Villa le Cipresse: historic home in the Lucca countryside
Villa Le Cipresse is a splendid residence of about 500sqm. in the Lucca countryside, but only 10 minutes from the famous walls of Lucca, with magnificent views of the surrounding hills, arranged on three levels and divided as follows:
On the ground floor there is the entrance, a TV room and library, a dining room with fireplace, an office with wardrobes for all the facilities for setting up, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, a laundry room completely covered in marble. All rooms have beamed ceilings, terracotta beams and bricks and floors in Bardiglio gray and white Carrara marble.
On the first floor we find the main living room with entrance from the external gray stone staircase, a beautiful double bedroom decorated with nautical charts, complete with a large walk-in closet and its large bathroom in burgundy marble, a study, the master double bedroom with balcony and exit to the garden with a large and elegant bathroom with Jacuzzi and walk-in closet. A / C in the rooms.
On the second floor instead we have a second independent entrance that opens onto a large kitchen / dining room with fireplace, a large double bedroom with white marble bathroom, a TV lounge with fireplace and a corridor leading to three other double bedrooms and two white ceramic bathrooms. Beautiful sage green painted wood floors, A / C and fans in all bedrooms. Wi Fi Internet throughout the house.
Just outside the garden wall there is the swimming pool area with a 10,5 × 3,5 m pool with salt treated water. The solarium also offers shaded areas as well as sunbeds and chairs. A cabin with bathroom and barbecue completes the area.
In the garden there is a sitting area with various sofas and armchairs and an "al fresco" dining area for 12 people.
Scholars believe that the villa and the group of houses that surround it were part, since the fifteenth century, of an ecclesiastical complex and that the villa itself was the church of the adjacent convent. This hypothesis is supported by the large arch of an ancient door and by the two smaller arches, certainly pertinent to two windows, which can still be seen on the side facade facing south.
Other proofs of the above are in the beautiful garden where we find a nymphaeum similar to those found in the "hortus conclusus" of Villa Parensi and the pergola of vines and wisteria supported by brick columns with a classic claustro style.
The first certain date is 1690 found engraved in the adjoining chapel, then you have to wait for the land register of 1838 to begin having certain documentation. It seems that this area was owned by the powerful Lucchese family of Mansi.
It is impossible to trace the various owners who succeeded each other in the centuries before 1900. After the war it was owned by the lords Mac Andrew. It is said that Mrs. Carol, even though she was no longer very young, loved to bathe naked, creating a great scandal in the neighbors, in the small tub next to the well now used as a "herbarium".
Mrs. Carol Mac Andrew was the first president of the Lucchese Music Association who still remembers and honors her with scholarships for young musicians.
In 2008 Villa le Cipressae was purchased by the current owners the Marquises Guidi di Bagno, an ancient Tuscan family, who have completely renovated the villa and while modernizing it have fully respected the ancient style of the house making it one of the most appreciated and sought after holiday destinations among the villas of Lucca.
Villa Le Cipresse is a place of great peace and relaxation. The sweet sounds of the countryside by day, stars and an absolute silence by night will make your holiday truly relaxing and unforgettable. Among the many services we can offer we would like to mention:
Butler available 4 hours a day 6 days a week. Additional hours are possible on request for a fee.
Cook for delicious meals of local and international gastronomy on request for a fee.
After years of activity we have created a network of services that we can suggest to you: tourist guides, drivers with vans, tourist agencies to organize trips, masseur, spa, Yoga courses, babysitting, transfers to and from the airport or the station, sports facilities (golf, tennis, sailing etc.), car and bicycle rental.
The owners speak Italian, English, Spanish and French and will be happy to offer activities and entertainment to their guests.
The Villa's amenities include: a library with more than 2000 volumes on many topics in Italian, English, French, Spanish. TV room with DVD player.
Dining room with fireplace for 12 complete with tablecloths and everything you need for elegant equipment.
Fully equipped kitchen with everything needed for cooking. Fridge, freezer, 2 ovens, hobs, three different types of coffee makers (Moka, americano, Nespresso), ice maker, microwave, garbage disposal, water filtering, gas alarm, dishwasher and various appliances.
Full laundry room with two washing machines.
The two double bedrooms on the first floor have an en suite bathroom (one with shower the other with Jacuzzi), a walk-in closet, A / C and TV. The four bedrooms on the second floor, two doubles and two doubles, share three bathrooms with shower. They have A / C and ceiling fans. On the second floor there is another kitchen and a lounge with TV.
Of course there is unlimited WiFi Internet throughout the house.
Places of interest nearby
Villa Le Cipresse is located in a strategic point both from the point of view of connections, airports, trains, highways, and from a tourism and food and wine point of view.
The airports of Pisa (40 min.) And Florence (60 min.) Are close and connect many national and international airports.
In addition to the splendid Lucca with its famous walls, there are countless other tourist destinations such as Versilia with its beaches, shopping and nightlife. Pietrasanta with its art galleries and restaurants. Pisa, Florence, Volterra, Barga, Bagni di Lucca and many others.
The gastronomic offer is excellent and Tuscany is very famous for its wines. Gastronomic festivals take place every week.
There are many species of cultural events in the summer: in addition to museums and exhibitions in and around Lucca, there is a Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, a rock / pop festival in Lucca with big names, Comics at the end of October, PhotoLux festival in November just to name a few.