Buca del Tasso was completly restored in 2008. Its owners, a mother and her daughter wanted to preserve the typical architectural style of Lucca' s country houses but, inside, the house is very functional, modern and elegantly furnished.The house is foramed by two ground floors. The ground floor is made up of a open space of about 70 m², including the dining room and a big kitchen,the hall and the living room with sofas and a big fireplace.There is also a litle toilet.On the first floor there is a double room (red room), a twin room (blu room), a bathroom with shower and the main bedroom (green room) with its bathroom.The house is surrounded by a garden, about 2000m², - even if the property is more then 25.000 m² - where you' ll find a nice gazebo overlooking the beautiful panorama and the swimming pool, (6m by 12m) open from 25th April to 5th October.
"This is a house for those who love the countryside, nature and relaxation, but without suffocate by them, though." This is what one of the owners says, in fact you can reach Lucca (18Km) in less than 30 minutes, Montecatini Terme is 27 km far, Pisa 50 km far and in 40 minutes you can reach Versilia (50Km).
In one hour you can go to Florence, that is only 78 km far, or tollow the "Strada del Vino" along the gentle Chianti' s hills.
If you love the countryside and sport activities, here you can go tracking, horse riding, byking and swimming; but if you like relaxation and art you can spend yuor time visiting historical cities and enjoying good food and wine in the many restaurants in the area.
But you don' t forget to visit the old Lucca's Villas. They are mervellouses!
From November to April Buca del Tasso is open at the week-end and on Festivities as B&B.
Number of rooms: 3
Number of kitchens: 1
Number of toilets: 3
Number of living rooms: 1
Number of bedrooms: 3
Number of bathrooms: 3
Overall impression furnishing and features: Luxurious and carefully selected
Exterior overall impression: Extremely charming holiday home
Other rooms: living room
Outdoor facilities: Terrace, Garden
Parking facilities: Private parking on site
Floor: Ground floor
Air conditioning: No
Pet: Pets permitted
Living area: 150 m²
Property area: 25000 m²
Property type: Holiday apartment
EquipmentEquipment: Cabinets and drawers provide for enough space, Washing machine, Alarm system, Vacuum cleaner
Heating: In all rooms
Entertainment electronics: Radio/radio alarm clock, Colour television set, SAT receipt, Hi-fi, CD-Player, DVD
Telecommunications: Internet access, Mobile telephone reception possible, Telephone
Living Room 0:
Living room size: 50 m²
On-site leisure facilities: Outdoor swimming pool
Bathroom size: 6 m²
Bathroom features: Bidet, Day light, Toilet, Washing stand, Shower
Bathroom size: 6 m²
Bathroom features: Bidet, Day light, Toilet, Washing stand, Shower
Bathroom size: 3 m²
Bathroom features: Bidet, Day light, Toilet, Washing stand
Kitchen equipmentKitchen 0:
Kitchen furniture/equipment: Extractor hood, Microwave oven, Cooler/freezer combination, Dishwasher, 2 sets of plates, cups, cutlery per person, Coffee machine, Electric stove, Toaster, Kitchenette
Kitchen size: 22 m²
Number of tables: 1
Total number of seats: 7
Other kitchen equipment: All tools useful for the kitchen, juicer, food mixers, bowls for microwave, kettle for thea, coil pots, pan to oven and microwave, cutting board etc.. etc. .
Garden equipmentGarden description: Not visible from the road or neighbouring properties
Garden facilities: Garden furniture provided, Grill available
Garden utilisation: Exclusive garden use
SourroundingsLocation description: Buca del Tasso is located on the hills arround Lucca on the border with the province of Pistoia. Its altitude is about 380/400 metres. It is a few kilometers from Lucca, Montecatini, Florence and Versilia.Wine tasting lovers will be pleased to know that Buca del Tasso is on the route of "Strade del Vino".
The property is the last house of S. Gennaro, a nice village of the VI° century b.C..It is characterised by small streets offering very picturesque views.Here you can admire beautiful palaces and the Roman Pieve with the terracotta Angel attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, but, believe us, it is not the only beautiful thig in the Church. Although the village is completely surrounded by the green, at about 6 km from it you will find Collodi, the village of "Pinocchio". Here your children can spend an afternoon in the recreation ground of Pinocchio, while the adults can visit Villa Garzoni, and its park. This house belonged to the family of "Pinocchio" 's author. Some years ago all the property was restored and a Butterfly House was added. Petrognano is the village next to Buca del Tasso. The view from the Church square is breathtaking. You can also see Villa Borromeo, today Gambaro, built at the end of the XVII° century.
Following the road leading to Buca del Tasso, you can go to Pizzorna, which is about 1000 metres above the sea level. Here you can find some restourants and a small lake where you can fish troutes.On 24th Augoust, S. Bartholomew' s day a lot of people from Lucca, go picknicking in the Pizzorna. It is called "merendino" and it is a traditional fest.
We are 15 km from Chiesina Uzzanese highway exit and 10 km from the Pescia station. Florence Peretola Airport (70Km) and the Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (46Km) can be reached in less than 1 hour.
