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Lucca, Italy  (# 24926)
 Stone built village apartment with stunning views
  VacationsFRBO Lucca Vacation Rentals Property ID 24926 Apartment No. 1 Fontana Vecchia  

Major City: Lucca
Distance: 50-100 km

Type:   Apartment
Area: Mountain

Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Baths: 1
Size: 50 Sq M

Internet: No
Pets OK: No
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

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Name: Kenneth Dodd

Phone: 0044 01787 319131

Languages: English

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VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-03-14

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Originally built in 1789, the apartment has been carefully
modernised to retain many original features, but offer self-
contained apartments of high quality. The accommodation consists of
two separate apartments on ground and first floor, which can be
rented separately or together, No.1. - sleeping 2 and No.2. - 5
people. Both retain the feel of a comfortable holiday house in
Tuscany with a homely atmosphere with fantastic views.

Fontana Vecchia (old fountain) is situated in the relatively
undiscovered northern Tuscany, which many would say is the most
stunning part of this region. Our Tuscany holiday apartment is
situated on the edge of a small hamlet known as Sermezzana, which is
at the head of a valley, commanding fantastic views towards the
coast and the Apuani Mountains. Visit our website to see more



Access to this apartment is from the front courtyard garden by way
of the village. All the accommodation is on one floor with small
stepped internal split-levels.
Entrance lobby and snug:
A relaxing informal snug area including traditional Tuscan
fireplace, TV, armchairs are situated to the right, to the left
there is access to the main living area and bathroom. Bookshelf with
reading material and a sofa bed.
Is fully tiled fitted with W.C. Bidet, Shower with glass cubicle,
large hand basin, bathroom cabinet and towel rails. An automatic
washing machine, together with iron/board and household cleaning
equipment are also included.
Main living/dinning room and kitchen:
This consists of one large spacious room with a well-equipped
kitchen area and island in one corner. The kitchen includes
microwave, fridge, freezer, oven and gas hob along with ample oak
kitchen storage units. Nearby there is a large traditional sideboard
for storage of utensils etc.
There is a large oak dinning table together with eight chairs and
other traditional furniture. From this area there are arched double
doors leading onto the private terrace, which is equipped with
additional table and chairs together with sun lounges provided.
Twin or a king-size bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and
dressing table and chairs. From this room there are also French
windows leading directly onto the private terrace overlooking the
This apartment offers spacious accommodation, but with the addition
of a large terrace offering unparalleled views. Therefore, if it is
taken in conjunction with apartment No.2 the house offers perfect
family holiday accommodation.
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INCLUSIVE SERVICE: The House Manager would greet you and hand over
your keys to the apartment, which is fully cleaned and prepared
before arrival.

All bedding, towels for apartment only, tea towels and kitchen
cleaning material etc. are provided weekly. (Please note that beach
towels are not included- to be supplied by guests) With advance
notice, we would be glad to provide a welcome pack ready in the
fridge for your arrival. Payment should be settled with the House
Manager on arrival.



The Cinque Terre (Five Lands) is a string of 5 fishing villages
perched high on the Italian Riviera which until recently have only
been linked by a mule track and accessible by rail or water. An
ancient system of footpaths is still a good way to visit these
villages or use the inexpensive ferryboats, which run a service from
Lerici or La spezia at the same time taking in the Gulf of Poets.
Breathtaking views of the coastline, medieval fortresses and vibrant
colours make this a memorable day out or more.
Portovenere situated between the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre.
One of the most romantic villages on the Italian Riviera, with its
delightful harbour overlooked by a massive fortress and the church
of San Pietro which was built on the site of a temple to Venus.
The Art Nouveau architecture and Art Deco style along the coast bear
witness to the tradition of Tourism on the Apuan Riviera. In the
summer, the beaches explode with the bright colours of endless rows
of beach umbrellas and sun beds put at tourists' disposal and which
also offer all sorts of facilities for sports and fun activities, in
the shade of the coastal pinewoods.
An ancient hamlet set at the foot of the Apuane Alps. The spa town
has a light scent of sulphur whose waters calms and said to have
restorative and healing powers. There are also gravel walks to the
waterfall and caves where Palaeolithic men and dogs were found.
In the Apuan Alps, the spectacular marble quarries offer an
evocative sight. This precious white stone has been quarried since
Roman times. Since then, it has been used for all sorts of different
purposes - from simple objects to more famous works of art and
architecture. In the art studios of Carrara, at the Marble Museum
and Open Air Exhibition, it is possible to learn about the history
and working of marble.
The city with its appealing main streets is a meeting place full of
shops and any trip would not be complete without a walk around the
Lucca Curtains, its impressive ramparts with its tree lined
promenade, offering fabulous views of the city. The annual music
festival livens the main Piazza during September with renowned bands
and artists. There is a large antiques market around the Duomo every
third weekend of the month. A great way to see the town is to hire a
bicycle, as most of the streets are traffic free. To miss Lucca
would be a shame.
Undoubtedly the leaning tower is its attraction, however there are
elegant 16th century buildings along the banks of the river Arno.
During June there is a special event named San Ranieri, an old
contest held on the Arno with decorated boats covering the river
followed by a costumed procession.
Perhaps the best way to experience opera is outdoors. This
spectacular venue is the lakeside arena in Torre del Lago, a stone's
throw from Puccini's villa. Madam Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot are
all in rep there during the summer.
An easy walk from the Visitor Center leads one to the Botnical
Garden, which highlights the Orecchiella's floral diversity. A
series of trials heads from here to the summit of Pania al Corfino,
a dramatic limestone peak that dominates the Serchio Valley. At over
1600m the Pania is one of the highest peaks in Tuscany, affording
climbers panoramic views of the Serchio river valley and the entire
majestic Apuane Alps range.
The Orecchiella Park has a variety of rare flora, due to the fact
that it is something of an alpine island within a warmer region. In
addition it boasts an array of special fauna, including royal
eagles, royal owls, hawks, deer and more recently introduced rams
and wolves.
These marble mountains are a jewel, protected by this regional
National Park, making them an ideal destination for nature lovers.
This extraordinary Alpine landscape on the sea encloses an
incredible variety of rare flowers and plants. The mountainsides,
numerous Karst Caves and deep Caverns of the Apuan Alps attract many
speleology and mountain-climbing enthusiasts. Within the park, it is
also possible to go on beautiful walking or horse riding tours.



We take booking usually on a weekly basis, however if wishing longer stays may be able to accommodate. We ask 10% in advance to confirm your booking the balance to be paid 8 weeks before rental. Returnable £50 is also required against damage/breakages returned after apartment checked by housekeeper. Rental periods Accommodation Apartment No.1. Cost per week inc. (Sleeps 2) May £360 10% deposit on booking June £393 10% deposit on booking July £433 10% deposit on booking August £444 10% deposit on booking September £406 10% deposit on booking October £360 10% deposit on booking


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