Toscana - Lucca - ALTOPASCIO


PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Villa Irene is located near Montecarlo di Lucca, a small medieval town on the rolling hills of Lucca, covered with olive trees and vineyards. Montecarlo is a typical borgo a few kilometres from Lucca, located in a strategic position for exploring the surrounding area or for visiting Florence, Pisa or the Versilia coast with its golden beaches and renowned nightlife. The villa has been tastefully restored by the owners with the typical materials of Tuscan tradition such as the floors in travertine or wood in the bedrooms, in stone and terracotta. The villa enjoys a panoramic position over the Val di Nievole, dotted with small villages that light up like a nativity scene at dusk. The villa is surrounded by a green lawn adorned with fruit trees and flowering areas as well as aromatic herbs ideal for preparing the typical dishes of Tuscan tradition. Within the park is the splendid swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests. The villa has two floors with, on the ground floor, the living areas with typical Tuscan kitchen and, on the top floor, the bedrooms with view. The strong points of the property are the set-up outdoor areas such as the panoramic terrace with a table for your evening meals and the external living area with shade sail. To one side is the portico next to the kitchen with a large table while a few metres away is the pool area equipped with comfortable sunbeds and gazebo with living area. A short distance away are the renowned spas of Montecatini Terme and Monsummano Terme with its famous Grotta Giusti. No less important is the proximity to the Chiesina Uzzanese exit of the A11 motorway which will take you to Lucca, Pisa, Forte dei Marmi and Florence, as well as to all the other well-known tourist destinations of Tuscany. For cycling fans, the property stands on the Biogiro circuit, a route that passes through the most important towns in the province of Lucca, designed by a world-famous Italian cyclist. The proximity to the town of Collodi, famous for the puppet, Pinocchio, will allow the kids to spend a day full of fun and entertainment in the theme park, following and reliving the tale of Pinocchio ( N.B. The owners reside in the basement of the villa; however, the garden and swimming pool are for the exclusive use of the guests. It should be noted that the owners are very discreet and will respect your privacy but, if necessary, will be at your disposal for any eventuality.



The property has two floors with various entrances on the ground floor. The main entrance, located next to the external portico, leads into the living area composed of TV corner with comfortable sofas communicating with the kitchen, the laundry, a bathroom with shower and the dining room with access to the fully-equipped panoramic terrace. Upstairs is the sleeping area consisting of a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and two double bedrooms with adjacent bathroom. All the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning.


In the most secluded area of the property, is the park with well-maintained lawn enriched by olive trees, cypresses, fruit trees and various aromatic herbs, all surrounded by multicoloured flowers that frame the splendid swimming pool where guests can chill out and relax. The area around the villa has been designed for your entertainment; in front is the terracotta-paved terrace with the outdoor dining and living areas and adjacent BBQ from where you can admire an incomparable panorama. To the side is a portico with a second external table next to the kitchen. Next to the entrance gate is the parking area in the garden, available to the owners, just 10 m from the main entrance. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool is located in the most secluded area of the property, 40 m from the villa and reached down two flights of steps, one from the terrace and a smaller one from the lawn. Rectangular and measuring 6 x12 m with the depth varying from 1.20 to 2.20 m, the pool is lined in light blue-coloured PVC with a hydromassage area and has internal lighting and Roman steps for access to the water. On the infinity edge side is a child's pool measuring 1 x 12 m with a depth of 65 cm. The solarium in terracotta is equipped with comfortable sunbeds while the nearby olive trees will provide shade for your rest. Next to the pool is a gazebo with table and chairs. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Not allowed
Handicap: Not certified
Fenced-in property: Si
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • smart TV
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • fast wi-fi internet connection
  • dishwasher
  • toaster
  • electric kettle
  • moka
  • American coffee machine
  • mixer
  • microwave oven
  • citrus press
  • hairdryer in every bathroom
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • board games
  • mobile barbecue.

Location and distances

The property is located in a green area outside the medieval borgo of Montecarlo, renowned for its vineyards and olives, in a border area between the provinces of Pistoia and of Lucca. It is also close to the renowned protected area of the Padule di Fucecchio, an extensive network of paths in a large marshy area, characterised by hydrogeological and landscape resources of particular interest and by a great wealth of native flora and fauna (https:// The villa is located between the towns of Montecatini Terme and Lucca, between the eastern end of the plain of Lucca and the plain of the Val di Nievole. Lucca, with its city walls, has been known since Roman times as has Montecatini Terme, renowned for its famous thermal baths. Both towns have a strong tourist vocation, enlivened by strolling through the beautiful shops that characterise the town centres. A short distance from the property are towns such as Pescia (the town of flowers), Collodi (the town of Pinocchio), Massa and Cozzile (medieval borghi), Monsummano Terme (with its grotto spas), rendering the area very interesting and filling it with charm. Thanks to the Altopascio railway station or the A11 motorway, with access at Chiesina Uzzanese, you will be able to quickly reach well-known towns like Pisa, Florence, Siena, Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo) and San Gimignano, the popular beaches of Versilia, Forte dei Marmi and the magical nightlife that characterises them, as well as the marble quarries of Carrara and Pietrasanta, cities of art and marble.

Airport: Pisa 40 km, Firenze 54 km, Roma 335 km, Milano 290 km, Genova 175 km, Bologna 140 km
Train station: Altopascio 5 km
Highways: A11 Exit Chiesina Uzzanese 5 km
Shops and services: Marginone 800 m.
Beaches: Mar Tirreno- Viareggio 45 km Forte dei Marmi 55 km
Parking: Inside the property uncovered
Access roads: Paved up to the gate
Attractions within 100 km: Lucca 16 km, Pisa 39 km, Firenze 62 km, Volterra 73 km, San Gimignano 65 km, Vinci 30 km, Montecatini Terme 14 km, Forte dei Marmi 52 km, Le Cinque Terre 106 km.
Altitude: 100 slm


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