Standing majestically in beautiful parkland, Villa L is an aristocratic 17th century villa offering the discerning traveler Tuscan living at its finest in a sophisticated ambience with 7 luxurious guestrooms for up to 14 guests. The large and spacious frescoed rooms filled with antique furnishings offer an air of elegance throughout where modern conveniences blend beautifully with the rich heritage of this ancient family home. Charm and character around throughout grand reception rooms which include a magnificent drawing room, cosy TV lounge, card room, Tuscan kitchen, breakfast room and elegant dining room. The villa is nestled in the midst of tranquil Italian gardens through which flows a fresh water brook into two small lakes overlooked by shady weeping willow tree. The Grand cypress trees and fragrant lemon and herb gardens create the perfect backdrop to the private swimming pool. Discover the magical beauty of Villa L and enjoy inspired moments of harmony, relax and refinement. Built in 1624, Villa L is set in a verdant valley in the southern hills of Lucca and was once summer residence to Count Cosimo Bernardini. The Bernardini family owned several palazzo’s in the city centre as well as many villas in the hills that surround the city and were 72 times Gonfaloniers of the Republic (magistrates of the medieval communes) from 1388 with Giovanni through to 1798 with Cosimo. In 1805 when Napoleon installed his sister, Elisa Bonaparte and her husband Felice Baciocchi as rulers of the Principality of Lucca, the Bernardini family continued to feature in this new political order with Federico Bernardini being camp assistant to Felice Baciocchi, Duke of Lucca, and his wife, Eleonora de Nobili “dame de compagnie” of the Duchess Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleone’s sister.
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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 L: 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