Distance to town: 18 km
Distance to next restaurant: 2 km
Distance to next shopping facilities: 6 km
Distance to the sea: 40 km
Distance to next ski lift/mountain railway/cross-country skiing trail: 70 km
Distance to lake: 8 km
Distance to fishing spot: 8 km
Excursion possibilities: Even if Buca del Tasso is surrounded by the countryside, it is located in a strategic position both at national and regional level.
In fact you can drive to Milan or Rome in about 4 houres. For fast movements you can reach Florence Peretola Airport or to the Pisa Airport, Galileo Galilei, in less than one hour. In less than 30 minutes, you can reach the city of Lucca (18Km), art city known as the city of 100 churches.Here you can take a beautiful walk on the tree-lined "Mura", which surround the old city,you can admire the view from the top of Torre Guinigi and Torre delle Ore.Enjoy a romantic walk along the small street and, even if we are in the XXI° century, you will feel the atmoshere of the XIV° century' s Lucca.On the first of March Lucca Jazz Donna starts. On this occasion, in the old city, you can see the performances of the most famous female musicians. In the same month there is the second edition of Luccanimation. It is an international-festival competition for the best video-animation in the world.27th April is S. Zita's day. The people who live in Lucca make a homage to the corpse of S. Zita in S. Frediano' s Church, with a bunch of daffodils while in Anphitheatre's Square, there is a beautiful flower exhibition and market. The month of September is important for Lucca. On 13th Lucca celebrates the Holy Cross with a "Luminara". It is very picturesque procession. People wear costumes and walk along the streets of the old city up to S. Martino's Cathedral.Another feast is S. Paolino' s, the city Patron Saint.The celebration culminates on July 12th with a competition called "Palio della Balestra da banco" crossbow competition. The city "Terzieri" challenge themselves, under the watchful eyes of the Podesta, the Lord and the notable families of the XIV°century.
The Summer Festival is held in July. The most important international singersperform on the stage in Napoleone Square in the city centre.From the end of October to the first of November Lucca is the venue of Lucca Comics and Games: an exhibition and market of comics and games. In the old city you can visit the Comics Museum, along with other classical museums.Every third week-end, in sone streets of the old city, there is the antique market.Montecatini Terme, is 27 Km far. Here you will have the possibility to relax at the Spa, or go shopping in the many exclusive shops. In the evening you can take the funicular to Montecatini Alto, have dinner there while admiring the beautiful panorama and, to finish, what about a discoteque?
In Pisa, wich is about 50 km far, you can see the Lungarno, the beautiful Cavallieri Square with the tower where Count Ugolino ( Dante Alighieri is "Divina Commedia" - "Hell") was imprisoned with his children whom he eat to survive and one of most important Universities in the World "La Normale". Of course you cannot miss the Miracles Square, with the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Leaning Tower.In less than 40 minutes Versilia (50km far) is waiting for you with its beautiful and very exclusive (Forte dei Marmi) beach where you can go for a walk along the sea front. Do not miss the exciting night life in the many fashonable bars and restaurants and the famous "Capannina dei Franceschi" in Forte dei Marmi.
On 24th August from 7.00 to 24.00 there is S. Ermete' s Feast that closes the summer season in Forte dei Marmi. In the streets, lined the most exclusive shop, you will find a numberlees stalls (about 400 authorized and as many illegal) selling good for all tastes. The celebration ends with the fireworks on the sea. In less than one hour you can go to Florence (78Km) with its world famous collections of art in the "Uffizzi" Gallery and in other museums. If you do not like spending your time in the museums you can visit Signoria Square, the Old Bridge, the Lungarno, Boboli garden's etc. etc. .If you are wine lovers, you can follow the "wine street" full of famous small and big cellars where you can taste excellent types of wine.
Buca del Tasso is on this street but we do not produce wine.
If you follow this route you get to the sweet Chianti hills and reach Siena (120 km). It is a wonderful city where you can admire the Mangia' s tower in the Del Campo' s Square and many other interesting places. Del Campo Square is well know for two horse races: on 2nd July "Provenzano horse-race" and on 16th August the more important and famous "Assunta horse-race". Nine of the city districts take part in the race. The horses run arround the shell for 3 times and the winner which ranks first wins, even witout its jockey! The prize is called "Drappellone" and it is made by a different artist each year. The prize is then jealously kept in the district meseum. Do not forget to visit the old Lucca' s Villas, where can admire the most beautiful old residences furnish with a their original furniture, and surrounded by delightful parks.In less than 6 Km there is Collodi, "Pinocchio' s" village. Here the children can spend an afternoon in the ricreation ground, while the adults can visit both the park of the Garzoni Villa' - the family of "Pinocchio" is author, Carlo Lorenzini - where two year ago the Butterfly House was opened and the Villa , restored tow years ago.
In Montecarlo, a charming and fortified little village on the hills, the traditional harvest feast is held the second week of September.
In a few words, this area is for those people who love the countryside and sports activities like tracking, horse riding, swimming and mountain biking. But it is also for those who want to relax , visit art cities and enjoy themselves at night in the many restaurants and bars scattered in the area.
Type of beach: Sandy beach
Rental Facilities: Bicycle rental service
Nearby sports facilities: Fishing, Golf course, Hunting facilities, Mountainbiking, Bike tours, Indoor riding arena
Name of the sea: Tyrrhenian Sea
OutlookMountains, Garden, forest, meadow, Street, Valley