18 Bedroom Grand Villas and Palazzos To Let
Nestling in 50 acres of pine forests, olive groves and pine forests the villa lies about 8 kilometres to the South of Lucca and has extensive gardens, a floodlit tennis court, a large swimming pool and several different al fresco dining areas. The villa has 3 floors and a basement. The original building dates back to the 15th century, but through the years there have been many changes and the actual aspect of the villa is different. The main façade is the one facing north, which has a large door with architrave and stone frames. There is also a similar entrance on the south side of the building where there is the flower garden, a pond, flowerbeds, rose gardens, paths and pergolas. The estate also includes other buildings such as the Limonaia, the building where the lemon trees were traditional stored each winter, now a beautifully decorated full service kitchen often utilised for cooking school demonstrations, the Stables (Coach House) where the wine cellar and wine tasting room is located, and the chapel, now consecrated for wedding ceremonies, which is of historic and artistic interest. The main house accommodates 24 people in 12 double bedrooms and 10 en suite bathrooms. Should there be an overflow of teenagers or children there is also the top floor salone which has 4 single beds in it. Maximum capacity of Villa Boheme is 28 (given that 4 of them are children or teenagers). Whilst the house is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Vorno the surroundings are completely rural and tranquil but guests have the convenience of the village bar, shop and restaurant being only five minutes walk away. There are wonderful views of the surrounding hills, forests, olive groves and the Alpe Apuane, sometimes snowcapped in the winter. In addition to the main villa there is the nearly completed guest house, formerly the gatehouse of the villa, which will provide 6 more double bedrooms and bathrooms en suite. Due to its vast size the villa can provide perfect locations for large family groups or reunions, weddings in its beautiful consecrated chapel, corporate meetings, off sites, away days, product launches and film sets. Coupled with the proximity to Pisa airport which has numerous daily international flights, Vorno is an ideal meeting place for large groups, either for pleasure or for business. In addition to these excellent facilities the property has a strong management and event organising team and weddings in the beautiful chapel can be organise. All the staff are well acquainted with the area and will help guests discover the less well known places – markets, villas, gardens, restaurants, shoe stores, perfect views and even night spots. For those who do not wish to attempt driving in Italy arrangements can be made to drive you around. A full nanny service can also be arranged if prior advice is given.
Twin bedroom with beds convertible into a wide double bed, full en suite bathroom. This room is perfect for elderly people who do not like stairs. Views over the front courtyard; large hall, downstairs guest cloackroom, family dining room with fireplace; formal dining room leading on to the camellia and lemon gardens; library, TV room, kitchen and demostration kitchen- this was originally the ground floor of the Limonaia where the age-old lemon trees of the villa were stored in the winter. It is now used for cooking demonstrations and breakfast and lunch – it is a very light sunny room and wonderful in winter or summer alike.
Lower ground floor
The old traditional Tuscan kitchen has been transformed into a surround sound Dolby stereo cinema. This room also doubles up as a snooker room. Fellini’s Satyricon is very atmospheric in an old Tuscan villa.
Mezzanine level-upper Limonaia
This is part of the main house and is reached from the half landing on the main staircase, although it does also have its own separate entrance from the back lawn if required. Twin bedroom with full en suite bathroom with shower. Views over the lemon garden with pool beyond. Sitting area with day bed and with exterior door leading to the breakfast area under the wisteria with views of the olive grove; double bedroom with full en suite bathroom and separate shower. Views over the back lawn and the lemon garden with pool beyond.
Double bedroom with full en suite bathroom. View over the back lawn; corridor leading to formal first floor; drawing room with grand piano and fireplace.Views over the lemon garden from one end and down the Alpe Apuane in the distance from the other; twin bedroom with single beds convertible into wide double bed, large bathroom with separate shower and Jacuzzi bath tub. Far ranging views over the pool and hills and Vorno church; double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. View over the lemon garden with fountain and olive grove beyond; double bedroom with full bathroom. All the rooms on the first floor or 'piano nobile' have frescoed ceilings. View over the camellia garden and down the valley.
Double bedroom with full bathroom and large separate shower. View down the valley; twin bedroom (this bedroom is the only room in the house which does not have an en suite bathroom, but it does have a full shower room on the lower landing which is the exclusive use of it).View over the lemon garden and palm tress to olive grove beyond; double bedroom and full bathroom. View down the valley; double bedroom and full bathroom. Views over the pool and hills; twin bedroom that shares landing shower room with the other twin bedroom.
The villa can accommodate a maximum of 24 people, but if a larger capacity is required there is an adjacent guest house comprising 6 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
The chapel dates back to the 13th century.