Villa Franconi / Between Lucca and Pisa

  • Villa Franconi Exterior
  • Villa Franconi Alfresco Dining
  • Villa Franconi Kitchen
  • Villa Franconi Pool
  • Villa Franconi Garden Seating
  • Villa Franconi Bathroom
  • Villa Franconi Chapel
  • Villa Franconi Bathroom
  • Villa Franconi Bedroom
  • Villa Franconi Alfresco Dining
  • Villa Franconi Grounds
  • Villa Franconi Bedroom
  • Villa Franconi Kitchen
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  • Villa Franconi Pizza Oven
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  • Villa Franconi Chapel
  • Villa Franconi Kitchen
  • Villa Franconi Dining Room
  • Villa Franconi Living Room
  • Villa Franconi Bathroom
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  • Villa Franconi Exterior
  • Villa Franconi Poolside Seating
  • Villa Franconi Fountain
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  • Villa Franconi Patio
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  • Villa Franconi Pool
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  • Villa Franconi Terrace
  • Villa Franconi Chapel
  • Villa Franconi Exterior
  • Villa Franconi Grounds
$ 6,236 – 13,098 /wk
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
4.5
Sleeps
12
PoolWalk to Village/ServicesParkingA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVGreat KitchenTerrace/BalconyWasher/Dryer Elderly accessibleChild friendlyGround floor bed/bath
Rating
5
Top Features

Stunning villa on 150 acres. One of our most beautiful. Peaceful and yet guests can walk to a village.

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Overview

Villa Franconi, an elegant and enchanting 17th century villa, is surrounded by 135 acres of olive groves, woods and fields — with an extensive network of trails that is perfect for hiking and biking. It is a 5 minute walk to the nearest restaurant and the nearest village with services is 2 km down the road. One of our favorites for the beauty of the interior and the peace and beauty of the grounds. Perfect for couples, families or weddings and celebrations.

This peaceful, rural setting is 8 km from Lucca and ideally located for day trips to Florence, Pisa, the Cinque Terre and the beach.

The interior and exterior of the property was fully restored to the highest standards in 2012. Combining the elegance and charm of a country villas and the appeal of modern amenities. The terracotta floors, beamed-white ceilings, spacious air-conditioned bedrooms and modern bathrooms creating a light, airy feeling throughout the villa. Along with its expansive gardens and surrounding 60 acres of grounds, the property is perfect for groups of friends, multigenerational travel or family reunions.  

Featured Amenities  

There is a private chapel, large outdoor dining area with BBQ and a spacious pool area. Bike rentals and cooking services are available on request.

Parents should be aware that the pool is not fenced.

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Details

The Villa

All bedrooms have air conditioning.

Ground Floor (sleeps 2)

  • Formal entrance into a central hallway with stairs leading to the first floor.
  • Spacious living room with working fireplace and modern linen covered sofas. Large plasma TV, satellite TV and DVD. Double doors leading to the garden.
  • Dining room with table for 12 and beautiful Venetian chandelier.
  • Beautiful fully equipped kitchen with eat-in table for eight. Kitchen appliances include a stove, large oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, espresso maker and slicer. The kitchen opens to a covered courtyard with a fountain, large table for al fresco dining and a BBQ. 
  • Bedroom #1 with separable king bed, en suite bathroom with shower. This room has direct access to the garden or the hall.
  • Laundry with washing machine and dryer for guests and staff use.
  • Powder room (guest bathroom)

First Floor (sleeps 10)

  • Sitting room(seats 8 comfortably) overlooking the pool and garden. TV with satellite. Bang & Olufsen CD player and iPod dock.
  • Bedroom #2 with queen bed with garden view.
  • Shared bath with double sinks and stall shower and separate bathtub with hand-held shower for bedrooms #2 & 3..
  • Bedroom #3 with queen bed overlooks the al fresco dining area. There is a lovely fountain that can be heard from this bedroom.
  • Bedroom #4 (separable king) with garden view and shared bathroom with #5
  • Shared bathroom with double sinks and a stall shower and separate bathtub with hand-held shower.
  • Bedroom #5 (separable king) with garden view and shared bathroom with #4
  • Bedroom #6 with queen bed and with pool view. En suite bathroom with both a stall shower and a cast iron bathtub with hand-held shower and a double sinks.

The Grounds

  • Pool 12x6 meters (40x20 ft). Parents with young children should be aware that the pool is not fenced but it is not dangerously close to the villa.
  • Spacious pool area with pergola, umbrellas and sun beds.
  • Large outdoor dining area in an intimate courtyard with table seating 12 people and BBQ
  • Gardens (3000 sqm or 3/4 acre) immediately surrounding the house with roses lavender, oleander and rosemary.
  • Shaded garden living area that can be set up for alfresco dining.
  • Private Chapel
  • 135 acres olive groves, woods and fields with an extensive network of trails.
  • Carport for 5 cars

Additional Features

  • Rollaway beds available upon request for 2 additional small children.
  • Cooking services available on request.
  • Bike rentals can be arranged in advance of your stay, please inquire.

Amenities

Features
  • Terrace/Balcony
Location
  • Walk to village/services
  • Closest store or village: 2.0 km
Closest Village/Services
2.0km
Transportation
  • Parking
Pool/Spa
  • Pool (unheated)
  • Parents should be aware that the pool is not fenced.
Communications
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
Entertainment
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/StereoVideo Player
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral Heat
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning.
Kitchen
  • Great KitchenDishwasherMicrowave
Laundry
  • Washer/Dryer
Accessibility
  • Elderly accessibleChild friendlyGround floor bed/bath

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability

Availability

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Minimum Stay
1 Week
Arrival Day
Saturday
2020 Weekly Rates
DatesRates
Jan 4 – Apr 10$6,236
Apr 11 – Apr 17$8,732
Apr 18 - May 15$6,236
May 16 - Jun 12$8,732
Jun 13- Aug 28$13,098
Aug 29 - Sep 25$8,732
Sep 26 - Dec 18$6,236
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2021$8,732

Additional Information

Includes
  • Concierge available 24/7
  • Welcome aperitif and dinner on evening of arrival.
  • Daily cleaning 4 hours Mon-Sun (2 maids for 2 hrs each)
  • Linens and towels changed twice each week.
  • Final cleaning
  • Gardner & pool maintenance
  • Pool towels
  • Internet WiFi included & unlimited
  • Crib and highchair on request
  • 4 bicycles with helmets
  • A/C
Extras
  • Any local tourist tax due in cash in Euros upon arrival (no tax at this time)
  • Heat €400/week.
  • Extra maid service €20/hour or 30 Euros/hr on Italian holidays.
  • Upon request and approval of the owner, late arrival is possible between 7-9 pm for an extra fee of €50.
Security Deposit

$850 payable by check to Doorways, €300 collected in Italy, returned a month after your trip minus any damages or unpaid fees.

Notes
  • Parents should be aware that the pool is not fenced.
  • Pool opening dates May 1 - Sept 30      
  • Cook and cooking classes available on request

Map

Location

Distances
Restaurant200 m
Pieve di Compito2 km
Lucca8 km
Pisa25 km
Versilia Forte dei Marmi39 km
Florence78 km
Lerici75 km
San Gimignano65 km
Bus stop250 m
Pisa Airport25 km
Lucca Railway8 km

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(800) 261-4460USA & Canada
(610) 520-0806International
(610) 520-0807FAX
PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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