1500’s Never Looked So Good
Villa Pratobello is one of those truly historic Lucchese estates dotted throughout the breathtaking country of this wealthy Tuscan region. Located just 4 kilometers from the old walls of Lucca, Tuscany this grand, spacious and thoroughly modernized masterpiece dates back to 1500.
This is the real thing. Perfect for a group of friends, for a family gathering, wedding or to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or other milestones. Villa Pratobello is surrounded by a lovely garden, with a large pool and gazebo for those long Tuscan days of relaxation. Located 4 km from Lucca surrounded by olives groves and vineyards, the estate produces olive oil and wine that the guests can purchase. Within walking distance there is a decent cafe for a delicious coffee, pastry, and ice-cream. The Villa is also very well located, near to the high way entrance to reach easily North and South Tuscany.
11 Bedrooms & 10 Bathrooms
Classic period Italian antiques have been spread throughout with comfortable sofas. And its a good size: 1350 square meters (about 13,000 square feet). This is the real thing.
Ground floor sleeps 4:
Large elegant living room with great stone fire place opening onto the front garden via a French door. There is a spacious dining room that sits sitting up to 24 people and opens to the back garden and olive groves via a French door.
Fully equipped kitchen, with a classic Tuscan style fireplace and modern, industrial kitchen appliances (fridge, freezer, electric oven, dishwasher, gas stove top with 6 burners, microwave, ice cube making machine - everything you need). Pantry too.
Study, library with PC and WI-FI connection for use of the guests. There is also a WC for the villa staff and a powder room for guests.
BEDROOM 1- king bed bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.
BEDROOM 2 – king bed bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.
First floor: sleeps 8
Typical of these large nobile residences, there is a large salone with grand piano from which the bedrooms radiate out.
BEDROOM 3 – king size bed bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower.
BEDROOM 4 – king size bed bedroom, en suite bathroom shower and tub.
BEDROOM 5 – twin bed bedroom with en suite bathroom shower
BEDROOM 6 – master suite with queen bed bedroom, salone with dining table and sofa with TV and ensuite bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub.
Second floor: sleeps 6 + 2
BEDROOM 7.- large bedroom with 2 queen beds with en suite large bathroom with shower and tub.
BEDROOM 8- queen bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.
BEDROOM 9- queen bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.
BEDROOM 10- twin bed bedroom with an adding bathroom with tub that shares with the the bedroom following:
BEDROOM 11- extra twin bed bedroom. This room shares the bathroom with bedroom 10 (just for an extra need and only for children (not adults).
NOTE In two bedrooms there are two double sofa beds meant just for emergency overnight guests only.
LARGE MOVIE ROOM on this floor equipped with a projector, pull down screen and some game tables (billards) that include that old college favorite, foosball.
Note: All tubs in bathrooms have a hand held shower.
sqmt 2000 Large beautiful garden with lemon pots- flowers- mature trees- and a long grape pergola for dining al fresco Beautiful salt- water pool ( mt 8 x 15 ) equipped with sun beds- Great gazebo with garden sofas ,chairs, and tables- for dining outside- BBQ Concierge service available on request.
AmenitiesSalt water pool 8 x 15 meters
Gazebo for dining al fresco
TV room with large screen
Games room with billiard and foosball table
American DVD player
Washing machine and dryer
Hair dryers in bathrooms
Weekly Rates 2017 for up to 24 People
Low Season (January 2 - April 29, September 30 - December 22): 9490€
Mid Season (April 29 - July 1, September 2 - 30, December 23 - January 2): 13300€
High Season (July 1 - September 2): 16990€
35 people Can be Accommodated
2 More Elegant Apartments on the property can can be occupied at additional cost
Apartment 1 - sleeps 4
Apartment 2 - sleeps 6+1
Daily Rates Possible (minimum 3 nights)
High Season (July 1 - September 2): 2570€ per night
30% of rental fee as part of deposit for Villa Pratobello is not refundable.
Additional costs: Security deposit 2000€ (held by agency, paid by check), heat per day during cooler months and AC during warmer months are metered and payable at property beyond 150€ per week, telephone payable by meter and usage.
Included in cost: Final Cleaning, house cleaning 4 hours a day/6 days a week, WiFi, cooking gas and hot water, electricity (other than AC usage), towels (not inclusive of pool towels) and linens and welcome buffet meal with wine provided.
Other: arrivals 4 - 7 pm only. Departures by 10 am. Sorry, no pets.
Other items of interest:
Pizza class - June 1 - September 30 150€
The villa’s old oil mill can be transformed into a disco! What? 800€ per night of disco party!
Chef 1500€ per week (covers cook and waiter, not food and drink)
Chef for a single meal 300€ (covers cook and waiter, not food and drink)
Food deposit 1500€ per week payable on the spot
Nice OptionsCooking classes of Tuscan recipes
Organization of parties and weddings
Cars, vans, and mini bus with driver service
Custom made tours to major places in Tuscany
Chianti and Lucca vineyard tours wineries
Cellar wine and olive tasting for lunch/dinner
Tours to the fabulous 5 Terre and Portofino
Puccini Opera Festival (seasonal)
Major Italian fashion outlets (Prada, Gucci, D&G etc) within one hour
Ferrari Gallery in Maranello
3 GOLF COURSES at 30 minutes each
Montecatini, Forte dei Marmi- Tirrenia ( Pisa) In Lucca - great antique market every third weekend
TouringLucca 4 km
Supermarket and grocery stores 10 minutes
Very good trattorie pizzeria and restaurants very close
Florence km 60
Chianti area one and half hour
Pisa 20 Km
The beach and the long coast of Viareggio/Forte dei Marmi 30 minutes
Siena about two hours
5 Terre one hour
Portofino one and half hour-
Pietrasanta, the artist town 30 minutes
Carrara and Michelangelo marble caves one hour
Pisa Aiport 20 km
Florence Airport 60 km-
Gorgeous place starts at 1355€ per night for 24
Sweet pool too