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Tuscany is a top destination for travelers, celebrated for its rich cultural activities, delectable cuisine, and superb wines.

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Nestled in this enchanting region, Lucca, the city of 99 churches, stands out as a picturesque city renowned for its well-preserved Renaissance walls, stunning medieval architecture, charming piazzas, and the impressive Guinigi Tower with its rooftop garden.. In this captivating area, Villa Carista awaits —a beautifully restored three-floor 15th-century villa, complete with a lovely annex. Its prime location offers easy access to the best of Tuscany, Pisa, Florence and the glitzy beaches of Forte dei Marmi are both 45 minutes away. With Villa Carista’s perfect location and luxurious design, the only question is: Why haven’t you booked it yet?

Living Spaces
Main Villa
Ground Floor
Step into the grand living room, where plush sofas invite you to relax by the decorative fireplace, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The adjacent billiard room, a beloved adult retreat, promises hours of entertainment and camaraderie. The spacious dining room, offering breathtaking views of the Italian garden, sets the perfect stage for memorable meals. The fully equipped kitchen, featuring a chic bar counter and a French door that opens to a furnished patio, beckons you to savor your meals al fresco, surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors. For convenience, a stylish guest bathroom is also on this floor. Ascend the elegant staircase or take the internal elevator to the second floor, ensuring ease and accessibility for all guests.

First Floor
This floor boasts a serene living room, featuring a charming decorative fireplace that adds a touch of elegance and warmth. A French door opens to a private balcony, offering stunning views of the lush olive grove. This tranquil space is perfect for unwinding, soaking in the natural beauty, and enjoying the gentle breeze of the Tuscan countryside.

Ground Floor
The villa’s delightful annex is a versatile space designed for both relaxation and fun. The media/game room is perfect for entertainment, offering a cozy retreat for movie nights or friendly game sessions. The fully equipped kitchen, complete with a charming fireplace, is ideal for preparing meals and enjoying cozy gatherings. A convenient laundry room, featuring both a washer and dryer, ensures all your needs are met. A stylish guest bathroom completes this floor, providing comfort and convenience for all.

Outside Features
Nestled within a 100-acre estate, Villa Carista is surrounded by lush woodlands, olive groves, cypresses, palm trees, and a private vegetable garden, offering breathtaking views of the enchanting countryside. Wander through manicured Italian gardens and serene paths, perfect for long, relaxing walks. Enjoy the private panoramic swimming pool, complemented by an ample, covered gazebo, providing a shady retreat during the hottest hours of the day. The spacious furnished patio and relaxation area, featuring a large, comfortable table, is ideal for communal outdoor meals and gatherings, making every moment at Villa Carista unforgettable.

Special Characteristics
Ideally situated 15-minute drive from Lucca, Villa Carista offers guests the best of both worlds: the serene, picturesque countryside and the sun-drenched beaches of the Tuscan Riviera. This prime location provides easy access to numerous fascinating sites throughout Tuscany, perfect for exploration by car or train. Enjoy a diverse array of experiences, from tranquil rural landscapes to vibrant coastal adventures, all within reach from Villa Carista.


7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 14 Guests

  • Central A/C
  • Elevator
  • Wi-Fi
  • Indoor Jacuzzi tub
  • Private swimming pool (18m x 7.5m x 1.5/3.5m deep)
  • Treadmill
  • Turkish bath
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped
  • Nespresso machines
  • Fireplace
  • Mountain View
  • Private Parking
  • Private garden
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • TV
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite with English channels
  • Netflix app


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Main House - Second Floor): King bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and massive separate shower stall
Bedroom 2 (Main House - Second Floor): King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with multi-functional shower and Turkish bath
Bedroom 3 (Main House - Third Floor): 2 Queen size beds and private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 4 (Main House - Third Floor): Twin/King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and a large tub
Bedroom 5 (Main House - Third Floor): Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with large shower
Bedroom 6 (Annex - First Floor): Twin/king bedroom and shared bathroom with tub with wall mounted shower
Bedroom 7 (Annex - First Floor): Twin/king bedroom and shared bathroom with tub wall with mounted shower
Every bedroom is provided with A/C, satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet – every bathroom has hair dryer

Beach Details

Beaches of Forte dei Marmi are both 45 minutes away

Pool Details

Private panoramic swimming pool

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Housekeeping service 4 hours a day, 6 days per week (2 maids)
Midweek bed and bath linen change
Garden and pool maintenance
Baby cot and highchair

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Additional housekeeping service
Personal Laundry service
Cook service No third-party suppliers allowed: the services will be provided by the villa management and in-house staff
Costs of food and beverages

Location Details

Pisa: 30 minutes by car
Lucca: 15 minutes by car
Florence 45 minutes by car
Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 48 min
Pisa International airport 35 min

Villa Notes

All utilities and A/C is included in the rates
Non-smoking villa
Check-in between 4 p.m and 7 p.m. — Check-out by 10 a.m.
All the above services must be paid locally, prior departure, unless otherwise agreed

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
The Italian government might require the payment of a Visitor’s Tax (approximately €1.50 – €6.00 per person, per day, depending on the location) and may be applied for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable locally, in Euro cash.
Security Deposit Details
€3,200 Pre-collected
Accidental Damage Waiver
A €149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
Minimum night stay may vary by villa.   Contact a villa specialist to confirm.
Check-In Times
Check in: 4:00 PM - Check out: 10:00 AM


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