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Two New Luxury Apartments Near Lucca With 5 X 12 Metre Swimming Pool - Pinocchio Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Secure, private gated entrance nestled In the low hills below the historic village of San Gennaro

We actually have four apartments in rental at il Borghetto. The more detailed listings for these are over on VRBO/HomeAway, who now own Owners Direct. You can search for the following properties there to see all the great Reviews we have received from our guests. Search for: 576618, 669139, 737874 and 838626.

You will find that il Borghetto is located in one of the most popular areas in Tuscany. Situated between Pisa and Florence in Northern Tuscany, il Borghetto is only eight miles from the historic city of Lucca, famous for its flat, pedestrian-friendly, cobblestone streets and its magnificent thirty meter wide Renaissance wall surrounding the entire city. Taking part in the evening walk, la passagiata, on the tree-lined wall with dozens of other walkers and bikers is one of life’s little pleasures in Lucca. Lucca is big enough to offer opera and world famous artists at its Summer Music Festival, first-rate shopping, and fine restaurants – and small enough that you can traverse by foot in twenty minutes. The world famous Puccini Festival takes place every summer on the shores of Torre del Lago at their beautiful outdoor amphitheatre. In less than two hours, you can visit beautiful Siena, San Gimignano, the vineyards of Chianti, and the famous Garfagnana region, home of the beautiful forested National Parks of the Apuane and Appennine mountain ranges. Or come the last two weeks in July for Lucca Summer Fest, where some of the top acts in the world come to play in the famous Piazza Napoleone.

Details for holiday farmhouse Pinocchio Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

The entrance is a spectacular double-wide glass door, in keeping with the original architecture of the building, as this room was where the farm animals were kept. A massive "A" frame ceiling with chestnut beams is the focal point of the living area. Hand-made terra cotta floors throughout with in-floor heating.

The inviting open floor plan, which includes the living, dining and kitchen areas, is perfect for sharing meals and conversation. The fully equipped kitchen featuring granite counter-tops has everything you need: a six-burner gas stove, oven and broiler, and dishwasher.

There are two large ensuite bedrooms/bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has French doors leading out to your private sitting area. Lots of light with windows in all bedrooms and bathrooms. Great views from every room.

Coming with a bigger group? We have four other apartments at il Borghetto for rent. Ask me for the details.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Jim and his wife, Debbie, bought property near Lucca in 2003 and have permanently relocated to this beautiful area. We have lived in Europe for the past 20 years (London and Stockholm before moving to Italy). Jim has a passion for cooking and is happy to share his secrets to making a perfect pizza in a wood burning oven. We are also happy to help you plan your itinerary while in this area, including pre-booking your museum tickets in Florence to avoid the lines, booking our favourite restaurants for you and more.

Speaks English, Italian

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From the Owner

The location of il Borghetto in San Gennaro is superb. In the medium hills above the Lucca plain and below the historic village of San Gennaro, we offer a piece of solitude in the Tuscan hills. Views of vineyards and olive groves are offered from every vantage point on the property. The newly built property features the stones of the 14th century building that stood on this very spot. Modern inside, the apartment retains the Tuscan charm of handmade terra cotta floors and chestnut beam ceilings throughout. It is an easy 20 minute hike up the hill to San Gennaro, where you can dine at the local trattoria, Il Corno Rosso. Hiking paths (all well marked by Club Alpina d'Italia) are all around the area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa or Florence at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar TiBi at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Montecatini at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pescia at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A11 to Pisa and Florence at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Al Covo at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary


You are one hour from some great beaches, from Pisa to Torre del Lago to Viareggio to the posh town of Forte dei Marmi. The Versilia coast is gorgeous. You are also 1.5 hours from the famous Cinque Terre, where you can hike or boat between the picturesque hillside towns.


We are equidistant from Pisa International and Florence airports. Less than one hour to either one. You will need a car.


1.5 km to our local TiBi Bar, where they also serve lunch. 1.6 km from our apartment is Ristorante al Covo, serving excellent seafood and pasta. Collodi, home of Pinocchio Park is 2 km away.

Further Details:

My wife and I have lived in the Lucca area for 10 years. We are happy to help you with your itinerary, including pre-booking your tickets at the Florence museums so you don't have to stand in line, recommending local restaurants, shops, hiking trails, etc. so that you have a relaxing, memorable holiday here in Tuscany.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
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1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is due at the time of the booking and this is non-refundable. The balance is due 30 days before your arrival. We strongly urge our guests to purchase Travel Insurance to protect you against a last minute cancellation.

Changeover Day:
We prefer a Saturday-to-Saturday booking for all weekly stays; however, we will try to accommodate other dates if possible.

Notes on prices:
Ask about our discount for renting both Apartment San Gennaro and Apartment Pinocchio

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

il Borghetto is tucked in a beautiful valley with views of olive groves and vineyards. Peaceful and serene, it is the perfect base for your Tuscan holiday. Less than an hour to Pisa and Florence airports, the sea, and other Tuscan towns like San Gimignano, Siena, Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi. When you are not out touring, enjoy the spacious grounds around our 5 x 12 metre swimming pool. Your apartment features private outdoor space with table and chairs for dining. From the moment you drive through the gated entrance, you will be happy you chose il Borghetto in San Gennaro.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 85 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, French doors leading to your private table and chairs
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Two windows....nice and bright


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is directly below our 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit and we have five apartments in total for rent. Great for groups up to 24 people. Ask about our discount for renting multiple units at the same time. Outside: All our apartments have a private area outside and a table and chairs for dining. We have a 5 x 12 metre swimming pool on the terrace above the apartment, which is shared by the apartments. We supply pool towels, deck chairs, chaise lounges and umbrellas.

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