Villa Rodolfo is a beautifully restored farmhouse on the hills surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. Quiet and secluded retreat, this villa is equipped with all the amenities to ensure maximum comfort. Guests can enjoy the coziness of 4 large bedrooms, including an easily accessible one at ground floor, all with stylish en-suite bathroom. All indoor living spaces are generous and flooded with natural light, including the massive kitchen and dining room. The sumptuous front garden is perfect for an apéritif after a long afternoon lounging in the pool or for a tuscan al-fresco dinner while enjoying the view of a breathtaking sunset over Lucca. The location of Villa Rodolfo couldn’t be more convenient, with Florence just an hour away and the Tuscan sandy beaches of Viareggio just 30 minutes away.
Reviewed on 10/07/2017
We absolutely LOVED our time at the villa. The chef was incredible and exceeded all of our expectations. The food was outstanding! Also, the chef brought his wife who is a certified wine expert along one night and offered us a wine tasting and information session on the local wine, which we really enjoyed.
Reviewed on 05/24/2016
I love the interior design, it is beautiful, very Tuscan! The kitchen has everything, and the pool lights changing color are so cool, you have done a great job…in a perfect location, and thank you for your lovely hospitality! Nothing more you could ask for!
Reviewed on 10/20/2015
Wanted to thank you for what my kids described as “Best Vacation Ever”! We really enjoyed Rodolfo — the pool, kitchen, and facilities were fabulous. House had everything you need for a party! The grounds were gorgeous and fun to explore. Location of villa was ideal—1/2 hour to beach; 10 minutes from Lucca; close enough to major cities; and a pleasant walk or bike ride to Vorno, which is a beautiful local village. We really appreciated Sue’s recommendations. Rodolfo was perfect for our family. We also took full advantage of the concierge services in advance of our arrival and our house manager saw to every detail once we arrived!
Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 56 min; Pisa Galileo Galilei 37 min
Nearest serviced town: 6 min
Nearest major city: Lucca 21 min
Nearest beach: Forte dei Marmi: 44 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