This unique villa complex sits in a dramatic hillside setting amid a 25-acre estate of woods and olive groves overlooking the historic city of Lucca. Your Tuscan vacation villa (plus a guest house available late 2015) are real jewels of contemporary architecture and are built on white marble bedrock, which is incorporated in the villa and keynotes the dazzling all-white decor inside and out.
Almost everything on the property, from the buildings and furniture to the lamps and omnipresent sculptures, has been conceived, designed and custom made by the owners, a husband and wife team at the forefront of Italian design and innovation. The villa was even featured in a National Geographic video devoted to ‘the greenest houses in Italy’.
Designed over three levels, your Tuscan vacation home’s floor to ceiling windows flood the living spaces with light and capture panoramic views of the nearby hillsides and the beautiful city below with its ancient walls and towers. Believe it or not, the two sides of the roof can be opened at a 30° angle like the wings of a butterfly, hence the villa name La Farfalla. This is the first house in the world with a hydraulic roof, which allows natural ventilation to cool the house and provides a magical sensation of literally sleeping under the stars.
Our Favorite Things About This Villa:
- Unique design statement incorporating innovative technology and superb architecture
- Upscale amenities, broad terraces and panoramic views
- Close to historic cities, half an hour from the coast
About Your Hosted Villas Tuscany Vacation
After helping you decide which of our luxury Tuscany villas will fit your needs best, your Experience Manager will begin the planning process. By talking to you to get an understanding of your interests, priorities and expectations for your Tuscany trip, your Experience manager will craft a completely custom itinerary. Whatever you desire in your Tuscany villa vacation, our team will arrange it: airport and rail greeters, child care, cooking classes, language lessons, private tours – the list goes on and on.
Once you arrive in Tuscany, your Local Host takes over—Hosted Villas staff members who live, work and have a wealth of insider knowledge about the region. Upon arrival at your luxurious Italian villa, you are greeted with a buffet of local treats and delicacies—the perfect way to relax after a long journey and kick off your vacation. Our Local Hosts are what truly set us apart from the rest. They aren’t just the typical on-site concierges. They don’t just serve as tour guides.
We think of our Local Hosts as so much more. Using the Tuscany vacation itineraries you created with your Experience Manager, our Local Hosts get to really know and build relationships with our guests so they can serve as more of a friend in the area. They are in essence your Tuscany guide, concierge, translator, trouble-shooter and guarantee that your Hosted Villas stay will be nothing short of brilliant, every time. Why just visit Tuscany, when you can truly experience it?
Lucca and Pisa are about 10-15 minutes from your villa, while Viareggio nature reserve, Marina di Vecchiano, the beaches of Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta are all about 30. Florence and Carrara are just a 40-minute trip from your villa, and the Cinque Terre is just under an hour away. The famous cities of Milan and Rome are both about three-and-a-half hours away.
If you’re planning a trip a little further from your villa, you have multiple options: the Pisa international airport (25 min), Florence international airport (40 min), Lucca Tassignano domestic airport (15 min), Lucca railway station (10 min). Heliport access available on request.