The “Palazzetto” is situated South-East of Lucca in a panoramic position dominated by the Vorno Valley less than 10 minutes from the historic centre of the city and 30 minutes from the famous beaches of Versilia.
The area is notable for its numerous historic villas once used as Summer residences by the noble families of Lucca.
The “Palazzetto” is one of the oldest.
The original structure dates back to the 14th Century and belonged to the Arnolfini family that used it as a hunting lodge.
In old papers located in the Lucca archives it was described as a “house for hunting and dancing”.
During the 16th Century the property was acquired by the Trenta family who created the current structure.
The “Palazzetto” is mentioned several times in the well-known book “Villas and Buyers in the State of Lucca”, a publication that brings together the more important historic buildings of the area.
The residence has undergone an accurate and sympathetic restoration with the aim of preserving all the original materials.
The building, complete with independent heating as per the law with cast iron radiators in every room, is composed of three floors each of around 140 m2, for a total surface area of 420 m2 and is situated on an elevation surrounded by century old olive groves.
The land is unfenced with the exception of the roof garden around the building, from where an extraordinary view of the valley below can be enjoyed.
On the ground floor of the structure there is a secondary entrance, a kitchen with an old fireplace and wood-fired oven, a dining room and an adjacent small frescoed sitting room with French doors that open onto the garden.
The first floor is composed of the main entrance accessed by an external double staircase, a small lounge with fireplace, a large sitting room, a study and a mezzanine floor with master bedroom and large en-suite bathroom.
The second floor is adapted as a guest zone with three bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms and a large liveable mansard.
The property of 3.7 ha of century old olive trees also includes 2 small outbuildings of 30 and 40m2 which could be used as a caretaker's house and accompanying a possible swimming pool.