The property "Villa Il Colletto" is a beautifully restored 16th century villa in the surrounding of Lucca. Amazingly, this 400 year-old villa sits atop the remains of an earlier 12th century monastery, parts of which are still visible. This beautifully restored apartment (about 220 square meters) occupies the whole ground floor of the property and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a fully equipped kitchen. Inside, the restoration uncovered frescoes on the ceilings in both the living and dining rooms. Wherever possible, original doors and windows were carefully brought back to life. The furnishings in this tasteful property are of good quality and quite comfortable. It can easily and comfortably accommodates 5 people (4 beds plus a sofa bed). The beautiful garden overlooks the lovely town of Ponte a Moriano. The property has a large swimming pool 4x8 mt. The pool is shared with the other two apartments of the Villa. Pool time 10:30-18:00. Air conditioning serves only the main bedroom and bathroom. This attractive setting is also an ideal location from which to explore the romantic wonders of Lucca, a mere 10 minute drive away. The wide sandy beaches of the Tuscan coast are within 40 minutes. Liguria, and the Cinqueterre, that stretch of gorgeous fishing villages that lines the Italian Riviera are barely over an hour away. Florence, Siena and Pisa, in all their magnificence, are also hardly more than an hour away by car. Tourists in search of a Tuscany that retains all of its old-world flavor will revel in the discovery of quaint villages such as Barga, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Montecatini Alto and tiny Montecarlo with its excellent white wine. All of these gems surround and all are within a one hour drive from "Villa Il Colletto". Casa Puccini, where Giacomo Puccini composed most of his music is in nearby Torre del Lago. This is a required stop whether you love opera or not. Opera fans will also delight in the annual Puccini festival that's held from July through mid August. In November the city of Lucca guests the famous "Lucca Comics and Games", the greatest fumetto exhibition in the world. The month of July is dedicated to "Lucca Summer Festival", a series of concerts of famous pop stars. The month of September has many attractive events during the "Settembre Lucchese". Please note that during summer electricity will be charged at cost € 0,35 per KW of effective usage, thanks.