Villa Roocello is an historic original olive mill which has been converted into a country villa in the olive region of Tuscany . It has been lovingly restored to incorporate modern comforts. There are 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 people very comfortably. The villa is spacious with two separate living areas and a lovely forecourt garden, ideal for al fresco dinning in balmy Tuscan weather and on the very hot days one can cool in the private swimming pool. It is conveniently situated in the Lucca Region only a 30 minute drive north east of Pisa and it’s airport.
The area offers an extraordinary variety of interesting tourist destinations from Versilia on the Tyrrhenian coast, where there are international seaside resorts such as Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.
Villa Roocello is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful region. The Garfagnana/Apuan Alps are renowned for it’s walking tracks, natural beauty and the marble quarries from which Michelangelo selected his marble. At the historic town of Pietra Santa one can visit the artisans laboratories and see them at work. The hills overlooking Lucca have wonderful tourists routes for wine and olive oil and boast some of the most beautiful historic Villas and their stunning gardens many of which are open to the public.
Villa Roocello has a spectacular main living room of approximately 100 square metres that still retains as decorative features the wheels used to crush the olives. The villa offers modern comforts with spacious accommodation, satellite TV, modern CD stereo system, free unlimited WIFI, central heating in all rooms, laundry facilities, baths and showers, and delightful courtyard garden with a private swimming pool and off street parking for 2 or more medium sized cars.
The villa is conveniently nestled beside the picturesque medieval village of Colle di Compito which has a butcher shop, grocer, baker, hairdresser/beautician, and a pizzeria. The historic walled town of Lucca is a 20 minute easy drive away and is one of the most beautiful and ancient towns of Tuscany. With a unique town centre which is completely enclosed by monumental walls dating back to the 16th century. It is also the birthplace of the famous composer Puccini and Boccherini.
Villa Roocello is also the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to visit the other famous cities and towns in Tuscany and in the neighbouring regions. By car, Florence is 1 hour away. Siena , the Cinque Terre Coast and the Ski Resort of Abetone 1 hour 30 minutes: Pisa and the Coast are 30 minutes and the Spa Resort of Bagni di Lucca 40 minutes.
Many more exciting adventures and experience can be discovered via an E-book written by the owners and a friend: for example you could hunt for truffles, buy ceramics from a local artisan, bottle wine of your choice and buy delicious food from a local gourmet delicatessen, buy a silk scarf, or find easy recipes using local ingredients and much much more including links to informative websites. All of the above should make your visit to our gorgeous area a memorable holiday. Find it on amazon.com title is “Our Secret Tuscany” in the foothills of Monte Pisano authors Denbigh Sale Marie Kidd and Julian Pitt.