This traditional Tuscan villa is a firm family favourite. A welcoming five-bedroom house, with private pool, set in the peaceful Italian countryside, yet near to the lovely town of Lucca and Viareggio beach.
Casa di San Lorenza is just a 10-minute drive to local shops and restaurants in Orbicciano. Lucca, 17km away, is well worth at least one visit during your stay. Remarkably, the Renaissance city walls have been preserved and have been turned into a tree-lined promenade that affords visitors wonderful views. Back down on the cobbled streets, there’s much more history to discover, including a piazza built on the remains of a Roman amphitheatre. For a day by the sea, head to the upmarket beach resort of Viareggio, 19km from the villa. This long stretch of sand has plenty of deck chairs under colourful sun umbrellas, and a chic passeggiata with boutiques and traditional gelato shops. Viareggio is also home to Carnevale, a spectacular parade of papier-maché floats that runs in the four weeks leading up to Lent each year. The villa is driving distance to the major cities of Pisa (50km) and Florence (70km) and their international airports.
This charming house is the opposite of a bland rental villa. A lived-in family home, it’s filled with character and warmth. A country-style kitchen leads into the dining room, and has doors out onto a dining patio too. There are lots of areas for relaxation; a large, bright sitting room with a working fire, a well-stocked library, and a family room with Satellite TV and DVD player. The extensive, family-friendly gardens feature a 12m pool and pool house, lawns (including a football pitch), table tennis, olive groves and a vegetable garden. There are five bedrooms spread across the ground floor, first floor and the attic. Three of the bedrooms have en suites, and the attic room has air conditioning.
The rental includes wine on arrival and a maid service five days a week. Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and changed weekly.
Casa di San Lorenza is a great villa rental for a family looking to experience everything Tuscany has to offer. Beautiful countryside, fascinating towns and brilliant beaches are all within easy reach. This well-equipped villa also has an array of amenities to keep everyone entertained during days spent relaxing at your ‘home-from-home’.