The 17th Century manor house is set on a hilltop spur in fifteen acres of gardens, olives groves and woodland, and offers sweeping views to the East and West. The villa comprises four luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned double bedrooms with en-suite bath/shower rooms, a family suite (double bedroom and twin bedroom each with their own bathroom, a drawing room with open log-fire, large screen TVs and baby grand piano, cloakroom, billiards/dining room (for 16), pantry, kitchen, library and a consecrated private chapel.
The traditional farmhouse (30 metres from the villa)sleeps eight. It has been recently refurbished to provide a double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room, a further double bedroom which shares a shower room with a twin bedroom, and a separate double room with private bathroom and its own independent entrance. While independent, it is close enough to the main house to allow a total group of eighteen people. With its own garden, kitchen, open fireplace and study it can supplement the main house or provide a romantic getaway in its own right.
The studio is large (11 x 5 metres) and well lit, perfect for courses ranging from sculpture and painting to yoga and Tai Chi. Newly fitted air conditioning units provide heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. We provide yoga mats, bolsters, bricks belts and so on for 15 practitioners. The studio is also equipped for analogue and digital sound and vision.
Wifi available throughout the Villa and within the grounds
Explore our Italian style garden & surrounding olive groves
The grounds boast a huge swimming pool and sun loungers
Have authentic Italian meals (or other cuisine) prepared for you by our favourite Italian chef
Housekeeping offered as well as laundry service
Concierge available to help you make the most of your stay
Each room is uniquely decorated and full
of character with wonderful views of
Lucca and hills behind. There is so much
to look at throughout Villa Michaela- a
real feast for the eyes. And one of the
best sleeps I have had in years. Unrivalled
comfort and luxury.
On request, you can learn how to make authentic Italian pasta, bread, or even pizza.
Take a walk along the walls, or enjoy some shopping and a nice meal in this medieval walled village.
Wine tours around Lucca, Montalcino, the Chianti, or even further can be organized for small groups
Lucca is home to many well known art galleries, but Pisa, Viareggio, and Pietrasanta are areas you might not have thought of to add to your Art itinerary.
Puccini was from Lucca and many musical events are organized where you can hear his famous works. Viareggio hosts the international Puccini Festival every summer and be easily reached.
Did you know the Buffalo Soldiers made a stand right near Casa Berti? Visit this historic site and many others!
Via dei Lecci 45, Lucca, LU
+44 (0) 7973 393682
+ 39 347 3465078