I don’t know which is warmer, friendlier, more enjoyable, more Tuscan or more memorable - the Villa La Chiusa or its owner, Luisa. No kidding. She is the very definition of Italian simpatico, and so is her classic villa located 3 km from the walls. A place where weeks can go by, and from your Italian garden of flowers, fruit trees, and old lemon pots you long for the holiday to never end.
This elegant and comfortable villa has been "in the family forever" Luisa told us with a wave of the hand, as if swatting away the generations. In the old days it was part of a vast estate with a scattering of farmer’s homes surrounding. All the complex was called "La Corte", a typical Lucchese country settlement still existing in some areas of the countryside. Today you have La Chiusa, La Nobile.
The owner is a creative lady who is also the very fabric of Lucchese. She serves as consultant to historic houses of the region in traditional fabric of Lucca. Intentionally she has equipped La Chiusa with all the modern appliances, while maintaining the traditional charm and character of the period and its terra cotta tiled floors, and frescoed rooms. Antique furniture and historic decoration make the villa elegant and charming and deliver a special stay throughout the many large rooms. Still, no worries with children: the place is “kid proof.”
5 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms
Sleeps 2. Living room with piano, two sofas and several chairs. Dining room settings and seats for 14. Sitting/TV room with stereo and a nice collection of CD's, satellite TV with large flat panel TV, sofa and comfy chairs. Computer with ADSL in hallway with table and chair. Large kitchen fit for foodies. Breakfast room with seating for 6 - 8. Double bedroom with two large antique book cases and a nearby WC.
Sleeps 8. Master matrimonial bedroom with some wonderful decorative fresco work and with large ensuite bathroom (Jacuzzi and shower), second master matrimonial bedroom also with light fresco and an ensuite bathroom with shower, a twin bedroom and a matrimonial bedroom that share a bathroom with shower. There is also a classic central salon where all of the bedrooms are connected.
A rustico on the property (located far from the rental for the the privacy of the guests) houses the caretaker and owner.
Although we are biased on such matters and may be preaching to the choir, Lucca is arguably the best city in Tuscany. There are loads of reasons this is a great place to make your home in Italy (olive oil for example, lack of tourists another). To the benefit of you and the proud locals, the charming town of Lucca has completely retained the original thick walls around the centro storico, unlike other cities in Tuscany. As the wide walls lost their military importance, ended with the modern might of the conquering Bonaparte in 1805 who gave the city to his daughter Lucia, the walls have not lost their charm on us. Today they serve as a pedestrian only park that rings the city, and makes for a wonderful bike ride with views of the countryside and city below. You never tire of its streets, alleys, sights and shops…and restaurants.
- Lucca 3 km
- Siena 1.5 hours
- Cinque Terre (40 minutes to the La Spezia boats)
- Forte dei Marmi (30 minutes) beach action
- Montecatini Terme (20 minutes) for a refresh
- Carre Foure for all of your shopping needs, 1 km away!
Weekly Rates 2017 for 10
Low Season (April 1 - End of May, September and October): 3890 €
Mid Season (June): 4450 €
High Season (July and August): 4820 €
Daily Rates Possible (minimum 3 nights)
Low Season: 575 €
Med Season: 660 €
High Season: 725 €
30% of rental fee as part of deposit for La Chiusa is not refundable.
Additional costs payable on the spot: Security deposit 100€ per day, heat 30€ per day during cooler months, AC 35€ per day during warmer months, telephone payable by meter and usage.
Included in cost: Final Cleaning, house cleaning 4 hours a day/6 days a week, ADSL and WiFi, cooking gas and hot water, electricity (other than AC usage) and welcome buffet meal provided.
Other: arrivals 4 - 7 pm only. Departures by 10 am. Sorry, no pets.
From 575 a Day For 10 People
Spacious & Comfortable
Envision An Amarone Out Here At Night
The Pool. Kids Love It
TV & Music Room
Fabulous Kitchen Too