Villa Carista is a remarkably restored three-floor 15th century villa, which includes alongside a lovely annex. Both preserve much of their exterior appearance, yet, offering to the guests all amenities of the design-led accommodation of today. The villa is set amid 100-acre estate including woodland, olive groves, cypresses, palm trees and a private vegetable garden, and offers staggering views of the surrounding countryside.
Pisa is reachable by car in 30 minutes, Lucca, the city of 99 churches, in 15 minutes, Florence and the glitzy beaches of Forte dei Marmi are both 45 minutes away. Tuscany is one of the most sought-after destinations for travelers thanks to the plethora of activities available, and the great food and superb wine it offers. So, when your villa has a prime location and a comfortable design such as Carista’s, the only question popping in your mind should be Why haven’t I book it yet?
Large living room with comfortable sofas and decorative fireplace, billiard room – a favorite grown-up hangout place insight the house, spacious dining room overlooking the Italian garden, fully equipped kitchen with bar counter and a French door leading to the furnished patio, perfect for enjoying time and meals al fresco. Guest’s bathroom. Stairs lead to the upper floors. Available also an internal elevator. First-floor living room with decorative fireplace and a balcony, accessed via a French door, facing the olive grove.
Ample covered furnished gazebo alongside the private pool for enjoying the hottest hours of the day under the shade, panoramic swimming pool, spacious furnished patio/relaxation area with a comfortable table that is very popular for communal meals outdoor. Manicured Italian garden and paths through the private estate for long and relaxing walks.
|Category||Date Range||Rate||Min stay|
|Sep 30 - Dec 22, 2023||Sep 30 2023 to Dec 22 2023||€22,880 per Week||7 Nights|
|Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2024||Dec 23 2023 to Jan 5 2024||€24,800 per Week||7 Nights|
|Jan 6 - Mar 22, 2024||Jan 6 2024 to Mar 22 2024||€22,880 per Week||7 Nights|
|Mar 23 - Mar 29, 2024||Mar 23 2024 to Mar 29 2024||€24,800 per Week||7 Nights|
|Mar 30 - May 3, 2024||Mar 30 2024 to May 3 2024||€22,880 per Week||7 Nights|
|May 4 - Jun 21, 2024||May 4 2024 to Jun 21 2024||€24,800 per Week||7 Nights|
|Jun 22 - Aug 23, 2024||Jun 22 2024 to Aug 23 2024||€26,620 per Week||7 Nights|
|Aug 24 - Sep 27, 2024||Aug 24 2024 to Sep 27 2024||€24,800 per Week||7 Nights|
|Sep 28 - Dec 20, 2024||Sep 28 2024 to Dec 20 2024||€22,880 per Week||7 Nights|
|Dec 21 - Jan 5, 2025||Dec 21 2024 to Jan 5 2025||€24,800 per Week||7 Nights|
|Security Deposit||€4,200 Flat||Refundable|
|Check-in time:||16:00||Check-out time:||10:00|
• The Italian government might require the payment of a Visitor’s Tax (approximately €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per day, depending on the location) and may be applied for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable locally, in Euro cash.
• Non-smoking villa.
Carista is equipped with an array of included amenities and services:
• Personal service by the villa staff including Housekeeper (4 hours per day, 6 days per week), Garden and pool maintenance
• Mid-week bed and linen change
• Air conditioning (bedrooms only)
Amenities and services available upon request (extra cost):
• Additional staff available at this villa includes Housekeeping (additional services) and Cook
• Cost of food and beverages
|Bedroom 1||1 King||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bedroom 2||1 King||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bedroom 3||2 Queen||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bedroom 4||2 Single||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bedroom 5||1 Queen||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bedroom 6 | Annex||1 King||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bedroom 7 | Annex||1 King||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bathroom 1||Toilet, Shower, Jet tub||En-suite.|
|Bathroom 2||Toilet, Tub, Shower||En-suite.|
|Bathroom 3||Toilet, Shower||En-suite.|
|Bathroom 4||Toilet, Tub, Shower||En-suite.|
|Bathroom 5||Toilet, Shower||En-suite.|
|Bathroom 6||Toilet, Tub, Shower||Shared between Bedroom 6 & 7. Double vanity.|
Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 48 min; Pisa International airport 35 min.
Nearest major city: Lucca 15 min; Florence 45 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps
The historic town of Lucca features many attractions and unlimited historic charm. Take a stroll or rent a bicycle and ride on its ancient walls and through the town past famous monuments, several churches and the Guinigi Tower, which has trees planted at the top. Make sure to visit the church of Saint Michele and then enjoy a cappuccino in Saint Michele square. Don't miss shopping along Via Fillungo!
North of Lucca, the famous Garfagnana Valley extends for miles, a splendid natural vista of mountains and hills. Along the way, stop at the famous "Devil's Bridge"—legend says the Devil himself has visited this spot. A huge Halloween celebration is held here every year. In Pisa, the famous Leaning Tower awaits. Some say it is one of the wonders of the world, and all agree that a sight of the Leaning Tower is a must for all those coming Italy. The nearby Forte Dei Marmi is one of the most popular places in Italy during the summer, boasting a beautiful beach, elegant shops and boutiques, and an active nightlife of bars and clubs like La Capannina and the Twiga Club.
WHERE TO EAT
Buca di Sant'Antonio - Mouthwatering dishes with excellent service. The English speaking waiters will thoroughly explain every dish and provide impeccable service.
Via Cervia 3, Lucca - +39 0583 558 81
Ristorante Lombardo – great local food and attentive service, all enhanced by a stunning view from the terrace.
Via della Pieve S. Stefano 4801, Lucca -+39 0583 394268
Antica Locanda di Sesto – a very good and consistent restaurant in Lucca, where the food and the service will not disappoint you.
Via Ludovica 1660, Lucca - +39 0583 578181
Ristorante Giglio - A lovely restaurant within the city walls with indoor and outdoor dining. Friendly and attentive service, including a complimentary glass of Prosecco while you make up your mind on what to order.
Piazza del Giglio 2, Lucca - +39 0583 494 058
Vino e Convivio – If you want wine by the glass accompanied by de-li-cious homemade food, do not be fooled by the look of this very rustic osteria. Extensive selection of wine and great simple dishes that change almost daily (they do not have a menu) that you do not want to miss. If available, order a glass of Ripasso Superiore della Valpolicella by Monte Dall’Ora (you are welcome!).
Via Di Coselli 4/6, Guamo - +39 0584 989 069
WHERE TO SHOP
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! at Chocolat, a city heaven for chocoholics.
Corte Cenami 1, Lucca - +39 0583 467 878
Tuscan Cigars - Those who like to know the story of an all-Italian pride can make a visit to the Manifatture Sigaro Toscanoof Mugnano where guided tours reveal the history and work processes of the most loved cigars in the world. Today the handmade cigars are those of great value, limited editions or special editions such as the Moro, the Millenium, the Toscano Original or Selected.
Via Enrico Mattei 780, Lucca - +39 0583 4391
Jewelry - Lucia Giovannetti Maison – romantic jewels created with great passion and Italian craftsmanship.
Via Santa Croce 20, Lucca - +39 0583 464331
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