This impressive estate is situated in the outskirts of Lucca, just a short drive to the historic centre. The property is nestled amid tranquil Italian gardens complete with a stream that flows into two small lakes surrounding a shady willow tree. The magical beauty of this aristocratic 17th century villa inspires moments of harmony and relaxation. The property has been lovingly restored to high standards and is one of the most luxurious villas in Italy. This unique Tuscan estate offers a sophisticated and enchanting setting with exceptional manicured gardens.
The property was built in 1624 and was once residence to Count Cosimo Bernardini. The Bernardini family owned several palazzos in the city center as well as many villas in the surrounding hills. Today the property offers 7 beautifully appointed en suite bedrooms, several grand reception rooms, a drawing room, cozy TV lounge, a card room, a formal dining room, fully fitted Tuscan kitchen, a wine cellar, and a large pool. This holiday villa offers a traditional living plan with spacious frescoed rooms and high ceilings throughout.
The interiors are filled with antique furnishings and décor that blend beautifully with the rich heritage of this historic family home. The villa is opulent and sophisticated yet remains cozy and comfortable. The villa has numerous outdoor lounge and dining areas conveniently situated around the gardens to enjoy, at your preference, throughout the day. There is a lovely vine covered pergola set in the gardens, which is one of the many idyllic settings for al fresco dining.
The swimming pool is exceptionally large and the grand cypress trees and fragrant lemon and herb gardens create the perfect backdrop. The location is excellent with horseback riding, golf, and tennis all nearby. The historic center of Lucca is a short drive from the villa. Moreover, the villa is within an hour from Florence and just 30 minutes away from Pisa and the seaside resort of Forte dei Marmi.
Whether you would like to spend an afternoon taking a stroll around the private lake, enjoy a cooking class at the villa, or journey into the beautiful towns of Lucca, Pisa, or Florence, this villa offers a wonderful location to experience what Tuscany has to offer.