Altavista, Tuscany, Italy

  • Maximum: 12 + 3
  • Flexible Arrival 4pm
  • Swimming Pool
  • Car Essential
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms

Altavista - Summary

This splendid farmhouse was originally a little “metato” used by the local farmers as storage and then as stables. The house has been renovated and enlarged by the current owners who have created a splendid house with breathtaking views of the Lucca area and the Valdinievole. It is built in traditional stone and reflects a typical Tuscan house, with terracotta floors and tiles, beamed ceilings and a stone staircase. The house measures about 250 square metres and internally comprises three apartments, of which two connect. The furniture has an antique feel but the house is itself very comfortable and perfect to have a relaxing and private holiday. Set on one of the most famous hills of the Lucca area which is well known not only for the view but for the air quality. 

The garden of Altavista covers a surface of 3000 square metres, most of them as lawn, enriched by flowers and ornamental plants. There are external dining areas, the main is covered by the American vineyards and connected with the main kitchen on the ground floor. There are a barbecue and wood oven for use. The impressive views that people can enjoy from the garden are infinite.

The swimming pool is on a panoramic terrace from which you can enjoy a unforgettable view. It has a rectangular shape with chlorine depuration and a PVC lining. The entrance to the pool is through two internal staircases. The pool is about 20 metres from the house and is accessible through a staircase of about 21 steps. The solarium area is paved, has many plants and flowers and is equipped with sunbeds, sun loungers and umbrellas. There is also a solar shower. 

The swimming pool will be available for use between the last Saturday of April and the first Saturday of October, at other times of the year the property is rented without use of the pool.



Ground floor; Opens into a living area with little corner kitchen and sofas (of which one is a sofa bed), then there are 3 double bedrooms all with en-suite shower room and access to the garden via French doors. Also on this floor there is the main living area with a well equipped kitchen and dining area and with access to the external dining area that can accommodate 12 people under the veranda.

First floor (via internal stone staircase of 16 steps); 2 double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms. Also on this floor, but with access only from the outside, is a little corner kitchen with a single sofa bed, a double bedroom with a small terrace and a shower room.

Minimum 2 week rental.

Details & Facilities

  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Dvd / Cd player
  • Computer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • American coffee maker
  • Iron and iron board
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot & highchair
  • Books and magazines
  • Private pool 11 x 4.5m, depth 1.2-2.4m


  • Pisa airport: 60 km
  • Florence airport: 65 km
  • Bologna airport: 150 km
  • Pescia: 9 km
  • Lucca: 15 km
  • Exit A11 Chiesina Uzzanese: 15 km
  • Collodi: 7km (Pinoccio park)
  • Montecatini Terme (golf & spa): 17 km
  • Bagni di Lucca: 33 km
  • Lamporecchio: 33km
  • San Miniato: 40 km
  • Vinci: 40 km
Pounds (£) | Euros (€)*
Number of people
 1 - 12
07 Jan - 28 Apr
23 Sep - 15 Dec
29 Apr - 26 May
27 May - 23 Jun
26 Aug - 22 Sep
24 Jun - 25 Aug

Prices are in £s sterling per week, per villa. If your holiday dates cross two seasons please ask us for a quote.

*Prices in Euros are approximate only and are only intended to provide an indication of the Euro price.

Extras & Costs

  • Security deposit €800 payable locally (To be paid in cash on arrival)
  • Use of sofa bed, €60 per person per week (maximum 3 people), payable locally
  • Heating €50 per day, payable locally
  • Second cot & highchair €50 each, per week
  • Tourism tax where applicable

Please note; For bookings less than a week there may be a surcharge payable - please enquire at time of booking.

  • Refundable Security Deposit £0
Flexible arrival
  Available On request
Unconfirmed booking Booked
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017

Property Features

  • Flexible Arrival Day
  • Arrival time 4pm
  • Sleeps 12 + 3 Children
  • Villa Ref: IT521
  • 6 Bedrooms

Tuscany, Italy

It is not surprising that Tuscany and Umbria are the most popular destinations in a country full of popular destinations! There are SO many reasons to visit the regions; from the simply but stunning local cuisine and wine to the rolling landscapes, from the medieval cities such as Lucca, great architecture and monuments in Pisa and the beautiful hill towns like San Gimignano. There really is something for everyone. Lucca is located at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the Tuscan coast. There are so many traces of it’s ancient history, from the footprint of the Roman amphitheatre to the archeological remains under the 12th Century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata and the various towers and villas dating from the 12th to the 16th Centuries. Amazingly, as Lucca grew the city walls remained, which is not the case for many of the cities in Tuscany. As the walls lost their military importance, the tops became a pedestrian walkway, today one of Lucca...


TV with English channels - varies between the UK terrestrial channels and in some cases may be a full viewing package.
TV with limited English channels - free to view programmes which may be limited to news & sport.
TV with national channels - Portuguese speaking television.

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