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Located 30 minute drive from Lucca, on the top of the Tuscan hills, Villa Rica is a traditional charming farmhouse that has been skillfully renovated and converted into a country home to offer comfortable hospitality and a relaxing stay, in an atmosphere of quietness and intimacy. The house offers beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and the Tyrrhenian sea, including the near islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. The house is positioned in a quaint village and near an old church whose bells can be heard chiming hourly adding to the Old World country charm.

  • Dedicated Parking Space
  • Child Friendly
  • Floor cooling system
  • Central Heating
  • Sleeps x 10
  • En-suite x 5
  • Queen/Twin x 4
  • Twin x 1
  • Floor cooling system
  • Bath x 1
  • Shower x 4
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully equipped
  • Barbecue
  • Al fresco dining
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo
  • Wi-Fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fireplace
  • Pizza oven
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Safe Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Nature
  • Turkish bath x 1

BEDROOMS
First Floor:
Queen/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Queen/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Queen/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower

Upper Floor:
Queen/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower (low clearance slanted ceiling)

All bedrooms are provided with radiant floor cooling system, satellite TV 26”, wi-fi internet connection, safe and minibar.

LIVING SPACES
Ground Floor: Inviting and bright sitting room with large flat screen satellite TV and cozy fireplace.
Spacious dining room with extensible table to sit comfortably 12 people, fireplace, wooden beamed ceiling and cotto floor. Professional fully equipped eat-in kitchen that opens onto the garden completes this floor.
Wellness area with Turkish bath, whirlpool (2m x 2m) – at extra charge – and a guest bathroom.

OUTDOOR FEATURES
Villa Rica is nestled among olive groves and vineyards and here you can enjoy a tranquil holiday while unwinding by the private swimming pool sipping a glass of your favorite wine. The private garden is very well manicured while in front of the house a pergola shelters you from the summer heat while you enjoy a delicious meal.
Few steps away from the house there is a fenced salt water swimming pool (12×6 m) provided with lounge chairs and a shaded area.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS
Villa Rica harmonizes coziness and interior design simplicity and it is perfect for families with kids. Enjoy the sense of tranquility this place exudes and let us know what you liked the most during your Tuscan vacation.

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Reviewed on 10/03/2016

Anke V

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Our stay at Rica was a joy. The villa is very comfortable. We stayed there with 4 couples (our family). When we arrived we were greeted by Damian and Francesca (the owner). A big surprise awaited us at the kitchen. Francesca treated us with a table full of the most delicious Italian food there even was wine from her own vineyard. We recommend this villa highly. Beautiful gardens, nice surroundings. Francesca’s restaurant just down the street a treat to have dinner there, ambiance and good food. A place to really call home for your vacation.

Reviewed on 07/14/2014

Sue & Brian

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Outstanding rental, it is more beautiful in person than the wonderful pictures. It was a perfect location to take day trips throughout Tuscany and come back to a restful oasis. The entire family enjoyed the house, the beautiful grounds and the wonderful pool. The owners were very gracious, Francesca spoiled us the entire week. The family restaurant was just a few steps down the hillside and was excellent. We highly recommend this rental and would definitely return.

Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola  1 h 5 min; Pisa Galileo Galilei 41 min
Nearest serviced town: within walking distance
Nearest major city: Lucca 31 min
Nearest beach: Forte dei Marmi: 32 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

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