Villa Michaela is a very large, listed, early nineteenth century frescoed villa, designed by the famous Lucchese architect, Lorenzo Nottolini, who was also responsible for the celebrated aqueduct which used to bring water down from the hills to the city.
Nestling in 50 acres of pine forests and olive groves, 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 main house accommodates 22 people in eleven bedrooms and bathrooms and the coach house which is adjacent to the villa sleeps another 6 people.
In 2013, the adjoining but separate Casa Una was magnificently restored to a very high standard. With 5 large bedrooms, Casa Una enjoys spectacular views of the beautiful Tuscan valleys stretching toward the coast. There is nowhere more perfect to enjoy a Tuscan sunset than the terrace of Casa Una with a glass of Proscecco.
Whilst Villa Michaela 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.
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.
Nearby Pisa airport (30 minutes) has numerous daily international flights,
All the staff are well aquainted with the area and will help guests discover the less well known places – markets, villas, gardens, restaurants, shoe stores, perfect views and even the legendary night spots in Forte dei Marmi! Transportation always available.