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Antica Poesia, Camaiore - Lucca

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 people Private Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

This interesting property near Lucca was formerly an olive press. Now it has been transformed into a characterful two-storey Tuscan villa that will provide a very comfortable base for a family of four or two couples. It’s a particularly savvy choice if you’re planning to attend the annual Puccini Festival at the open-air theatre in Torre del Lago. It's located in the hills but has good access to the coast and to Lucca.

With the Renaissance-era walled city of Lucca just begging to be visited, not to mention activities ranging from wine- and olive oil-tasting to horse-riding and golf available nearby, you’ll soon be itching to get out and explore. (The town of Montemagno is in walking distance, too.) But with two furnished terraces, walled and open gardens, and a pool with outstanding views of the surrounding olive groves, you could be forgiven for not venturing too far. The inviting interiors incorporate some of the original machinery used in the olive press and include good-sized bedrooms and cosy nooks in which to sit and catch up on that book you haven’t had time to read.

Ground Floor


Main entrance, sofa, armchair, table and chairs.

Fully equipped, plus breakfast bar.

Bathroom 1
Sink, shower, WC.

Laundry Room
Fully equipped.

First Floor

Sitting Area

Chaise longue, desk and chair.

Bedroom 1
Double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, dressing table and stool.

Bedroom 2
Two iron-framed single beds (can be converted into a double), chest of drawers, wardrobe.

Bathroom 2
Jacuzzi bath, double sinks, WC.

Our Thoughts
We love the traditional interiors, especially the little reminders of the villa’s previous life as an olive press. There’s a really cosy aspect to this place that will make you feel immediately welcome, though there is also lots of natural light. But it is the outdoor terraces that are the big draw. As well as a terrace with table and chairs in the private walled garden by the villa’s entrance, there’s also one midway down the main garden overlooking the pool, complete with a brick-built barbecue, table and chairs – the ideal spot for a gourmet al fresco dinner prepared by one of our recommended private chefs.

Two bedrooms. Two bathrooms. The owner lives in the adjoining villa.

Ground Floor

First Floor

The salt-water pool is situated across the quiet, narrow road at the front of the property, down some stone steps. It offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and has a raised deck furnished with plenty of sun loungers and parasols, plus there is a small kitchen and barbecue. The pool is accessed via metal ladders
Pool size: 3.70x7.80 mtrs and 1.20 mtrs deep. It is open from May to October, weather permitting.


Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
2 furnished terraces
Furnished pergola
Stone barbecue
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
Fire place (open)
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Ironing board
Baby cot
Night safe
No pets allowed
Pool towels provided
Mosquito screens
Pool chlorine free
Cook on request - extra cost
Parking – Private parking outside villa
Approach road –  900 metres of narrow paved road in good condition.

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 0 Euro payable only in Euro. This 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.

Approach road –  900 metres of narrow paved road in good condition.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

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

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: included

Baby cot: 2 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 2 available on request, no extra cost

Optional extra costs: Pool towels available at 3 Euros each.

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
05 May - 02 Jun 2018
1283 US Dollar
02 Jun - 16 Jun 2018
1485 US Dollar
16 Jun - 30 Jun 2018
1823 US Dollar
30 Jun - 25 Aug 2018
2430 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
1823 US Dollar
15 Sep - 29 Sep 2018
1283 US Dollar
29 Sep - 27 Oct 2018
1080 US Dollar
27 Oct - 03 Nov 2018
1215 US Dollar
03 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
945 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
1620 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
1620 US Dollar
05 Jan - 30 Mar 2019
945 US Dollar
30 Mar - 04 May 2019
1148 US Dollar
04 May - 01 Jun 2019
1283 US Dollar
01 Jun - 15 Jun 2019
1485 US Dollar
15 Jun - 29 Jun 2019
1823 US Dollar
29 Jun - 24 Aug 2019
2430 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
1823 US Dollar
14 Sep - 28 Sep 2019
1283 US Dollar
28 Sep - 26 Oct 2019
1080 US Dollar
26 Oct - 02 Nov 2019
1215 US Dollar
02 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
945 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
1620 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 48km - 0h 40m
  • Florence Airport: 93km - 1h 04m
  • Genoa Airport: 159km - 1h 56m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Viareggio: 14km - 0h 23m
  • Lucca: 20km - 0h 32m
  • Forte dei marmi: 21km - 0h 35m

Guest reviews: Antica Poesia <div class='textCenter'>9,3/ 10</div>Score from 18 reviews - Excellent (18 Client reviews)

April 2018
Family with older children
Den Haag, Netherlands Den Haag, Netherlands
Guest villa score
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Positieve punten:
De eigenaars zijn ontzettend aardige mensen die ons goed hielpen en met veel zorg het huis hebben ingericht. De privé kok was de zoon van de eigenaar en hij heeft voor ons erg lekker gekookt en heerlijke wijn geserveerd, terwijl zijn ouders de tafel gezellig voor ons maakten. Ook het zwembad was op ons verzoek eerder open gegaan zodat we er op de mooie dag in hebben kunnen zwemmen. De privé tuin was ook erg mooi met terrassen, een bbq en een buitenkeuken. We hebben er helaas weinig gebruik van kunnen maken vanwege tegenvallend weer.
Negatieve punten:
We hadden helaas minder warm weer dan gehoopt en dan wordt het huisje wel wat koud en donker van binnen. Het is natuurlijk gebouwd om de warmte buiten te houden en de ramen zet je niet open als het buiten kouder is. We hebben de palletkachel aan gedaan, waardoor het warmer werd.
We vonden de matrassen hard, waardoor we (de ouders) aan het einde van de week pijn in onze gewrichten hadden.
Local attractions We hebben de eerste avond bij Da Franco gegeten in het dorpje Montemagno, onderaan het steile paadje naar het huis. Verder hebben we in Lucca (bij Gli Orti), Florence (bij Osteria Za-Za) en Viareggio (bij Bagno La Pia) gegeten. Allemaal erg lekker. In de omgeving van het huisje kun je naar bovengenoemde steden. Ook Pisa is in de buurt.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:12.05.2018
Thank you for your review. We were sorry to hear the mattresses were not to your liking but delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay.

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