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La Piccola Torre

  • La Piccola Torre roof terrace
    La Piccola Torre roof terrace
    La Piccola Torre roof terrace
    Large sitting area
    The pretty main bedroom
    Bagni di Lucca Lido (10 min drive)
    The rustic Italian kitchen
    Property description
    Bagni di Lucca
    Rental Home – 
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
    La Piccola Torre (the small tower) is a stone built detached tower style house in the beautiful mountain village of Benabbio in the North Tuscan hills. The house has been recently renovated by a highly regarded Italian architect using local materials and tradesmen. Furnished in a modern rustic style by an interior designer, this beautiful and unusual house provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy traditional Italian living in this welcoming Italian community.

    The house is full of original features such as Cotto floors, chunky beams, wooden shutters and doors. Furnishings are designed to be both comfortable and pleasing to the eye.

    The house is set on three floors, plus a very large and inviting roof terrace. Entering through the wooden front doors, downstairs to the right there is a l...
  • Amenities & details
    • Central Heating
    • Dining Seats (7)
    • Double Beds:(2)
    • Dryer
    • DVD Player
    • Fireplace
    • Grill
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (7)
    • Refrigerator
    • Single Beds:(1)
    • Sofa Beds:(1)
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    The house has an interesting history, which we are starting to piece together from the village locals. So far it is our understanding that the house was built by/for an American sailor shortly after The First World War for his Italian girlfriend from the village. Unfortunately before he could complete the house, he was called back to his boat and left Italy, his girlfriend either couldn't afford to complete the house, or else was prevented from completing the build due to the fallout with the immediate neighbours as the American had built the house in the middle of one of the villages squares (blocking the views of surrounding properties). The house then remained empty until The Second World War.

    During the Second World War the property was used as a safehouse for partisans and the I...
    Listing #HL6867 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • Property location
    Car advised
    How to get there
    Airport: Pisa: 41.0 mi
    Railway: Bagni di Lucca: 5.0 mi
    Ferry: Livorno: 51.0 mi
    The village of Benabbio is easily accessible by road or by train. Low cost flights to Pisa (50 minutes drive) are available from the following UK airports:

    - Bournemouth
    - Bristol
    - Coventry
    - Doncaster
    - Glasgow
    - Liverpool
    - London (Stansted)
    - Manchester

    Alternatively low cost flights to Florence (75 minutes drive) are available from London Gatwick.

    The drive from the airport is a simple run North from Pisa (or West from Florence) on the motorway to the beautiful walled city of Lucca, from there a short drive North along the beautiful Serchio Valley takes you past the historic towns of Ponte a Moriano and Borgo a Mozzano (with the famous Devil's Bridge or Ponte del Diavolo) to the Spa town of Bagni di Lucca with its thermal spa, restaurants and bars along the river Lima. Just a c...
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 31.1 mi.
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My husband and I booked in for a 4 night stay at this house and planned to move on elsewhere after we had enjoyed all the delights that Benabbio had to offer. Unfortunately after getting an expensive parking fine for parking in the wrong spot outside the shops (who knew?). It says "Bus" on the ground but you don't see... more

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Had a fantastic break here at a time when we desperately needed it. This is a typically Italian village with friendly locals and fantastic scenery. With the lovely roof terrace you can see for miles and it is so quintessentially Tuscan, families chatting together, birds singing and no traffic noises or fumes. We had some lovely walks and the hills... more

Berlin, Germany
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Very prettily decorated house in the middle of a lovely small mountain village.Loved the atmosphere and friendly village people.Roof terrace was fantastic for breakfast with an amazing view and much bigger than shown in the photos.Central for visiting the beautiful towns of Lucca and Barga e.t.c. Plenty of room for a family and we just loved eating out in the... more

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