Orfea 12BDR

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

No matter what your ideal vacation looks like, the medieval city of Lucca and its surroundings offer many opportunities: if you like keeping up with your workout, the city’s 16th century walls are a glorious backdrop for strolling, power-walking, jogging or cycling; for beach lovers, the coastal strip of Versilia is the place to be and is within a 30-minute drive; and for music aficionados, many classical and rock/pop music festivals are held here throughout the year.

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For these reasons and more, Lucca is becoming one of the elite summer destinations in Tuscany. Only a 10-minute drive away from the city sits Orfea, a superb luxury villa that dates back to the 15th century and is completely and
painstakingly renovated to welcome you to the era of modern beauty and sublime elegance.

Many features make this property perfect for kids: the estate is gated and completely fenced; the swimming pool has a shallow side; there is a children’s playground; and the nearby, and mostly car-free, city of Lucca offers a wide range of things to see.


Main Villa

Ground Floor
As soon as you enter the foyer, you will feel the special atmosphere that permeates the villa. The neutral and earth-toned colors used in the family room, such as golden yellow and terra cotta, typical of the Tuscan style, create an airy and fresh effect, while frescoed walls, a large fireplace serving as a focal point, and a beautiful crystal chandelier set the elegant tone of this comfortable room. The very generous formal dining room has seating for up to fifty people, and features lit china cabinets, a coffered ceiling, classic art on the walls, and tall arched French doors opening onto the garden – all elements working together to create the ultimate formal dining experience. The professional-grade kitchen boasts ample counter space for prepping meals, a gorgeous central stove, a vaulted ceiling, a large window and access to the garden. A lounge room with a large flat-screen satellite TV, a well-stocked library room, and a guest bathroom complete this floor.

First Floor
A traditional sitting room with working fireplace and soft sofas serves as a nice spot for afternoon reading or cozy conversations.

Lower Level
A state-of-the-art private wellness area (2,100 sq ft) includes a Turkish bath, sauna, emotional shower, salt room and meditation room. Also on this floor is a stone cellar with a wine tasting room with fireplace.

The Red House - 4 Apartments

Three-story annex adjacent to the main villa (opposite side of The Pool House).

Ground Floor – Apartment 1 (1bd/1ba – sleeps 2): 

Large living-room with sofa and satellite TV, eat-in kitchen. The living room opens onto the veranda, where breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed outdoors. A wood burning pizza oven is also near the veranda.

First Floor – Apartment 2 (2bd/2ba – sleeps 4):

Spacious entrance, living room with sofa, eat-in kitchen with a romantic small terrace looking out onto the vineyard below.

Second Floor – Apartment 3 (2bd/2ba – sleeps 4):

Spacious entrance, living room with sofa, eat-in kitchen with a view of the garden and the swimming pool.

Third Floor – Apartment 4 (1bd/1ba – sleeps 2):

Spacious living room with sofa and Satellite TV, eat-in kitchen, a dressing room off the bathroom.


The villa offers extensive manicured grounds including an Italian-style garden with a romantic pergola; an al fresco dining area for enjoying meals in the shade on a side of the villa; a private swimming pool with whirlpool area; high-quality lounge furniture and shades on the sun deck; a children’s playground, an ideal place to let the kids in your group run off some steam; and a covered private parking area.


12 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms

Sleeps 24 Guests

  • Elevator
  • Wi-Fi
  • Turkish Bath
  • Sauna
  • Emotional Shower
  • Salt Room
  • Meditation Room
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Fully Equipped
  • Fireplace
  • Private Parking
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Pizza Oven
  • Safe Box
  • DVD Player
  • TV


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 & 2 (Main Villa - First Floor): Master family suite with one king bedroom and one small twin bedroom, this suitable for kids. Shared en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3 (Main Villa - First Floor): King bedroom with king size bed and mezzanine with two twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 4 (Main Villa - First Floor): King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 5 (Main Villa - First Floor): King/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6 (Main Villa - Second Floor): King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub and shower stall (only accessible by stairs)
Bedroom 7 (Apartment 1 - Ground Floor): Large double bedroom and bathroom
Bedroom 8 (Apartment 2 - First Floor): Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 9 (Apartment 2 - First Floor): Twin bedroom with private bathroom
Bedroom 10 (Apartment 3 - Second Floor): Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 11 (Apartment 3 - Second Floor): Twin bedroom with private bathroom
Bedroom 12 (Apartment 4 - Third Floor): Large twin bedroom
All bedrooms are provided with A/C

Bathroom Details

All bathrooms are supplied with hair dryers

Beach Details

30 Minute drive to the beach at Versilia

Pool Details

Private swimming pool

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Morning housekeeping service, staff have one day off per week
Midweek linen change (on Wednesday)
Daily breakfast service (cost of groceries extra)
Gardener and pool maintenance

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Extra housekeeping service
Cook service – No third-party suppliers allowed: the services will be provided by the villa management and in-house staff. Cost of food and beverages additional.
Personal laundry & ironing service charges
Use of spa facilities (Turkish bath, Sauna, emotional showers, ice water bucket, salt wall treatment, relaxing area) €500 for a single half day use (4 hours). For multiple days use a forfeit rate will apply
Additional linen and towel change

Location Details

Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 45 min
Nearest serviced town: Lucca 10 min
Nearest major city: Florence 1 h 9 min

Villa Notes

Electricity, water, A/C, and heating are included
Sorry, no pets
Check-in: between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extra services must be paid locally prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
The second floor can only be accessed by stairs
The owner/manager lives within the estate, in separate quarters