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bedrooms: 4

bathrooms: 4

available for: 8 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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La Piaggia
Location address: Altopascio - Lucca   Show on map
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La Piaggia is a typical Tuscan farmhouse, 4km from the motorway, set in the splendid Tuscan countryside between Lucca and Pistoia. The villa is an ideal location for a relaxing tranquil break surrounded by nature but at the same time offers a vast choice of cultural and artistic attractions in the nearby towns of Lucca, Florence, Pistoia, Collodi and the wonderfully spectacular renaissance villas of the Lucca countryside.


The villa is set in a large garden surrounded by pine trees and olive groves providing a lovely relaxing atmosphere. In the garden there is a beautiful oval-shaped swimming pool and a barbeque. It is also possible to enjoy the wonderful view of the Nievole Valley by taking a walk or bike ride through the cool woods nearby.



Everything about this Lucca holiday farmhouse has been organised to cater for all needs. The ground floor consists of the kitchen, dining and living area. The kitchen has an open working fireplace, is fully fitted with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, gas hobs and microwave.



The spacious and airy living room has a TV and video and a computer linked to Internet. Also on this floor there is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.

On the first floor there are three double bedrooms. All the rooms are lovely and spacious. One of the bedrooms has an anti bedroom area which has a sofa. On this floor there are 3 bathrooms, one is en-suite and the other two are accessed from the hall. Two of the bathrooms have showers and the third has a bathtub with hydro massage and hand held shower.




Outside the villa there is a large covered terrace that is furnished with table and chairs to enjoy meals al fresco.




La Piaggia is an ideal house for a relaxing holiday near all the sites of Tuscany.
Don't forget to visit the Pinocchio park in Collodi and the Leonardo da Vinci museum in Vinci.

Pets are welcome for an extra weekly charge



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Located in the large well-maintained garden, the swimming pool sparkles invitingly in the warm Tuscan sun. It is the perfect place for a cooling dip after a long day of sight seeing or just to spend a relaxing day soaking up the sun.



The pool is surrounded by umbrella and sun beds. To one side there is also a covered pergola that provide shared during the warm summer days.
The pool is oval shaped; it is 5 x 10 meters and 1.8 meters deep. It is open from May to October.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 180 sqm
  • Microwave oven
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire place (open)
  • Furnished terrace
  • Pets welcome
  • Separate kitchen
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Ping-pong table
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • 2 baby cots
  • 1 highchair
  • Hairdryer
  • CD player
  • Barbecue
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • American coffee machine
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mosquito screens in bedrooms
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - oval shaped 5 x 10 mtrs and 1.8 mtrs deep, open from May to October (weather permitting) - oval shaped 5 x 10 mtrs and 1.8 mtrs deep, open from May to October (weather permitting)
  • Cook on request - Available on request
  • House Maid - Available on request
  • Telephone - Available, pay for use
  • Air conditioning - available with a weekly charge
  • Leisure - walking, biking, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, Pinocchio park, spa baths
  • Railways - Altopascio, 5km away
  • Approach road - all tar except last few hundred meters good unpaved road
  • Distances Collodi 8km, Montecatini Terme 15km, Lucca 20km, Vinci 25km, Viareggio 40km, Siena 125km, Pisa 44km, Florence 61km, San Gimignano 61km, Rome 333km

