Italian luxury villa — Built in the 17th century as a convent, Villa Freddana stands in the hills near Lucca with stunning views over La Freddana valley below. It is very well situated for easy access to Lucca, Florence, Pisa, the Versilia coast and the acclaimed Cinque Terre. Set over three floors, it has been sympathetically restored with great care and attention to detail so as to retain the historic feel of this very special house.
A large covered terrace offers ample outdoor living and an impressive first floor living room makes the most of its hilltop position with large windows allowing fabulous views and a lovely cooling breeze. The bedrooms are all equally proportioned and the second floor suites make this a superb villa for larger groups. It has been decorated in traditional Tuscan style, most evident in the huge country kitchen, with warm colours, antique wooden furniture, polished wooden and terracotta floors.
Villa Freddana is conveniently situated — you can reach Tuscany's most famous destinations within an hour or so. The walled town of Lucca is almost on your doorstep and will enchant you with its beauty and charm. Take a stroll along its ancient streets to discover its rich Roman heritage and remarkable medieval churches, full of precious art masterpieces, or browse the stalls on the weekly market to find good quality leather goods at affordable prices. Come the time for a break or a meal, in the famous elliptical Piazza del Mercato you will findan array of open air cafes and restaurants to choose from. If you hire a bike you will be able to appreciate Lucca from a different perspective. Cycle lanes have been created on top of the ramparts alongside lawned areas and pedestrian pathways, from which splendid, 360-degree views can be enjoyed on either side of the walls. Further afield you have Florence but also Pistoia, Pisa and the beautiful Versilia coast with its long sandy beaches. As you cross the regional border between Tuscany and Liguria, you will come across the spectacular five hilltop fishing villages of the Cinque Terre: a World Heritage Site not to be missed!
Lucca 5 miles. Pisa & Montecatini Terme 25 miles. Nearest beach on the Versilia coast/ Viareggio 18 miles (30 minutes).'Cinque Terre'1 hour. Florence just over 1 hour. Pisa airport 25 miles. Golf 30 mins. Tennis in Lucca 10 mins.