Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Villa Carista is a remarkably restored three-floor 15th century villa, which includes alongside it a lovely annex.

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Both preserve much of their exterior appearance, yet, offering to guests all the amenities of the design-led accommodations of today. The villa is set amid 100-acre estate including woodland, olive groves, cypresses, palm trees and a private vegetable garden, and offers staggering views of the surrounding countryside.

Villa Carista is located in a blessed area near Lucca and offers to the guests not only the spectacular and relaxing countryside, but also the sun, sand and beaches of the Tuscan Riviera. The villa is set in proximity to many interesting sites in Tuscany for you to explore by car and by train.

Pisa is reachable by car in 30 minutes, Lucca, the city of 99 churches, in 15 minutes, Florence and the glitzy beaches of Forte dei Marmi are both 45 minutes away. Tuscany is one of the most sought-after destinations for travelers thanks to the plethora of activities available, and the great food and superb wine it offers. So, when your villa has a prime location and a comfortable design such as Carista’s, the only question popping in your mind should be Why haven’t I booked it yet?


Main Villa

On the ground floor is a large living room with comfortable sofas and decorative fireplace, a billiard room – a favorite grown-up hangout place inside the house, a spacious dining room overlooking the Italian garden, and a fully equipped kitchen with bar counter and a French door leading to the furnished patio -- perfect for enjoying time and meals al fresco. There is also a guest bathroom. Stairs lead to the second floor. Available also is an internal elevator.

On the first floor is a living room with decorative fireplace and a balcony, accessed via a French door, facing the olive grove.


On the ground floor is a media/game room, a fully equipped kitchen with fireplace, laundry room (washer and dryer) and a guest bathroom.

Outside Features

Outside is an ample covered furnished gazebo alongside the private pool for enjoying the hottest hours of the day under the shade, panoramic swimming pool, spacious furnished patio/relaxation area with a comfortable table that is very popular for communal meals outdoor. There is a manicured Italian garden and paths through the private estate for long and relaxing walks.


7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 14 Guests

  • Elevator
  • Wi-Fi
  • Treadmill
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped
  • Fireplace
  • Mountain View
  • Private Parking
  • TV
  • Pool Table


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Main House - Second Floor): King bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and massive separate shower stall
Bedroom 2 (Main House - Second Floor): King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with multi-functional shower and Turkish bath
Bedroom 3 (Main House - Third Floor): 2 Queen size beds and private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 4 (Main House - Third Floor): Twin/King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and a large tub
Bedroom 5 (Main House - Third Floor): Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with large shower
Every bedroom is provided with A/C, satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet – every bathroom has hair dryer
Bedroom 6 (Annex - First Floor): Twin/king bedroom and shared bathroom with tub with wall mounted shower
Bedroom 7 (Annex - First Floor): Twin/king bedroom and shared bathroom with tub wall with mounted shower
Every bedroom is provided with A/C and Wi-Fi internet, and every bathroom has a hair dryer

Beach Details

Beaches of Forte dei Marmi are both 45 minutes away

Pool Details

Private panoramic swimming pool

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Housekeeping service 4 hours a day, 6 days per week (2 maids)
Midweek bed and bath linen change
Garden and pool maintenance

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Additional housekeeping service
Cook service No third-party suppliers allowed: the services will be provided by the villa management and in-house staff
Costs of food and beverages

Location Details

Pisa: 30 minutes by car
Lucca: 15 minutes by car
Florence 45 minutes by car
Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 48 min
Pisa International airport 35 min

Villa Notes

All utilities and A/C is included in the rates
Non-smoking villa
Check-in between 4 p.m and 7 p.m. — Check-out by 10 a.m.
All the above services must be paid locally, prior departure, unless otherwise agreed

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
The Italian government might require the payment of a Visitor’s Tax (approximately €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per day, depending on the location) and may be applied for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable locally, in Euro cash.
Security Deposit Details
€4,200 Pre-collected A €149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
Minimum night stay may vary by villa.   Contact a villa specialist to confirm.
Check-In Times
Check in: 4:00 PM - Check out: 10:00 AM

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