Vanity Fair

  • Accommodates 2 people
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Satelllite TV
  • 18th Century Villa
  • Near Bus Stop
  • 4 miles from Lucca
  • 20 miles from Mediterranean
  • 40 miles from Florence

Vanity Fair is a part of 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, shipping magnates operating Costa Cruise Line. You enter the the apartment through a pair of ancient solid oak doors, stepping into a vaulted-ceiling foyer. The apartment is located on the second story, by way of a completely remodeled stairway. The stairway is made of hewn stone with wrought iron and bronze railings.

The living room has one large living area with a single sofa, dining corner, and a new Tuscany style chestnut wood kitchen with modern equipment. The view from the living room extends through a nearby pine grove and continues to the gently undulating hills of Northern Tuscany. A number of medieval hilltop villages beckon from the vicinity. All the ceilings are beamed with pine and lined with original terracotta bricks.  Floor plan.

The bathroom is completely furnished with modern facilities. There is a shower, a delightful small window and even a towel warmer. 

The bedroom has a 400-year-old wrought iron queen-size bed, and a view that extends over the villa's old chapel.

The apartment has been completely renovated in traditional Tuscan style. Terra-cotta, stone and wood elements, along with simple but comfortable furnishings, give Vanity Fair a warm, cozy atmosphere. A telephone and color TV are included. Maid service is available at Euro 8/hour.

Vanity Fair has a large storage closet and parking can be arranged on the property. A bus stop to Lucca's Historical Center and the railroad station are located in front of the property.

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High Season July, August €460/wk
Mid Season June, September €400/wk
Low Season April, May, October, Christmas, Easter €350/wk
Off Season November - March €280/wk

utilities (except heat)

Not Included:
heat according to usage (average €.5-10/day )
linens (€8/person/wk),
final cleaning €30

Security Deposit: €150

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