|Lizabetta is an elegant villa from the 19th
century that sits in a beautiful location, convenient to both the Tuscany coast
and the ancient walled city of Lucca, which is only about ten minutes away.
This elegant property is ideally located to explore
and experience the treasures of Tuscany. It is surrounded by marvelous and
perfectly manicured lawns and flower gardens where you may relax and enjoy the
scent of lavender and rosemary.
WiFi Internet access is now available in the house.
The grounds feature a private swimming pool with fabulous views of the
surrounding woods and landscapes. Guests at Lizabetta
will appreciate the spacious and well-equipped front
terrace—perfect for al fresco dinners or moments of relaxation.
Furnished and decorated in impeccable Italian style, the mansion is looked after
by a full time maid and a cook who will prepare regional specialties.
This villa includes our special “arrive and relax” package:
A simple Tuscan dinner is provided on your arrival night. This is a
welcome sight after a long flight and will allow you to check in, unpack and
relax. You will find the dinner in the kitchen with the instructions for
heating. The dinner is also suitable for vegetarian guests. It basically
consists of a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread,
water and wine are included. No changes are possible for the first dinner.
The villa also will be stocked with basic groceries so that you do not have to
shop upon arrival or worry about store closures on Sunday. The shopping list
consists of: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit,
eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be
adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests.
Light and spacious, this
traditional Tuscan property offers an elegant Italian retreat with all the
comforts of home.
The main door opens onto an elegant drawing room with satellite TV. There is a
double sitting room on the right with a large fireplace. On the left is a cozy
and elegant dining room leading to a large, fully equipped kitchen. From the
hall beyond the drawing room, stairs (20 steps) lead to the first floor. There
is a handy service bathroom beneath the stairs.
To the right at the top of the stairs, the master bedroom with queen-sized bed,
and a smaller, but very nice, bedroom with a French sized bed share a large
bathroom with tub. And to the left, a nice and bright bedroom with twin beds
(that can be joined) and a double bedroom with queen-sized bed share a marble
bathroom with tub. Stairs (20 steps) to the second floor.
Top Floor: To the left the staff quarters.
One bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower. One bedroom
with French bed (140cm x 190cm) and en suite bathroom with shower.
The cook lives in a new small annex in the garden of the villa.
The spacious and well-manicured gardens of Lizabetta provide plenty of
opportunities for delightful little strolls. And the swimming pool offers relief
from the heat of the Tuscan sun. The villa is located in a very quiet area.
In 2017, the pool will be open from June 24 to September 30.
The terrace in front of the house is furnished with table and chairs for al
fresco dining. Swimming pool (5m x 10m), pool towels, satellite
television, telephone (metered and charged by usage), dishwasher, washing machine, barbecue.
Staff: A very nice and well-behaved couple lives on the top floor of the
included: 3 hours cleaning a day, 6 days a week.
Final cleaning is included. Cook to shop for and
prepare all meals is included. Food and beverages are paid on site, and
there is a 500 Euro food deposit collected at arrival. Breakfast is between 8 and 10:30am. Lunch is between
12noon to 2pm and dinner is between 7 and 9pm. Bed and bath linens are
changed on Wednesday and, for stays of more than one week, also on Saturday.
An extra bed is not available. Air conditioning is not available.
Note: For groups with children, a copy of the family insurance is
required in order to confirm the reservation. The insurance will have to
cover any cost of damages caused to the property by the guests.
Arrival dinner and grocery shop: Included
Included for breakfast, lunch and dinner (food and drink extra)
service: 3 hours per day, 6 days per week
Bed/bath/kitchen linens: Included - changed on Wednesday and
Final cleaning: Included
Electricity: Included up to
300 KW; after is metered and paid according to consumption
Baby bed: 100 Euros
Heat: 50 Euros per day
Security deposit: 1500 Euros (or the equivalent in USD/GBP/AUD) held
by Gira! and 1000 Euros paid on site. The 1500 Euros held by Gira! is
returned two weeks after departure.
