Albergo Villa Marta
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... Pane & Pomaro. We delight in sharing a couple of brushettas, one with tomatoes, basil, cheese, anchovies and oregano and one with pears, pecoreino cheese and honey. This is something different and would loved to have samples more, but we are full. We are so grateful for our trip to this town. It is a great way to end our stay in Tuscany Today we are doing laundry and packing up. Tomorrow we will return the car to the ...
My knowledge of music is so limited. My first, and few, recollections of classical music are the Looney Tunes cartoons. And apart from Dance and ballet, I have had very little experiences with the classics. Our trip into Lucca, the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, was very interesting. Lucca has a permanent festival honoring this man. Every night of the year, there is Puccini and ...
... few people make as much as we do. And so far, I don't think they have the same variety or quality. Except wine. Even the cheapest red wine is good - or so we have found. John and I were the chefs tonight. I felt some pressure as I didn't have any recipes. I am just a middling cook, and I wanted it to be somewhat interesting. The kitchen is limited in terms of equipment, I've not used gas before, the slow burner would not light. We did not blow up. Done was a first in Italy ...
... water so clear & blue! Time to say 'goodbye' to Jenna as she sets sail for Croatia & the islands.
Carrara is close by and has long been the world's largest extractor & shaper of marble. As you look up at the Apuane Alps you imagine snow still covering the caps but is actually white marble. The texture & purity of Carrara's white marble is unrivalled - no wonder Michelangelo selected blocks from here for many of his masterpieces.
... yup pizza for sure today. We wandered off and found the place....but with a different name.....seems the one recommended moved....but they looked like they knew what they were doing and they had vino and beer in the cooler.....and the gals at the table gave it a glowing review...so we plunked er down and had a couple of awesome pizzas.
Pretty sure Mike would agree....it was a great riding day...even with the hail and stuff.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Albergo Villa Marta Lucca
This is a perfect little place.
The owner makes remarkable cappuccinos and is very knowledgable about local restaurants. He send us to a fantastic restaurant. We had a great time.
Ideal base for artists/photographers
The Margaret Cowling Arts Painting Tour, Italy 2005, found Villa Marta to be a beautifully situated venue for a relaxing stay in the Tuscan countryside. The friendly atmosphere provided by the family-run business and attentive staff was a very warm welcome when our group returned to the Villa after each day's excursion. The rooms are all well appointed, clean, tastefully decorated with generous bathrooms. The elegant buildings and chapel are surrounded by lawn, olive groves and the Pisani hills - altogether a picturesque setting. Presentation was always exquisite and we enjoyed many wonderful meals. While we were there as a group, it would be excellent for families, couples, singles because of the relaxed atmosphere and space. Congratulations Villa Marta!
A Perfect Retreat...
I live in Italy and I booked this hotel for my visiting parents (five nights) via this website. Clearly, I was hoping they would have the absolute best experience during their stay in Italy... and I wasn't disappointed at all. Every morning when I picked them up to go on our day excursions into Tuscany (the hotel is perfectly located in Northern Tuscany) I listened to them praise the beauty of the hotel... the attention and kindness of the owners... the great breakfast and the dinners so good that my mother (in her own mind, the world's best cook) couldn't say enough kind things ;-) The rooms are rustic, yet modern... overall, a wonderful hotel. A great place to relax, explore some wonderful places... and enjoy beauty.
Peace and quiet in Lucca
This place was a gem. It has been open only 5 months after a two and a half year renovation by the owners. It is in a beautiful location just outside of Lucca (and only a short drive from Pisa). The rooms were clean and charming. The place had the feel of a nice bed and breakfast in the country. The hardworking staff were extremely helpful. Easily the highest quality breakfast we had on our 14 day vacation. Overall a wonderful location for our exploration of northern tuscany.
Probably the best hotel we've ever stayed in.
My wife and I spent three wonderful nights at Villa Marta. The villa is a recently renovated farm house, situated on lovely grounds with a dramatic view of moutains. Our room was large and very comfortable, the bathroom also large and with a wonderful shower that I could stand under without slouching. There is a long list of things to love about the villa, but I'll just highlight a few:
This is a lovely hotel, beautifully decorated to a high standard. We had a junior suite wich was very nice indeed. The room itself was not as big as I was expecting for a suite but none the less we were satisfied. The only difficulty was perhaps the noise. We stayed in 103 which is situated behind reception and it could get a little noisy. The hotel is situated about 10 minutes drive out of Lucca in the countryside. We found it to be an ideal location. Lucca incidently is fantastic.
Albergo Villa Marta just opened in April after a two year renovation by hosts Alessia and Andrea. We found the villa absolutely charming with a wonderful garden and pool. The rooms are decorated simply but beautifully and the bathrooms are completely modern and tasteful. Guests may take their breakfast outdoors overlooking the hills of Tuscany and both the continental breakfast and cappucino were delicious. It is hard to come up with any critique: perhaps that the pool lounges could be more adjustable... The location is perfect: only 5 km from central Lucca, but far enough away to provide a quiet beautiful setting away from the dust of the city. All in all, we loved our stay here, found our hosts to be very helpful and friendly and we will definitely come again should we find ourselves in the area. We were traveling with our one-year-old and he loved it, too!
My wife and I have just returned from a 5 night stay at Villa Marta.It is a old country house in the countryside about 5 kilometres outside Lucca which the owner, Andrea , has spent the last two years converting into a small (11 bedroomed) boutique style hotel. He has retained the original features wherever possible , beamed or frescoed ceilings , marble floors, and furnished it with great taste and style.One touch that we particularly admired was returning at night after dinner in Lucca to find the lounge lit by candle light. An excellent cold buffet breakfast is included in the rates and is served on Villery and Bosch porcelain. Although the bedrooms are of average size they are well furnished and the beds are the most comfortable we have slept in. Andrea himself is the perfect host and will arrange anything you require.