Villa IL PRINCIPE

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Villa Il Principe is a magnificent Renaissance villa with its own chapel, castle ruins, and splendid fountains. The property was completely renovated in 2005. The pillars and arches of the entrance hall lead up the staircase, where all bedroom windows frame panoramic views across Lucca and the surrounding countryside.From the angel-frescoed ceiling of the lounge and grand music room to the arched loggia with views across the camellia garden, all of the rooms have been restored according to tradition and furnished to the highest level of style and comfort.

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Located 5 km from Lucca, the estate is surrounded by a 5-hectare park with vineyards and olive groves. The vast area of the city of Caponnori boasts numerous fortresses, castles and medieval towers alongside Renaissance villas and other elegant and refined buildings. The Villa is located in a gracious valley  at the foot of the Mount Pisano, which separates Lucca from Pisa. A place rich in history and beautiful nature: small streams, breath-taking landscapes and amazing panoramas. This particular area of Lucca countryside offers many kind of outdoor activities: hiking (Pizzorne and Mount Pisano), tours of the historical Villas (Villa Bernardini, Villa Buonvisi etc.), fitness trails (Marlia), nature reserves (Gherardesca lake, WWF Bottaccio oasis), termal baths (San Giuliano Terme). Horseback riding lovers will be delighted to enjoy a ride in the wild, just a 10 minutes drive away, in a beautiful horse farm. For tennis players, an exclusive Tennis Club is just a 5 minute drive away. A relaxing but also entertaining vacation in a landscape full of history. The historic centre of Lucca is just 8 km away, a town famous for its medieval walls, also known as the town of the 100 Churches. A hidden gem where time seems to stand still: small typical shops with local products and groceries. At the same time the town hosts annual events famous all over Europe: the Music Summer Festival (July), Lucca Comics & Games annual comic book and gaming convention (the 3rd biggest in the world). Pisa airport and its historic centre are only 22 km away, Florence and Siena only 1 hour drive away. The vast, sandy and world-famous Versilia coastline is just a 20 minutes drive away, the area is famous for the top quality restaurants, amusing nightlife and various designer boutiques. Set on a stunning estate of terraced olive groves, Villa Il Principe was built as the summer residence for the Pfanner family of Lucca, who used the estate to cultivate rare flowers. It later became the home of Felice Matteucci, inventor of the internal combustion engine. Villa Il Principe is a magnificent Renaissance villa with its own chapel, castle ruins, and splendid fountains. The property was completely renovated in 2005. The pillars and arches of the entrance hall lead up the staircase, where all bedroom windows frame panoramic views across Lucca and the surrounding countryside.From the angel-frescoed ceiling of the lounge and grand music room to the arched loggia with views across the camellia garden, all of the rooms have been restored according to tradition and furnished to the highest level of style and comfort.

Ground Floor
  • Dining room (50sq m) seating up to 26 with chandeliers and access to the front garden
  • Billiard room with access to the loggia
  • TV room with sofas
  • Two rest rooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living room with fireplace and garden views
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
First Floor
  • Living room with office area
  • 6 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
Second Floor
  • 5 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

BEDROOM & BATHROOM: 11 bedrooms (10 double bed, 1 queen or twin bed) with en-suite bathrooms 

  • Bedroom 1: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Bidet, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 2: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Bidet, Closets in bathroom, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 3: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 4: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Bidet, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 5: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Dual vanity, Bidet, Large walk-thru closet, Lounge area, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 6: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Bidet, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 7: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Bidet, Lounge area, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 8: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Lounge area, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 9: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Bidet, Desk, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 10: Queen size bed (or 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Bidet, Air conditioning
  • Bedroom 11: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual Vanity, Bidet, Lounge area, Air conditioning

Access & Parking:  Private covered parking

FEATURES & AMENITIES
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Church/Chapel
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Gym Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Pool / Billiards Table
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Tennis Court
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine
  • Wine Cellar
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE (STAFF SERVICE)
  • Daily chef service (except Wednesdays) – Breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner)
  • Daily morning housekeeping (excluding Sunday)
  • Concierge service
  • Linen change on Saturdays and Wednesdays
  • Pool towels
  • Gardener & Pool Attendant
  • Porter service
  • Air conditioning consumption
  • Heating consumption
  • Water & Gas consumption
  • Electricity consumption up to 2000KW
  • Wireless broadband internet
  • Final cleaning
  • Use of two tennis courts in the Controni estate (shared with the other houses) that can be also converted into soccer and volleyball field
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE AND ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES (TO BE PAID IN EUROS DIRECT ON THE PREMISES)
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Additonal Housekeeping service
  • Additional chef service
  • Cost of food and beverages
  • Telephone usage
  • Exra beds
  • Electricity consumption above to 2000KW
OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • Swimming pool
  • Alfresco dining
  • Barbeque
  • Terrace
  • Parking
  • Gated property
  • Sun loungers
  • Italian gardens
  • Private chapel available for weddings
  • Shared access to tennis court, soccer field and volleyball field (reservation recommended)
LOCATION AND DISTANCE
  • Pisa International Airport: 9 miles
  • Lucca: 4 miles
  • Pisa: 12 miles
  • Firenze: 31 miles
  • Siena: 50 miles
  • Beach (Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi): 12 miles
  • Cinque Terre: 37 miles
  • Bolgheri: 50 miles
  • Roma: 170 miles
  • Venezia: 160 miles
  • Milano: 190 miles
  • Hospital: 2,5 miles
  • Golf court: 18 miles / Putting green: 1,5 miles
  • Tennis club: 1,5 miles

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