Villa Limonaia, apartment in the heart of Tuscany
The location, easily accessible, is perfect for visiting the main attractions in Tuscany. You can visit the cities of art, the old villages rich in history, admire the beautiful landscapes and many other points of interest in this amazing region. You can also relax by the pool, enjoy the nature and see the birds in the park, and feel like you are at home.
In less than one hour you can go to Pisa and its airport (at 30 Km), to Lucca (at 20 Km), to Florence and its airport (at 50 Km by motorway), to Montecatini Terme (at 20 Km), to Volterra (at 40 Km), to Siena and San Gimignano (at 100 Km by motorway), to the sea (the beautiful beaches of Versilia at 50 km by motorway), to the white marble mountains and the beautiful caves, to the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, to the medieval villages, including Collodi with the tale of Pinocchio, to the ancient and magnificent villas of Lucca with their amazing gardens, to the roads of wine and olive oil, and to many other interesting places.
We are in the countryside, close (300 mt) to the village of Orentano, with two very good restaurants at walking distance where you can taste the traditional cuisine rich of aromas and flavors. There are some cafe’s, grocery store, a bakery and other shops. It is just 5 km from the motorway A11 of Altopascio. Coordinates are 43°46'37.90''N 10°39'59.50''E
The property is in a big park, completely fenced and covered by free WiFi, with a large and heated swimming pool, private parking, a soccer field, fitness equipment, a ping pong table, a baby foot, other toys for children and many large, old trees.
On demand you can have bicycles and enjoy a tasty dinner eating italian homemade pizza cooked in a brick oven in a tavern next to the pool.
Besides the “Orangerie” there is another ancient villa, where I live with my family (me, my wife, our 24-year-old son and our 16-year-old daughter) and where is an independent apartment and another Villa in stone. All the houses have their own privacy and you can't even tell there are other people.
The pool is 15 mt x 6 mt with a deep from 1.2 mt to 2.60 mt in the dips area, plus a small area in wood of 1.30 meters x 6 meters, 10 centimeters under water, much loved by young children because they can stay in the water without fear. The edge of the pool is made of travertine stone, while the interior is in glass mosaic. With the light of the sun it reflects beautiful colors, like the Caribbean. It is not salt water. There is a diatomaceous filter and an electronic control unit of dosage for chlorine and PH. There is no smell of chlorine and the water is always very clean. There is a solar shower and 16 sunbeds. The pool is surrounded by a green lawn and an oak tree that serves as the umbrella.
During the night the pool can be illuminated, to swim even during night time, and it can be closed automatically to maintain the water temperature and/or for children’s safety. In the spring and autumn months there is a system with a heat exchanger that keeps the water temperature warm enough.
The Orangerie is equipped with everything you may need, also for daily cleaning (vacuum cleaner, washing machine, dishwasher, etc). Once a week there is the changing of sheets, towels, pool towels, and cleaning of the house.
For your babies there is everything you may need, such as cots, cribs, baby chair for the table, buggy, a baby changing table and several toys.
In this apartment there are 2 bedrooms at the ground floor: a bedroom with double bed and a bedroom with two single beds and a really large bathroom in travertine stone with the shower. Then there are two single beds on an open space in the loft, suitable only for children because of the height of the ceiling, and a bathroom without the shower.
In total it can accommodate 4 + 2 people.
Then there are:
- An equipped kitchen, which is also the dining room, laundry room, living room and cast iron stairs to go to the loft.
- Outdoor there is a private garden and a table for dining.