Outstanding rental, it is more beautiful in person than the wonderful pictures. It was a perfect location to take day trips throughout Tuscany and come back to a restful oasis. The entire family enjoyed the house, the beautiful grounds and the wonderful pool. The owners were very gracious, Francesca spoiled us the entire week. The family restaurant was just a few steps down the hillside and was excellent. We highly recommend this rental and would definitely return. - Sue & Brian
Europe / Italy / Tuscany
Located 30 minute drive from Lucca, on the top of the Tuscan hills, Villa Rica is a traditional charming farmhouse that has been skilfully renovated and converted into a country home to offer comfortable hospitality and a relaxing stay, in an atmosphere of quietness and intimacy.
The house offers beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and of the Tyrrhenian sea, including the near islands of the Tuscan Arcipelago. The house is positioned in a quaint village and near an old church whose bells can be heard chiming hourly adding to the Old World country charm.
Villa Rica harmonizes coziness and interior design simplicity and it is perfect for families with kids. Enjoy the sense of tranquility this place exudes and let us know what you liked the most during your Tuscan vacation.
- Inviting and bright sitting room with large flat screen satellite TV and cozy fireplace
- Spacious dining room with extensible table to sit comfortably 12 guests
- Wooden beamed ceiling and cotto floor
- Professional fully equipped eat-in kitchen that opens onto the garden
Villa Rica is nestled among olive groves and vineyards and here you can enjoy a tranquil holiday while unwinding by the private swimming pool sipping a glass of your favorite wine. The private garden is very well manicured and the front yard’s pergola shelters you from the summer heat while you enjoy a delicious meal. Few steps away from the house there is a fenced salt water swimming pool (12 x 6 m) with lounge chairs and a shaded area.
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10 Guests
- Hair Dryer
- Separate Kitchen
- Fully Equipped
- Private Parking
- Floor Cooling System
- Al Fresco Dining
- Safe Box
Bedrooms 1 - 3 (First Floor): 3 Double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom (2 with shower and 1 with tub)
Bedroom 4 (First Floor): Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 5 (Upper Floor): Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower (low clearance slanted ceiling)
All bedrooms are provided with radiant floor cooling system, satellite TV 26”, wi-fi internet connection, safe and minibar. All double beds are convertible into two twin beds.
At short distance there is the famous Versilia coast with its sandy beaches and exclusive beach clubs of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi
Salt water swimming pool 12 x 6 (fenced)
Staff and Services
Pool and garden maintenance
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)
Chef service (available on a daily basis)
Cost of food and beverages
Extra housekeeping service
Rica is located in the village of Montemagno on the hills of Versilia along the old “Via Francigena” just 18km from the center of Lucca and 15km from the coast Versilia
13 mi from Lucca train station
10 mi from Viareggio train station
Florence – Chianti – Cinqueterre – Portofino – Siena can be reached from the house within 1 – 2 hours
You can visit the open air Opera Theater overlooking Puccini Lake
Water is included
Check-in between 4 pm and 7 pm. Check-out by 10 am
All of the extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.
Use of Turkish bath and infrared sauna contribute to electricity consumption
Heating, hot tub and hydro massage, depending on gas consumption, as per meter reading: € 3.80 m³
Extra bed €100 per week
Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.
Our stay at Rica was a joy. The villa is very comfortable. We stayed there with 4 couples (our family). When we arrived we were greeted by Damian and Francesca (the owner). A big surprise awaited us at the kitchen. Francesca treated us with a table full of the most delicious Italian food there even was wine from her own vineyard. We recommend this villa highly. Beautiful gardens, nice surroundings. Francesca's restaurant just down the street a treat to have dinner there, ambiance and good food. A place to really call home for your vacation. - Anke V.
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.