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Emozione Toscana, Altopascio - Lucca

4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 8 people Private Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

There is nothing standard about Emozione Toscana, the home of a well-known local artist, which is one of the reasons why the villa is full of character. Even its construction – a seemingly haphazard mix of brick, stone and terracotta – fascinates. Every room is strikingly individual, with an array of artwork, including some by the owner, to enjoy. Its extensive garden, filled with a wonderful variety of trees, shrubs and terracotta pots, and lovely private pool invite you to spend many hours moving between sun and dappled shade.

Set in low-lying farmland less than an hour’s drive east of Viareggio, this makes a great base for enjoying both the coast and some of Tuscany’s best-known cultural gems. Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano and Florence are all easy day trips. Sleeping up to eight people, Emozione Toscana suits groups of family or friends equally. You’ll come together around the pool and under the lovely loggia for al-fresco meals, and scatter happily with a book or a drink (or both) to favoured chairs and benches in this great garden.

Ground Floor

Lounge 1

Two sofas, table and chairs, two cabinets, corner cupboard, two occasional tables, fireplace, double doors to back terrace.

Dining Room
Table and chairs, armoire, small cupboard, wood-burning stove, stairs to main section of the first floor, double doors to back garden.

Fully equipped, door to loggia.

Lounge 2
Sofa, book shelving, side table, stairs to Bedroom 1, door to garden.

Bathroom 1
Shower, sink, WC.

First Floor

Bedroom 1

Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, double-doors to Juliet balcony, stairs to ground floor.

Bedroom 2
Twin beds (can be converted to a double), wardrobe, chest of drawers, writing desk, chair.

Bedroom 3
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), wardrobe, dressing table, side table, chair, double-doors to Juliet balcony.

Bedroom 4
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), wardrobe, bookcase, chair.

Bathroom 2
Corner bath with handheld shower, shower, dressing table, chair, sink, WC.

Our Thoughts
It’s hard not to rave about the secluded grounds of this villa because so much thought has gone into them. The pool, its terrace and pergola are elegant and thoroughly enjoyable places to lounge on the good-quality furniture. The loggia is perfect for coffee, aperitifs or al-fresco meals. The trees – many of them fruiting –  create a wonder-world of light and shade. As befits a place you’ll want to spend a lot of time at, the villa has a collection of books in English, French and Italian. When you feel like venturing out, you might want to take the train to Florence, rather than drive, from the local station at Altopascio.

Four bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Bedroom 1 can only be accessed from the ground floor, there is no connection to the other bedrooms on the first floor. Pets are welcome and the garden is fenced but is not pet secure; there is also a separate fenced area with a kennel that can be used. Please note, however, that care must be taken with children and pets in relation to the large private pond within the garden, which is not fenced off. The pond is not for swimming in, although children can fish in it if they have rods. A relative of the owner, who is available should you need any help, lives in a house in the grounds. This does not overlook the villa, although it can view the pool. They have two dogs, which do not roam freely.

There are Roman steps to enter the water of this generously sized pool, which is surrounded by a terracotta terrace furnished with two tables and chairs, one under a shaded pergola.
Pool size: 6m x 12m, 1.1m-1.5m deep. Open April through September, weather permitting


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Furnished terrace
Pizza oven
Fire place (open)
Fire place (stove)
TV - Sat Astra Free View
DVD player (Euro)
CD player
MP3 player
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Cook on request - extra cost
Ironing board
No smoking
Pets welcome
Fenced property

Additional information

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

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 400 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.

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

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

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 week

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: included

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Optional extra costs: Air conditioning is 250 Euro per week

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

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
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
4050 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
3038 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 01 Sep - 15 Sep. Save 457 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
2700 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 15 Sep - 29 Sep. Save 405 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
1890 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
2700 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
2727 US Dollar
05 Jan - 23 Mar 2019
1910 US Dollar
23 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
2727 US Dollar
01 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
3071 US Dollar
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
4091 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
3071 US Dollar
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
2727 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
1910 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
2727 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 55km - 0h 37m
  • Florence Airport: 57km - 0h 38m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 140km - 1h 25m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Altopascio : 4km - 0h 06m
  • San Miniato: 23km - 0h 31m
  • Lucca: 24km - 0h 28m
The nearest village is Spianate, which is about 1.5km away. It has a small grocery shop, post office, pizzeria, tabaconist and bar/café. For a wider range of shops, restaurants and amenities and a large supermarket it's necessary to go to Altopascio, which is a larger town about 4km away.

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

June 2018
Adult family group
Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany
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Traumhaft schönes Haus mit riesigem Grundstück, sehr gepflegt, wunderbarer Pool, ruhige Lage.

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