Historic villa in Lucca countryside
This historic Villa, dating back to 18th century, is located in the countryside west of Lucca, in a quiet residential area, just 5 km from the historic centre, surrounded by churches and abbeys. The Villa was built in the 18th century on the grounds of the former "ospedale", part of the " Chiesa ed ospedale di San Jacopo alle Bertraie", from the eleventh century along the famous pilgrim route "Via Francigena" to Rome. The historic importance and famous previous owners of the Villa like Paolina Bonaparte and the aviator Carlo Del Prete.The property is surrounded by a park of approx. 5000 sqm and boasts an annex of approx. 20 sqm used as a tool shed and precast pool measuring 8.5mx5m. The villa, measures approx. 600 sqm and is laid over three floors. The ground floor comprises: guest apartment (approx. 80 sqm) including living room with fireplace, kitchen with wood stove, bedroom and bathroom, cantina and garage. The first floor consists of: entrance hall, dining room, kitchen with direct access to the terrace for dining "al fresco", living room and guest bathroom. The second floor comprises: 4 double bedrooms, a billiards room and two bathrooms.The villa has been renovated preserving the last major renovation dating back to the early 20th century, including the internal “Art Déco” style staircase in Carrara marble, grit and cotto floors, wooden ceilings on the second floor, French “Rococo” fireplace dating back to the 18th century, and other fireplaces in Carrara marble and local stone.The great advantage of this Villa is that it is not isolated, local shops are approx. two minutes walk, and you can reach Lucca by bicycle in just twenty minutes, traveling along the river Serchio.Energy class G-APE 167,659 Kwh/sqm per year.
From nearest shop/bar 500 m, Lucca 5 km, the coast - Lido di Camaiore 24 km, the coast - Forte dei Marmi 38 km, Pisa International Airport 26 km, Florence 76 km. All distances are approximate.*Please note that the map location is to the nearest town only and not the exact location of the property*