ITALY, TUSCANY, LUCCA, BAGNI DI LUCCA
We are delighted to be able to offer you this elegant villa full of charm in the historic centre of Bagni di Lucca, an old spa town 25km from Lucca.
Bagni di Lucca was in its heyday an exclusive meeting place for the nobility and diplomats from all over Europe, a destination for illustrious guests, such as the poets Byron, Shelley, Monti and then in the twentieth century Carducci, Pascoli, Montale; of writers like Dumas and musicians like Strauss, Listz, Paganini, Puccini, Mascagni, Elisa Bonaparte dei Baciocchi (Napolean’s sister) also ended up falling in love with this place who, having become Princess of Lucca, changed this town during her reign to the point of making it a real summer capital, until it became one of the most elegant Thermal Baths Centre in Europe during the 19th century.
In the villa you can still breathe the atmosphere of the beau monde of those years.
The property is located in the centre of the town, invisible from the road, and offers maximum privacy, as it is surrounded by a beautiful park, with secular trees, roses and hydrangeas and in front of the main entrance stairway, a magnificent monumental magnolia.
The villa is in perfect condition, recently restored by the current owners, who have paid the utmost attention to every detail to maintain its old charm.
The area of 300 sqm is divided as follows:
Ground floor: large entrance hall, elegant double living room with fireplace, bathroom with entrance room, dining room with fireplace, large built-in kitchen and marble kitchen worktop, small pantry.
First floor: accessed by an elegant Matraia stone staircase, we find a hallway with access to the balcony, three double bedrooms with a beautiful bathroom in the centre. The master bedroom also has a large wardrobe room next to it.
Basement: In the basement there is the cellar which has been transformed into a large tavern with fireplace.
The villa has kept the ancient ceilings with beams on the ground floor, throughout the building there are still the beautiful floors of the time, all original, like all the fixtures and elegant internal doors which have been restored and give a particular charm to the property.
The garden measures approx. 650 sqm. Mains/town gas central heating.
From the Villa you can easily walk to the shops in the centre, the pharmacy, banks, bars and restaurants, local market, park, post office, supermarket, gelateria etc. There are also wonderful outdoor public pools a short walk from the villa, as well as a tennis club, and well-known theatre.
Lucca can be reached both by public transport (there is a train station just 5km away in Fornoli, as well as a bus service) and by car in 30 minutes. Pisa international airport is about an hour by car and you can get there by train also (changing in Lucca).