In the 1700’s Count Bernardini created a haven in the hills that surround the ancient walled city of Lucca. Today Villa B is an elegant and exclusive Tuscan retreat immersed in a splendid parkland of ornamental ponds and antique fountains, time-forgotten courtyards and lemon scented Italian gardens. The 12 individually styled bedrooms, for up to 24 guests, are a reflection of gracious living blended discreetly with the typical Tuscan hamlet style of wood beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and warm, welcoming colors. Reception rooms include a wine library with private collection of Tuscan wines, a card and billiard room, a domed music room with log fireplace, grand banquet room, a large Tuscan kitchen, several comfortable lounges as well as a workout room. With original features and picturesque views over hills and olive groves, Villa B is a home of beauty, tranquility and charm ... a perfect place for the gathering of family and friends where days are timeless and memorable. Surrounded by hills filled with wild boar, Villa B was once the hunting lodge retre-at of Count Cosimo Bernardini of Lucca who would spend his weekends in the country. The Bernardini family played an instrumental role in the administration and politics of the Repu-blic of Lucca and were responsible for the upkeep of law (magistrates) and order from 1388 through to 1798. They continued to support the new political order with the invasion of Napoleon towards the end of the 18th century. At this time, Borgo was extended to become a small village for the workers of the estate which included an olive press, bakers and chapel.
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Bedrooms & Bathrooms
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Excluded: Activities and excursions, additional chef, maid and concierge service, driver service, event fee, cost of food and beverages: guests will be charged 12 euro per person for breakfast and 40 euro per person per meat menu meal and 45 euro per fish menu meal at extra cost (advance notice may be required)
Distance from the Villa: Lucca: 4 miles Pisa: 12 miles Firenze: 31 miles Siena: 50 miles Beach (Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi): 12 miles Cinque Terre: 37 miles Bolgheri: 50 miles Roma: 170 miles Venezia: 160 miles Milano: 190 miles Hospital: 2,5 miles Golf court: 18 miles / Putting green: 1,5 miles Tennis club: 1,5 miles