Casa Pieve is a delightful stone-built country house located just north of the charming town of Lucca. Positioned on a hillside, the home has spectacular views of the surrounding meadows, orchards, olive groves, and vineyards. Formerly a stable, Casa Pieve has been completely renovated by local craftsmen. The home has retained its original lucchese style (stone walls, beamed ceilings, and terracotta floors), but now is equipped with all the modern comforts. The furnishings are a stylish combination of modern and antique, each item selected with great care. Two outside terraces provide plenty of options for al fresco dining, each offering tables and chairs, and fragrant and colorful potted plants. The large pool is surrounded by a well-tended garden, offering a plethora of indigenous flowers and plants. For guests seeking additonal activities, a ping-pong table and two mountain bikes are at their disposal.
Included in the rental price: Final cleaning, and five hours maid service/week.
Casa Pieve is laid out on two floors. The top floor consists of a bright living room offering comfortable furniture, a fireplace, and a CD and DVD player. The dining room seats eight guests and is situated next to a well-equipped kitchen (with stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher). French doors from the living rooms lead out onto a covered terrace, which overlooks the pool area. Off the kitchen is located another terrace, with table, chairs, umbrella and barbecue. Down a few steps leads you to the nicely appointed bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a queen bed with ensuite bathroom (with shower). A double bedroom with two twin beds is next door, and a third bedroom with a double bed. These two bedrooms share a bathroom with bathtub. On the bottom floor is located a laundry room, a sitting room with a double sofabed, and French doors leading out onto the pool and garden area.
Lucca is the capital of the province of the same name in northwestern Tuscany. With approximately 85,000 inhabitants, Lucca is situated in a broad alluvial plain, 19 meters above sea level, near the Serchio River, between the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the Tyrrhenian Coast and the Pisan hills. It is an important city for art and traditional culture, presenting a vital historic center of extraordinary value, which has conserved almost intact the thick urban network of houses, towers, medieval churches, Renaissance palaces and 19th-century piazzas. Lucca today is a flowering commercial and industrial center and an important area for the paper, chemical, metal mechanic, textile and agricultural (olive and wine) industries.