- Accommodation & Reception on Site
- Air Conditioned
- Central Music System
- Computer Facilities
- Daily Cleaning Service
- DVD Player
- Full Staff
- Gardener and Pool service
- Hair dryers in every bedroom
- Heated Pool
- Satellite TV
- Security/Surveillance system
- Washer and Dryer
- Wifi Internet
- Workout Room with Cardiovascular and weight equipment
Villa Daniela is a sumptuous eleven bedroom air conditioned luxury Villa located only seven Kilometers from the fabulous walled city of Lucca. This historic and newly renovated 15th Century regal estate has absolutely everything one could wish for – including spectacular Italian gardens, luminous and spacious rooms, marvelous frescoes, a huge professional kitchen, an interior elevator, a brilliant pool and a tremendous location! You can see we’re running out of superlatives and we haven’t even started to describe this sensational villa!
Like many Italian villas, Villa Daniela has a remarkable history. Built originally in the 15th century as a summer home by a noble Luchese family, it remained in the same family until the 19th century when it was given to an order of monks left homeless when Napoleon seized all church property in the region. The monks added a secondary school that was attached to the villa. The current owners bought the property and spent the past 14 years restoring it to its original beauty, including hiring their own “Michelangelo” to restore the beautiful frescoes!
Villa Daniela has all the modern amenities, including air conditioning and Wifi internet. It also features a beautiful heated swimming pool. Guests receive a welcome dinner, daily breakfast service, and three hours daily of maid service as part of the rental price. There is also one bedroom and bathroom which are handicap accessible. The villa’s charming owner lives on site in the west wing of the ground floor. She has her own private entrance and parking area. Guests have total privacy – but the owner is there to arrange any questions or arrange any special requests they might have!
But perhaps the real gem of Villa Daniela is the partnership the villa entered recently entered into with Valentino, one of the most dynamic and creative young chefs in Italy and his fantastic partner Larisa, who is a tremendous sommelier. To eat a meal prepared by Valentino is like going to a Michelin 3 star restaurant without the stuffiness. The owners of TuscanDream have followed his career for several years and we can honestly say the best lunch and the best dinner we have ever eaten in our lives were prepared by this outstanding chef – and to think now you can enjoy Valentino’s creation in Villa Daniela’s gorgeous dining room – you will learn the true definition of Mama Mia!
We are pleased to announce that we will be featuring Valentino and Larisa’s Villa Daniela Tuscan Cooking School in October of 2015. Please inquire for details!
As with all formal Italian villas, the immediate area around the house has fine gravel leading to the sprawling well planned gardens. There are tables and chairs which can comfortably accommodate 40 guests under a large white canopied gazebo. A paved path or a flight of steps takes you to the walled formal gardens replete with a magnificent fountain from the 1600’s. The views from the gardens look out over the valley and over a quaint village. Adjacent to the formal gardens is the large swimming pool area, surrounded by banks of roses and jasmine, citrus and herb plants. The swimming pool can be heated if the clients wish at an additional cost. There are ample sun umbrellas and pool furniture, and this is a truly magnificent way to relax!
- Lucca – 7 Kilometers
- Pisa Airport – 52 Kilometers
- Forte dei Marmi – 52 Kilometers
- San Gimignano – 76 Kilometers
- Florence – 77 Kilometers
- Cinque Terre – 92 Kilometers
- Siena – 142 Kilometers
- Venice – 310 Kilometers
- Milan Malpensa Airport – 344 Kilometers
- Rome Fiumicino Airport – 378 Kilometers
High Season – 1 June – 7 September
- 1 – 14 Guests – 11,100 Euros per week
- 15 – 22 Guests – 12,500 Euros per week
Mid Season (Easter, 4 May – 1 June & 7 September – 12 October )
- 1 – 14 Guests – 9,990 Euros per week
- 15 – 22 Guests – 11,350 Euros per week
Low Season (all other times)
- 1 – 14 Guests – 8,600 Euros per week
- 15 – 22 Guests – 9,990 Euros per week
Villa Daniela rents exclusively on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday
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