As featured in The Times Travel 29 January 2015 – 50 best villas in the Mediterranean; Best for Groups
Large villa near Lucca — La Pieve is a stylish and well-presented large country villa near Lucca, consisting of three separate villas sharing several communal areas centred around a gym and private swimming pool, with glorious views over Lucca's rolling countryside.
Once a rural hamlet, La Pieve has been totally refurbished and converted into a spacious complex in typical Tuscan design, with traditional cotto tiled floors and oak beamed ceilings. Every care has been taken to ensure the comfort of guests, with modern luxuries included throughout in the fixtures and fittings. There are breathtaking views from the property with most bedrooms enjoying vantage points from the elevated hillside position: an ideal setting for a large group of friends or family gathering together for a special occasion.
There are two restaurants nearby, but the beautiful city of Lucca, birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, is just five miles from this large villa for a wide choice of shopping and dining. This lively town is such a pleasure to visit, with narrow cobbled streets, stunning medieval architecture and of particular note the old ramparts which are now crowned with over 2 miles of parkland ideal for walking, cycling or just enjoying a picnic. Other towns in the region are within easy reach including Pisa, Montecatini and Florence. For easy access to Florence and to avoid the difficulty of parking in the city itself, it is just a short drive to Lucca's train station and a train journey of about an hour will take you right into the heart of this encahnting town.
Nearest restaurants 5 mins, Lucca 5 miles, Viareggio and the Versilia coast 25 mins, Forte dei Marmi 30 mins, Livorno 45 mins. Pisa town and airport 30 mins, Florence city & airport 1 hr 15 mins, Genoa city & airport 1 hr 45 mins, Bologna town and airport 2 hrs 15 mins. Siena 1 hr 45 mins.