PALAZZO D’ ARCATO is a beautiful and charming ancient villa situated in a quiet and panoramic location in the hills surrounding Lucca, in the medieval village of Lugliano. This property has been recently restored with its ancient architectural features preserved and converted into four apartments, all of which offer tastefully furnished interiors that allow their guests a combination of old charm and contemporary design. There is an “Alimentari” store two doors away which supplies a range of fresh food and other commodities.
The Palazzo is on three floors with individual entrances to each of the 4 villas, or the Palazzo is ideal for accommodating 20 people using the entire building.
This sun drenched magical landscape offers splendid and extensive views of the surrounding villages, a truly Tuscan experience which is tranquil and yet not too remote.
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If taking a holiday at the Palazzo in the European summers of June – August you can enjoy the warmth from the hills and cool down in our Roman Pool overlooking the views, horse riding through the chestnut and accacia trees or meandering up and down old roads through the mountains. The baths of Bagni di Lucca are only a 5 minute drive, approx 2 km down the hill and the beautiful walled city of Lucca is only a 25 minute drive. The Garfagnana area is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of Northern Tuscany and not to be missed. Florence, Pisa and the coast – cinqueterre are all short distances away which can be enjoyable day trips.
The spring months of March – May when the air is mild and nature is vibrant is a most spectacular time. For the winter months of December – February , the Abetone ski fields are a 40 minute drive if you are an avid skier or if you just wish to enjoy the snow on the mountains and the fabulous restaurants that surround the area.