Europe / Italy / Tuscany
Only a ten minute drive away from the city sits Orfea, a superb luxury villa that dates back to the 15th century and now completely and painstakingly renovated to transport you to the an era of modern beauty and sublime elegance.
No matter what your ideal vacation looks like, the medieval city of Lucca and its surroundings offer so many opportunities: if you like to keep up with your workout, the city’s 16th century walls are a glorious backdrop to stroll, powerwalk, jog or cycle to; for the beach lovers the coastal strip of Versilia, reachable within 30 minute drive, is the place to be; for the music aficionados many classical and rock/pop music festivals are held here throughout the year. That’s why Lucca is becoming one among the elite summer destinations in Tuscany.
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 playground and the nearby city of Lucca offers a wide range of things to see and it is mostly car-free.
As soon as you enter the foyer you will feel the special atmosphere that permeates the villa. The neutral and earthtoned colors used in the family room, such as golden yellow and terra cotta, typical of the Tuscan style, create an airy and fresh effect. Frescoed walls, large fireplace 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. The room features lit china cabinets, coffered ceiling, classic art on the walls, and tall arched French doors opening onto the garden: everything work together to create the ultimate formal dining experience. The professional-grade kitchen boasts ample counter space for prepping meals, a gorgeous central stove, vaulted ceiling, large window and access to the garden. A lounge room with large flat screen satellite TV, a well-stocked library room, and a guest bathroom complete this floor.
A traditional sitting room with working fireplace and soft sofas serves as a nice spot for afternoon reading or cozy conversations.
State-of-the-art private wellness area (2,100 square feet) including Turkish bath, sauna, emotional shower, salt room and meditation room. Also on this floor, a stone cellar with wine tasting room with fireplace.
The Pool House
Quaint two-story stone house carefully restored and tastefully furnished. On the ground floor, a generous open floorplan with sitting area and eat-in kitchen, brightened by travertine marble floors in neutral color. A bathroom is also on this floor. The sitting area opens onto the main garden and offers a nice al-fresco dining area.
The Red House
Three story annex adjacent to the main villa (opposite side of The Pool House)
Extensive manicured grounds including an Italian style garden with a romantic pergola. Al fresco dining area to enjoy meals in the shades on a side of the villa. Private swimming pool with whirlpool area. High-quality lounge furniture and shades on the sun deck. A children play- ground is on the premises, an ideal place to let the kids in your group run off some steam. Covered private parking area.
14 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms
Sleeps 28 Guests
- Children's Playground
- Private Spa
- Turkish Bath
- Emotional Shower
- Salt Room
- Meditation Room
- Hair Dryer
- Separate Kitchen
- Pizza Oven
- Fully Equipped
- Private Parking
- Al Fresco Dining
- DVD Player
- Satellite TV
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 (Pool House - First Floor): Double bedroom with bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
Bedroom 8 (Pool House - First Floor): Twin bedroom
Bedroom 9 (Apartment 1 - Ground Floor): Large double bedroom and bathroom
Bedroom 10 (Apartment 2 - First Floor): Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 11 (Apartment 2 - First Floor): Twin bedroom with private bathroom
Bedroom 12 (Apartment 3 - Second Floor): Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 13 (Apartment 3 - Second Floor): Twin bedroom with private bathroom
Bedroom 14 (Apartment 4 - Third Floor): Large twin bedroom
All bedrooms are provided with A/C
All bathrooms are supplied with hair dryers
30 Minute drive to the beach at Versilia
Private salt-water swimming pool (16 m x 9 m)
Staff and Services
Morning housekeeping service, staff have one day off per week (service is in the main villa only)
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
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
Nearest town is Lucca: 10 minute drive
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
This property will always be rented with full exclusivity of the estate – should guests book only the main villa, all the annexes will remain vacant
The owner/manager lives within the estate, in separate quarters
Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.