Tuscany: Papavero Villa
Gorgeous luxury villa in hills above Lucca
- Name: Papavero Villa
- Sleeps: 12 + 2
- 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 15h 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.
The ground floor opens to the patio. Dining room, country-style kitchen, half bath and laundry room.
On the second floor there a large elegantly appointed 2-story living room also with a fireplace and 5 of the 6 bedrooms.
Pool house with changing room with refrigerator, toilet and shower.
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and an en suite bathroom with shower
1 bedroom with queen size bed and en suite bathroom with bathtub
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and bathroom en suite with bathtub
1 bedroom with 2 single beds with shared bathroom with shower
1 bedroom with queen size bed with shared bathroom with shower
Study with double sofa bed and fireplace.
Master bedroom with queen sized bed with large en suite bathroom with double sinks, shower and jetted whirlpool bathtub.
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Property and area amenities
|Sleeps||12 + 2|
|Bedrooms||Master bedroom with queen bed. 2 bedrooms each with queen bed. 3 bedrooms each with 2 single beds. Sofa bed in upstairs den.|
|Bathrooms||1 bathroom with shower & tub, 2 bathrooms with showers, 2 bathrooms with tub, half-bathroom. Pool house 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, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, Italian and drip coffee makers, juicer, tea kettle|
|Laundry||Washer, iron, ironing board|
|Air Conditioning||Yes in living room and bedrooms|
|Entertainment||Satellite TV receives a few English language news channels. Ping pong table.|
|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.|
|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|
|2019||Weekly Price||2020||Weekly Price|
Jun 15 - Aug 31
June 13 - Aug 29
Aug 31 - Sep 28
May 16 - Jun 13
Aug 29 - Sep 26
Sep 28- Oct 26
Dec 21 - Jan 11 2020
Apr 4 - May 16
Sep 26 - Oct 31
Dec 09 - Jan 9 2021
Oct 26 - Dec 21
Jan 11 - Apr 4
Oct 31 - Dec 19
Minimum price is for a week.
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.
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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 78 km, Volterra 81 km|