Rosa is a pretty terra-cotta washed luxury rental property in Lucca, Tuscany on the Villa Floreale estate with its own pool and private garden.
The 3 luxury Tuscany villa rentals on this estate are situated in the suggestive hamlet of Vorno surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Vorno is a delightful gathering of rustic stone farmhouses and majestic villas and has a picturesque church, small food shop (grocer/butcher), a bar and 1 restaurant.
The geographical position of Vorno affords both proximity to all of Tuscany’s cultural and architectural treasures as well as charming vistas of the countryside all around. From several of the upstairs bedrooms on the estate you will enjoy views north toward the towers of Lucca and across the plain to the Alpi Apuane (Geo-Alert: the Alpi Apuane is a small, marble-composite mountain chain north of Lucca, topographically separated from the Tuscan Apennines by the Serchio river which runs down into the Lucca plain, then southwest toward Pisa and the Tyrrhenian Sea).
The wonderful walled city of Lucca lies about 6 miles north of Vorno and houses the incredible Piazza dell'anfiteatro, Piazza Napoleone, Torre Guinigi and great shopping. The closest beach is in Viareggio, half an hour's drive from the estate. Florence and Pisa’s leaning tower are on your doorstep. The fascinating villages of Montecatini, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra are all a day-trip away. But this area of Italy is famous above all for its wonderful olive oil, world-class wines and simple casalinga cooking (literally housewife-style). Because of its geographical position, Tuscan cuisine is the most varied in Italy and renowned throughout the world. You can choose from fish dishes deriving from the coast of Tuscany, infinite varieties of pasta dishes through to game and wild boar dishes from the Apennine Mountains. And of course, Tuscany is home to one of the oldest and most famous wines in the world, Chianti.
Distances: Lucca 6.2 miles, Pisa 12.4 miles, Florence 52 miles, La Spezia (Cinque Terre) 59 miles, Siena 90 miles, Portofino 91 miles, , Bologna 105 miles, Milan 175 miles, Rome 227 miles.
There are three villas on this estate, Villa Floreale, Girasole and Rosa. Each house has its own luxury kitchen, en-suite bedrooms, outdoor dining areas and private swimming pools. They share a tennis court, a gym, a fully-equipped office and use of the extensive gardens. Children and pets are very welcome. Events like cooking lessons and demonstrations, wine-tasting and local excursions can all be arranged by the staff.
Rosa is located on the north end of this estate about 300 meters away from Villa Floreale and Girasole. Rosa enjoys a very private swimming pool (11m x 5.5m) thanks to a high stone wall on one side and a charming garden on the other furnished with teak table and chairs for enjoying meals al fresco. The villa is divided into an East wing and a West wing. The wings do not communicate internally. Rosa can be rented together for six bedrooms, or as two separate three-bedroom units (East and West) in which case the pool and outdoor areas would be shared.
Villa on 2 floors (East and West wings); total of 4,300 sq ft.
The villa has six bedrooms and four reception rooms. It has full radiator heating and the bedrooms have air conditioning for year round comfort. The spacious rooms have top quality beds and en-suite bathrooms. The tasteful renovation includes antique furniture and wardrobes. The curtains and bedspreads are made of specially selected designer fabrics. The villa can be separated into two three-bedroom homes:
Rosa East has a large demonstration kitchen and sitting area with beautiful frescos and a separate dining room with fireplace. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 6-foot wide bed which can convert into twins and overlooks the mountains and garden. The second bedroom has a 6-foot wide bed which can convert into twins and faces the garden. The third bedroom has a 5-foot wide bed and looks north toward Lucca. Two of the bathrooms have bathtubs with hand held showers, and one has a walk-in shower.
Rosa West has a private salon with fireplace and an open plan kitchen/dining room. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 6-foot wide bed and overlooks the garden. The second bedroom has a 5-foot wide bed and looks north toward Lucca. The third bedroom has a 6-foot wide bed, fireplace and overlooks the mountains and garden. One of the bathrooms has a bathtub with hand held shower, one has a walk-in shower, and the third has both a bathtub and a walk-in shower.
This luxury villa rental includes breakfast service 7 days per week, and a professional chef to prepare either lunch or dinner 6 days per week. The chef has 1 day off per week but there will be someone available during the chef's day off for breakfast service. The cost of food and beverage is not included. Housekeeping staff is on duty 5 days a week and can do laundry by arrangement.
- Air Conditioning
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Central Heating
- Computer with Internet Access
- DVD Player
- Fax Machine
- Parking Space Available
- Private Swimming Pool
- Shared Tennis Court
- Tumble Dryer
- Walking Distance to Town
- Washing Machine
- Chef Service Included
- Garden Maintenance
- House Manager
- Housekeeping Included
|Season||Price per Week|
|May 1, 2011 - November 1, 2011||$11,832|