Fascinating Aristocratic Villa
- Swimming Pool
- Exclusive Position
- Panoramic View
- 15th Century Architecture
- Only 10km from Lucca
Great care was taken during the last restoration work to preserve all its original design features such as the terracotta-tiled floors; hand-carved wooden beamed ceilings and the traditional downstairs 'loggia' with its splendid arches, columns, and frescos. Wherever possible, natural, eco-friendly, typical Tuscan building materials were used for both the structure and furnishings, including stonework, terracotta, marble, dark wood and hand-crafted wrought-iron. To complement the elegant, historical setting, Villa Diana has been furnished throughout with simple but high-quality antique furniture in a variety of traditional styles, featuring lovely natural wood and comfortable plush upholstery.
The Villa is on an estate where there is a farm, Podere, producing wine, oil, and other garden products.
Villa Diana is laid out over three floors. In the estate there are other country cottages such as a renovated lemon house, 120m2, a chapel and even an outbuilding of about 320m2.
The ground floor has three double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Full of character, one bedroom was the original wine cellar while another was the former olive oil storage room. There are two spacious reception rooms on this level. One is 70 square metres and has a beautiful brick-vaulted/wood-beamed ceiling, while the other features a large central stone fireplace. The ground floor also has a very large rustic-style kitchen that is fully equipped for self-catering. It houses all the appliances needed for a relaxing holiday such as a dishwasher and an American style coffee machine. It even features an original yet perfectly working 16th century wood-burning oven which is perfect for pizza nights!!
The first floor accommodates the former aristocratic daytime-quarters. This includes a huge majestic living-room measuring 150 square metres! The enormous original stone fireplace stills stands here in pride of place. French doors open on to the beautiful 'loggia', a porticoed terrace with a partially frescoed ceiling, that looks out over the olive groves and woods to the rear of the house. This loggia is one of the property's most significant assets. It is undoubtedly the best spot to linger over an aperitif at sunset, to enjoy a leisurely meal al fresco, and to admire the spectacular views that the Tuscan hillside offers. Comfortably upholstered wicker chairs invite you to relax and unwind, while large, brightly planted terracotta tubs adorn the surroundings, from where a staircase leads down directly into the gardens. The first floor also houses the dining-room, a study and a service-bathroom.
A further living space is provided by the charming tower-room, where the superb original fireplace and the terracotta-tiled/wood-beamed ceiling and wooden floors have been eye-catchingly retained.
The second floor accommodates a vast elegant hall, whose high ceiling features terracotta tiling and wooden beams. Here again the massive old stone fireplace forms a focal point. Leading off this hall are six bedrooms, including a junior suite with two bedrooms, each of the six bedrooms with their own private en-suite bathroom. Equipped with high quality comfortable mattresses and with hydro-massage tubs or Jacuzzi in most of the bathrooms our guests can enjoy complete relaxation. This floor also boosts spectacular unspoilt panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the medieval towers of Lucca.
Villa Daniele grandeur, elegance, facilities and perfect position combine to provide a unique, very special property for holidays and events.
10km from Lucca
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