Villa Bella Anima
A private Tuscan paradise set in a 100-acre estate in the rolling hills of Lucca. The 15th century villa and adjoining Tuscan farmhouse bring eloquent space for friends and family to relax in breath-taking beauty with unparalleled facilities.
Spellbinding 15th century villa, oozing with character whilst boasting high-end furnishings and bespoke Italian design
Lose yourself in the vast decadent grounds, lined with cypresses and palm trees with private woodlands, streams and olive groves
Sweeping panoramas take you to the large swimming pool with sun decks and Balinese massage pavilion to soak up the Tuscan sun
Bursting with indulgent luxury, flower laden courtyards, alfresco nooks and dining areas
Villa Bella Anima is a beautifully restored 15th century, three-storey villa, oozing with character whilst boasting high-end furnishings and stylish Italian design throughout. The villa has plenty of space with an elevator connecting the three floors giving access to the stunning living and billiard room, designer kitchen and five en-suite bedrooms. One of the suites has a huge walk-in closet, an amazing rain shower and a Jacuzzi, while the other hosts a treadmill, a massage table and a multi-functional shower and hammam. It has been restored to the highest of standards conserving the architectural heritage while offering the most modern comforts and high-tech luxury.
From the villa a beautiful courtyard adjoins to the farmhouse with three further bedrooms; a perfect area to meet under the shade of bougainvillea in the alfresco lounge for sundowners between the two properties. Beyond the olive trees, along a cypress-lined path, you are faced with a sweeping panorama across the Lucca valley, and the large swimming pool, sunning area and Balinese massage pavilion. Next to the pool is a covered Bali-style Summer Kitchen, the perfect spot to relax sipping a glass of wine while admiring the spectacular views, or to enjoy a lunch in the open air served at the sandstone dining table.
Villa Bella Anima is just 11 km from the city of Lucca, one of the jewels of Tuscany. A charming and historical city, Lucca is well known for its impressive surrounding walls built during the Renaissance. Lucca is a feast of churches and towers, antique markets and old book shops, Medieval and Renaissance architecture and Romanesque churches.
When to visit
An overnight stay in a mountain 'rifugio' is a must when spending time in the Dolomites. These rifugios (refuges) differ in the facilities that they offer; some are quite basic, some are more luxurious.
Sunrise Breakfast in a Mountain Hut
Experience sunrise over the Dolomites and skiing the pristine slopes of Alta Badia first, as well as a delicious breakfast in a typical mountain hut.