Casa Aquilea is an old farmhouse dating back to 1820, the last house of the village of Aquilea, a lively ancient village just out of a painter's sketch book, at the top of a hill not far from Lucca. The house has been renovated in 2003 creating the large pool and fencing the property transforming it into a place totally adapted to easy modern day living while enhancing its charm and breathtakingly panoramic view over the Tuscan hills.
Access to the property is limited to small cars due to the narrow wall enclosed village street leading to it, which in turn provides for no traffic, calm and security to the house.
A wide covered terrace leads to the color washed kitchen with its antique hearth and impressive hood. The ceramic tiles covering the built-in kitchen furniture are antique and hand-made in Vietri. The comfortable sitting room has a working fireplace, a bathroom and an entrance to the utility room. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms with built in closet and 2 bathrooms. Just above the house, is the 'Casina', the dependence, immersed in the olive-grove with its own entrance, garden, and private access to the pool. It has one bedroom, kitchen, sitting room and bathroom. The property has also a wide roofed garage and large storage. The pool, with its roman stairs, is salt-filtered and surrounded by ancient flagstones. The enclosed garden numbers a hundred olive trees currently producing the finest quality olive oil, as well as various fruit trees.