The perfect definition for this property is for sure: splendid, exclusive city villa!
A unique property which combines the privacy of a house with a garden with the comfort of being right in the heart of the historical centre, only a few steps from Torre Guinigi, the Amphitheatre square, Via Fillungo (main shopping lane), from the magnificent town walls and from the most beautiful squares and monuments of the city.
A magnificent villa with spacious salons with frescos on the ceilings, with access to the wonderful garden, which is at the exclusive use of the guests. Guests have to the possibility to dine al fresco enjoying the atmosphere of a magic place of other times!
The “villa” is located in the inner of building which was constructed in 1668 for Giovanni Controni. It was then purchased by the Massoni family during the first half of the XIXth century. The enchanting private garden has been preserved in its original 1600's state. Four large raised flowerbeds form the center of the garden. Walkways throughout are bordered by ornate low walls, decorated with fascinating bas relief masks expertly crafted.
The rear facade of the garden features a small pool presided over by marble sculptures of a woman, two eagles, and the family coat of arms supported by two dogs. Beautiful covered veranda (like a winter garden) with garden furnishings, couch and upholstered chairs.
Live to the top the city life:
Guests renting this property may reach the heart of the historical center on foot, only a few steps to visit Torre Guinigi, the Amphitheater square, Via Fillungo (main shopping lane), the splendid town walls and the most beautiful squares and monuments of the city!
Live the easy lifestyle of a small town: a good cappuccino in the morning in one of the many coffee bars of the center, a nice prosecco for an aperitif and finish your day with a delicious dinner in a characteristic restaurant.
Apart from the the beauties in the city center we may recall you that the most important art cities of Tuscany are within an easy access from Lucca.
The spacious apartment lies on the ground floor comprising of: a spacious salon with frescos on the ceilings, couches and upholstered chairs, a big window door which leads to the garden and to the outdoor area which is equipped with: a crystal table, wrought-out iron chairs for your dining al fresco, a second salon with a couch and upholstered chairs, library and big windows facing the garden, dining room with a big table and antique sideboard, exit onto the garden, a spacious kitchen with stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, big laundry room with washing-machine, dryer, studio with a desk and piano.
The night area is separated from the day area by an imposing corridor with antique cupboards, tapestry, beautiful lamps and antique couches. 1 double bedroom with 1 en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin, wc, bidet, 1 spacious double bedroom with upholstered chairs, chest of drawers and antique cupboard, frescos on the ceiling, 1 beautiful bathroom with frescos on the walls, splendid tub, basin, wc, bidet, chest of drawers and upholstered chair. A small living with couch, upholstered chairs and frescos on the walls.
The apartment is furnished with great care, with epoch furniture, walls with frescos, wonderful tapestry – it is very bright thanks to big windows and window doors, which open onto the garden.
Guests have the possibility, on request, to rent ONLY AND TOGETHER WITH the villa a dependence which is located on the same property, comprising of: ground floor: kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, living-cum-dining with a round table, couch and upholstered chairs in “Provençale” style, fireplace, exit onto the garden. 1st floor: 1 single bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, basin. 2nd floor: spacious attic with a sloping ceiling, couch and upholstered chairs.