Tenuta di Casanova
Near Lucca, Italy
Tenuta di Casanova is a 400-acre hilltop estate comprised of an immaculately restored villa, a five-bedroom guesthouse, and an impressive variety of recreational and entertainment facilities. From its perch at 1,000 feet altitude there are virtually 360-degree views of Puccini Lake, the Tirreno Sea, and the islands of Capraia, Corsic and Elba. A second, privately located section of the estate contains three additional homes with a total of ten ensuite bedrooms; these homes can be rented separately from the other, nine-bedroom section of the estate.
- Two “hamlets” with total of 19 bedrooms
- Breathtaking views from 1,000 feet
- Gorgeous gardens surrounding oversized square pool
- Includes home and studio of Puccini
Location and Surroundings:
Casanova is only 30 minutes from the Pisa airport and 50 minutes from Florence and its airport. The ancient walled village of Lucca, one of the most relaxed, interesting attractions for tourists in Italy, is 15 minutes away, and the fashionable seaside resort village of Forte di Marmi is 30 minutes.
The estate can be rented in its entirety (all 19 bedrooms) or in two parts. The Tosca “hamlet” includes nine ensuite bedrooms, four in the Main House and five in its guest house; both houses’ restoration saved their original stone, tiles, and wood beams from as far back as the 16th century. Also within Tosca there is a large Playhouse with grand piano, pool table and exceptional sound system, as well as a summer kitchen near the large pool. The Butterfly “hamlet”, situated a few minutes’ walk from Tosca, is comprised of three buildings with a total of ten ensuite bedrooms; each of these beautifully furnished houses includes a state-of-the art kitchen, inside and outside dining, a cinema and sauna. One of the Butterfly houses is built around a 16th-century watchtower.
Experience and Activities:
The views from the Estate and the breadth of its recreational and entertainment facilities are good enough reasons for guests to never leave the property. The swimming pool is unusually large and is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and lawns. Nearby is a tennis court and soccer field. And the Playhouse is a comfortable gathering area with piano and games. There is also a cinema. Within a half-hour is the fascinating walled city of Lucca.