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Emozione Toscana

Villa Accommodation Details
Emozione Toscana
bedrooms: 4

bathrooms: 2

available for: 8 people

villa: Private Pool

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Emozione Toscana
Location address: Altopascio - Lucca   Show on map Show on map
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Emozione Toscana is a pretty, rustic Tuscan villa located a few kilometres from Altopascio, making it ideal to visit Florence, Pisa and Lucca. The villa is on two floors with a lovely, covered furnished terrace outside.
The huge garden has plenty of fruit trees e.g. peach, plum, apricot, pear, black berry and raspberry, and olive trees, and shrubs. The garden is flat and therefore there are some views although limited. There is a lot of privacy. A few steps away from the villa is a wonderful pool in a position of full sun and with a pergola nearby.
Going inside from the covered terrace, there is the pretty kitchen which has the traditional terracotta and wooden beam ceiling. In the centre of the room is a peninsula which provides plenty of work space, while the rest of the facilities are along the side wall. The kitchen is well equipped and includes gas hobs, an oven and a large fridge with separate freezer compartment.
This leads, down a single step, into a bright dining room from where there are also stairs to the first floor. The wooden dining table which can seat 6 people sits in front of a fireplace which has a wood burning stove in place. There is a door to the back garden.
Passing under a terracotta arch there is a living room furnished in typical Tuscan villa style with a couple of sofas and a dining table with chairs in the centre of the room. To one side is the original open fireplace made of terracotta and stone, next to which is a television. A door to the back of the room provides access to the back garden.
This continues into a comfortable lounge which has limited light although there is a large glass door. It has a lovely ceiling of terracotta and wooden beams and a wall of exposed terracotta bricks which provide it with plenty of character. In the centre of the room is an angle sofa facing a TV while a book case rests against the side wall. It provide access to a small bathroom with shower.
From the lounge stairs lead up to the first floor directly into a wonderfully spacious bedroom with a Juliet balcony. The stairs open onto the lounge below. The bedroom is a double room that has simple but comfortable furnishings with a high pitched roof. There are plenty of windows although three have a traditional Tuscan barn covering of terracotta bricks which allow the light through but protect the windows from the heat of the sun.
The stairs from the dining room lead to a second part of the first floor where there are three bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and a large tub with handheld shower. At the top of the stairs and to the left there is a spacious, twin bedroom. It has a high ceiling of terracotta and wooden beams, a lovely terracotta tiled floor. It is furnished with a writing desk, chest of drawers and a large wardrobe.
Across the hall is a lovely, bright, double bedroom with an antique wooden bed, wardrobe and matching antique chest of drawers. In a corner is a wooden writing desk with a mirror. Double glass doors open onto a Juliet balcony which overlooks the back garden.
The final bedroom is opposite the bathroom. This is a double room with a pretty hand painted wall and six door wardrobe which runs completely along one wall. Like the other bedrooms it has the original terracotta tiled floor and a high ceiling of terracotta and wooden beams. The furnishings are completed by a bookcase.
3 double bedrooms which cannot be made into twin bedrooms
1 twin bedroom

The owner is a well known local artist and several of his works are displayed in the villa.
The many books in the villa are in English, Italian and French.
The owner has a dependence on the property which is used by a member of the family who will be available for assistance. It's about 30metres away and cannot see the the villa, however it can see the pool. There are two dogs on the property who are not able to roam freely while the villa is rented to guests.

Pets are welcome and the property is completely fenced and pet secure. The owner also provides a separate fenced area with a kennel.

Pool Info

The sparkling pool is located a short distance away from the villa in the large, flat garden which is dotted with trees and shrubs. Due to its position there are some views from the pool however it is wonderfully private from view from other properties.
Around the pool is a beautiful terracotta sundeck which is furnished with table and chairs. To one side is a pergola shading a large wooden table surrounded by wooden chairs. There are roman steps to one side to enter the cool water.
The pool is 6x12 metres and 1.1-1.5 metres deep. It is open from April to September.
At the end of a small olive grove in the garden there is a pretty little, private lake. It is not possible to swim in the lake however if children bring rods they can fish.Please note that the lake is not fenced off so care must be taken with children.

The garden of the property is not fenced.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 230 sqm
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Pizza oven
  • Fire place (open)
  • Fire place (stove)
  • TV Sat
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • CD player
  • MP3 player
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • No smoking
  • Pets welcome
  • Air-conditioning
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 6x12mtrs, 1.1-1.5mtrs deep, open April to September, weather permitting
  • Leisure - Cycling, also make sure to visit Il Piaggione and S.Jacopo Maggiore
  • Tennis - Tennis club il Valico, 4km away in Altopascio
  • Golf - Golf Montecatini, 24km away
  • Horse riding - Corte San Benedetto 3km away in Montecarlo
  • Wine Tastings - Tenuta del Buonamico, in Montecarlo 3km away
  • Hot springs and spa wellness centre - Montecatini Terme, 17km away
  • Beach - Viareggio 50km away
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • Cook on request - info available on arrival
  • Railways - Altopascio, 4km away
  • Other services - bus stop 500mtrs away however a car is required
  • Parking - 2 places available on site
  • Approach road - last 150mtr good unpaved private road
  • Distances - Montecatini Terme 17km, Lucca 22km, Vinci 30km, Pisa 38km, Viareggio 50km, San Gimignano 64km, Firenze 65km, Siena 130km, Rome 337km

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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 8 people - Price is NOT per head

 

2017 availability
To Tuscany's up to date availability data-base is checked at the moment of your request.

