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The ladies retreat

This famous historic castle will be your home in Tuscany
8 reviews
This famous historic castle will be your home in Tuscany
After climbing  the magnificent monumental stairs ...
under this breath-taking  frescoes ....
The Muses will welcome you into the house
you will be admitted to a ravishing trompe-l'oeil parlour ....
with frescoed landscapes on the walls
Now enjoy your stay in your glamorous living room ....
smarlty furnished with precious antiques, ........
while charming  creatures, you couldn't say if human or divine,  .....
dressed in soft creamy colours, .......
keep you company.
Wake up on a bright morning in the cosy alcove .....
choose what to wear from the nice Biedermeier wardrobe, ....
take your morning toilet in the large stilish bathroom, .......
try Italian recipes in the trendy kitchen  .......
..... with a scenic view on the bomboo wood.
A magnificent  hall will lead you  to the garden ...
where you will find beautiful Spring flowers  .....
as well as fantastic Autumn colours ........
and  superb white acanto flowers emerging from their  large sinuous leaves
After relaxing in the garden, you will be ready to explore  the area:
the leaning tower is just a few minutes driving...
as well as pictoresque medieval villages ....
and large beaches. There is everything for a delightful holiday; Just book, pack and go!!!
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Castle -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Pisa, Province of Pisa, Tuscany
Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, which has been home to art and artists for centuries. Do not miss the opportunity, and the pleasure, to get the feel of this incomparably charming mansion and to learn the intriguing story of lady Lauretta, who was a muse to the main artists of her time.
Villa Di Lupo Parra opens its doors to welcome you in the seductive atmosphere of its beautiful apartments for a holiday of culture and good life.
Located just 2 minutes from the motorway exit, the property is the ideal base for art itineraries to Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Volterra, San Gimignano, and Siena.
A car is not necessary!! A free car service is available for guests to/from Pisa airport. Shops, restaurants and cafés are within walking distance, as well as a bus stop and a train station with direct trains for Pisa and Florence, and c...
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About the Owner, Donatella B
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : May 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 35 reviews and 7 properties
Interaction with guests
The owners live in the castle and are on hand to answer questions and suggests things to do.
A free car service is provided for guests from Pisa airport or train station.
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Listing #HL156187
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My mother was so desperate to book this accommodation months in advance for our trip and when we arrived we could see why! The frescoes were phenomenal that I'm surprised I never fell up the stairs! The stairs that Antonio carried our bags up for us after picking us up on the train station platform holding a sign with our...

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Thank you so much for your great review!


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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

There are many things I could say about this place, however, if I included everything that I loved about this place, I would be writing an entire, full-length novel. I will begin by saying how incredible this place is. The location is perfect. You are located outside of the tourist areas, however, you are able to get to the tourist...

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Thank you dear Leah, we are touched by your beautiful review. It was great to have you with us and we really hope to meet you again: you have been not only a guest, you have been and you will always be our young, delicious friend.


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Reviewed July 13, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

"The Ladies Retreat" was a delightful appartment, reflecting the history and character of this fine old Tuscan home. The contemporary bathroom and kitchen did not detract from the atmosphere and were well equipped. Access to bus and train was a 10 to 15 minutes walk from the house, with good links to Pisa Lucca and Florence. This trip was a...

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Aug 19, 2017 -
Sep 29, 2017
4 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payment: 30% is due at booking.
Special rates for long stay (more than two weeks). Please enquire.
Check-in from 15:00 p.m.
Check out within 10:00 a.m.
Hire cot 4 Euros/day.
Flexible changeover day in low season; please ask in high season.
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About the neighborhood
Pisa is wellknown for its leaning tower and the amazing Piazza dei Miracoli, which don't need any further description. But there are many other monuments and places which are well worth seeing while walking through the city centre, after having a drink in a stylish café or tasting a real Italian homemade ice cream. Not far from Pisa visit Calci, a nice old town in the country with its beautiful Certosa, S. Miniato (a medieval town with landscapes on Arno valley and countryside), S. Piero a Grado (basilica).In June a festival is held in Pisa, called "Giugno Pisano" with music, traditonal games, exhibitions. On June 16th at night "Luminaria di S. Ranieri": thousands of candles adorn all the buildings along the river Arno and reflect their shapes on the water... more
Getting around
An exit of the FI-PI-LI highway, which connects Pisa with Florence, is just 2 minutes driving from the property.
But a car is not necessary: a train station and a bus stop are within walking distance.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Pisa International airport: 4.3 mi
Railway: Navacchio: 0.4 mi
Ferry: Livorno: 9.3 mi
Fly to Pisa (cheap flights available from Ryanair, Easyjet and other low cost airlines). <BR>Car hire available at the airport.<BR>By car: from the airport take the motorway for Florence, exit at Navacchio (second exit). The house is just 3 minutes from the exit.<BR>By train: from Pisa Central Station take the local train for Florence and get off in Navacchio after 7 minutes travelling. We are 700 meters from the station. <BR>By train: from Florence central station take a local train for Pisa and get off in navacchio after 70 minute travelling.<BR>By bus: from Pisa city centre only 10 minutes travelling. Bus stop 400 meter from house.<BR>On request, fre car service to/from Pisa Airport or Pisa Central Station at arrival/departure.<BR>Lucca is... more
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.4 mi.
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