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S3305
Villa Artistica
Charming Villa in Lucca
 Italian Villas:
Charming Villa
 Position:
Countryside
 Area:
Tuscany
 Region:
Tuscany
 Province:
Lucca
 County:
Lucca
 Max Sleeps:
9



Property Description

This elegant, bohemian chic, rustic and airy property is situated amidst the glorious rolling countryside, just 15 minutes from Lucca in the uppermost region of Tuscany.
The access road to the property is private. The house is filled with antiques, books and paintings while rooms have terracotta and french windows opening onto flower-filled terraces. The entire property, 8 Hectares/20 acres of grounds provides absolute peace and tranquility.
The gardens surrounding the buildings have been lovingly landscaped with olives trees and grapes and include several local herbs and plants. The property dates back to 1728 and has been tastefully renovated in 2005. Although it feels remote and private, the property is within easy reach of the attractive city of Lucca and several villages of the Tuscany Region and is a truly delightful holiday escape. The interior is cool and airy and has been decorated in a rustic style- beamed ceilings and terracotta floors are complemented by state-of-the-art gardens.
Facilities include an incredible outdoor heated jacuzzi (6x5 mt/20x16ft) but the real lures are a house, a garden of impeccable taste and a stunning private lake.

Villa Artistica is just a few kilometers/2 miles from the beautiful town of Lucca. This quaint and invocative city retains the charm of a small and ancient Italian City State. Over the centuries it has managed to hold onto its independence and freedom by adopting a cautious policy. Having miraculously escaped the devastation of war, today it boasts one of the most extraordinary Tuscan art heritages. The imposing tree-lined Renaissance walls which totally enclose it, the maze of medieval streets flanked by towers and smart boutiques, the enchanting Romanesque churches and bright inviting squares captivate the visitor who stands in awe of such unexpected beauty. Lucca is "the new place to visit in Italy" according to the New York Times, 2007.
The area nearby Villa Artistica is famous for a few very elegant noble villas, basking in the verdant countryside among olive groves and vineyards. They were not only the summer residences of the noble families but were also representative of a certain status as can be seen from their beautiful architecture and lavish interior d├ęcor. Villa Torrigiani (a spectacular Baroque villa whose gardens still retain their original form, rich of surprises and amazing water games); Villa Reale (Napoleon's sister, the princess Elisa Baciocchi Bonaparte, considered this villa her favorite residence); Villa Mansi (the summer residence of one of the wealthiest families in Lucca); Villa Bernardini (the only 17th-century villa which still houses in its gardens a wonderful green theatre that seats 400); Villa Grabau (an important villa for the variety of gardens present on its grounds, with orange and lemon houses especially designed for storing citrus fruit) are just some of the beautiful villas that can be visited.
Just a few kilometers from Villa Artistica there is the famous region of Versilia, whose coastal strip stretches between Viareggio and the dazzling and stylish Forte dei Marmi, is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Tuscany. However, apart from the famed Carnival festival in Viareggio, few know about the historical, artistic and acrchitectural beauties hidden in the less trodden towns in the hinterland as Pietrasanta and Camaiore.