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: Per Day
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: air conditioning - weekly charge
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: Per Day
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: air conditioning - weekly charge
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Randy
Family with young children
Maastricht, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros De gastvrijheid in de meest brede zin van het woord
De mooie ruime en groene tuin, het terras
de verse kruiden in de tuin
Cons Er viel niets tegen!
Local attractions Firenze, Lucca, Viareggio, MonteCantini, Pisa
8
Alain
Family with older children
Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros L'accueil et la gentillesse de la propriétaire qui était aux petits soins pour nous.
Nous retiendrons les attentions constantes (accueilli avec du vin et de l'huile d'olives "maison" et poursuivi par une lasagne, du vin, des légumes, du tiramisu, ...), sa générosité et sa discrétion absolue.
Le cadre bucolique et enchanteur.
L'airco et les moustiquaires à toutes les fenêtres.
Encore un grand merci pour cet accueil exceptionnel.
Cons La 4ème chambre, située en arrière-cuisine peut-être un peu "cut", une situation un peu loin de tout et un intérieur peut-être un peu vieillot au Rez-de-Chaussée (Et comme il a plu à peu près tout les jours....) justifie notre "cote" concernant le confort. Notez que les remarques négatives sont effacées par l'accueil reçu.
Local attractions Pise, Volterra, San Giminiano, Villa Reggio, Lucca, ... ont été nos centres d’intérêts en plus de la piscine, le jour ou le temps nous à permis d'en profiter. Une seconde semaine ailleurs nous à permis de visiter Sienne et Florence.
9
Derek
Group of friends
St Albans, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Stunning, rustic property set in beautiful, tranquil gardens with incredible views of the Tuscan countryside. Fantastic swimming pool and facilities. Teresa, our host, was generous and considerate. Highly recommended!
Cons We had nothing to complain about. :-)
Local attractions 'Il Fornello' restaurant is a few minutes walk away and the food was incredible. The local village, Montecarlo, was very pretty and the surrounding area was everything you's expect from Tuscany. The local supermarket (Conad) offered an amazing selection of local and regional produce.
10
Susan
Family with young children
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Teresa, our host, was wonderful. She was friendly and very accomodating. The dinners we arranged with her were amazing. The space was family friendly, and the pool was a perfect addition to the family vacation. The AC in the bedrooms was a life saver!
Cons The location was great from a day trip perspective, but there were no stores or restauranrs that were easily wakable. The downstairs bedroom was not set up for use and did not have AC (luckily we didn't need it).
Local attractions Easy to get the train to Florence or drive to Lucca for the day.
8
Anonymous
Adult family group
Almere, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
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Pros Goed bereikbaar, zeer veel buiten ruimte , tuinen, boomgaarden wijngaarden .zeer vriendelijke eigenaresse die regelmatig lekkere dingen kwam brengen. Gebruik van kruidentuin, tomaten aubergines en fruit, zo even plukken heerlijk.
Heerlijk zwembad, goed overdekt terras. Prachtige slaapkamers boven
Cons Relatief kleine zeer volle rommelige keuken.enorme hoeveelheid pannen en potten . Eet en woonkamer hebben we niet gebruikt maar deze inrichting was zeer matig. Badkamer bij beneden slaapkamer wel erg eenvoudig.
Local attractions Buiten de boeken wijsheid is Montecarlo is een leuke plaats in de buurt.
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Gerard
Family with older children
Solihull, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros The location, the gardens and grounds, the pool surrounded by flowers, the views, the lovely farmhouse; in fact there was nothing we disliked.

The owner cooked us a superb Tuscan meal on our first night and she and her sons couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. She gave us a guided tour of the grounds, explaining the unusual herbs and other plants. They also offered advice on the best options for travelling to places of interest and anything else we wanted to know.
Cons The kitchen and bedrooms in particular had poor lighting, as many of the light fittings needed replacement bulbs. More and much larger chopping boards in the kitchen would have been useful.
Local attractions We visited Altopascio briefly and this has some interesting old buildings; worth a quick visit. The owner also recommended visiting Vinci, which is only about 30 minutes away. Not only is this a very pretty town, with the Leonardo Museum, but it is also in a lovely setting. The drive there and back alone made it worth a visit.
10
Claire
Family with young children
Den Haag, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Fantastische ligging op een landgoed vol met olijfbomen, wijnstokken, kruidentuin citroenplanten, bloemen en antieke rozen.
Alles was aanwezig, het ontbrak ons werkelijk aan niets.
Dat kwam ook door Theresa en Diego, moeder en zoon, gastvrouw en gastheer!!!!
Cons De regen op de eerste dag (haha)
Local attractions Het dorpje Montecarlo is leuk, maar eigenlijk is de hele streek één groot openluchtmuseum. Lucca, Pisa; het ligt op steenworp afstand We hebben lekkere pizzaś gegeten in San Salvatore en ook lekkere Pizzaś gehaald in Margione
10
Rita
Family with older children
Richterswil, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: April 2013
Pros Ums Haus herum Rosen, Kräuter und sehr sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Besitzer...sehr warme Begrüssung und optimale Gastfreundlichkeit!! Gerne wieder mal!!
Cons Leichtes Geräusch in der Ferne von der Autobahn her...
Local attractions Pizzeria in Marginone Restaurant gegenüberliegende Strassenseite, ausgezeichnet!! Lucca, Montecarlo, und viele viele mehr
9
Anonymous
Group of friends
wolfsburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
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Tamlyn
Family with young children
LONDON, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros perfect stay in a welcoming home - very secure and safe for three three families with young children who occupied their entire days running around the endless garden.

