Villa Angelo - Toscana
Pistoia (Lucca) province
Luxurious Villa - 350 m2 - for 8+3 people.
Angelo Villa is a typical historical Tuscan villa with exclusive swimming pool. This independent villa, built in the second half of the 18th century, is located approximately 250mt. above sea level on the last western slopes of Mount Albano in an area called the Valdinevole, as yet not ruined by mass tourism, presenting all the characteristic natural and artistic aspects of the Tuscan countryside.
The villa is most strategically placed: away from the chaos of the cities but with easy access to Tuscan “musts”. In fact, 95% of the symbolic Tuscan landmarks can be reached within an hour and a half by car.
Places nearby of interest
Monsummano Terme (2km.) is the nearest town and has 20.000 inhabitants and all necessary facilities and shops etc.
Montecatini Terme (5km), Pistoia (17km), Lucca (31km), Pisa (50km), Firenze (51km).
By train to Pisa and Firenze – takes 50 min.
Within a range of 15/20 mins. by car there are many places of interest to visit – the Giusti Grottos with their hot thermal baths, One of the most famous in Italy, the Monsummano quarries, the Pistoia hills and mountains (skiing in the Winter), the Svizzera Pesciatina, innumerable Romanic churches, the Fucecchio swamplands (of great interest for the local flora and fauna) and many small typical Tuscan villages, like Montevettolini, Larciano, Lamporecchio, Vinci (where Leonardo was born), Montecatini Alto, Montecarlo etc).
Building outside / countryside
The external walls are covered with typical local stone as are almost all the surrounding houses, conserving the original aspect of the building, when it was constructed.
The villa looks out over typical Tuscan countryside – hills and olive groves, woods of chestnut and oak trees – all immersed in an oasis of silence.
Building inside / interior
For almost 50 years the owners have cultivated their passion for antiques and have furnished the villa with pieces acquired from antique dealers, auction sales or antique fairs. Some of the more particular pieces are the beautiful doors in each room. Particularly the two doors in the central lounge and the one of the green bedroom on ground floor. All of 17th cent.
The kitchen has a double marble sink, 250 years old and a collection of 12 ceramic tiles with zodiac symbols of the beginning of last century, over the stove.
Worth notice is a big 17th cent chestnut plaque over the wide stairs down into the big lounge/dining room. In this spacious room there is a magnificent set of 10 chestnut Florentine chairs of the 17th cent and a spectacular and remarkable stone fire place from the Northern part of Italy, which dates back to the 16th cent.
In the master bedroom a double painted 18th cent door from a noble palace in Naples and a 17th cent chest. In the red bedroom a very fine Louis XV wardrobe. There are many antique prints on the walls from different parts of Italy (Venice, Rome, Naples etc.). Objects d’art can be seen throughout the villa. All the rooms have Persian carpets.
Sleeping facilities / bathrooms
Up to 8+3 people in 4 bedrooms - some with single beds.
There are 3 bathrooms.
The pool area
The pool, 8×16 mt and depth from 1,35 to 2,50 mt, - exclusive to the guests of the Villa.
It is an infinity pool with a very large hydro massage area for 8 guests.
Under the pool there is a large changing room with 2 showers and WC.
The night lighting of the pool and its surroundings is particularly suggestive.
The cleaning system of the pool insures utmost hygiene and eliminates any possible inconvenience caused by the chloride. The swimming pool has an automatic system for maintaining the correct values of the PH and of the chlorine.
Under normal climatic conditions the pool is open from mid April to mid October.
There is a children’s corner.
Around the pool there is a large sunbathing area with umbrellas, chairs, tables and sunbeds. Further down the pool there is a relaxation place with an antique marble table and chairs in and a suggestive stone little “theatre”.
Services and more
Light Dinner to be served the first evening.
Continental Breakfast to be served the first morning.
Pool towels available.
Air condition according to consumption.
Baby cots and baby chairs available.
Mountain bikes available.
Children alarm system around the pool.
Bose Bluetooth Speaker.
USB plugs in bedrooms and in the lounge.