Casa Domenico is a
country home on the grounds of the 18th century Villa Costa in Marlia,
4 miles north of Lucca. Just one block from basic food shops and one
mile from Marlia's center, this used to be a rural estate of Costa family
from Genova, armators operating Costa Cruise Line. You enter a large
courtyard from the local road, go past a farmhouse and other agrarian
structures, through the antique wrought-iron gates and into the secluded
Villa garden. The house stands just inside the entrance and is about
80 yards from the Villa main's house connected with the lawn and a row
of the trees.
The ground floor has one large living area
with a single sofa, dining corner, and a new Tuscany style chestnut
wood kitchen with modern equipment. From the kitchen is an entrance
to a covered patio with beautiful antique terracotta pavement
and a beamed ceiling.
On the patio, there is an extraordinary medieval well lined
with large river rock. The opening is level with the floor.
So that you can see the fine workmanship, we have covered it
with an iron grill and heavy glass with a light inside. The
patio can be used for outdoor eating, even when it's raining.
Upstairs are two adjoining bedrooms:
a double bedroom; and a reading room with double sofa bed and French
bed. Plus there is a single bedroom, which shares a bathroom with shower
with the other bedrooms. Click
for floor plan. All bedroom windows have screens.
The house has been completely renovated in traditional
Tuscan style. Terra-cotta, stone and wood elements, along with simple
but comfortable furnishings, give Casa Domenico a warm, cozy atmosphere.
All windows have mosquito screens. A telephone, color TV and washing
machine are included. Maid service is available at Euro 8/hour.
Casa Domenico has a large garage with parking space and
laundry corner. There is a garden lawn, furnished with armchairs and
an umbrella. One section of the garden is available for guests to pick
organic herbs. The property is just 100 yards from the bus stop to Lucca
Historical Center and the railroad station.
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April, May, October, Christmas, Easter
November - March
electricity Not Included:
heat according to usage
(average €.5-10/day ),
final cleaning €40
Security Deposit: €150
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