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Three centuries of art. Lovely self-catering apartment in historic villa

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
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Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, and in the very heart of Tuscany. Villa Di Lupo Parra opens its doors and welcomes you in the seductive atmosphere of its beautiful apartments for a holiday of culture and good life. Don't miss the pleasure to learn the intriguing story of the fascinating lady Lauretta, a former owner of the villa, who was a muse for so many artists of her time. Located just 2 minutes from the motorway exit, the property is the ideal base for your art itineraries to Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Volterra, San Gimignano, and Siena. A car is not necessary!! A free car service is available for guests to/from Pisa airport. Shops, restaurants and cafés are within walking distance, as well as a bus stop and a train station with direct trains for Pisa and Florence,...Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, and in the very heart of Tuscany. Villa Di Lupo Parra opens its doors and welcomes you in the seductive atmosphere of its beautiful apartments for a holiday of culture and good life. Don't miss the pleasure to learn the intriguing story of the fascinating lady Lauretta, a former owner of the villa, who was a muse for so many artists of her time. Located just 2 minutes from the motorway exit, the property is the ideal base for your art itineraries to Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Volterra, San Gimignano, and Siena. A car is not necessary!! A free car service is available for guests to/from Pisa airport. Shops, restaurants and cafés are within walking distance, as well as a bus stop and a train station with direct trains for Pisa and Florence, and connections for the main cities of Tuscany. Besides the most famous art cities, discover some of the less known but none the less remarkable art treasures: picturesque villages, Roman churches and old monasteries in the countryside. On request, a taxi service is available for half-day or one-day trips in Tuscany. After a cultural tour, relax in the large garden which surrounds the villa, in the shadow of age-old trees. Do not miss walking in the hills, which offer a breathtaking view of the countryside.Tired of trips? Indulge in a relaxing massage or a beauty treatment at S. Giuiliano spa, just a few minutes travelling from the property.Public swimming pools and tennis courts are only 5 minutes away by car. Bicycles are available for guests, free of charge.The sea is not far, with beautiful beaches in Tirrenia (just 20 minutes away by car) and in Viareggio (30 minutes), as well as picturesque bays with cliffs and beaches near Livorno.Fond of Italian food? There are plenty of cosy restaurants in the area with a wide choice of traditional and creative dishes; in November and December do not miss the famous local white truffles, as well as excellent wines and pure olive oil from local producers. Italian kitchen classes and wine tasting are available on request. The apartment named ' Three centuries of art' is on the first floor of the villa; you will get there through the magnificent main stairs, which feature amazing frescoes on the walls and the ceiling. The rooms are bright, comfortable, smartly furnished with precious antiques, and with a beautiful view. The apartment is composed of a large living room, a romantic double bedroom, a trendy kitchen and a chic bathroom. Two additional single beds can be provided in the living room. Sky channels are available. This apartment is the most peculiar in the house as it is an extraordinary witness of the evolution of taste in fine arts over the centuries. During a recent restoration we have found on the walls of the living room, under some layers of common paint, three different frescoes one over the other, which date respectively from 18th, 19th and 20th century, and we have kept all of them in view, so you can see how the room has changed its look over the time.The frescoes featured in the bedroom depict the symbols of arts (music, architecture, sculpture and painting). The apartment is provided with a piano and its atmosphere is perfect to make art lovers feel at home and enjoy their stay here. Lists of events, restaurants, maps, itineraries, train and bus time table, gastronomic suggestions and shopping tips are at your disposal in the apartment. English, Italian and French books and magazines are available for borrowing. The owners live in the caste and are on hand to answer any questions. Early booking is necessary for kitchen classes and wine tasting.More
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About the Owner
Donatella B
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
Interaction with guests
The owners live in the castel and are on hand to answer questions and suggest what to do. On request, a car service is available for guests to and from Pisa airport or train station on arrival / departure, free of charge. On request, a taxi service is available for one-day or half-day trips all around Tuscany; the service must be booked two days in advance.
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Reviewed 26 May 2019

Our stay in this remarkable villa did not turn out quite as we planned, since my husband was unwell and confined to bed for several days. Our initial 5 nights stretched to a 10-day stay, during which our activities were largely confined to the villa...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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melpomene2015, VR Owner at Three centuries of art. Lovely self-catering apartment in historic villa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We will be happy to see you again if you happen to come once more to Tuscany and visit all the places you unfortunately have missed this time. Thank you again

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Donatella and Antonio were perfect hosts who made our first Tuscan experience as effortless as possible. Their villa is amazing and our apartment was extremely spacious and had all the amenities and comforts we needed. Although slightly off the beaten track, there is a bus...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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melpomene2015, VR Owner at Three centuries of art. Lovely self-catering apartment in historic villa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you Jerard for you review. We are happy to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us.

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

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Date of stay: August 2015
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Shrewsbury
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

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Date of stay: September 2015
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Spent several days here after a cycling holiday and what a relaxing, peaceful way to unwind. A lovely garden is anchored by three tremendous trees that seem to have personalities of their own! Nothing tops time spent in this lovely spot, whether sunbathing on a...More

Date of stay: May 2014
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Staffed Property
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Fax
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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Does this holiday rental have a steam room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Pisa is wellknown for its leaning tower and the amazing Field of Miracles. Not far from Pisa visit Calci with its beautiful Certosa, and S. Miniato, a medieval town with landscapes on Arno valley and countryside.On June 16th at night 'Luminaria di S. Ranieri'in Pisa: thousands of candles adorn all the buildings along the river Arno and reflect their shapes on the water. On July 25 and 27 Andrea Bocelli live concert at Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, just 30 minutes driving from the house; taxi service available on request. Golf, beach, boat rent, surfing and sailing in Tirrenia. Lots of cosy restaurants also in the city centre and in the countryside.Beauty treatments at the famous thermal spas S. Giuliano
Getting around
An exit of the FI-PI-LI highway which connects Pisa with Florence is just 2 minutes driving from the property. But a car is not necessary: a train station and a bus stop are within walking distance.
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