Villa Daniela consists of 11 comfortable lovingly restored bedrooms and several social interior spaces surrounded by a formal Italian garden, boasting a large fenced private swimming pool and a covered patio to enjoy during the hot summer. Blending the traditional style of the furnishing with modern amenities, the property is ideally located, within walking distance to a small village, with shops and a grocery store, and approximately 10 minute drive from Lucca.
Reviewed on 05/28/2018
The Villa was AMAZING and Daniela and her staff exceeded our expectations. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a lovely breakfast and Prosecco which was so appreciated and not expected. The Welcome dinner that evening was incredible since the food kept coming. Andre and his team did a fabulous job. All our friends agree this was the best vacation so far and God willing, we would love to return one day. Thanks so much for all the arrangements you provided and on a scale of 1-10, you get a 10+ !!
Reviewed on 05/16/2018
We could not have had a better time than we did at Villa Daniela. Everything was absolutely first class from the beautiful rooms and grounds at the Villa to the incredibly wonderful people that we met (Sandra and her staff) and became immediate friends with. The entire experience was even better than we could have hoped for. The whole week was a truly unforgettable experience. And thanks to you for your great assistance as well.
Reviewed on 09/10/2017
The D. Family
Our experience was way beyond expectations. Villa Daniela was far more beautiful than in pictures. The villa offered every amenities that we could have needed and the staff was nothing but pleasant and helpful. Margherita and Daria were very professional and provided excellent service. My guests and I could not be more pleased with our visit and are sad that we are not still there!
Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 47 min; Pisa Airport 37 min
Nearest serviced town: 3 min; 15-min walk
Nearest major city: Lucca 22 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps
The historic town of Lucca features many attractions and unlimited historic charm. Take a stroll or rent a bicycle and ride on its ancient walls and through the town past famous monuments, several churches and the Guinigi Tower, which has trees planted at the top. Make sure to visit the church of Saint Michele and then enjoy a cappuccino in Saint Michele square. Don't miss shopping along Via Fillungo!
North of Lucca, the famous Garfagnana Valley extends for miles, a splendid natural vista of mountains and hills. Along the way, stop at the famous "Devil's Bridge"—legend says the Devil himself has visited this spot. A huge Halloween celebration is held here every year. In Pisa, the famous Leaning Tower awaits. Some say it is one of the wonders of the world, and all agree that a sight of the Leaning Tower is a must for all those coming Italy. The nearby Forte Dei Marmi is one of the most popular places in Italy during the summer, boasting a beautiful beach, elegant shops and boutiques, and an active nightlife of bars and clubs like La Capannina and the Twiga Club.
WHERE TO EAT
Buca di Sant'Antonio - Mouthwatering dishes with excellent service. The English speaking waiters will thoroughly explain every dish and provide impeccable service.
Via Cervia 3, Lucca - +39 0583 558 81
Ristorante Lombardo – great local food and attentive service, all enhanced by a stunning view from the terrace.
Via della Pieve S. Stefano 4801, Lucca - +39 0583 394268
Antica Locanda di Sesto – a very good and consistent restaurant in Lucca, where the food and the service will not disappoint you.
Via Ludovica 1660, Lucca - +39 0583 578181
Ristorante Giglio - A lovely restaurant within the city walls with indoor and outdoor dining. Friendly and attentive service, including a complimentary glass of Prosecco while you make up your mind on what to order.
Piazza del Giglio 2, Lucca - +39 0583 494 058
Vino e Convivio – If you want wine by the glass accompanied by de-li-cious homemade food, do not be fooled by the look of this very rustic osteria. Extensive selection of wine and great simple dishes that change almost daily (they do not have a menu) that you do not want to miss. If available, order a glass of Ripasso Superiore della Valpolicella by Monte Dall’Ora (you are welcome!).
Via Di Coselli 4/6, Guamo - +39 0584 989 069
WHERE TO SHOP
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! at Chocolat, a city heaven for chocoholics.
Corte Cenami 1, Lucca - +39 0583 467 878
Tuscan Cigars - Those who like to know the story of an all-Italian pride can make a visit to the Manifatture Sigaro Toscano of Mugnano where guided tours reveal the history and work processes of the most loved cigars in the world. Today the handmade cigars are those of great value, limited editions or special editions such as the Moro, the Millenium, the Toscano Original or Selected.
Via Enrico Mattei 780, Lucca - +39 0583 4391
Jewelry - Lucia Giovannetti Maison – romantic jewels created with great passion and Italian craftsmanship.
Via Santa Croce 20, Lucca - +39 0583 464331