Luxury Lucca Villa with Fountains
Giampiero and I visited this Villa where we learned a this seeking a luxurious holiday return every year. This Villa is surrounded by hills filled with wild boar, Borgo Bernardini was once the hunting lodge retreat of Count Cosimo Bernardini of Lucca who would spend his weekends in the country.
The Bernardini family played an instrumental role in the administration and politics of the Republic of Lucca and were responsible for the upkeep of law (magistrates) and order from 1388 through to 1798. They continued to support the new political order with the invasion of Napoleon towards the end of the 18th century.
At this time, Borgo was extended to become a small village for the workers of the estate which included an olive press, bakers and chapel.
In the 1700’s Count Bernardini created a haven in the hills that surround the ancient walled city of Lucca. Today Borgo Bernardini is an elegant and exclusive Tuscan retreat immersed in a splendid parkland of ornamental ponds and antique fountains, time-forgotten courtyards and lemon scented Italian gardens.
The 12 individually styled bedrooms, for up to 24 guests, are a reflection of gracious living blended discreetly with the typical Tuscan hamlet style of wood beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and warm, welcoming colours. Reception rooms include a wine library with private collection of Tuscan wines, a card and billiard room, a domed music room with log fireplace, grand banquet room, a large Tuscan kitchen, several comfortable lounges as well as a workout room.
With original features and picturesque views over hills and olive groves, Borgo Bernardini is a home of beauty, tranquility and charm … a perfect place for the gathering of family and friends where days are timeless and memorable.
12 individually styled double bedrooms (4 of which can be either queen or twin) with en-suite bathrooms (4 with Jacuzzi bath) and all with individually controlled air conditioning/heating, central music system and telephones.
4:00 PM Check in – 10:00 AM Check Out
Food & Beverage
Activities and excursions
Additional cook service
Additional housekeeping service
What's Included in the Cost
Electricity, water and gas consumption
Air conditioning and heating consumption
Concierge service on-call and onsite
Mid-week linen change
Daily housekeeping except Sundays
Daily cook service for breakfast and lunch or dinner except Wednesdays