Magnificent estate which has at its heart a superb frescoed villa dating back to the early 19th century, designed by the famous Lucchese architect, Lorenzo Nottolini. With its own private chapel dating back to the 13th century, the villa has been owned by different Italian noble families. The current owners have restored the Villa to its original grandeur and beauty while complementing that with modern day luxury and comfort.
Nestling in 16 hectares of pine forests and olive groves, the property lies about 5 kilometres to the South of Lucca and has extensive gardens, a floodlit tennis court, a large swimming pool and several al fresco dining areas.
The villa offers twelve sumptuous bedrooms and eleven bathrooms with the adjacent building, once the stable block and coach house on the estate, housing three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a spacious double height sitting room, kitchen, terrace and balcony.
In 2013, the adjoining but separate “Casa Una”, one of the oldest farmhouses in the area, was magnificently restored to a very high standard. With 6 large bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, spacious kitchen and its own large private garden, “Casa Una” enjoys spectacular views of the beautiful Tuscan valleys stretching toward the coast.
The property is completed by another smaller house, currently used as the hotel manager's residence and another three rustic buildings, nestled amongst the olive groves, one of which has been restored to a studio apartment with kitchen and bathroom for the resident gardener.
Whilst the estate is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Vorno, the surroundings are completely rural and tranquil but guests have the convenience of the village bar, shop and restaurant being only five minutes’ walk away. There are wonderful views of the surrounding hills, forests, olive groves and the Alps Apuane, sometimes snow-capped in the winter.
Due to its breath-taking setting and ample space, the villa can provide perfect locations for large family groups or reunions, weddings in its beautiful consecrated chapel, corporate meetings, off sites, away days, product launches and film sets.
Nearby Pisa airport (30 minutes) has numerous daily international flights.
The property has been under the same ownership for over thirty years, and the Villa has gained a deserved reputation for excellence with many long term repeat guests