Property: Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
Location: Lucca  (Tuscany)
Sleeps: 20
7 Nights From: € 5,590 - € 7,590
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa
  • Villa La Rocca del Barbarossa

Description

A very beautiful and large renaissance Villa in the hills around Lucca and near the beach and the sea of Forte dei Marmi. A unique atmosphere for special people: you will have magical moments in this ancient house, a Renissance Lucca's Villa (originally called Chiuse - Locks), survived intact up to the present in all its splendour with its evocative vestiges.
Built in Lombard period as a fotified small village, becoming then a watch-tower, afterwards a convent and finally, on the XV century, the country house of one of the most powerfull and ancient Lucca's noble family, the "Mansi".
Open the door and start a journey throught ancient times, be carried away to an old life no longer existing
 
 
 Villa Barsocchini, once Mansi-Menocchi, situated in lucchesia, precisely in Cappella di Lucca, is plunged in the country, on the hillside, at 15min approx from Lucca's center; the wonderful Versilia sea, the Abetone's peaks and the mysterious Garfagnana are all reachable in 30 min. It's charmingly situated with a view covering from Lucca towers to San Miniato. The site was inhabited since the Lombard period, V-VI century, as testified by some tower ruins found, later on another tower was built, X-XI century, surrounded then by others structures and in the end by our wonderfull villa, the actual look, that dates back to XV-XVI century, is due to a restoration for the wedding of two members of two of the richest and most influential noble families of Lucca, the Mansi and the Menocchi. Later on it became a covent where renowned Lucca's personalities where living, such as Mr. Barsocchini, between the 1700-1800, a prior and expert-writer of Middle Ages, international renown. 
The late restoration preserved all the original features of the structure, the construction materials therefore the stones, the "Cotto", the wood, the hand-forged iron, the fire places, the original frescoes and the '500 partition with the spacious halls and bedrooms, the typical Loggia (balcony) with arches, columns, capitals and frescoes; a thorough example of severity and elegance as testimony of its former prestige and grandeur, a true and beatiful specimen of "Villa Lucchese", as described and codified by the famous architect Mr. Samminiati (1500). 

The Villa is about 1300mq, on three floors; at the ground floor there's a 70mq hall with bricks vault while the remaing ceilings are wooden-beamed, there are three bedrooms, one in the old wine cellar and another one in the old olive oil jars store, two bathrooms, a fully furnished kitchen, big central halls with an impressive fireplace, a wood-burning oven and the laundry. At the main floor you will found an ample guest living, about 150mq, with a huge fire place made in stone; a dining room, a living room, a study, another livingroom is inside the tower with the original fire place and a wooden-beam and "cotto" ceiling; one bathroom and a big "Loggia" partly frescoed viewing the Oliveto (olive grove) and the woods; and then the third floor: an ample hall with high ceiling overhanged by an old truss and big wooden beams and "cotto"ceiling, a huge fire place, six bedrooms, one with fire place, all with private bathrooms, some of them with jacuzzi, and an impressive view. The Villa is mainly decorated with antique furniture of high quality and in various styles. In the main halls there is a TV with satellite system; the building is provided with a floor heating system except for the tower that has a traditional one. The Villa is surrounded by a garden and the Oliveto, furthermore there is a tank (9x3mt)of the Renaissance period, it used to be a fish tank, and now after the restoration will be the perfect refreshing spot during the hot summer days, and a jacuzzi tub situated in the park with big ombrella, beachbeds and chairs, and table and chirs for your special breakfast, lunch and dinner at fresco.. In this place it will be easy to gain back the inner balance between body and soul, to regain the quiet through the contact with the nature, with the peace of these hills, following the nature rhythms and sinking into the enchanting atmospheres of each Villa corners; it is the perfect place for the ones who appreciate the essence of a real holiday far from the busy and modern turist resorts..........a creaking door or a noisy floor made with ancient wood, the capricious door of a really old wardrobe are not deemed as faults by special kind of people, this Villa is dedicated to those people....  The Villa is used by the famous chef Tobie puttock for his cooking lessons and showes, beside our assistance we can provide an international renowned chef, that can organize private lessons and courses,  wine and oil  and typical tuscan product tasting at own estateand wineyard and olivegroves in the old cellar, lyric concerts at the Villa, lucca and Chianti tour, trekking and mountainbike routes and other, as well as trasportation or any other services you may need.

Facilities and Activities

Facilities

  • Beds

    Beds

    This property has one double bed 160 x 200 cm / one french bed 140 x 190 cm / four beds 190 x 90 cm / two beds 110 x 190 cm / ten beds 185 x 190 cm There are one double room and eight twins rooms, four of them can be double rooms as well.

  • Pool

    Pool

    This property has two pools, one is 9 x 3 mt and the max deep is 1,50 mt and the other pool is about 12 x 7 mt and the max deep is about 1,30 mt.

  • Central Heating

    Central Heating

    This property has central heating. (Usually charged separately depending on usage)

  • Cook

    Cook

    This property has a cook available, on request.

  • Cot

    Cot

    This property has a cot (advance warning required).

  • DVD

    DVD

    This property has a dvd player.

  • Fax

    Fax

    This property has a fax machine.

  • Internet

    Internet

    This property is equipped with an internet connection

  • Laundry

    Laundry

    This property has a washing machine.

  • Maid

    Maid

    This property provides a maid service on request. The maid is available.

  • Mobile phone coverage

    Mobile phone coverage

    Good mobile phone reception.

  • Stereo

    Stereo

    This property has a hi-fi audio system.

  • TV set

    TV set

    This property is equipped with the TV set.

  • VHS

    VHS

    This property has a video player/recorder

  • Baby sitter

    Baby sitter

    This property provides a baby sitter service, if required. (15 Euros/hr). Please mention on booking.

  • Barbecue

    Barbecue

    Barbecue available

  • Dishwasher

    Dishwasher

    Dishwasher available

  • Satellite TV

    Satellite TV

    This property is equipped with satellite television

  • Spectacular views

    Spectacular views

    This property has spectacular views

  • Extra Facilities

    Extra Facilities

    Bikes, jacuzzie etc.

Activities

  • Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

    Bikes available

  • Hiking

    Hiking

    Good hiking in the surrounding area

  • Wine&Oil Production

    Wine&Oil Production

    Wine&Oil Production

  • Golfing

    Golfing

    Golf course(s) near by

  • Seaside

    Seaside

    This property is X mins away from the sea.

  • Tennis

    Tennis

    Tennis court nearby

  • Horse Riding

    Horse Riding

    Equestrian Centre near by

  • Seasonal Info

    Seasonal Info

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Location


Place: Lucca

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