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The Olive Terrace, Bagni di Lucca

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Olives Terrace a apartment forming part of an ancient Villa dating 1500 in the charming village of Benabbio set amid olive groves and chestnut woods of the Val di Lima, a few km from Bagni di Lucca, which is renowned for its thermal waters and the old Casino, the first in Europe. Benabbio, unlike other villages in the region, is hidden among the woods in a tranquil spot making it ideal for a holiday or a relaxing break. Despite this, a few minutes walk are only two restaurants, a newsagent / stationery and food with local products. The beautiful view from the terrace offers countless ideas for recreation such as walking in the woods of chestnut and olive groves, visits to the ancient Romanesque church, the Museum of Art or the ruins of the castle of Lupo Lupari, recently the subject o...The Olives Terrace a apartment forming part of an ancient Villa dating 1500 in the charming village of Benabbio set amid olive groves and chestnut woods of the Val di Lima, a few km from Bagni di Lucca, which is renowned for its thermal waters and the old Casino, the first in Europe. Benabbio, unlike other villages in the region, is hidden among the woods in a tranquil spot making it ideal for a holiday or a relaxing break. Despite this, a few minutes walk are only two restaurants, a newsagent / stationery and food with local products. The beautiful view from the terrace offers countless ideas for recreation such as walking in the woods of chestnut and olive groves, visits to the ancient Romanesque church, the Museum of Art or the ruins of the castle of Lupo Lupari, recently the subject of archaeological excavations. You can relax in the Villa's garden between bowers of vines and olive trees and take in the breath-taking mountain views. In addition, given the proximity to Tuscan cultural cities, it is possible to take day trips to Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa. The apartment: Recently restored, using materials and furnishings typical of the Tuscan style with antique furniture and objects characteristic of the traditional culture, the apartment is composed of a large double bedroom with bathroom with a shower ( it' possible to have two twinbeds instead of the doublebed), a living room with kitchenette and sofa bed for two people. In the garden you can find a beach umbrella and sun beds, table and chairs for al fresco dining whilst enjoying panoramic views. There is private covered parking.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Maria Elena F
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

I stood with my mom in this little apartment and had an amazing time. The place is adorable, the peace is incredible, the views are gorgeous. The locals are also very kind and if you make your way into town you can get to know...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank xsearingheaven
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Maria Elena should be the Patrona del Turismo (Patron Saint of Tourism) for Bagni di Lucca! The apartment was perfection (a pellet stove to warm the stone walls on cold mornings); the added touches (lavender sachets from her garden, tucked into the towels); the setting...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank MaryD5005
Reviewed April 1, 2017

I have reviewed the delightful Olive Terrace before but , having stayed there last week, wanted to say again how special this place is. Maria Elena and her family are wonderful people, the apartment ( part of a lovely old house) is charming, the garden,...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank hexhamlasses
Reviewed July 3, 2016

When you have seen one crowded Tuscan town too many, the small quaint town of Benabbio, high in the hills, is the perfect place to get away from it all and the Olive Terrace is the perfect place to stay. A character XVI century villa...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank crdj99
Reviewed October 17, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Olive Terrace for just over a week in November. Maria was the most welcoming and catering of hosts - offering us lifts to the local rail station and giving us homemade jam upon arrival. The accommodation was perfect...More

Date of stay: October 2015
1  Thank IanOrme84
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Reviewed July 6, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful place. Our minds were blown away by the beauty of this village and its people. Special thanks to Ma. Elena she is a wonderful host very caring and helpful. She is also an agriculturist and bee expert and we learned so much...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Pam E
Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The apartment is well equipped and was spacious enough for a couple with toddler. Maria (the owner) was on hand when we needed her (to help build the log fire!) unlike most farm houses the shower is fantastic and when you get the log fire...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Christina H
Reviewed October 9, 2014

I know it's October and this review is for May 2014. What can I say- it has been a really busy summer and one thing that helped me get through was the amazing hospitality that my Dad and I had when we stayed at the...More

Date of stay: May 2014
3  Thank czbbflier
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed for a week in June. We felt especially welcome with the pickup from Pisa airport, helping with our luggage. We decided not to hire a car, but relied on local taxi for transport. The apartment was nice, with a very good kitchenette, a...More

Date of stay: June 2014
2  Thank NewExperience2014
Reviewed April 17, 2014

This seriously beat my expectations! Loved the village. When we left I felt I was leaving family. Maria showed us how she makes honey and we even got dressed and to learn more about the bees.The honey she makes is so yummy. She went through...More

Date of stay: April 2014
1  Thank Carman D
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fax
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Playground
Porch
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The bagni di lucca area is famous for the Casino, for the Spa, and for the relax in the midle of Tuscany. Thereare many churches, english church , and wonderfuls Villas to visit and typicall restaurants with local products. Bagni di Lucca is the city where in the past many writers and msinger came to write and showed their opera, Shelley, Byron, Heine...
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