Villa of exceptional quality with beautiful views towards the sea.
Elegant accommodation which forms a portion of an old convent in the hills above the Tuscan coast, close to Pietrasanta and Lucca. The house is warm and full of character with a true Tuscan flavour and retains many original features. There are superb views to the sea over the olive groves.
From the entrance hall there is a beautiful sitting room with exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling and large fireplace. Spacious dining area. The kitchen features a beautiful stone sink, quality built-in wooden cupboards and appliances, and there is a portico off the kitchen which goes to the courtyard garden. On the first floor is a large master bedroom with wooden floor, beamed ceiling, wall cupboards and a large walk-in wardrobe, which could also be used as a study. Bathroom with wood-panelled bath. The other bedroom is also large and has its own bathroom with shower. The house is set in the hills and is approached on a good road. There is parking for 2/3 cars.
The town of Lucca is a walled historical city that endears itself to everyone who visits. Hidden behind imposing Renaissance walls the cobbled streets, elegant piazzas and shady promenades make it a perfect destination to explore on foot or riding the bicycles offered for rent in many points throughout the city. Lucca has many boutiques, historic cafes and restaurants. The nearby Torre del Lago hosts a summer Puccini festival. Pietrasanta is a town set around a central piazza and flanked with lovely cafes and excellent restaurants. The town has always attracted artists and sculptors and there are many exhibitions held wither in the piazza or in one of the beautiful vaulted halls.
Viareggio is set on the sea front with a wide golden beach and art deco buildings along the main street. There is a marina and excellent sailing opportunities. Viareggio is set at the end of the Versilia golden coast. Versilia is the stretch of golden sandy coast from the tip of Liguria to Viareggio, the southernmost resort on the Italian Riviera. Liberty style buildings housing fashionable shops, cafes, and seafood restaurants line the promenade. Viareggio is famous for the annual Carnevale dating back to 1873 with large papier-mâché floats which parade along the promenade known as the “Passeggiata a mare”. In nearby Forte dei Marmi you can shop in the upmarket designer shops or while away the evening ‘people watching’ in the pretty central piazza, where the bars serve refreshing camparis.
Distances: Viareggio (beaches) 15 km, Pietrasanta 15 km, Forte dei Marmi 20 km, Lucca 20 km, Pisa (airport) 40 km, Cinque Terre 80 km, Florence 100 km.