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Apartments with Garden and Pool - Nocellara (Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 15-Aug-2016
Holiday Apartments in Massarosa near Lucca and Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy

The place spans from the fertile reclaimed land bordering the ‘Lake of Massaciuccoli’ to the hill that faces onto the sea front in between Camaiore and Massarosa. The property called ‘Frantoio del Monte’ was till 1960 the official oil mill of this region. Then it was bought by the Gemma family from Viareggio who went on to press olives till 1990. The main historical building plus barn and stables have been expensively renovated to a very high standard and now offer five elegant apartments, two on each floor (there is a lift) plus an independent house.

Details for holiday apartment Nocellara (Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Double room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bedside tables with lamps and a window looking to the garden.

Twin room with wardrobe, chest of drawer, two bedside tables with lamps, a window looking to the garden

Single room with wardrobe, chest of drawers with lamp and a window.

Bathroom with shower, WC, bidet, washing basin, mirror and a washing machine.

Bathroom with tub, WC, bidet, washing basin and a mirror.

Large living room with sofa, two armchairs, a table, furniture, a lamp and satellite TV.

The kitchen is very spacious with a large table, chairs for 6, kitchenware for 6, oven and fridge freezer, cooker and sink.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Rita. I am 64 and my husband Romano is 68.

We live in Viareggio at about 300m from the district Marco Polo. We love this town very much for its beautiful sea and clean air and especially for the possibility of enjoing the sweet atmosphere offered by the wonderful promenade. We like to walk or to go by byke very early in the morning along the promenade to taste the silence of the first hours of the day. I met my husband in Viareggio at school, then we got married in the year 1974, we have two sons, Riccardo and Renato who are now 38 and 31 years old. We bought this apartment in the year 2008.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

BRENDAN and CAROL DAWSON - Unit Bella di Spagna - 7/6/13 21/6/13

We are sad to leave your beautiful house and garden. which we absolutely adore and of course the pool. We have enjoyed our stay at Frantoio del Monte hugely. Our time was even better (if possible) by the kindness and attentive hospitality you have shown us. We return to the UK. The rain, our Labrador, and our home, but we will think of you often and foundly.


Absolutely beautiful, very clean, fantastic pool, lovely people. Thank you Romano and Rita. This was a very relaxing holiday in a little piece of heaven.

RACHEL, DEN, CHRIS, ANNA 27/7 - 10/08/2013 Apartment NOCELLARA

Dear Rita and Romano, Thank you for a wonderful stay. Your hospitable presence was much appreciated and the apt, gardens and especially the pool have been a fantastic haven to return to after all our sightseeing. Thanks for your help in working out how to get to the opera and, of course, thank you for the Limoncello. - such a lovely gesture. We hope to see you again some time

LYNN, STEVE, JANE, SAM and BEN BOWDENS Apt NOcellara August 2013

Thank you for helping make our week in Tuscany so wonderful. You were very helpful with train times etc. and it made it so much easier. You have a fantastic placce here and we can't fault anything: pool, apt and gardens are beautiful.

CHRIS - SHARON - OSCAR - NATASHA July 2014 Apt Bella di Spagna

Lovely place, beautiful big apt and amazing pool + loonging place. Especially love the foam set toppers for the lounge chairs. Thanks for a great holiday.

Thank you Rita and Romano
Nov 2008
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Rita and Romano have converted their Olive Mill into an excellent hiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely large pool.

Spacious well equipped apartment.

Very friendly owners and staff.

First class

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Rita
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Wonderful holiday accomodation in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this property highly enough...spacious, clean ,comfortable apartment with everything you could need. Rita and her family were very helpful and welcoming. Our 3 daughters (age 8, 12, 15) spent many hours in the pool with newly made friends. The gardens were beautiful and we spent several evenings outside...including using the pizza oven and bbq one evening...great fun! Lots of places to visit within easy drive as well as countless restaurants and pizzeria!! We spent several days/ evenings in Lucca, had great fun climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa ( pre-book as gets very busy). A trip to Florence is a must...about an hour but beautiful city, also the marble tour in Carrara was well worth a visit.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is superb and set in beautiful surroundings. Its a wonderful location for visiting fabulous cities like Pisa, Florence and Lucca.

Viareggio has a great beach and is not too far away. Our two girls spent a lot of time in the pool, and we had fun using the pizza oven on-site with friends, very Italian!

The village has everything you need supermarket, chemist, restaurants and a bank. The food was great, the prices were really reasonable.

Thanks to Rita and her family for making our stay really enjoyable, I would recommend your property to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, thanks a lot for your splendid review about our property and services provided, we really appreciated and are very proud of it!!! Please let us know who you are since you haven't undersigned the text, thank you! :-) Take care yourself!!! Kind Regards, Frantoio del Monte
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Superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the accommodation. It is very beautiful and very spacious. We couldn't have been happier with the place. It's situated in a lovely Olive Garden complete with a very nice swimming pool.

The owners, Rita and Romano, are incredibly nice people an d I would not hesitate to recommend their place to anyone wishing to visit this part of the world.

As a base for seeing the likes of Pisa, Florence, Lucca and Viareggio it's a perfect setting.

The village has everything you need close at hand. We stocked up at the Penny Market supermarket which is about 1.5 km from the apartments and across the road from that is the Ristorante Adriana where we ate on several occasions. The f OD was great, the prices were good, the wine excellent and the waiter spoke perfect English (which we found really helpful).

