wonderful villa, VERY helpful staff. A perfect family holiday...a much needed relaxing holiday ....even with 2 under 2!
Lucca is a gem.....cycling is a must .....you appreciate the ice cream even more!
Pizza oven was a great bonus...sea water pool was heaven!
I'm lucky enough to have stayed at the nearby Pianella villa (owned by the same family) a year earlier. While the villa has size and the most beautiful tennis court I've ever aced my pitiful brother on, this has the best room - a watchtower type space with floor to ceiling windows on two sides offering stunning views across the forested hills and valleys. It's perfect for listening to music or reading a book as the breeze drifts through. The sturdy stone farmhouse is spacious, yet compact with luxury bathrooms, a modern kitchen packed with everything you're likely to need, an outside pizza oven (cooking ability not provided) and a tiled terrace with dining tables and parasols just outside the kitchen door. The mosaiced pool sits on a lawned area next to the terrace and is well equipped with loungers and shade. Sat halfway up a hillside and surrounded by olive groves, the farmhouse is high-spec and out-of-the-way enough to offer genuine peace and relaxation. Yet it's only minutes from the nearest supermarket, 20 minutes from Lucca and 30 minutes from the beach. Charming local cook Donatella whipped up an excellent and very reasonably-priced Tuscan meal one night - her details are in the farmhouse. For a medium-sized group this is the perfect place to unwind as the eagles soar above...
Was lucky enough to have a girly holiday at this beautiful villa in May. Very relaxing..beautiful scenery will definitely be back next year.
We hired both La Pianella Villa and the Farmhouse for our wedding. Whilst we chose to stay in the main villa we had close family and friends stay in the farmhouse villa. To say that this place is amazing is an understatement. No lack of thought / investment has gone into the refurbishment of this property from the luxury bathrooms to the stunning breakfast room. The view from this villa is better than any painting and you can stand there for hours taking in the stunning scenery and surrounding. The location is great with lots of small villages with excellent restaurants around, the pool and gardens are well maintained and possibly the cleanest I have ever swum in. Every part of this villa screams luxury and tranquility
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We have had a wonderful holiday in this comfortable and beautiful house. The views are magnificent and the garden illuminations are superb. We have frequently felt that we were on a film location - and this is before a glass of wine! Lovely food from Donatella and Sonia, very friendly and welcoming. We have enjoyed the barbecue and the outside living, a perfect holiday experience.
My wife and friends enjoyed a very pleasant stay at La Pianella Farm Villa and it was beyond our expectations. The newly renovated Villa was immaculate with a well-stocked kitchen and beautiful views looking out from every window. The salt water pool was very refreshing and was surrounded by olive trees that were lit in the evening. Deserving of special attention however is the cook Donatella Pizzi. She is definitely an asset to the Villa. She is available upon request and will email menus if you would like to choose your meals before your visit. We had hired her to cook the night we arrived and the night before we left but her cooking was so delicious that we hired her for two more nights and would have hired her every night if we had not made prior committments. She is very cheerful and endearing and her daughter Sonia decorated the tables with flowers before every meal whether we ate al fresco by the pool or in the dining room. One evening she made seven different pizzas for us and they all were very tasty. Campari and wine and dessert accompanies dinner. I encourage anyone renting the Villa to experience at least one of Donatella's culinary delights. It was a wonderful week in Tuscany.