in Tuscany

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22,000 – 26,500 /wk
Bedrooms
11
Bathrooms
11
Sleeps
22
PoolNear BeachWalk to Village/ServicesA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVGreat KitchenWasher
Rating
5
Top Features

Exclusive luxury villa set on terraced olive groves, magnificent and unequaled décor.

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Overview

Set on a stunning estate of terraced olive groves, Villa Controni was built as the summer residence for the Pfanner family of Lucca, who used the estate to cultivate rare flowers. It later became the home of Felice Matteucci, inventor of the internal combustion engine.

Only 10 minutes drive from the walled city of Lucca, Villa Controni is an exclusive base from which to explore all of Tuscany. Florence is just an hour away, and Pisa just 20 minutes. Explore the scenic roads of the Chianti Valley, or visit towns like Siena and San Gimignano. Hike the cliffside villages of the Cinqueterre (1.5 hours), swim in the seas of the Versilian Riviera (30 minutes), or relax in a nearby thermal spa. Tennis and and golf are available nearby.

Villa Controni is a magnificent Renaissance villa with its own chapel, castle ruins, and splendid fountains. The property was completely renovated in 2005.

The pillars and arches of the entrance hall lead up the staircase, where all bedroom windows frame panoramic views across Lucca and the surrounding countryside.

From the angel-frescoed ceiling of the lounge and grand music room to the arched loggia with views across the camellia garden, all of the rooms have been restored according to tradition and furnished to the highest level of style and comfort.

Featured Amenties

Individually controlled heating and cooling systems, wine cellar and tasting room, chapel, workout room, indoor swimming pool, Italian gardens, billiard room, Tuscan style kitchen, Sonos sound system, and banquet hall.  This year the facade and loggia will be restored, all mattresses will be replaced and there will be all new outdoor umbrellas, sun loungers and tables.  Tennis courts will be built for shared use by all the villas of this owner. 

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Details

The Villa

Features

  • Eleven spacious double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (ten are doubles and one can be made up as a queen or two twins), all with individually controlled heat and air conditioning and telephone line
  • Grand banquet hall
  • Elegant drawing room with fireplace
  • Comfortable living room with satellite TV, DVD and video library
  • Billiard room
  • Fully equipped Tuscan style kitchen
  • Wine cellar and wine tasting room
  • Guest area with wireless internet access
  • Workout room with cardiovascular and weight equipment

Grounds

  • Outdoor floodlit swimming pool (39 ft x 13 ft)
  • Italian style gardens with fountain, camelia and azalea trees
  • Loggia for outdoor dining
  • Private chapel (not concecrated) available for weddings and other special celebrations

 

Amenities

Features
  • Staff IncludedWine Cellar
Location
  • Near Beach Walk to village/services
  • Closest store or village: 2.0 km
Closest Village/Services
2.0km
Pool/Spa
  • Pool (unheated)
Recreation
  • Gym/Workout Area
Communications
  • PhoneInternet/Wi-Fi
Entertainment
  • TV (satellite)Video Player
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral Heat
Kitchen
  • Great KitchenDishwasher
Laundry
  • Washer

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability

Availability

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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
Saturday
2019 Weekly Rates
DatesRates
Low Season
Jan 5 - Mar 31
Nov 1 - Dec 20
€ 22,000
Mid Season
Apr 1 - Apr 19
Apr 28 - May 31
Oct 1 - 31
€ 24,000
High Season
Apr 20 - Apr 27
Jun 1 - Sep 30
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2020
€ 26,500

Additional Information

Includes
  • Daily chef service for preparation of breakfasts and 1 meal (either lunch or dinner) 6 days a week (Off Wednesday) (cost of groceries & beverages not included)
  • Daily maid service in the morning 6 days a week (Off Sunday)
  • Daily concierge service on call and on site 6 days a week (Off Wednesday)
  • Daily pool attendant and gardeners service 5 days a week (Off Sunday and Monday)
  • Utilities (including heat, A/C, water, gas & electricity)
  • WiFi Internet
  • Grocery shopping service (guests pay grocery receipts)
Extras
  • Local head tax due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
  • Additional services available upon request at an additional fee: activities and excursions, additional chef, maid and concierge services, driver service, cost of food and beverages (guests will be charged 10 euro plus VAT tax per person for breakfast and 35 euro plus VAT tax per person for lunches or dinners, wine and spirits, telephone (metered & based on usage) & linen changes.
Security Deposit

$6,000 payable by check to Doorways, returned a month after your trip minus any damages or unpaid fees.

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Location

Distances
Lucca10 min
Florence1 hr
Pisa20 min
Cinqueterre90 min
Versilian Riviera30 min

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PO Box 531
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