Bella Casa Contadina is situated inside
the main gate to the 18th century Villa Costa in Marlia, four miles
north of Lucca. Just one block from a small food market and a mile
from central Marlia, this was once a rural estate of the Costa family
from Genova, shipping magnates who operate the Costa Cruise Line.
The newly refurbished unit is comfortably,
tastefully furnished with antique pieces and tapestries. Terracotta-tiled
floors and beamed ceilings enhance the casual country atmosphere.
The unit is air-conditioned throughout for maximum comfort.
the main floor is a spacious salon with a fireplace, which
serves as living room and dining room. A sofa bed in the salon
provides extra sleeping accommodations.
The kitchen has a fireplace, wood-burning
oven and modern appliances, including stove/oven, dishwasher and
refrigerator/freezer. Within a few steps is a laundry room with
washing machine, and a full bathroom with tub/shower, water closet
The second floor has two double bedrooms—one
with a spacious walk-in closet and one with a unique, French iron
bed—and one twin bedroom.
The outdoor area in front of the
house has a gazebo-style umbrella with table and chairs for outdoor
A garden inside the main gate has deck chairs for sun bathing,
and another fenced garden in the main villa is available for all
A private outdoor Jacuzzi
tub seats five. Two bikes and a common phone are available for
Parking is near the entrance gate. The English-speaking
owners occasionally reside in a separate wing of the villa.
Weekly Rates (U.S. $)
Weekly rates are provided in Euros. Conversion rates vary considerably from day to day and bank to bank; your final rate will be determined based on the Wells Fargo Bank foreign currency exhange rate on the day your transaction takes place. Click here to use the Wells Fargo Bank Currency Calculator.
Mid - Low Season
April, May, October, Christmas, Easter
November - March
Security Deposit (payable in Euros): €250
utilities (except below)
Included (payable in Euros):
heating, air conditioning and spa, according to usage
(average € .5-10/day )
linens (€ 8/person/wk)
final cleaning €60
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Via Spadoni, 3
55014 Marlia, Lucca, Italy