My Family of 6 recently had an unexpected pleasure. Our sister-in-law rented Villa La Chiusa just outside Lucca for a week for a "girls vacation" with 8 friends in July 2008. They had a wonderful vacation and raved and raved about the Villa, the elegant furnishings - antiques and precious fabrics, the garden, the owner's hospitality, great service and in particular the "home away from home" atmosphere experienced at Villa La Chiusa. One IMPORTANT detail that made their stay ever so wonderful was the efficient A.C. !!! Well last month, I contacted the owner to ask about a shorter rental, for just 4 nights rather than a week. To our surprise and good fortune, Villa la Chiusa now offers a B&B combination !!! Lucca is positioned in a strategic location for day excursions throughout Tuscany and the 5 Terre too. Grazi Luisa, for ALL your advice and suggestions - we really had a great stay and look forward to a longer visit in the future !