December

31. - 07.
2400 US Dollar

January

07. - 14.
1680 US Dollar
14. - 21.
1680 US Dollar
21. - 28.
1680 US Dollar
28. - 04.
1680 US Dollar

February

04. - 11.
1680 US Dollar
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25. - 04.
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March

04. - 11.
1680 US Dollar
11. - 18.
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18. - 25.
1680 US Dollar
25. - 01.
2400 US Dollar

April

01. - 08.
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08. - 15.
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15. - 22.
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22. - 29.
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06. - 13.
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20. - 27.
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27. - 03.
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June

03. - 10.
2700 US Dollar
10. - 17.
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17. - 24.
2700 US Dollar
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July

2700 US Dollar
08. - 15.
3600 US Dollar
3600 US Dollar
22. - 29.
3600 US Dollar
29. - 05.
3600 US Dollar

August

05. - 12.
3600 US Dollar
12. - 19.
3600 US Dollar
19. - 26.
3600 US Dollar
26. - 02.
2700 US Dollar

September

02. - 09.
2700 US Dollar
09. - 16.
2700 US Dollar
16. - 23.
2700 US Dollar
23. - 30.
2400 US Dollar
30. - 07.
2400 US Dollar

October

07. - 14.
2400 US Dollar
14. - 21.
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21. - 28.
2400 US Dollar
28. - 04.
2400 US Dollar

November

04. - 11.
2400 US Dollar
11. - 18.
1680 US Dollar
18. - 25.
1680 US Dollar
25. - 02.
1680 US Dollar

December

02. - 09.
1680 US Dollar
09. - 16.
1680 US Dollar
16. - 23.
2400 US Dollar
23. - 30.
2400 US Dollar

Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • 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.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen 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

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2016 availability
To Tuscany's up to date availability data-base is checked at the moment of your request.

October

01. - 08.
2160 US Dollar
(10% Off)
08. - 15.
2160 US Dollar
(10% Off)
15. - 22.
2160 US Dollar
(10% Off)
22. - 29.
2160 US Dollar
(10% Off)
29. - 05.
2400 US Dollar

November

05. - 12.
2400 US Dollar
12. - 19.
1680 US Dollar
19. - 26.
1680 US Dollar
26. - 03.
1680 US Dollar

December

03. - 10.
1680 US Dollar
10. - 17.
1680 US Dollar
17. - 24.
2400 US Dollar
24. - 31.
2400 US Dollar
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • 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.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen 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
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers after their stay at the villa. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For more information and our reviews policy please click here
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Anonymous
Adult family group
Epsom, United Kingdom

Stay: September 2016
Almost the best part of this villa holiday were the owners, Alberto and Rosella, who had removed to a small property in the grounds during our stay. They were friendly and generous hosts who left us in peace but were always available if we had any queries. We enjoyed gifts of vegetables and fruit from their garden and the lads were able to borrow their bikes so that they could cycle to the village grocery shop. The villa was quirky and full of character; the pool area excellent. Although Emozione Toscana is in the middle of farmland it was relatively easy to reach some of Tuscany's well known tourists sites either by car or by train from the station at Altopascio.
Local attractions As well as a station with direct links to Florence and a good supermarket, the nearest small town Altopascio (4km) has an attractive old centre and a couple of good restaurants (La Loggia and M?). Florence is beautiful of course, we enjoyed the Boboli Gardens, the Ponte Vecchio as seen from one of the other bridges over the Arno and the Cathedral Baptistery (Paoli restaurant just off the Duomo) but so crowded. We preferred walking along Lucca's shady walls. Montecarlo, a small hill village with an ancient fortress, was voted the best place we visited (terrace Pizza restaurant overlooking the valley.
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Bayreuth, Germany

Stay: August 2016
Leider extrem viele Mücken; zum Glück hatten wir Moskitonetze über Betten und Sitzgelegenheiten auf der Terrasse mitgenommen angebracht. Würden wir immer wieder mitnehmen
Local attractions Überragendes Restaurant in Monte Carlo ( Empfehlung des Ehepaares vor Ort)

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

11.09.2016
Unfortunately, there were a considerable amount of mosquitoes in the area due to the weather conditions. It is advisable to go well-equipped with good repellent.
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Dresden, Germany

Stay: July 2016
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10
Oliver
Family with young children
Strasslach, Germany

Stay: August 2015
Die angenehme Atmosphäre und die nette Art vin Alberto.
Kommunikation war ein bisschen schwierig. Alberto spricht nur Italienisch und ein bisschen Französisch.
Local attractions Forte dei Marmi, Lucca

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Anonymous
Group of friends
marcq en baroeul, France

Stay: August 2015
- la localisation
- la piscine
- les gestes des propriétaires (panier légumes/fruits), leur convivialité
- odeur de tabac froid dans toute la maison
- présence des propriétaires trop marquée (arrosage des plantes et jardins dès 7h le matin
- absence de volets dans une des chambres

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

12.01.2016
Thank you for your review. The owner has checked and has found there to be no smoke or tobacco smells throughout.

Nearest town

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.

FAQ

- 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

- 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 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

- 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 Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided (service provided by local supplier). To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- 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
Aeroporto Pisa: 55km - 0h 37m
Florence Airport: 57km - 0h 38m
Aeroporto Bologna: 140km - 1h 25m

Show on map the main airports

- 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 to do for children in the area?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in the area near the villa?
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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