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Villa Vista Lago

Originally built in the late 1400s and nestled in an acre of olive trees, with a sweeping view of the Mediterranean Sea, Villa Vista Lago is a three-story stone farmhouse, featuring three beautiful master bedroom suites, each with its own private terrazzo with spectacular views.


Located in the soft hills of Tuscany, Villa Vista Lago overlooks Tuscany's largest and most exciting seaside resort, Viareggio, the evocative Lake Massaciuccoli, the picturesque and convenient town of Massarosa, and the surrounding foothills which lead north to the vast marble caves of Carrara and dramatic scenery of the Apuan Alps and south, past the fields of sunflowers, to the cities of Pisa and Livorno. 

Every window in the house allows for magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Looking west to the Mediterranean, one sees the islands of Corsica, Elba, Gorgona and Capraia. To the south lies Lake Massaciuccoli and beyond the lake, in the distance, you can see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Further south is the port city of Livorno, with the constant comings and goings of the major cruise ships, the nearest port to Florence, Pisa and Lucca. To the east is the village of Pieve a Elici, with its most famous structure, the 11th century Romanesque church San Pantaleone. To the north are acres of olive groves in the surrounding hills. You need only to move from one window to the next to experience the changing light and colors that have inspired Italian artists throughout the centuries.

Our guests can enjoy beautiful dawns followed by morning sunshine that lasts until the early evening, because of the villa's southern exposure. Every so often, in the distant wetlands near Lake Massaciuccoli, you will see trains that run from Florence or Pisa to Viareggio, reminiscent of a miniature Lionel train moving across the landscape. At dusk the romantic sunsets over the Mediterranean give way to warm evenings, midnight blue skies dotted with stars, and the sparkling city lights of Massarosa, Pisa, Viareggio and Livorno. And in the background you will be serenaded by the soft bells of San Pantaleone reminding you that the hours are passing... but slowly, leaving a frenetic world behind and allowing a different rhythm to engulf you. 

Villa Vista Lago is perfect as a base from which to venture out and explore the many attractions for which Tuscany is famous. The house is ideally located only a 15 minute drive to the seashore in Viareggio or Forte dei Marmi. The medieval walled city of Lucca is 20 minutes away; the marble caves of Carrara, located in the dramatic Apuan Alps, is a 25 minute drive. Pisa (and the main airport serving Tuscany) is 30 minutes from the house. And it is an hour's drive (or an easy train ride) to Florence.

Enjoy easy day trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Vinci, Volterra, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, the island of Elba, the unspoiled and beautiful districts of the Garfagnana and the Lunigiana and almost all of the major attractions of Tuscany. Villa Vista Lago is also very conveniently located for those wishing to visit the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Portofino, Rapallo and Santa Margherita and the lesser-known but equally beautiful Ligurian seaside villages north of Tuscany.

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Price Range Per Week:
€ 6,250 to € 8,600


  • Region:
  • Tuscany
  • Setting:
  • Country
  • Type:
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms:
  • 4
  • Sleeps:
  • 6-8
  • Bathrooms
  • 4
  • Nearest City Center:
  • Viareggio
  • Proximity to City Center
  • 15 minutes by car
  • Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Juicer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Indoor Features
  • Fireplace
  • Pets Allowed
  • Guest House / Apt.
  • Children Allowed
  • Air Conditioning / Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Features:
  • Pool
  • BBQ / Grill
  • Private Lake / Beach Access
  • Garden
  • Outside Dining
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Near By:
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Museums
  • Theater
  • Agri-Turismo
  • Historic Landmarks
  • Public Transportation
  • City Center
  • Lake / Water Access
  • Biking
  • Food / Cultural Touring
  • Golf
  • Vineyards / Wineries
  • Religious Sites
  • Spa


  • THE ACCOMMODATIONS

    The third floor master bedroom suite: 

    This suite comprises our entire third floor and enjoys the most spectacular of views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Lake Massaciuccoli, and the entire countryside. The bedroom features a large open space with a queen-sized bed, a sitting room with desk and fireplace, and a full bathroom with shower and bathtub. Furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the color scheme is a soft periwinkle. This suite also features a private terrazzo overlooking the gardens, a small pond and the massage area, as well as spectacular views of the seaside resort of Viareggio and the Mediterranean Sea.

    The second floor master bedroom suite: 

    This spacious suite contains a queen-sized bed as well as a couch, which can be converted into another queen-sized bed if needed. With a color scheme of pastel apricot and beautifully furnished with period antiques from the area, every window affords outstanding views -- of the sea, Lake Massacioucculi, the 11th century village church and the surrounding countryside. It exits onto a large terrazzo with the same expansive views and comfortable and stylish Dedon outdoor furniture from which to enjoy your coffee in the morning sunshine or perhaps a glass of wine in the evening as the sun goes down.

    The owners' suite:

    Located on the second floor, this suite contains four rooms: the bedroom (with queen-sized bed) connecting to an office area (with a kitchenette,) a den/studio (with hide-a-bed, library and a large flat-screen television) and an en suite bathroom with shower. The bedroom features floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors, with incomparable views of the area. Our guests can sleep with the automatically-controlled shade up, rendering the sensation of sleeping with the stars and the distant city lights, or the shade down, providing complete privacy. Furnished with period antiques from the area, the sponge-painted walls are a soothing pastel yellow. Just outside is a beautiful private terrazzo and pergola covered with sweet concord grapes.
    All three suites have air-conditioning, flat-screened TV's with satellite connection, and very high quality European mattresses and linens.

    La Baracchina:

    In addition to the three master bedroom suites, located just a few steps from the main house is a charming and cozy, independent cottage, la Baracchina. The cottage features either two single beds or, pushed together, one queen-sized bed, with bathroom and shower. Perfect for a couple, teenagers, young adults, or kids.


  • SURROUNDING AREA

    Villa Vista Lago is located in the part of Tuscany known as Versilia, which spans the Tyrrenian Coast (Mediterranean Sea) from just south of Viareggio to Forte dei Marmi and inland from the sea to the Apuan Alps, famous for its marble caves, scenic mountains and nature trails. Influenced by the Mediterraenan weather pattern, Versilia enjoys quite mild winters and warm summers with sea breezes helping to keep the temperatures comfortable. The principal towns in Versilia are Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Camaiore, Massarosa, Seravezza, Stazzema, and Torre del Lago Puccini.

    Versilia offers tourists the sun, sand and beaches of the Tuscan Riviera, the dramatic scenery of the Apuan Alps, and a newly developed emphasis on eco-tourism. All this, plus easy proximity to many of the most visited places in Tuscany and Liguria, such as Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Portofino, and many other destinations, makes Versilia the ideal location for exploring Tuscany and Liguria.


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