Utility deposit paid on arrival for heating (seasonal): 250 Euros
Food deposit paid on arrival: 500 Euros
Check in: between 4pm and
7:00pm – with approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm
and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
Check out: 8:00am – 10:00am
Additional upon request: Extra maid service, laundry service,
baby sitting, extra change of linens.
Use of the kitchen: Guests are allowed to use the kitchen only for snacks
and drinks; the cook will prepare all meals.
2017 Weekly Prices
7 Jan - 15 Apr
30 Sep - 23 Dec
15 Apr - 24 Jun
26 Aug - 30 Sep
23 Dec - 6 Jan 2018
24 Jun - 26 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
The listed price is for a maximum of 10 guests and 2 babies under 1
Important Note: Because of the delicate nature of the
furnishings, no more than 4 children under the age of 1 or over the
age of 12 are permitted. Children between 1 and 12 are not
Pets are not permitted at Lizabetta.
Location: Nearest shops 3.5km, Lucca 10-12 km, Pisa airport 12.5
km, Pisa 17 Km, Florence 80 km, Siena 135 km.
Activities in the Area:
Surrounded entirely by 16th
century walls, the gorgeous city of Lucca sits on an alluvial plateau near the
Serchio river, 19 meters above sea level. Located 23km Northeast of Pisa, 80km
West of Florence and within easy reach of Siena, Lucca is a jewel of Northern
Tuscany and an excellent base from which to explore further Italian wonders. To
the North of Lucca lie the Apuane Alps with their famous marble quarries, spas
and mineral water springs, wonderful for the curious explorer.
Home to a series of intricately
decorated parish churches, castles and medieval hospitals, Lucca itself is
thriving with history and culture. A steady climb up the Guinigi Tower rewards
the effort with superb views of the city in all directions. Casa Guinigi was the
fifteenth-century home of Lucca’s leading family, who like most rich
families of their time, built a tower as a symbol of their wealth
and power. This tower, however, is unique for the oak trees that
grow from it (and down in to the room below). Lucca also offers an
eclectic mix of fine Tuscan cuisine to satisfy any palate.
Lucca was the birthplace of
Giacomo Puccini, one of Italy's most famous operatic composers. Today it is
possible to visit the house in which he was born, which is now a
museum. Guests choosing to rent Lizabetta during the months of May through to August can
also enjoy the renowned Puccini Festival, in an open-air theater in nearby Torre
del Lago. The theatre opens out directly onto a stunning view of Lake
Massaciuccoli with the Apuane Alps in the background. For the younger members of
your group, the neighboring town of Collodi, birthplace of Pinocchio, offers the
delightful Pinocchio Park.
With Florence just over an hour’s drive away, a day-trip to Italy’s
‘capital of art’ is a must for any guest of Lizabetta. See Michelangelo’s David in the
Accademia art gallery,
enjoy a visit to the world famous Uffizi Museum, and stroll through the Piazza Signoria
with its impressive medieval buildings.
For food lovers, local farms
selling some of Tuscany’s best olive oil are on your doorstep, and there are
open air markets in one village or another almost every day of the week. A visit
to one of the famous vineyards in the vicinity (such as Tenuta di Ghizzano and
Tenuta di Valgiano) gives a unique opportunity to view the wine making process
from beginning to end…and purchase a few bottles for the evening dinner! The
weekly local market in Lucca is every Wednesday and Saturday morning, and the
antique market is every third Sunday of the month.
For the more active, there is
excellent walking in the hills around your villa. Horse-back riding and mountain
biking can also be organized, and several 18 hole golf courses are within a
30/40 minute drive. And last but not least, there is the shopping! The outlet
stores near Incisa and Arezzo provide endless retail therapy opportunities, and
then there are the leather goods and hand made paper that Florence is so famous
for and the wonderful olive oil that is produced throughout the region.