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Description from owner

Lovely stone cottage, built 100 years ago, tastefully restored recently (wooden beams), located a quaint, small and picturesque village in Tuscany where few people are living in old Tuscany style. In Riolo you can relax and visit the beautiful, nearby cities of Tuscany: Lucca (25km), Pisa (40km) and Florence (80km).

The cottage has two floors; on the 1rst level there are the living room with an efficient fireplace and the dining area. An internal winding staircase leads to the 2nd floor. Here you'll find two bedrooms with panoramic view (one with double bed and the other with 3 single beds) and bathroom (with shower).

The guests of cottage can enjoy two private gardens and a beautiful "loggia" where you can have unforgettable meals with stunning view. Mrs Alessandra can cook for you at her house typical and delicious italian food bringing it to the cottage.

Lucy cottage is completely furnished with linen, crockery, washing machine, radio, stereo cd player, television, vhs, dvd player with a lot of movies (English), hairdryer, iron and ironing board. If needed are also available highchair and cot.

For further photos, informations and guest's feedbacks about the home and the area visit my site (see the link at the bottom of the listing).

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 3 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

The village, Riolo, is 5 minutes from Bagni di Lucca. Here there are lovely public thermal swimming pools (large pool, children's pool and diving pool), thermal baths, restaurants, bars, shops, banks, supermarkets, post office, market (Weds and Sat), tennis club and historic monuments such as the Casino where roulette was invented in 1837 and where Puccini used to play, the Ponte delle Catene (first suspension bridge in Europe) and villas belonging to previous historical figures such as Elisa Bonaparte. Leaving Bagni di Lucca to north you'll find Barga and Castelnuovo, two lovely Medieval villages. Don't miss Lucca (far from cottage about 25km) with its old and famous Walls and its charming center, Pisa (45km) where you can admire Piazza dei Miracoli with the famous Torre; Florence (90km) the most important and beautiful city of Tuscany where you can visit a lot of historic sites and the famous Uffizi Museum. You can reach this cities also by buses or trains from Bagni di Lucca.

Owner profile

Lucia C



  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Pet Friendly


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (2)

Excellent – based on 2 reviews Excellent
2 reviews

“lovely cottage in scenic & serene hilltop village”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2011

After driving excitedly up the narrow and very winding mountain road to Riolo, outside of Bagni di Lucca, topped off by a 400 m walk uphill on centuries old cobblestone walkways, we were thrilled when we entered the Lucy cottage at the top of the hilltop. The cottage itself had everything we could possibly need for our visit and the views from our beautiful stone terrace were even more awesome than we had imagined. The village is close enough to Lucca that it was a destination for us numerous times as well as being a perfect starting point to explore the mountain regions of Tuscany. My only regret is that we didn't allow ourselves more time to just sit and relax in the serene setting of that beautiful hilltop cottage.

“Serene cottage”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2008

The cottage in Riolo, bagni di Lucca provided a wonderful retreat from the everyday stresses. The magnificent views of the mountains, the warm sunshine, the sounds of silence in the early morning hours, and the refreshing mountain drinking water where delightful. Bagni di Lucca ws nearby and in it we were able to purchase all the food and items we needed for our stay. It also was a lovely town to meander in. The mountain road up to the cottage was a little tight, but using precautions while driving, it was no problem at all. The cities of Lucca, Pisa and Florence were within distance for a day trip. I recommend it highly to anyone wishing to enjoy the best of the area near Lucca.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

"We enjoyed a wonderful week staying at Lucy Cottage. Thank you for making us so welcome. We thought your cottage was very beautiful and hope to visit again some time in the future..." Val and Family, UK.

"Just a short note to say thank you for the warm and friendly welcome that you showed us on our recent visit to your cottage.
We really enjoyed the food that Sonia prepared for us after our long journey.
The cottage was superb and in a wonderful location and we hope to see you again in the near future..." Ann & Paul, Australia.

"Just to say a big "THANK YOU" for a wonderful holiday in Tuscany. Your cottage is the best we have ever used for a holiday, believe me , we did not want to go home !!! My friends Jo and Colin had never been to Tuscany, now they love it as much as we do.
I wish you all the success with LUCY'S COTTAGE, you have a beautiful home in a beautiful part of Italy, I only wish I lived there as well. Don't worry we will come back and stay with you again, I promise.
Molto grazie" Ralph & Jackie, USA.

"Thank you for a lovely holiday - we had such a good time. We were delighted to see that the house was even nicer than it looked on the internet.
We've been recommending the cottage to lots of friends and also to our work colleagues - so you might have some more people coming from England.
Thanks v much again." Tim and Katharine, UK.