This historic 19th century, Tuscan villa is situated upon a stunning estate of hill terraced olive groves, elegant Italian gardens, and pine forest hilltops with castle ruins. The property boasts panoramic views across Lucca and Nottolini’s aqueduct. This gorgeous Tuscan villa, built as a summer residence for noble merchants, was also the residence of Felice Matteucci, the father of the combustion engine. The villa is nestled in the Tuscan countryside below Monte Pisano, where famous battles between Pisa and Lucca took place in centuries past, in the southern outskirts of Lucca. Within this charming state, a walled garden provides a peaceful and relaxing setting for the swimming pool and for the summerhouse with a fully-equipped workout room. While seemingly remote and with ample privacy - with forests, olive groves, and rolling hills surrounding - the villa is just a few minutes from the beautiful, walled city of Lucca, the historic city of Pisa with its famous tower, and the glamorous beaches and shopping situated in Forte Dei Marmi. The villa throughout the years has maintained a gentle and enchanting atmosphere. The unique interiors are elegantly furnished with style and charm. The estate can accommodate up to 22 guests. It features 11 frescoed guestrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The estate also features three elegant living rooms, a study area, a billiard room, a grand banquet room, and the shady retreat of an arched loggia. The villa is the perfect space to enjoy a relaxing holiday thanks to its spacious, comfortable and luxurious facilities. It offers to larger groups ample opportunity to relax in company or enjoy moments of escape and privacy. Perfectly situated near the seaside, the countryside, the mountains, and historic centres, this gorgeous villa features the best of modern luxury combined with the refined charm of antiquity. It is certain to offer a truly exclusive and relaxing holiday.