Villa Lenka

Tuscany

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  • 7 BD
  • 7 BA
  • 14 Guests
  • Pool

Luxury 5 Star Vacation Villa Tuscany

We visit and photographed this Villa which was built in 1654.  We met the family a very kind mother and sons which whom opened their home to us. We shared a meal in the kitchen and coffee. We talked and learned about the family, whom Giampiero realized once we saw them, he had known from may decades ago when he lived in Lucca. This Villas has all of the makings of a live fairytale setting. Elegance is the supreme feature. Fall back in history as you indulge in this 5 star opulent residence. The villa has 7 large bedrooms with 7 bathrooms. The villa is elegant with antiques and stunning decor.

he 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.

Standing majestically in a beautiful parkland, Villa Lenka named after the mother, whom we met, a beautiful blonde Italian women.  The aristocratic 17th century villa offering the discerning traveler Tuscan living at its finest. The villa is nestled amid tranquil Italian gardens through which flows a fresh water brook into two small lakes overlooked by a shady weeping willow tree. Discover the magical beauty of Villa Lenka and enjoy inspired moments of harmony, relaxation and refinement in the hills of Lucca.

The grand cypress trees and fragrant lemon and herb gardens create the perfect backdrop to the private swimming pool. Amid water features, ponds and a lush garden, alfresco dining is a pure delight. Or maybe you are in the mood to just curl up underneath the shade of the enchanting gazebo entwined in vines – which is also a special spot for a romantic moment or an inspiring toast! Among its countless features, the villa offers a wine cellar, a wood burning oven in the cellar, satellite TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi. You will also find various games and a library. Your reservation includes a full staff with complimentary chef service and housekeeping.

The large and spacious frescoed rooms filled with antique furnishings offer an air of elegance throughout, as modern conveniences blend beautifully with the rich heritage of this ancient family home. Charm and character abound throughout grand reception rooms a magnificent drawing room, a cozy TV lounge, a card room, a Tuscan kitchen, a breakfast room and a lovely dining room. Overall, the villa has been decorated and furnished with an eye to the classic.

The seven luxurious bedrooms accommodate up to fourteen guests in a sublimely sophisticated ambience. All of the bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and heating. The master bedroom includes a king size bed, and you will find either queens or twins in the other guest suites. Fine linens and accoutrements offer splendid nights of rest.

 

Check in

4:00 PM check on 10:00 Local time Check out

Extra Costs

Tours
Additional chef services, maid and concierge service
Driver service
Event fee
Cost of food and beverages
Telephone calls

What's Included in the Cost

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 (Sunday off)
Gardener
Pool attendant
Heating/air-conditioning, electricity, water, gas
Linen change on Saturday and Wednesday
Internet wireless connection 7MG available in every room
Welcome grocery shopping

Bedroom Details
1King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, A/C
2Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, A/C
3Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, A/C
4Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, A/C
5Twin size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, A/C
6Twin size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, A/C
7Twin size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, A/C
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Month Price per Week
Feb 27 - Mar 31$27,108
Apr1 - Apr 12$29,306
Apr 13 - Apr 22$34,009
Apr 23 - May 31$30,353
Jun 1 - Sep 30$33,702
Oct 10 Oct 31$30,353
Nov 1 - Dec 22$27,202

Features

  • 7 large double bedrooms Aristocratic living room
  • with hi-fi
  • Phoneline in each room
  • cinema system
  • satellite TV, DVD
  • Cosy TV lounge
  • fireplace
  • 4 kitchens (1 on each floor) ancient wood burning oven
  • main kitchen on the ground floor
  • large, formal dining room separate breakfast room
  • Library
  • wine cellar
  • card room and biliardino
  • outdoor dining areas
  • barbeque
  • Wireless internet
  • Floodlit swimming pool
  • Italian style gardens
  • 2 small lakes
  • several ponds and fountains

Location

Close To

Florence 70 km Piza 7 km Forte Di Marmi beach 7 km Rome 130 km

Nearby Attractions

The beaches of Forte Di Marmi. Lucca’s center, with medieval towers and nearly 100 churches, walls and it’s a good city for walking, biking, and shopping.