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With 11 bedrooms and bathrooms, views of the Tuscany countryside from its windows and elegant European furnishings, Villa Controni is a stunning 19th century vacation rental that will make any Italian vacation all the more exceptional. The historical two-story estate sits on the southern outskirts of Lucca and is surrounded by olive groves, pine forests and lush gardens. Including the two living rooms, study area, and grand banquet room, the villa also holds a swimming pool and lounge chairs all behind a walled garden for extra privacy. Eleven frescoed guestrooms all with en-suite bathrooms hold up to 22 guests and plenty of nooks and rooms for as much or as little solitude as you’d like.
A fully equipped Tuscan-style kitchen makes staying in and cooking a family meal easy while the wine cellar and tasting room is great for pre-dinner mingling. Brides-to-be, there is also a small chapel on its grounds which is open for weddings. Rates begin at approximately USD $30,900 per week and additional amenities or excursions can be arranged for an extra cost.