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Overview of the La Cappella estate
This lovely villa is set high up in the hills above Lucca. The owners Ludovica and Pietro were looking for a lifetime project in the early 1990’ies and fell in love with a derelict convent dating back to the 17th century. The restoration work was a labour of love, and you feel it wherever you set your eyes. La Cappella has become a house full of charm, beauty and peace. A villa ideal for large groups, family reunions and weddings. Ludovica the owner has become an expert wedding planner and will be happy to help you with the organisation.
The restoration work has preserved the traditional features of the Lucca villa style, such as original terracotta tiled floors and beamed cealings. Modern comforts such as a bathroom for each bedroom were added to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
You will be interested to learn that Ludovica and Pietro have been at the forefront of technical innovation for the use of alternative energy. Villa La Cappella is one of the first and still one of the very few to use solar energy for hot water and electricity needs. Lodovica and Pietro are continuously researching new environmental friendly and efficient ways to look after guests'needs.
Yoga teachers often choose La Cappella as a location for their weekly classes. Cooking courses, can be arranged upon request. La Cappella can also help you organise your wedding.
HOUSES ON THIS ESTATE AVAILABLE FOR WEEKLY RENTAL
Villa La Cappella
Number of beds : 20
- Basic shopping at 3,5 km (2 miles) - 5 min
- Lucca 11 km - 20 min
- Montecatini Terme 40 km - 40 min
- Viareggio 40 km - 50 min
- Forte dei Marmi 45km - 50 min
- Pisa 30 km - 45 min
- Livorno (Leghorn) 60 km - 1 hr
- Pistoia 55 km - 50 min
- Bolgheri 100 km - 1 hr 30 min
- Florence 90 km - 1 hr 15 min
- Sienna 150 km - 2 hr
Activities & Places of interest
- Lucca: Twenty minutes away from Orbicciano by car, Lucca is one of the most enchanting towns in Tuscany - strolling along the wide avenues along the top of the ancient city walls or in the narrow streets with their ninety nine churches, browsing among the old-fashioned little boutiques, sipping a cappuccino at one of the many bars, tasting the best ice-cream, visiting the richly endowed museums - is a sheer delight.
- The famous Villas around Lucca: Some of these historic villas are open to the public and a few have internationally renowned gardens, all of which makes highly rewarding sight-seeing while staying in the area of Orbicciano.http://www.villelucchesi.net
- The worlds smallest theatre (Guinness Book of Records) is the Teatrino di Vetriano, today owned by FAI (the Italian equivalent to the National Trust) http://www.fondoambiente.it/beni/teatrino-di-vetriano.asp
- Sightseeing: Pisa is at twenty kilometres, Florence at 80 and Siena at 120. The small sculptors town Pietrasanta, just below the marble caves where the famous white carrara marble comes from (a fascinating excursion) is twenty minutes away.
- The seaside: There are sandy beaches approximately thirty minutes away on the coast of Versilia at Viareggio and the fashionable Forte dei Marmi with lively bars, designer shopping and some of the best seafood restaurants in Italy.
- The hot springs of Bagni di Lucca: http://www.termebagnidilucca.it
- The golf club Montecatini (10 holes) lies at a 40 minutes drive. Contact: www.montecatinigolf.com