Renaissance villa for your Wedding in Tuscany

The Reinassance Villa

Magical Sixteenth century Villa in the hills of Lucca adorned with fountains and waterfalls

The Reinassance Villa is in the hills around Lucca at six kilometres from the ancient city walls.
It was built in the late XVth century as country residence of the Buonvisi family by Matteo Civitali, a famous Italian Renaissance architect.

Notable is the imposing north side Loggia supported by four large columns each cut out of a single block of grey Matraia stone. Worthwhile is also a walk through the park surrounding the Villa. It is maintained the original design on three levels with various fountains and waterfalls. Next to the Villa are the stables also open to the public. A legend tells us of a bet of proud Cardinal Francesco Buonvisi with Louis XIVth of France. Buonvisi claimed that his stables were more beautiful than any of the rooms in newly constructed Versailles. A curious Louis XIVth sent his ambassador to Lucca who after inspecting the stables had to agree with Buonvisi. The Cardinal had ordered the walls of his stables to be covered with "Louis d'or", French gold coins with the effigy of the sun king himself.

The Reinassance Villa welcomes civil weddings, protestant blessings, symbolic weddings.

The Villa can welcome more than 200 guests and at the guests' disposal there is the Limonaia, the horse stables and the park.

You could also have your welcome cocktails on the lawn and party in the stables.

20 people can be accommodate weekly at the Villa:
Ground Floor: (with access from the garden of the villa) living/dining room with fireplace, 3 steps lead to the kitchen equipped with oven and dishwasher and to the door for the internal stairs, 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 bathroom with bathtub, 2 small walk-through living-rooms (one with single sofa-bed), 1 double bedroom with bathroom with shower, large living-room with fireplace and a second kitchen with dishwasher and another access to the internal stair. With independent entrance from the internal stair or from the garden: 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom with fireplace, 1 bathroom with shower, small living-room and a small kitchen for breakfasts. Lower Floor: (with access from the internal stairs, 18 steps) living-room with kitchen area leading to the external private area for dining outside (a furnishing terracing above the swimming-pool), 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower.

Special rates are quoted to have the complete use of the Villa: stay, ceremony and reception.

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