Tuscany: Papavero Villa
Gorgeous luxury villa in hills above Lucca
- Name: Papavero Villa
- Sleeps: 12 + 3
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 6
- Price: €3900 to €8400/week
Escape to the gorgeous luxury Papavero Villa in the beautiful green hills above Lucca. You'll be greeted by a beautifully landscaped and maintained villa estate, lush greenery, fragrant herbs and flowers. The villa takes it name from the pretty poppies seen in bloom throughout the region in the spring and summer, papavero means "poppy" in Italian.
Located just 15 minutes from Lucca, you will enjoy exploring the region, with day trips into the famous walled city of Lucca where you can wander the streets, enjoy dinner or rent bikes and bicycle along the top of the ancient wall that encircles the city. Florence, Pisa and the sparkling Mediterranean coast line are all an easy drive as is Tuscany's Chianti wine country. For an enjoyable hike head the Apuan Alps, which can be seen from the villa, a 90 minute drive away.
The three-story Papavero villa has French doors on the ground floor that open to the garden where there are two furnished shaded patios, one off the living room, the other off the kitchen with a dining table. The criss-crossed tile on the second floor harkens back to the time when this portion of the original farmhouse was used for storing hay. Dating back to the 15th century, the farmhouse was part of the estate of the noble Buonvisi family who engaged the the famous Renaissance architect Matteo Civitali to design their summer estate. The original noble villa, replete with manicured gardens and expansive grounds, can be seen in the valley directly below the Papavero villa.
The Papavero villa is a carefully restored farmhouse built into the hillside where you can enjoy the spectacular, bucolic views from multiple levels. Start out your day with a cup of cup of coffee in the sun room-gazebo, a cute retreat independent from the main house, head out for sightseeing, wine tasting, wandering the enchanting streets of Lucca and finish off the afternoon with a dip in the sparkling pool before cocktail hour followed by dinner.
From the villa take in views of the Apuan Alps or meditate in the tranquil sun room. Enjoy relaxing around the pool, try your hand at Italian cooking in the authentic pizza oven, or on chilly evenings relax around a cozy fire in the ground floor den.
There is ample space to congregate with two living rooms, one on the ground floor and another on the second floor.
The ground floor opens to the patio. Living room, dining room, country-style kitchen, powder room and laundry room.
On the second floor there a large elegantly appointed second living room with soaring double height ceilings that extend all the way to the third floor and a library along the third floor perimeter. It also has with a fireplace. 5 of the 6 bedrooms are located on the second floor.
The third floor has the library running the permitter above the second living room, a study-home office with sofabed, dressing room, master bedroom and master bathroom.
Pool house with changing room with refrigerator, toilet, sink and shower.
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and an en suite bathroom with shower. 2 single beds cannot be joined.
1 bedroom with queen size bed and en suite bathroom with bathtub with shower over
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and bathroom en suite with bathtub with shower over. 2 single beds cannot be joined.
1 bedroom with 2 single beds with shared bathroom with shower. 2 single beds cannot be joined.
1 bedroom with queen size bed with shared bathroom with shower
Study with queen sofa bed 160 cm x 190 cm and fireplace.
Master bedroom with queen sized bed with large en suite bathroom with double sinks, shower and jetted whirlpool bathtub.
2 single beds & a bathroom in the pool house, it does not have AC.
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Property and area amenities
|Sleeps||12 + 3|
|Bedrooms||Master bedroom with queen bed. 2 bedrooms each with queen bed. 3 bedrooms each with 2 single beds. Queen sofa bed in study-office. Pool house has 2 single beds but no AC.|
|Bathrooms||1 bathroom with shower & tub, 2 bathrooms with showers, 2 bathrooms with tub, half-bathroom. Pool house bathroom with shower.|
|Mobility||No, due to internal steps|
|Size||6458 square feet, 600 m2|
|Outlook||Views of vineyards, Lucca and mountains in the distance|
|Kitchen||Stove, oven, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, Italian and drip coffee makers, fruit juicer, blender & tea kettle|
|Laundry||Washer, iron, ironing board|
|Air Conditioning||Yes in living room and bedrooms in main villa. Pool house does not have AC.|
|Entertainment||Satellite TV receives a few English language news channels. Ping pong table. DVD player plays European zone format DVDs. HiFi stereo.|
|Internet||WiFi. Might not reach all the room due to thickness of the walls|
|Linens||Sheets, towels provided. Extras for a supplemental fee.|
|Cleaning||Maid service 2 hours/day, 2 days a week.|
|Cook||Yes with advance arrangement, request a quote.|
|Parking||Ample on-site parking|
|Security Deposit||Paid in cash on check in. Price on price page|
|Swimming Pool||Unheated pool open year-round. 7x14 meters. Pool towels provided. Pool depths range from 3 ft to 8 ft.|
|Screens||Windows have screens|
|Groceries||Pre-arrival grocery shopping available for a fee.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros|
June 13 - Aug 29
May 16 - Jun 13
Aug 29 - Sep 26
Apr 4 - May 16
Sep 26 - Oct 31
Dec 09 - Jan 9 2021
Jan 11 - Apr 4
Oct 31 - Dec 19
Minimum price is for a week. Rentals are Saturday/Saturday during High and Mid-Season. Please inquire for your dates for other seasons.
Included in the price:
- 1 set of towels/person and linens.
- Personal welcome during standard hours
- Free WIFI
- Welcome basket which includes: Cold dinner on arrival and continental breakfast for the first morning.
- Maid service for 2 hours a day, 2 days a week.
- Electricity allowance of 200KWH included. Above that consumption charged at €.45/KWH.
- Final cleaning of €250
- A/C and heating (€ .86/lt) charged as consumed.
- Security deposit of €800
- Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
Check in: after 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Check out: before 10:00 am.
The villa accommodates 13 with use of a single sofa bed in the study off the master bedroom. For 15 people there is a bedroom with 2 single beds & a bathroom in the pool house however that room does not have AC.
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• Coveted location very near Lucca, easy drive to and from the city
• Beautifully appointed elegant house and grounds yet it retains a rustic charm that is uniquely Italian
• Nice layout on multiple levels, plenty of space for friends and family to gather indoors and out
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Map and Location
|Lucca 10 km|
|Bus to Lucca in Piazza Verdi every 30 minutes|
|Pisa 27 km|
|Viareggio (beaches) 40 km|
|Pistoia 41 km|
|Forte dei Marmi 46 km|
|Florence Airport 70 km|
|Florence 78 km|
|Volterra 81 km|
|Greve in Chianti 105|
|Siena 145 km|