Borgo Bernardini

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Borgo Bernardini is an enchanting and beautifully restored historic little hamlet set in an aristocratic estate of cypress, magnolia and weeping willow trees, lilied lakes and fountains.

up to 12
Bedrooms
up to 24
Guests
12
Bathrooms
7
Min. Nights

Overview

Hidden away in the Lucchese hills yet just 10 minutes from the walled city of Lucca, it is a Tuscan retreat of great charm available for exclusive private rental (long or short-term) and also host to a 4 and 6-day Tuscan cooking school. With luxury guest accommodations as well as a brigade of enthusiastic and professional staff at hand, Borgo Bernardini is the perfect place for special gatherings of family and friends as well as accommodating conference, incentive and other individually tailored programmes.

Accommodations

Ground Floor

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Formal dining room
  • Drawing room with fireplace and satellite TV with dual capacity video
  • Office with telephone, fax, internet access and computer facilities, central music system (CD, radio, cassette and microphone) and security/surveillance system
  • Music room with piano and log fireplace
  • Card and billiard room
  • Wine library with a private collection of Tuscan/Italian wines
  • Workout room with cardiovascular and weight equipment
  • Sun lounge/reading room
  • Four ground floor bathrooms
  • Service area and laundry room
  • Staff accommodation

First Floor

  • 12 guestrooms (4 of which can either be king or twin bedded rooms) each with superb en-suite bath and shower facilities (5 with hydromassage baths), individually temperature controlled (heating and air-conditioning), linked to a central music system, and equipped with telephone, hairdryers, bathrobes and pool towels

The property is made up of the following sections:

La Chiesina

The original stone chapel of the Bernardini estate now accommodates three warm, sunny and luxurious en-suite bedrooms overlooking the swimming pool to one side and a courtyard filled with terracotta pots and lemon trees to the other. The rooms are situated above the sun lounges and TV room.

Ferro-A-U

The oldest part of the property, once a wild-boar hunting lodge, with walls dating back to the year 1,000 and where the original olive press used to be housed. There are five central luxurious bedrooms in a horseshoe arrangement all with original beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and overlooking our little Italian piazza. These guestrooms are situated above the music room, card and billard room and wine library.

Peschiera

Four delightful and elegant guestrooms integrated around the original 17th century fountains, overlooking the splendid Italian park and above the grand dining room and the formal drawing room.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Floodlit salt-water pool
  • Ornamental peschiera overlooked by 17th century fountains
  • Genuine Italian piazza
  • Outdoor tables & chairs for al fresco dining

Amenities

12 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms

Sleeps 24 Guests


Details

Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (La Chiesina): Mercurio – A warm, zesty and spacious, queen bedded room with two large armchairs and writing desk.   Large en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate box shower
Bedroom 2 (La Chiesina): Melograno – A citrus lime, small but cozy double bedded room with doors opening out to a view across the Italian gardens.  En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 (La Chiesina): Magnolia – A gentle clementine yellow and raspberry red medium sized king or twin bedded room with double doors leading out onto a small sun terrace.  En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4 (Ferro-A-U): Venere – A spacious and cool wedgewood blue queen bedded room encircled with windows and comprising lounge area with sofa and chair, writing desk and a beautifully frescoed en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath
Bedroom 5 (Ferro-A-U): Trifoglio – A gentle gold and red cloverleaf king or twin bedded room with doors opening out and overlooking a courtyard area filled with terracotta pots and lemon trees. En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 6 (Ferro-A-U): Camelia - An intimate olive green queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 7 (Ferro-A-U): Cipresso – A characterful, vibrant green and red queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 8 (Ferro-A-U): Bacco – A regal peach and gold queen bedded room with sofa, writing desk and views across the 17th century fountains towards Lucca.  En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath
Bedroom 9 (Peschiera): Diana – A large, soothing emerald green king or twin bedded room with writing desk and armchairs.   Luminous en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and splendid gold features
Bedroom 10 (Peschiera): Giglio – A spirited and lively strawberry red and gold queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 11 (Peschiera): Ninfea – A fresh and reflective deep blue king or twin room with trellised frescos and an en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 12 (Peschiera): Apollo – A seductive midnight blue and gold queen bedded room with sofa and writing desk.  Bright en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath

Pool Details

Floodlit salt water swimming pool (8 m wide x 16 m long with depth from 1-2 meters)

Staff and Services

Daily Chef service for preparation of 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)
Concierge service on call and on site
Porter service on arrival and departure
Access to tennis/volley/soccer courts located in Villa Controni’s Estate
Gardener
Pool attendant
Linen change on Saturday and Wednesday
Internet wireless connection 30MG available in every room
Grocery shopping

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Chef + table service for 2nd daily meal
Cost of groceries for breakfast €12 per person
Cost of groceries for each meal €40 per person for meat, €45 per person for seafood
Extra maid service
Cooking classes
Transfers
Tours

Location Details

Approximately 2.5 km to the village of Vorno
The medieval walled town of Lucca is a 10 minute drive away
The Leaning Tower of PISA (30 minutes away) has recently opened to the public – it is stunningly set in an open lawned piazza which also houses the Cathedral, Baptistery and Campo Santo Cemetery
A 40 minute drive will take you to the little port and town of Lerice overlooked by a cliff top castle from where boats leave every hour to Portovenere and the World Heritage site of the Cinque Terre - five dramatically cliff clinging villages
Renaissance Florence is just an hour away, either by train or car
Siena is an hour and a half away with possible stops on the way to San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, as is Chianti where you can arrange a wine-tasting at one of the many vineyards
For those interested in art and sculpture there are the impressive marble quarries of Carrara as well as the sculpture town of Pietrasanta
Forte dei Marmi is a lively beach stop with some great shopping as you join the masses in the early evening stroll through the town

Villa Notes

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday
Check in after 4:00 pm
Check out prior to 11:00 am
Final Cleaning included
Heating, air-conditioning, water, and gas included
Electricity is provided up to 2000 kWh.

Rates

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
November 01, 2021 - December 18, 2021
12 7 $ 3945 *
December 19, 2021 - January 02, 2022
Christmas/New Year's
12 7 $ 4846 *
January 03, 2022 - March 31, 2022
12 7 $ 4111 *
April 01, 2022 - April 15, 2022
12 7 $ 4624 *
April 16, 2022 - April 23, 2022
Easter
12 7 $ 5050 *
April 24, 2022 - May 31, 2022
12 7 $ 4624 *
June 01, 2022 - September 30, 2022
12 7 $ 5050 *
October 01, 2022 - October 31, 2022
12 7 $ 4624 *
November 01, 2022 - December 18, 2022
12 7 $ 4111 *
December 19, 2022 - January 02, 2023
Christmas/New Year's
12 7 $ 5050 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details *

Special rates apply for holiday weeks
Electricity is provided up to 2000 kWh. Any overage is an additional cost.
Telephone
Event fees

Security Deposit Details

€5,000 pre-collected

Minimum Stay Details

One week


Exclusive Offers

At Villas of Distinction, we’re grateful for each and every one of our guests, and we’re committed to providing an incomparable escape from start to finish. So, this holiday season, we’re celebrating you with two ways to get more for your getaway. New 2022 reservations made now through December 5th, will receive their choice of up to a $2,000 Villas of Distinction Visa® Prepaid Card or up to $2,000 Destination Dollars - on us!

Once your dream villa vacation is booked, your included personal concierge will coordinate and schedule any element of your villa vacation – taking the guesswork out of your getaway like never before. Here's how you earn:

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Location

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.