I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Nice people, a beautiful house in a lovely garden that offers you a great base for seeing some fabulous cities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday was fantastic (thanks to Rita and Romano)!!!

This place is conviniently located, the grounds are great for adults and children (we had a child with us). There is a play ground and a large swimming pool.

Our appartment was beautifully decorated with great views.

In short, this is a perfect place for a Tuscan holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words you wrote about your stay in our house last year. We have appreciated them very much and we hope to see you again once more in the future. All the best for you and your kind family.
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From the Owner

We bought this property in 1965 because we wanted a place among nature where we could find relax and old traditions. The restoration of the old building took place in the year 2000. My husband and I often go with guests to the nearby hills where it is possible to admire wonderful panoramas and typical rural villages with very simple people. We use to leave very early in the morning to avoid heat and to enjoy peace and beautiful colours of the early hours.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Centrale at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Forte dei Marmi at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bozzano at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Massarosa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Graziano at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 13 Kilometres Car: recommended


The Versilia territory covers an area of about 160sqkm on the North-Western Tuscan coast. It is a part of the province of Lucca, including the municipalities of Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio. Versilia boats 20 km of interrupted sandy shore from Torre del Lago Puccini and Forte dei Marmi and vast green spaces of pine woods. From our property it takes about half an hour to reach the beach of Viareggio.


Airport of Pisa Galileo Galilei 25km. Railway station of Lucca 10km. Railway station of Viareggio 13km. Port of Livorno 30km. Bus stop 100m. Car is recommended.


Lucca 12km. Pisa 15km. Firenze 80km. Siena 120km. Elba Island (from Viareggio quay) 2 hour crossing. Carrara marble quarries 35km. Viareggio beach 12km. Torre del Lago beach 12km. Free beaches 12km. Five Lands (5 Terre from Viareggio quay) 2 hour crossing. Quiesa village, food shops, restaurants or pizzeria 100m. Supermarket and bank 2km.

Further Details:

The area is an important base to reach major Tuscan art cities in a reasonably short time. From a naturalistic point of view, the area is well known for safeguarding the environment with a rich diversified natural landscape comprising the majestic mountains of the Apuan Alps - offering a magnificent backdrop to the colourful coastline - consisting in some of the highest peaks in the region. The Apuan Alps Regional Park provides an ideal environment for trekking, walking, cycling, horse riding or mountain climbing. This is ideal for people of all ages and families and can be enjoyed the whole year round.

Massarosa is located at the foot of the hills. It consists of Lake Massaciuccoli, cherished and celebrated by the famous composer Giacomo Puccini, as well as a hilly area cultivated with vineyards and olive groves which, along with the home cooking of its restaurants, makes it a haven of peace, ideal to spend an afternoon away from the bustling life at the beach. In the magnificent scenery of Lake Massaciuccoli - one of the places most dear to Puccini and source of constant inspiration to him- every summer the Maestro's most famous operas are performed at the open air theatre with an extensive programme of events.

Viareggio is the largest municipality in Versilia, famous for the wonderful beach and the Carnival. A wide choice of sports is available, from swimming to playing tennis or golfing, hiking, horseback riding, sailing and windsurfing. Moreover, you can enjoy sea and lake tours with a wide range of destinations. Viareggio boats an efficient tourist port containing 500 boats. Viareggio's shipyards are famous all over the world, especially for yachts. There are also pubs, discos, cafés, restaurants, pisserie and beautiful shops and bouitiques along the ‘Passeggiata’ (Promenade along the sea).

For further information about what to do in Versilia, please visit the following website: www.intourversilia.com


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £53

Booking Notes:
Price includes water, electricity, gas, linen (also pool-towels) with a weekly change. . Extra bed euro 60 a week. Final cleaning Euro 60. Cot and highchairs free of charges. No pets allowed. For the reservation we ask 30% account.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day may be any day of the week. Arrival time must be in the afternoon from 4pm. Departure time in the morning before 9am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

When we are at the property we like to enjoy the smell of flowers and the green all around. Olive trees, cypress, and every kind of trees, lemon trees, oranges. We like to harvest olives in October and taste the extra virgin olive oil, very green and spicy on the "bruschette". We like to reach the beach of Viareggio in the morning and to stay at the pool in the afternoon. In this place there are several possibilities to spend a great holiday: famous Tuscan towns like Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena, walking, trips by boat to tje 5 Lands (5 Terre) or around the Massaciuccoli Lake, excursions to the Apuan Alps to the splendid Garfagnana Region. Everything is reachable in few time. We never get bored. We like also to go by bike to the nearby villages of Balbano, Massaciuccoli and Nozzano.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartments offer spacious, high standard accommodation with the most impressive roof beams we have ever seen. Each apartment is furnished individually and attention has been paid to every detail. The ground of the estate are completely enclosed so that children can play and run in the garden with absolute security. There is a reception where guests can apply for information. Outside: The 12x6m shared pool (depth 0,95/2,20) open March/November, between 9-20 hours with chaises loungers and parasols, sunbeds, is situated next to the olive grove where guests can sit under the shade of trees and make use of the barbecue and pizza oven, tables and chairs. Outside shower. WC. Inside parking for two cars,- ping pong, slide, swing-basket, bikes at guests' disposal free of charges. The estate is set in a picturesque olive grow with its own swiftly flowing stream that has for centuries provided the power to operate the mill. For reason of safety the banks are now covered by a metal grill, so there is no danger of falling into the stream.

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