About this listing
Standing majestically in beautiful parkland, Villa Lenka is an aristocratic 17th century villa offering the discerning traveler Tuscan living at its finest in a sophisticated ambience with 7 luxurious guestrooms for up to 14 guests.
Standing majestically in beautiful parkland, Villa Lenka is an aristocratic 17th century villa offering the discerning traveler Tuscan living at its finest in a sophisticated ambience with 7 luxurious guestrooms for up to 14 guests. The large and spacious frescoed rooms filled with antique furnishings offer an air of elegance throughout where modern conveniences blend beautifully with the rich heritage of this ancient family home. Charm and character around throughout grand reception rooms which include a magnificent drawing room, cosy TV lounge, card room, Tuscan kitchen, breakfast room and elegant dining room. The villa is nestled in the midst of tranquil Italian gardens through which flows a fresh water brook into two small lakes overlooked by shady weeping willow tree. The Grand cypress trees and fragrant lemon and herb gardens create the perfect backdrop to the private swimming pool. Discover the magical beauty of Villa Lenka and enjoy inspired moments of harmony, relax and refinement.
Built in 1624, Villa Lenka is set in a verdant valley in the southern hills of Lucca and was once summer residence to Count Cosimo Bernardini. The Bernardini family owned several palazzo’s in the city centre as well as many villas in the hills that surround the city and were 72 times Gonfaloniers of the Republic (magistrates of the medieval communes) from 1388 with Giovanni through to 1798 with Cosimo. In 1805 when Napoleon installed his sister, Elisa Bonaparte and her husband Felice Baciocchi as rulers of the Principality of Lucca, the Bernardini family continued to feature in this new political order with Federico Bernardini being camp assistant to Felice Baciocchi, Duke of Lucca, and his wife, Eleonora de Nobili “dame de compagnie” of the Duchess Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleone’s sister.
BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning/heating
Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning/heating
Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning/heating
Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning/heating
Bedroom 5: Twin size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning/heating
Bedroom 6: Twin size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air
Bedroom 7: Twin size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning/heating
FEATURES & AMENITIES
7 large double bedrooms (3 twin beds, 4 queen beds and 1 king bed)
Main kitchen in Tuscan style
4 Kitchens (1 on each floor)
Wood burning oven in the cellar
2 Dining rooms with seating for 10/12
3 Large living rooms, 1 for each floor
3 Televisions, 1 in each living room
Telephone on each floor
Air conditioned/heated bedrooms
Floodlit pool (20 m x 10 m x 1,5 m to 3 m)
Italian style garden
Private covered parking
2 Private ponds
STAFF & SERVICES
Chef service - Breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner) 6 days a week (Wednesday day off)
Daily maid service in the morning 6 days a week (Wednesday day off)
Heating/air-conditioning, electricity, water, gas
Linen change on Saturday and Wednesday
Internet wireless connection 7MG available in every room
Welcome grocery shopping
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
Activities and excursions
Additional chef, maid and concierge service
Cost of food and beverages
Points of Interest:
1.5 miles to putting green and tennis club
2.5 miles to hospital
4 miles to Lucca
12 miles to Pisa
18 miles to golf course
31 miles to Firenze
37 miles to Cinque Terre
50 miles to Siena and Bolgheri
160 miles to Venezia
170 miles to Roma
190 miles to Milano
12 miles to Viareggio Beach and Forte dei Marmi Beach
18 km to Pisa International Airport (PSA)
Other things to note
*Taxes are included in price.
*Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay.
*Please note that security deposit of EUR 5000 must be paid onsite - please contact villa specialist for more details.
Maximum 14 guests
Pets are not allowed
Social events permitted
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