Montecarlo nearby is beautiful, restaurants nearby are good value and Teresa the owner is very charming

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Sabine
Mature couple
Asperg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2012
Pros Die Vermieterin Teresa ist eine Seele. Jeder Wunsch von uns wurde sofort von ihr oder ihrer Familie erledigt. Unser Hund wurde von allen verwöhnt. Das Grundstück ist sehr groß und die Gartenanlage noch viel schöner als auf den Bildern. Die Zimmer waren groß, die Badezimmer ausreichend. In der Küche war alles vorhanden, was wir benötigten. Rundum waren wir mit allem sehr zufrieden.

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Maria
Fredericton, Canada

Review date:
Stay: May 2011
What were the highlights of your stay?    The weather was great and the scenery was very beautiful. The Wine, Olive Oil & meals that Teresa De Marco gave / made for us was great. Teresa & her son Diago was very helpful in giving us suggestions and directions to various places.
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    It was spacious, clean and had all the necessary living neccessities required for our duration. The grounds was very well kept.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? No unpleasant events. Just had to get use to the driving there.
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? I suggest that they have a screen on all windows, especially when the weather gets warm and the mosquistos start to come.
Maria Mowat
Canada
May 2011
 
Konrad
Grünau im Almtal, Austria

Review date:
Stay: September 2009
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? Familienfest und Familientreffen in einer wunderschönen Landschaft mit kulturellem Hintergrund, mit adäquater Wohnmöglichkeit in einer typischen Villa
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? Wir waren sehr zufrieden (Familie mit 3 erwachsenen Kindern, deren Partner und 1 Enkelkind im Alter von 6 Monaten). Theresa kümmerte sich fürsorglich um uns.
Das Haus und die Lage entsprach dem aus dem Internetauftritt gewonnenen Eindruck einer gepflegten Unterkunft. Angenehm war auch die ca 500m entfernte Osteria La Fornella (davon nur 100m auf einer öffentlichen Strasse)
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? nein
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? nein
Konrad Samal
Austria
September 2009
 
Sonia
Chorley, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? The owner Theresa couldn't have been more helpful, for example, reserving a table for us at a local restaurant she had recommended, as our grasp of the language wasn't conducive to a successful telephone booking! She even made us a tiramasu - delicious.
Lazing by the pool, we had a beach day at Viareggio, only about 45 minutes from the villa, and easy to park - expensive but worth it for the Italian beach experience. However, we preferred the complete 'get away from it all' feeling we had at the villa, we felt we really were in rural Tuscany - phrase book essential - perfect!
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Fantastic - we stayed at La Piaggia. The villa was beautiful and the surroundings were stunning. The outside games room was a great hit with our children, especially in the heat of the day.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? Perhaps a little too far to walk into the village, also the road was unlit so wouldn't have been a good idea at night. However, we were able to use some bikes which were at the villa.
Do you have any other comments? Plan to eat in on Sundays - we did struggle to find a restaurant.
Sonia Oates
United Kingdom
August 2009
 
tim
northampton, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? Theresa herself, always so helpful, & her gifts, tomatoes, wine & olive oil, & her cooked meal. And the pool.
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Spacious, completely suitable for the 8 of us, child-friendly with lovely grounds & pool.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? No
Do you have any other comments? Thanks for your help.
tim street
United Kingdom
August 2009
 

Nearest town

The nearest village is Marginone, it is about 800meters away, here you can find a small grocery shop, butcher, baker and several restaurants. At Montecatini terme, which is 10km away, there are all amenities.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00 - 19.00.
Checkout by: 9.30

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00 - 19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 9.30

- Are pool towels supplied?
not included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 53km - 0h 38m
Aeroporto Pisa: 54km - 0h 37m
Aeroporto Bologna: 137km - 1h 24m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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