VILLA CLEMATIS

Tuscany, Lucca, Lucca

€ 2,800,000

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Price € 2,800,000
Location Tuscany, Lucca, Lucca
Bedrooms 5
Garden 7500 SQM
Swimming pool Yes
Parking Yes
Total Area 650 SQM
Within 1 hour of an airport Yes
Close to amenities Yes

Stunning villa set on the hills near Lucca with superb views over the surrounding countryside. Set less than 10 minutes drive from the centre of the beautiful medieval town of Lucca and offering easy access to Pisa airport, beaches and the classic towns of Tuscany. The villa has been restored with attention to detail and with Tuscan features including floors and beamed ceiling yet the accommodation is bright and spacious.

The property has private gated drive, ample parking area and approx. 7,500 sqm of land (nearly two acres) with swimming pool and terraces. The villa is approx 650 sqm with a large terrace running its length which is perfect for outdoor dining with lovely views and double staircase to the pool area. There is also an independent one bedroom flat currently used for the caretaker.

This luxury property is entered from a covered porch to an open plan kitchen - living room - dining room with french doors to the terrace. There are three en-suite bedrooms also opening to the terrace and a further two bedrooms and bathroom, upstairs there is a large further wood beamed living room with double aspect panoramic windows, on the lower level there is a cinema room, two rooms and bathroom, gym, Turkish bath room with separate shower room, laundry room and cellar. The caretaker flat accessed from the back of the building offers kitchen-living room, bedroom and bathroom. The lower ground floor houses all the technical equipment.

This is a private and well-appointed villa in a lovely location.

Lucca is a medieval walled town in Tuscany which is mostly pedestrian with picturesque piazzas and stone flagged lanes with shops, pretty cafes and some excellent restaurants. Lucca is often referred to as a secret gem and a quieter and more intimate alternative to Florence. The town is encircled by the medieval walls with foot and bicycle paths under the trees. The cobbled streets are filled with 'gelaterie', pastry shops and wonderful coffee shops and 'trattorie'. Lucca has a multitude of old churches, little piazzas, towers and family businesses. Behind many of the arched doors you will glimpse vaulted passageways and beautiful internal courtyards. It is possible to climb one or other of the two highest bell-towers to look out on the old terracotta rooftops of the town and over to the surrounding Tuscan hills. One of the focal points of the town is the oval shaped piazza with entrances at the four points of the compass which stands on the site of a Roman amphitheatre. Puccini was born in Lucca and there is a festival of his operas at the outdoor theatre overlooking a nearby lake. In Lucca itself there is a famous summer music festival throughout the month of July in the large central piazza. (https://www.summer-festival.com/).

Versilia is the stretch of golden sandy coast from the tip of Liguria to Viareggio. Viareggio is the southernmost Italian Riviera resort on Italy's Mediterranean coast and the largest beach town in Tuscany. Liberty style buildings housing fashionable shops, cafes, and seafood restaurants line its promenade. Viareggio is famous for the yearly Carnevale di Viareggio dating back to 1873 with large papier-mâché floats which parade along the promenade known as "Passeggiata a mare". The carnival takes place in the in the weeks preceding Lent. In nearby Forte dei Marmi you can shop with the rich and famous in the upmarket designer shops in the avenues around the pretty central piazza with bars serving refreshing campari.

Distances: Lucca 9 km, Pisa (airport) 30 km, Florence 80 km, Viareggio (beaches) 25 km, Pietrasanta 35 km, Siena 125 km.


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