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Beautifully restored villa with stunning views, private pool, hot tub

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

6 bedroom villa with private pool

La Fortezza is a traditional farmhouse that has been sympathetically restored to provide all year round holiday accommodation for up to 12 people. Situated in hills around Pescia the villa affords breathtaking panoramic views of medieval hilltop villages.

Combining rustic charm with modern convenience the property comprises briefly of 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, dining room and kitchen. Outside there are 2 expansive terraces - one covered for al fresco dining and one for taking in the views, private pool, hot tub, pizza oven, olive groves, gardens and ample parking. Children's facilities include high-chair, baby gates, cots with linen, DVD's, toys and books.

The villa is ideal for groups of friends and families for relaxation, reunions, birthdays and celebrations. La Fortezza provides an idyllic setting for the perfect get away.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us enjoy your splendid home in the Tuscan hills! The new pool is fabulous and the pizza oven is a great adventure. Many thanks to Paul for all his great advice.

Hope to come again
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pescia in Pescia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Any damages should be reported to the manager immediately Illegal to light fires outside from May- September Full holiday insurance needed
  • Pets up to the owners discretion Extra charge for heating Please leave the villa clean Pool open May-September. Hot tub October-April
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Bunkbeds with bottom bunk turning into double
  • Children wishing to sleep with parents or siblings can be catered for as there is the use of a small sofa bed (only for the use of a child which can fit into the larger bedrooms) and the bottom bunk of the bunk beds can be turned into a double if needed. Also there are travel cot for babies.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(14 traveller reviews)

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Beautifully restored villa with stunning views, private pool, hot tub
average rating of 4.428571 based on 15 reviews

Perfect Tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this villa, such a beautiful property with amazing hilltop views. All the double rooms have fantastic views but the pool was the absolute highlight! So refreshing after a hot day of sightseeing! The only negative of this property is the drive up the hill. It's pretty challenging the first couple of time but gets better after a bit more practice. Overall would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

The house is situated on a hill and provides a beautiful view. The road to the house is very steap. Specially the first time it is a bit difficult (definitaly for larg cars) but you get used to it. The kitchen and the kitchen equipment are rather basic, but all the other rooms and the garden are really very comfortable. We had a very nice stay here and would definitaly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5

Located slightly away from main Tuscany tourist locations turned into a bonus as it created a very relaxed holiday, lended us to visit unheard of but almost as equally historic and beautiful closer villages.

Returning to La Fortezza for a refreshing swim, dinner outside courtesy of a BBQ or pizza oven 'experience', followed by supper on the top deck.

La Fortezza was plenty large enough for the 2 families (10 of us). Took quite a few days to get around all of the house and grounds.

Booking, arrival and on the ground service was great (great restaurant recommendations).

The access road: two cars fared predictably. The shorter Citreon Scenic had no problem - our longer Ford S-Max also made it up, at first challenging, but by the end without any issues. I did need the full 2.5l engine, though to get up the inclines.

In hindsight, should have stayed 2 weeks, and in another life could easily spend a whole summer. After 3 previous trips to Tuscany, I think this one really identified with the Tuscan experience that I had perceived from books and films.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good, actually better than pictured

  • 5 of 5

Nice, large house with ample space for the six in our party. Lovely location with great views, although the view comes at the price of a narrow, twisting road (so be advised to rent small cars, ideally with four wheel drive). Overall good standard and we didn't really lack anything. Also, good communication with owner prior to stay. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Stay at La Fortezza in July 2010

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of twelve, 2 grandparents, 4 parents and 6 children aged ten to sixteen. On arriving quite severely delayed (7 hours wait in Manchester Airport) and additional hassle at the Pisa airport car hire pickup and then heading the wrong way on the autoroute, our first impressions were of an exciting trek up a steep mountainside; the dark, the evening heat, cicada chirping and the seeming precipitous drops adding to the sense of adventure as we finally reached our destination. We'd phoned ahead to warn Paul, but our ETA had been way off. He was there with a friendly greeting to show us around the wonderful villa, warm smile and helpful advice despite having had to hang around for several hours. The memory of the tired but excited children running down to try out the starlit pool, brushing up waves of heady scent though the lavender avenue on their way, is one which will stay with us a very long time.

The property suited us perfectly. The views across, up and down the valley from the garden, the eating terrace and the pool with its stout timber deck are simply exceptional. We fell in love with the olive groves and the steeply wooded hillsides, indulging in the idle holiday fantasy that we had arrived to stay and could look forward to leisurely marking the effects of the changing seasons on our beautiful surroundings.

To the more prosaic, our three 5-door Fiat Panda hire cars made easy work of the hairpin bends up the approach track and we were soon swinging around the steep corners through the groves with the nonchalant confidence of the locals.

The villa has been elegantly improved from its former life as a farmhouse. The standard of fittings like the joinery of the purpose-made internal doors, the external doors, windows and integral shutters spoke of an impressive level of quality, set at default. Cool tiled floors and lime-washed rendered rooms with exposed joists and beams, massive thick external walls and an ingenious layout down the hill's slope of three levels containing the 6 bedrooms and living spaces all made the house a pleasure to be in and explore. Wherever you looked there seemed to be nooks of books or semi-secret places to sit and chat, enjoy that view (again) or soak up the sun on a surprise roof balcony. We were intrigued by the way an outcrop of the hillside's rock back had been formed into the wall of the lower sitting room. We loved firing up the pizza oven, we loved eating outside. Please, when can we go back?

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Fortezza - Great holiday

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we had a great holiday in La Fortezza.

The accommodation was of a good standard, and clean. We were able to make good use of the pool and BBQ facilites. The view from the villa was excellent, and one of the best bits of the holiday.

The owner gave good customer service, and Paul the local manager was helpful and friendly.

The negative was the drive up to the villa. This was a 1mile up hill drive, with steep/sharp bends. The last part was on a dirt track. It was a bit tricky, and I definately wouldn't recommend trying it at night - especially on the first evening. Also, some might find it too difficult - and it's quite far to walk! Best done in a small car.

The drive was a negative, but overall, the villa makes up for it. Views were excellent, and we cooked in most nights - using good facilites.

I would recommend this property to a friend.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
San Lorenzo
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Chiesina Uzzanesa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
San Lorenzo
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

La Fortezza is located in an ideal place in the hills above Pescia. It provides a tranquil scenic peaceful setting with an abundance of nature whilst still being only 5 minutes drive from the town. It is also within the 'golden triangle' of Lucca, Pisa and Florence - perfect for day trips. After a long day sight seeing there is nothing better than watching the sun set over the medieval hilltop villages with a glass of the local vino.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pescia, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
31 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Arrival time is between 16:00 - 18:00 and departure is before 10:00.
Towels (use in the house and pool), bed linen (changed weekly), first and last clean, hot water, electric and wood for the fire/pizza oven are all included in the price.
Heating isn't included and is charged extra

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.