(x 11 people)
Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 7 | Near Pisa and Lucca, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
Set on the crown of a small hill and surrounded by pine woods and beautiful gardens, Villa Zacconi overlooks the Camaiore Valley with a medieval village in the foreground and the Apuan Alps as a backdrop. The villa dates from the early 1900s and was built as a country retreat for Ermete Zacconi, one of the leading lights of the Italian stage and a contemporary of Eleonora Duse. Still owned by the same family, the villa has recently been meticulously renovated and now offers all the modern conveniences such as air-conditioned bedrooms while retaining its unique charm. Designed on a scale that one seldom finds in modern times, the villa features large, airy rooms and hallways decorated in an Art Deco style with the careful addition of comfortable contemporary pieces. The gardens, which include a fenced salt-water swimming pool set at the edge of the woods, are a haven of peace and tranquillity with sitting and dining areas clustered under canvas and wooden pergolas. The Villa Zacconi is opening its doors for the first time to those seeking an inspiring and restful environment in this beautiful corner of Tuscany.
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Villa Zacconi is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Villa Zacconi (x 8 people).
Just 6km/4 miles from the beaches of Lido di Camaiore on the northern coast of Tuscany. A small food shop lies within walking distance (600m/yards) of the villa, with a better selection and several restaurants in the village of Camaiore, 1.2km/1 mile. It’s a 15-minute drive to the lively coastal town of Viareggio, and 30 minutes to the walled town of Lucca or the Campo dei Miracoli in Pisa. Florence and even Siena are within reach for excursions. 18-hole golf is available within 40 minutes’ drive.
Living room with an open fireplace leading out to the garden and to a pergola with a dining table and barbeque. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with shower.
[up 19 stone steps] Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned single bedroom with a small terrace. Bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with two sinks and bath. Air-conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned double bedroom with a small terrace. Bathroom with shower.
Beautifully landscaped gardens surround the house and lead to privately-owned pine woods. The fenced salt-water pool, 9 x 6.5m/29 x 21 feet, is set in the lower garden and reached by a short flight of steps.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's helpful offsite caretaker, who speaks a little English. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Washing machine. Built-in barbeque. Satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD. TV’s in several bedrooms. CD player. Mosquito nets in all windows. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Fireplace. Central heating. Wireless ADSL internet [computer not provided]. Mobile telephone.
Airports: Pisa, 42km/26 miles; Florence, 98km/61 miles. Railway station at Viareggio, 11km/7 miles, with a bus service to Camaiore. Motorway exit at Viareggio-Camaiore, about 9km/6 miles. Parking for four cars.
The nearest beach is Lido di Camaiore, 6km/4 miles with free access, full details can be found under What services can be arranged and paid locally (in Euro). 18-hole golf course at Vittoria Apuana, 20km/12 miles. Puccini fesitval from June - August www.puccinifestival.it, 30 minutes.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Microwave. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The fenced salt-water pool, 9 x 6.5m/29 x 21 feet, has a constant depth of 1.5m/5 feet and a ladder for entry/exit.