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Villa Guardatoia, a seventeenth century piece of Lucchesia’s living history, has stood the test of time. Flawless white stucco walls and three tidy rows of windows draw attention to the original front doorway, crafted from pietra serena, a grey sandstone iconic to Tuscany and Florence Renaissance architecture, and boasting the Cecchi de’Rossi family crest. The villa and its spectacular gardens are integral in the history of Lucchesia, and its decor nods to its deep historical roots. Stepping past the pietra serena archway brings you into its spacious grand entry complete with striking stairway. Frescos, paintings, and tapestries throughout its 950 square meter interior evoke a sense of true timelessness. The breathtaking ornate ceilings, finishes, moldings, and terracotta floors are true works of art waiting to be enjoyed. A 100 square meter conference room with kitchen and three service bathrooms, and 90 square meter original chapel, 12 bedrooms, and eight bathrooms ensure the villa offers ample and flexible space to host guests.
A quintessential Tuscan farmhouse provides a comfortable escape for guests or staff. Once the home of the farmer who oversaw the Cecchi de’Rossi estate, the farmhouse in modern times has been renovated to contain three separate apartments. Hedges separate the farmhouse’s grounds into three private spaces, one per apartment. Its seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, three living rooms, and four kitchens can be readily reverted to a single accommodation. Two and a half hectares of olive groves, boasting around 450 trees, and a spectacular 6×12 meter pool with ample deck space to lounge make the exterior as inviting as the interior of the home. Terracotta floors and warm wood finishes contribute to its charm.
The Tuscan countryside stretches as far as the eye can see, spectacular scenery made even easier to enjoy thanks to the estate’s hilltop location. Despite the tranquil natural surroundings and iconic rural feel to the estate, it is only one kilometer from Pescia, on the plains between Lucca and Florence, and only 40 feet from the village of Collodi, where the mother of Carlo Lorenzini (the author of the world-renowned novel Pinocchio) was born. The meandering streets and old-world ambiance of Pescia are undeniable even with modern improvements. Ancient architecture and elegant churches stand between restaurants, shopping, and a modern hospital that is appreciated by Italy and the EU. Lucca, one of Tuscany’s most beautiful cities, is only 18 kilometers away. The coast is only 30km away from your front door, with its abundance of beautiful beaches. Venture 35 minutes to Forte dei Marmi, a glamorous beach resort famous for its high fashion shopping, fine dining, and glitzy nightlife. Or, rent a sun lounger at one of the chic beach clubs and enjoy la dolce vita. Fifty kilometers will bring you to Pisa, or 55 kilometers to Florence, ensuring the estate’s rural atmosphere is within a stone’s throw of modern comfort.
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