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The ladies retreat. Beautiful self-catering apartment in a noble villa

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
4 nights minimum
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Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, which has been home to art and artists for centuries. Do not miss the opportunity, and the pleasure, to get the feel of this incomparably charming mansion and to learn the intriguing story of lady Lauretta, who was a muse to the main artists of her time. Villa Di Lupo Parra opens its doors to welcome you in the seductive atmosphere of its beautiful apartments for a holiday of culture and good life. Located just 2 minutes from the motorway exit, the property is the ideal base for 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 stati...Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, which has been home to art and artists for centuries. Do not miss the opportunity, and the pleasure, to get the feel of this incomparably charming mansion and to learn the intriguing story of lady Lauretta, who was a muse to the main artists of her time. Villa Di Lupo Parra opens its doors to welcome you in the seductive atmosphere of its beautiful apartments for a holiday of culture and good life. Located just 2 minutes from the motorway exit, the property is the ideal base for 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. On request, a taxi service is available for hal-day and one-day trips. 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. 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? Enjoy a relaxing massage or a beauty treatment at the renowned Bagni di Pisa spa. 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. Italian kitchen classes and wine tasting are available on request. The apartment named 'The ladies retreat' is on the first floor. It is given admittance through an astonishing monumental staircase and trough a delicious parlour where the frescoes on the walls and the ceiling simulate an open air terrace with country landscapes all around. This apartment is named after the use it had in the past centuries: this was the part of the house where the ladies relaxed while talking, reading and playing music after their morning toilet. The remarkable and absolutely unique neoclassical frescoes in the delicate nuances of ivory colour which are featured in the living room create a seductive atmosphere of great serenity. The apartment is very smart and bright: beside the wide and beautiful living room it features a romantic double bedroom, a trendy kitchen and a large bathroom. *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 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 castle and are on hand to answer questions and suggests things to do. A free car service is provided for guests from Pisa airport or train station.
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

The apartment is located in an impressive old building that has inside the ambiance of a museum. The apartment itself is large and very, I repeat ,very clean.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Warnas100
melpomene2015, VR Owner at The ladies retreat. Beautiful self-catering apartment in a noble villa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review. It has been a pleasure for us to welcome you at Villa Di Lupo Parra and we are happy to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

The villa and the apartment are lovely. The owners are very accomodating, picking us up at the train station. It is a good place for an exteded stay; close to train and bus for visits to Pisa and 1-2 hours by public transport to Lucca,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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melpomene2015, VR Owner at The ladies retreat. Beautiful self-catering apartment in a noble villa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Tuscany and with us.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

My mother was so desperate to book this accommodation months in advance for our trip and when we arrived we could see why! The frescoes were phenomenal that I'm surprised I never fell up the stairs! The stairs that Antonio carried our bags up for...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Kimberley L
melpomene2015, VR Owner at The ladies retreat. Beautiful self-catering apartment in a noble villa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for your great review!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

There are many things I could say about this place, however, if I included everything that I loved about this place, I would be writing an entire, full-length novel. I will begin by saying how incredible this place is. The location is perfect. You are...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank lfisher7
melpomene2015, VR Owner at The ladies retreat. Beautiful self-catering apartment in a noble villa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you dear Leah, we are touched by your beautiful review. It was great to have you with us and we really hope to meet you again: you have been not only a guest, you have been and you will always be our young, delicious...More

Reviewed 13 July 2014

"The Ladies Retreat" was a delightful appartment, reflecting the history and character of this fine old Tuscan home. The contemporary bathroom and kitchen did not detract from the atmosphere and were well equipped. Access to bus and train was a 10 to 15 minutes walk...More

Date of stay: June 2014
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Highchair
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Corporate Bookings
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Ping Pong Table
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
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 Piazza dei Miracoli. Not far from Pisa visit Calci, a nice old town in the country with beautiful Certosa, S. Miniato. On June 16th at night 'Luminaria di S. Ranieri': thousands of candles adorn all the buildings along the river Arno and reflect their shapes on the water. On July 28 and 30 Andrea Bocelli live concert at Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, just 30 minutes driving from the villa; a taxi service ia available on request. Golf, beach, boat rent, surfing and sailing in Tirrenia. Lots of cosy restaurants in the city centre and in the country. 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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