Celeste

from€25,500/week· Villa

Recently restored with great care and mastery, Villa Celeste is an aristocratic 19th-century home of old-world charm with its own chapel, olive oil press and castle ruins, set on a vast estate of Tuscan hill-terraced olive groves. With 11 elegant and luxuriously-appointed guestrooms, it combines the historic beauty of Lucca with top-level service, amenities and décor. Magnificent views stretch over the Nottolini aqueduct and the lovely Lucca countryside. This villa was originally built as the summer residence of an aristocratic Tuscan family, who used the fertile estate for the cultivation of rare flowers – the property still boasts beautiful gardens.

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

2017Guests (up to)06/03 – 09/30
Xmas, NYE, Easter
04/01 – 05/27
09/30 – 10/28
01/07 – 04/01
10/28 – 12/23
Villa Celeste2229,500€27,500€25,500€
Notes
  • Security deposit: € 5,000 to be held by the agency
  • No pets allowed
Included with rent
  • Electricity, water, A/C, heating and final cleaning
  • Daily housekeeping service for 4 hours, 6 days per week (Sunday off)
  • Midweek linen change (on Tuesday)
  • Cook service for breakfast daily and for one other meal either lunch or dinner, 6 days a week (Wednesday off, cost of ingredients extra)
  • Gardener and pool maintenance
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Crib and high chair available upon request
  • Concierge service on call and on site
Not included with rent
  • Extra housekeeping service:
  • Additional half day service package (4 hours daily) per week: €2,100
  • Extra housekeeping service, in addition to the service package: € 22 per hour/per staff member
  • Cook service:
    • Formal 3-course Lunch or Dinner: €600 per meal (includes grocery shopping service, cook service, staff for table setting and cleanup), plus  cost of ingredients
    • Buffet-style  Lunch or Dinner, 4-5 cold dishes: €500 per meal (includes grocery shopping service, cook service, staff for table setting and cleanup), plus cost of ingredients
  • Personal laundry & ironing service charges
  • Telephone charges

Location

What to do in Lucca area

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 Toscano of 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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