ITALY, TUSCANY, LUCCA, BAGNI DI LUCCA
18th Century Villa for Sale in Bagni di Lucca
Well known since Roman times for the presence of thermal springs, Bagni di Lucca became one of the most elegant spas in Europe and was an exclusive meeting place for nobility and diplomats from all over the continent and a destination for illustrious guests, such as; poets Byron, Shelley, Carducci, Pascoli, Montale; writers like Dumas, musicians like Strauss, Listz, Paganini, Puccini, Mascagni; politicians and rulers such as the Napoleonids, Queen Margherita, D’Azeglio, Galeazzo Ciano and religious figures like San Luigi Gonzaga, Santa Gemma Galgani and popes Sixtus IV and V to name just a few.
Bagni di Lucca is still an important tourist destination thanks to the 19 springs that continue to flow from the slopes of the Colle di Corsena to two natural steam caves, whose temperatures fluctuate between 40° and 47°, which are the real heart of the spa complex.
Lucca: 24 km
Montecatini Terme: 42km
Forte dei Marmi: 60km
Abetone ski slopes: 36km
The villa has a total area of 497 sqm, arranged on 4 levels to follow the slightly hilly course of the land, which allows access both from the ground floor and the first floor. Part of it is attached to another property.
Ground floor (114.5 sqm)
– Large central entrance area
– bedroom with private bathroom
– room with bed and further bathroom
First floor (approx. 156.5 sqm net)
– Entrance to large living room
– Dining room
– kitchen with small storeroom
– study / bedroom
– hallway / storeroom
– large loggia on the side of the living room with small bathroom and spacious storeroom.
Second floor (approx. 165 sqm)
– Living room
– 4 bedrooms with private bathroom
– living room with access to a terrace / loggia (below the one on the lower floor) with further bathroom
Basement (approx. 61.5 sqm)
The villa, whose original structure dates back to the mid-18th century, has been renovated and is in good condition.
Inside there are still some original elements, such as the old terracotta floors and exposed beam ceilings.
The basement area has instead been renovated in a more contemporary style.
In an elevated position and surrounded by private land full of trees and vegetation spanning 2.3 hectares, the villa, albeit in a convenient position just outside Bagni di Lucca, enjoys privacy and tranquility.
Near the house, some areas of the park have been used as gardens to better enjoy the outdoor spaces in the summer.
Use and potential
The villa is perfect both as a main residence and as a holiday home, thanks to its central location with respect to several famous historic and seaside towns in Tuscany and the Abetone ski slopes.
It is also ideal for those who are looking for a place to create a small accommodation business, such as B&B, in one of the most loved and appreciated regions of Italy.
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