An Unforgettable experience in the Heart of Tuscany
“Piano di Casciana” is a private working farming estate nestled into one of the most beautiful and fascinating countryside of Italy, located just 10KM away from Lucca, one of the most particular and beautiful city in Europe. “Piano di Casciana” is part of the “Six Mile” Circuit that includes the most important and beautiful Tuscan Villas of the 17th hundred, part of the national historical heritage.
The property has been held by the same owner for over 200 years and produces organic honey and olive oil. Around 1960, the farm also began breeding trotting horse race. During the 1970’s the estate’s buildings, farmhouses and villas, were converted into individually designed rental accommodations, all of them located on-site within walking distance of all of the amenities provided.
“Piano di Casciana” is the ideal location for those wishing to discover the enchanting countryside and town of Lucca. The relaxing atmosphere allows visitors to enjoy a peaceful rest. More over it is possible to take an adventure by having a walking tour or bike tour along the panoramic roads of the Lucca hills, discovering small rural villages, stunning views overlooking the olive groves, the vineyard or the bell towers of the country churches. A “Vita Parcour” in the farm’s woods offers you the opportunity of making some exercise. This countryside estate is encircled by 24 private hectares of fields and meadows and is enriched with evergreen trees and rosemary bushes. The entrance road is lined with threes and cypresses to welcome the visitors.
All of the formal structures on the estate preserves the true expression of Lucca and Tuscany’s particular architecture. The interiors of the buildings have all been renovated in harmony with modern standards doing everything possible in order to save the original materials as the “cotto” tiles, the wood-beamed ceilings and the “mandolato”, typical of Italian rural architecture. All of the visible frescoes remaining in the estate’s buildings are original.
Guests are allowed to make full use of the private grounds. The farm is car free so there is a private parking lot shared by all of the accommodations. The property boasts an extensive list of amenities and entertainment provisions. There is an 11×7 meter salt water swimming pool with a large tiled space around where each home has its own reserved place with umbrellas, sun beds and chairs. Near to the swimming pool there is a BBQ area equipped with picnic tables. For kids, there is a play area with a ping pong table and others outdoor games and a play house with some toys. A coin-operated laundry room is accessible meters away from the accommodations, and Wifi is available throughout the estate. In addition to these on-site amenities, bike rentals, paragliding, cooking lessons, wine tastings and oil mill tours are available upon request.
“Piano di Casciana” is a great home-base for any family, kids,family meetings or large groups to spend a Italian sojourn. Motorways and high-speed railways connect the town of Lucca (10 Km.) to other world-famous cities and areas. Cinque Terre and Florence are reachable in just one hour, while Milan, Rome and Venice are just 3-4. The area itself provides a great taste of Tuscany. Capannori – the closest main town – offers many shops and trattorias typical of the region, serving traditional meals, world-famous olive oil and specialty wines. While Marlia, the closest village, offers any service needed (such as pharmacy etc..)