Nice little touches

  • This is a house designed for the owners, with plenty of space for relaxing, for convivial gathering and for enjoying the views - it's a great place for a family get-together.

Behind the historic city of Lucca, Tuscany's Apennine mountains rise in folding crinkles of olive groves, dark forests, winding roads and hilltop villages. On one such ridge sits Villa Fobbia, just above a nearby village and with fabulously long-reaching views.

This is a very special villa, listed in the 2024 Times "25 Gorgeous italian villas"; spacious, comfortable, and elegant - a house where everything has been thought of and no expense spared. The position is special too, close to Lucca, Pisa and Florence, but set in a quiet and lesser-known part of Tuscany, on the edge of the beautiful Apennine mountains.

The house faces resolutely towards the views, with nearly every room enjoying the same amazing views, giving the whole house an airy, spacious feeling. The decor is a sequence of delights, beautifully considered and with some very elegant pieces making the rooms feel very special.

Outdoors the garden evolves in a series of terraced olive groves , one of which now who holds a swimming pool, another a boules pitch, a further one yet a table-tennis table. When your appetite calls, this house is ideally placed: there are three restaurants within walking distance, the closest of which is "Da Valentino", a wonderful local restaurant/bar with card-playing locals and enormous portions of fabulous Tuscan food, which is 1.2km or a 15min walk away.

Accommodation

Villa Fobbia sits on a wide terrace facing west, with long-reaching views over the hills north of Lucca. But you won't see them on arrival as you enter this beautiful villa from the side into an entrance hall on a half-level between the two lower floors. Turning right will take you to the ground floor and a beautiful living room with french doors opening onto a terrace where the spectacular views are suddenly revealed. To the right of this living room there is a study with drinks cabinet, drinks fridge, desk and another set of double doors that open onto the terrace. To the left of the living room you'll find an ensuite double bedroom with a stunning bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. This double bedroom can be reached from the area where the car is parked, making it a good choice for those who might struggle with stairs.

Going upstairs you will find an elegant and well-equipped marble kitchen with french doors to a covered terrace, ideal for alfresco meals. Along the front of the house and facing the views, there is a dining room and beyond it, another enormous living room with two tall windows and a beautiful fireplace. Beyond the living room there is a further small sitting room.

Between the kitchen and dining room a set of stairs fold up to the top floor, where you will find a further 4 double bedrooms and three bathrooms, one of which is ensuite, while the other two are shared between three bedrooms.

Walking outside into the beautifully tended gardens a path winds through olive trees to a swimming pool set in prime position to enjoy the view. By the pool there is a covered pergola for al-fresco meals, and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a fridge and stove. A ping-pong table and a beautiful boules pitch are also set in the garden providing the perfect setting for evenings with friends and family.

Features

Villa Details

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Insect Screens
  • Fans
  • Barbecue

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 1 Twin Bedroom
  • 4 Bathrooms, Two En-Suite

Kitchen equipment

  • Oven
  • American Coffee Machine
  • Italian Coffee Maker (Moka)
  • Wine Cooler Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle

Amenities

  • Fireplace
  • Fans
  • Insect Screens
  • Hairdryer In Every Room
  • Music System

What's included

  • Final Cleaning Included
  • Pool Towels
  • Heating Included

Extras

  • Private Chef On Request
  • Cooking Courses

Outdoors

  • Swimming Pool
  • Boules Pitch
  • Table Tennis
  • Extensive Gardens With Olive Trees
  • Outdoor Dining Area And Small Kitchen By The Pool
  • Bbq

Nearby Activities

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Reviews

“ We loved Fobbia ”

We loved Fobbia and had a very relaxing holiday, largely by the pool. The villa itself is beautiful, really stylish, and every room is lovely! More accessible to shops etc this time which is a bonus. I’m sure you’ll have very satisfied guests staying there in the future.

Sarah and family from UK staying in Villa Fobbia . Sep 2023

“ Agent visit ”

I had first visited this house in early 2023, but in June I finally had the chance to take our Danish Agents (Ponti&Sofia), our London Agent Laura and our Australian agent Marian to see Villa Fobbia. We stopped for a meal at Valentino's, in nearby Fiano, as we always like to test local restaurants whenever possible. Valentino's did not disappoint, with course after course of delicious Tuscan locally produced food brought out to us as we all surreptitiously loosened our belts. After our coffees, having refused the proffered Amaro Digestivo, we headed up to Fobbia where I was delighted to see everybody as bowled over as I was by the elegance of the interiors, the quality of the furniture and the generosity of the outdoor spaces. Villa Fobbia really is a very special place and I hope you all enjoy it! Dan.

Agency Visit staying in Villa Fobbia . Jun 2023

Where is Villa Fobbia ?

Getting here

  • Pisa Airport under an hour
  • Florence airport 1hr 15 mins
  • Genova airport 2hrs 20 mins
  • Closest Train Station Diecimo Pescaglia 15 mins drive

Around Villa Fobbia

The area around Lucca is wonderful, one of the best examples of man made landscape, where every change that has been wrought seems to have been for the best: the forested hills are sustainably managed for woods, chestnuts and truffles; vineyards and olive groves interweave with cypresses, unpaved roads and stone walls.

A number of 16th and 17th century villas surround Lucca: Villa Marlia, Villa Reale, Villa Torrigiani are all worth a visit with their formal gardens and richly decorated interiors.

Heading north one enters the area of the Apuan Alps, the steep mountains that gave the marble for Michelangelo's David and La Pieta'. Now they provide extensive opportunities for walking, cycling, climbing and caving.

For the more urbane amongst us, Lucca is a jewel of a city, studded with churches and good restaurants. It also has a healthy antiques market and good shops. Pisa, Florence, Siena and the Cinque Terre are all within easy reach.

Nearby Activities

  • Lucca under 30 mins
  • Lago di Massaciuccoli (for Puccini's Opera festival) 40 mins
  • Pietrasanta and marble sculptors 40 mins
  • Viareggio, Versilia and beaches 40 mins
  • Florence under two hours
  • Cinque Terre under two hours

Sleeps: 10
From € 914 per day

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Worth knowing

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