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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
7 nights minimum
Villa
Beautiful villa from the 1600 renovated with high level of beauty and comfort. The villa was built by the famous Cardinal Francesco Bonvisi around 1650 as his place for meditation and retreat. The property offers a gorgeous view over the Lucca valley and yet is located just 5 minutes' drive away by car. The estate is surounded by 16 acres of olive trees and boasts 4 large bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, swimmng pool, Patio for al fresco dining. Air condition in all rooms. One of the bedrooms has a suite with sofa where two young persons can sleep - thus providing accomodation for 10 persons in all. In additio to this, we provide a baby bed and chair. In the nearest neighborhood there are two hotels that can accomodate larger groups.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
5 Unknown types
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About the Owner
Fabio M
Languages spoken:English, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
Interaction with guests
Dear Guests, Welcome to Villa del Cardinale - our charming home! The villa is owned by us, Fabio and Mari Manzetti. We live partly at the villa and partly in Norway. To give you the best possible experience, we have a dedicated staff with Beatrice as the key holder and coordinator of our group. You will meet her at your check-in, and she will take care of Reception, Concierge and any other services you may wish. The pool manager, the gardener and the maid are of course also part of our staff. We can arrange Chef de cuisine for at-home high quality dining.
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Reviews (2)
Steinar B
Steinar B
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This property lays peacefully up in the hillside west of Lucca, with a marvellous view to Lucca and the mountains behind. A days stay at home, mostly by the pool was a perfect start of the vacation to lower the shoulders. But lots of seeworthy places are near by and was visited the following days; 5 min to Lucca, 20 min to Pisa, 30 min to beach, 1, 5 hours to Cinque Terre, 45 min to Firenze. And still, there are more to explore on our next visit. We paid a visit to to the old "stone village" Vico Pancellorum, in the valley east of Bagni de Lucca, and had a tasteful lunch at the local restaurant - to be recommended. So would taking the car a roundtrip in the spectacular Massa-Carrara mountains. Thus, there are lots of places to explore, and this charming property is a perfect base - or just a wonderful place to relax. We would love to come back.
Visited September 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written March 26, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FabioManzetti
FabioManzetti
Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope you want to visit us again. Best regards Fabio Manzetti
Written April 2, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guro S
Guro S
Lefkos, Greece1 contribution
Ville Il Cardinale is a beautiful and quiet place to be. The view is fantastic, you are close enough to see the city Lucca, and still you are in the most peaceful surroundings. There are no close neighbors, so the only ting you can hear is the nature. The house is big, well equipped, modern and comfortable in every way. It is like living in a luxury hotel. We went as a family (four people), but it is also a perfect place for friends and a romantic setting for couples.
Visited August 2015
Written November 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FabioManzetti
FabioManzetti
Thank you very much for your kind reviwe. We hope to welcome you back anytime!
Written November 17, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Business Travel
Hot Tub
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Yard
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
The estate is surrounded by 16 acres of olive trees with easy access to some mild mountain climbing over to the west side of the hill, facing the Tyrrenian Sea. In the nearest neighborhood there are two hotels that can accommodate larger groups. The whole area is known for its medieaval villas and its mild micro-climate. As additional info, may we inform you that we have a network of professionals tha can provide you with additional services and events like win tasting, private chef de cuisine, tours, shopping assistant, etc.
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Car advised
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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