Unit Description: The villa's size is about 330 sq mt.
Ground floor: to the left there is a study-TV room with home video, Sat-TV, ASDL and double French doors leading to the terrace outside. Crossing the hall passing a Steinway grand piano, then into a luxurious dining room leading to a kitchen (food mixer, dish washer, fan oven with hop gas and electric, fridge and freezer, coffee machine, toaster with double French doors to the terrace and garden. Once outside, a Gazebo encloses a table for dinner under the stars. Back across the hall passing a small cloakroom, via an open staircase on to the gallery.
Gallery: To the left a laundry room, and walking across the gallery into a double bedroom with the most superb large bathroom. Continue on passing double French doors to a balcony with wonderful views over the pool, grotto and garden to a smaller double bedroom and shower room.
First floor: Continue going up the stairs entering through double aspect glass French doors you step into a large orangerie with terracotta divided glass floor and a glazed roof above looking into the sky. Across this you will find a double bedroom with a grand Roman style marble shower room. Back in the orangerie two arches lead to a big bedroom suite and hallway with large picture windows and splendid views over the garden, fountain, pool and mountains where you will find the most exclusive roman jacuzzi bathroom in marble.
All rooms have exquisite décor and attention to details.
3 bedrooms have a double bed (one is smaller than the other ones), 1 has twin bedss; each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.
Of the 4 bathrooms there are 2 with big cubicle showers, 1 with large Jacuzzi plus shower, 1 with bath-tub and shower.
Overall Property Description: Once the residence of a noble family, the Villa Bertagni nestles in 60 acres of fields, forest and hills with spectacular views.
Villa Bertagni has been restored with unique qualities that defy easy description: Passing the pool, fountain and 18th century grotto with a baroque style garden leading into the Villa with a grand Baronian Hall. 28 columns and arches form a gallery surrounding the ground and first floor, with mellow light filtering through a frosted glass ceiling embraced in wrought iron giving a feeling of sheer opulence and magical spell of extraordinary tranquility. The Villa is ideal for weddings, banqueting, or other grand occasions. Catering on request. The Villa has its own helicopter landing facility and supply of fresh spring water.
In its prime, the Estate was totally self sufficient, with farmhouses used for making cheese, honey, a trout farm, animal storage and vineyards. It is said that the Villa was built on solid, granite rock where there was once a house dating back to Roman times. All set amidst the beautiful "Apuane Alpe" nature park, famous for the funghi porcini and wild game during the autumn months.
A large group of guests (up to 20 people) can rent also the Casa Colonica Bertagni (# 16896), which is just 15 mt from Villa Bertagni.
Ground and exteriors
Garden: baroque style garden and terrace. Pool: Private pool, 12x6 mt, depth 1,5 mt, generally open from 1st May until 30th September, or longer if the weather allows it. Parking: on the property.
At guests' disposal: Fast internet, bikes available upon request, helicopter landing facility. Just recently the most exclusive health and beauty Spa plus a medical center has opened its doors below the Villa Bertagni (at walking distance). The facilities of this health and beauty center (extra cost) include such as: ileitis Phisio, Dentist, Medical, a beauty salon, Gym with all the newest facilities, sauna, sun beds, Yoga, Pilates, Karate
Distances: Nearest Village: Torrite, small village with bakery, small shop, coffeebar, fitness center, wine dealer 500 mt. Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, bigger village with restaurants and shops, train station (the owner can easily book a taxi to the villa from there), 2 km. Florence 130 km, Lucca 50 km, Pisa 75 km, Coast 70 km. Public Transport: Train Station in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 2 km Pharmacy: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 2 km Horse Riding: approx. 2 km Tennis: 8 min drive Golf: 15 min drive Thermal baths: in Bagni di Lucca 26 km
Accommodation and Amenities:
Maid Service Available
Castelnuovo Di Garfagnana, Tuscany, Italy
Villa, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, sleeps 8 €490 - €760 per night
€3,290 - €5,190 per week