Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Villa Controni is an elegant 19th-century aristocratic villa set in the heart of a vast estate of terraced hills and olive groves.

up to 11
up to 22
from 7
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The villa has its own private chapel and ancient olive press, and boasts sweeping views across the estate and down the valley towards the medieval hilltop town of Lucca. Formal Italian gardens lay to the front of the villa, and to the rear a pretty walled garden with manicured lawns provides a peaceful setting for the delightful swimming pool and sun-lounge.

Recently restored, the Villa is a home of great charm with 11 elegant and luxuriously appointed guestrooms for up to 22 guests.


Ground Floor

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Main entrance leading into an extraordinary formal dining room
  • Salon of comfortable sofas and armchairs with a log fire place
  • TV room with satellite TV with dual capacity video
  • Guest study area with telephone, fax, broadband internet access, computer facilities and central music system (CD, radio, cassette and microphone)
  • 2 Ground floor bathrooms
  • An Italian loggia facing the splendid rear garden and a stair case leading to first floor

First Floor

  • 6 Spacious well appointed guestrooms (twin or king bedded rooms) each with superb en-suite baths and shower facilities
  • Outstanding central salon with comfortable sofas, armchairs, satellite TV and everything that can provide a great level of relaxation and peace
  • Stair case leading to second floor

Second Floor

  • 5 Magnificent guestrooms including a beautifully appointed Deluxe Room that lead to a large dressing room
  • All the rooms provide en-suite baths and shower facilities


  • Going back to the ground floor, a staircase near the kitchen leads to the cellar and wine tasting room where together with a sommelier you can have wine tasting and cheese tasting sessions

Outdoor Facilities

  • Floodlit swimming pool
  • Equipped gym and changing room
  • Barbecue
  • An arched loggia to the rear provides a shady retreat for relaxing or outdoor dining, overlooking the camellia garden
  • Tables, chairs and umbrellas are available for dining on the spacious grounds


11 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms

Sleeps 22 Guests

  • Wireless internet connection
  • Full equipped kitchen
  • Computer facilities
  • Telephone and Fax
  • Satellite TV
  • Satellite internet system able to perform over 20 mb/S


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (First Floor): Caravaggio/Queen size bed
Bedroom 2 (First Floor): Boccaccio/Queen size bed
Bedroom 3 (First Floor): Michelangelo/Queen size bed
Bedroom 4 (First Floor): Raffaello/Twin beds, can be put together become one king size bed
Bedroom 5 (First Floor): Leonardo/Queen size bed
Bedroom 6 (First Floor): Verdi/Queen size bed
Bedroom 7 (Second Floor): Galileo/Queen size bed
Bedroom 8 (Second Floor): Giotto/Queen size bed
Bedroom 9 (Second Floor): Dante/Queen size bed
Bedroom 10 (Second Floor): Puccini/Queen size bed
Bedroom 11 (Second Floor): Botticelli/Queen size bed

Bathroom Details

All bedrooms with full en-suite bathrooms

Pool Details

Outdoor floodlit swimming pool (12 m x 4 m )

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
Pool attendant
Linen change on Saturday and Wednesday
Internet wireless connection 30MG available in every room
Grocery shopping (cost of groceries additional)

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Chef + table service for 2nd daily meal
Cost of Groceries as follows:
Italian Continental breakfast- €15 per person. The breakfast will be composed by: traditional food hand made by the chef, eggs and bacon, cold cuts, cheese, fresh fruits, fresh mozzarella, tomato, cereals, biscuits, jam, Nutella, peanut butter, fresh juices, yogurt water, soft drinks, coffee and we are always open to requests made by the guest
Classic Menu - €45 per person and composed by: starter, main course , dessert hands made by the chef, water soft drinks and 1 bottle of wine every 4 pax (this menu can be either fish or meat)
Deluxe Italian Menu - €55 per person and composed by: starter, first course, second course with side dish, dessert hand made by the chef, water soft drinks and 1 bottle of wine every 4 pax (this menu can be either fish or meat)
Buffet Italiano - €55 per person and composed by: 2 starters, 2 first course, 1 second course with side dish, dessert hand made by the chef, water soft drinks and 1 bottle of wine every 4 pax (this menu can be either fish or meat
Extra maid service
Cooking classes

Location Details

Vorno is about 2 km (approximately 15 min walking)
Only a 10 minute drive from the medieval walled town of Lucca, the villa is an ideal base for exploring the delights of Tuscany.
Discover the heart of renaissance Florence within an hour drive, immerse yourself in the bustle of market day at Pistoia or marvel at the splendors of the Torre Pendente in the Campo Dei Maracoli at Pisa (both only 20 minutes away), lose yourself in the narrow winding streets of Lucca, trundle through Chianti country, Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, and adventure through the dramatic cliff clinging villages of the Cinque Terre (all less then 1 1/2 hour drive).

Villa Notes

Heating, air-conditioning, water, and gas are included
Electricity is provided up to 2000 kWh
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday with the arrival time being after 4:00 pm and departure prior to 11:00 am.

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
Special rates apply for holiday weeks
Telephone, fax and any internet are an additional charge
Electricity is provided up to 2000 kWh. Any overage is an additional cost.
Event fees
Security Deposit Details
€5,000 pre-collected
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $199 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
One week, Saturday to Saturday rentals
Check-In Times
Check in: 4:00 PM - Check out: 11:00 AM

Exclusive Offers

Book by September 16, 2024 and get 20% off regular villa rates.

Valid for new bookings made now to 9/16/2024 for travel now to 09/30/2024. 7 Night minimum booking required. Subject to availability and may not be combinable with other offers. Additional restrictions may apply; please call for full details.



We recently returned from our incredible visit to Tuscany Italy, and wanted to let you know about our incredible experience with your suggested villa. As you had said to me, this villa did exceed all our expectations. Sometimes its hard to imagine from a picture, but in this case, the pictures actually do not give it the justice it deserves. This villa is so beautiful and really a very special property. It is huge inside as well as the grounds - it is like a self contained resort with many amenities. I just wanted to tell you that everything worked out perfectly, and created a lasting memory. The villa itself is really gorgeous, and the staff that work there, are kind and helpful, and wonderful people. Thank you for helpfulness before we left, and mostly for suggesting this special villa. We look forward to hopefully vacationing again in another of your villas.

Joni G.

Villa Controni is truly wonderful. We have stayed in other villas in Tuscany and this one (by far) was the best. It is beautifully appointed, big open rooms, gorgeous furnishings, breathtaking grounds/views and a staff that truly worked to meet our every need/request. From the reception at arrival, the owner telling us the villa’s history to our final meal in the main dining detail was missed. You can’t go wrong with Villa Controni.

Tracy K.

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