Villa Marmo Bianco is an avant garde villa designed by a top international architect, near Lucca, sleeps 12+2-4
Villa Marmo Bianco is a spectacular, architect designed villa, with beautiful panoramic views set in the hills above Lucca. The property is situated at 200 mts above sea level and is surrounded by 10 hectares of private olive groves and woodland.
A jewel of modern architecture and technology, the property is built on a slope of Carrara type marble and consists of a main villa, cottage and pool area.. Marble detailing indoors appears on each floor and is a characteristic of this unique design. The villa has been designed with nature in mind. The outdoor shutters provide shade in summer and catch the light in winter. The interior lay out has been designed around a red, central staircase, which is a strong feature of this amazing house. Many of the one off pieces found in the villa have been custom made or specially designed to complement the modern style of the house and the villa also fetaures sculptures by one of the owners, placed both indoors and outdoors around the property. The villa has won awards as one of the most ecological and exceptional homes in Italy by the "National Geographic" TV channel. Another significant feature of the villa is its hydraulic roof. The two wings of the roof, spanning 110 sq mts, open at a 30 ° angle like the wings of a butterfly. This is the first house in the world with a hydraulic roof, allowing natural ventilation to cool the house and at night - makes you feel that you are sleeping "under the stars". A fabulous infinity pool with Jacuzzi area completes this superb property.
The villa is located within easy reach of Lucca city centre (6km) and the Renaissance city of Florence is (81km). You can explore the many beach resorts along the Tuscan coast, which are all just a short drive away, Viareggio (33km) and the VIP resort of Forte dei Marmi (38km).
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Rental: Weekly, Sat - Sat
Prices include: Electricity, water, kitchen gas, air con, heating, linen & towels (changed weekly), maid service 3.5 hrs twice a week normally Tues + Thurs 2.30pm - 6pm for a total of 7 hrs - (doesn't include cleaning of kitchen, or disposal of rubbish), WI FI internet, concierge service, garden & pool maintenance, final cleaning
Not included: Additional linen changes, extra maid service €20 per hr, laundry service €20 per hr, cook/chef service - on request
Local Tourist Tax: €7.50 per person over 14 years, payable in cash on arrival
Security Deposit: €2,500 payable in cash on arrival and refunded on departure.
Villa Marmo Bianco is an award winning villa of exceptional style and level of design, carved from the surrounding marble. The most unusual feature is the hydraulic roof, which can be opened for extra ventilation or just to gaze at the stars! A unique experience, in a truly unique villa!
The cottage is located 40 meters from the main villa.
To compliment this amazing villa there are wonderful outdoor spaces to enjoy as well as breathtaking views over Lucca. From relaxing on a comfy, well placed garden seat or enjoying the views over Lucca, to cooling off in the stylish infinity pool (26 x 5mts) with hydromassage area, this villa has great amenities to enjoy. There is outdoor dining on a terrace adjacent to the villa and several terraces/ patios to enjoy around the property. The property is set in 10 hectares of grounds, all overlooking the bustling city of Lucca with its myriad of lanes, piazzas and lively bars and restaurants
Set in 10 hectare of private grounds (olive groves and woodland)
Private parking – for 5 cars at the villa and cottage
Additional parking also available
Helicopter landing area available on request
Private infinity pool with hydro-massage area (26 x 5mts)
Hydraulic roof for natural ventilation
Air con in all bedrooms
MARANTZ TV & Music system
WI FI in villa, at pool and terraces
Washing machine & dryer
Coffee/Espresso machine (makes American coffee as well)
Fridge with fresh water and ice maker
1 baby cot & high chair (for up to 2 yrs) included
Other baby cots & high chair on request (charged)
On request: Cook/chef service, personal trainer, yoga/pilates, babysitter
Villa - 3 bedrooms - 2 beds are 160x 200cms, 1 bed is 180 x 200cms
Cottage - 3 bedrooms - 3 beds are 160x200cms
2 x Sofabeds - 140x200cms
Check in 4pm – 7pm
Late check in after 8pm on request only (but cannot be guaranteed) and an extra charge may be applicable
ID and booking confirmation must be supplied on arrival
Check out by 10 am
Staff need to gain access 45 mins before the agreed check out time
Check out time must be communicated min 12 hrs before departure
Early check out before 8am may incur an extra charge
Rubbish must be separated and disposed of in the communal bins outside the property - if not an extra charge will be incurred
Guests must have full & adequate personal holiday insurance
Small, well educated pets allowed on request - they are not allowed on furniture or in bedrooms
Pisa 20 km
Viareggio 33 km
Forte dei Marmi 38 km
Florence 81 km