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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will someone be at the villa when I arrive?

A: Yes. Our property manager (Marco Chiocca - pronounced "Ke-yok-ah") will be present to greet you upon your arrival and will provide you with both the keys and a walk-through of the villa. He will show you how to use the various appliances and answer any questions that you may have.

Q: What can I expect in terms of accommodations?

A: We pride ourselves on offering clean accommodations. You can expect freshly made beds and clean kitchen/bath towels in place upon your arrival. Cleaning services during your stay are also available and can be arranged in advance for an additional fee.

Q: What is the address of the Tuscan Farm Villa?

A: 598 Via della Chiesa, Gattaiola, Lucca, Italia

Q: Will other guests be staying at the villa during my stay?

A: No. Our bookings are always exclusive. Your confirmed reservation guarantees a private stay for you and your party.

Q: Are there grocery stores within walking distance?

A: Yes and no, as it depends on what you consider to be "walking distance".
If you are an avid walker or hiker, it can still be quite an excursion to reach the nearest market on the road to/from the villa. This market can provide basic needs - including foccaccia made fresh daily, however, the nearest large grocery stores are on the outskirts of Lucca, about a 2 mile walk or 15 minute bike ride away. Although we provide a gift basket with some essentials to get you started, we recommend stocking up on groceries in town at the beginning of your stay.

Q: Are there restaurants within walking distance?

A: Yes. There are numerous restaurants in the nearby villages, some, within walking distance.
In particular, the well-known local restaurant (Ristorante Meati) is located in the neighboring village of Urbani - a five minute walk from the villa. There are also many excellent dining opportunities in and outside the walls of Lucca, which is just a short bus or taxi ride away.

Q: Are there cooking services available?

A: Yes. On-site Italian cooking and cuisine can be provided upon advance request at an additional fee.

Q: Where is the best nearby area to go walking, jogging or biking?

A: Right outside the villa's door. The rolling hills of Gattaiola offer expansive views of the countryside - perfect for these activities. The villa has two bicycles on site for our guest's convenience.

Q: Are public transportation services easy to come by?

A: Yes. Taxis are readily available as is local bus service. The bus stop is located in the neighboring village of Urbani - a five minute walk from the villa (next to the well known local restaurant - Ristorante Meati.)

Q: Is daily maid service included in the rental price?

A: No, but if this a requirement, arrangements can be made at an additional fee. There are laundry facilities on site.