Borgo Bernardini

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Borgo Bernardini is an enchanting and beautifully restored historic little hamlet set in an aristocratic estate of cypress, magnolia and weeping willow trees, lilied lakes and fountains.

up to 12
Bedrooms
up to 24
Guests
12
Bathrooms
7
Min. Nights

Overview

Hidden away in the Lucchese hills yet just 10 minutes from the walled city of Lucca, it is a Tuscan retreat of great charm available for exclusive private rental (long or short-term) and also host to a 4 and 6-day Tuscan cooking school. With luxury guest accommodations as well as a brigade of enthusiastic and professional staff at hand, Borgo Bernardini is the perfect place for special gatherings of family and friends as well as accommodating conference, incentive and other individually tailored programmes.

Accommodations

Ground Floor

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Formal dining room
  • Drawing room with fireplace and satellite TV with dual capacity video
  • Office with telephone, fax, internet access and computer facilities, central music system (CD, radio, cassette and microphone) and security/surveillance system
  • Music room with piano and log fireplace
  • Card and billiard room
  • Wine library with a private collection of Tuscan/Italian wines
  • Workout room with cardiovascular and weight equipment
  • Sun lounge/reading room
  • Four ground floor bathrooms
  • Service area and laundry room
  • Staff accommodation

First Floor

  • 12 guestrooms (4 of which can either be king or twin bedded rooms) each with superb en-suite bath and shower facilities (5 with hydromassage baths), individually temperature controlled (heating and air-conditioning), linked to a central music system, and equipped with telephone, hairdryers, bathrobes and pool towels

The property is made up of the following sections:

La Chiesina

The original stone chapel of the Bernardini estate now accommodates three warm, sunny and luxurious en-suite bedrooms overlooking the swimming pool to one side and a courtyard filled with terracotta pots and lemon trees to the other. The rooms are situated above the sun lounges and TV room.

Ferro-A-U

The oldest part of the property, once a wild-boar hunting lodge, with walls dating back to the year 1,000 and where the original olive press used to be housed. There are five central luxurious bedrooms in a horseshoe arrangement all with original beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and overlooking our little Italian piazza. These guestrooms are situated above the music room, card and billard room and wine library.

Peschiera

Four delightful and elegant guestrooms integrated around the original 17th century fountains, overlooking the splendid Italian park and above the grand dining room and the formal drawing room.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Floodlit salt-water pool
  • Ornamental peschiera overlooked by 17th century fountains
  • Genuine Italian piazza
  • Outdoor tables & chairs for al fresco dining

Features

12 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms

Sleeps 24 People

Pool

Air Conditioning

Staffed Villa

Air-conditioning (bedrooms)

Banquet hall

Card/billiard room

Central music system

DVD player

Fireplace

Fitness Room

Fully-equipped kitchen

Library

Music room

Outdoor dining area

Safes in each bedroom

Satellite internet system able to perform over 20 mb/S

Satellite TV

Sun lounge

Surveillance system

Telephone

Wine tasting room

Wireless internet


Details

Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (La Chiesina): Mercurio – A warm, zesty and spacious, queen bedded room with two large armchairs and writing desk.   Large en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate box shower
Bedroom 2 (La Chiesina): Melograno – A citrus lime, small but cozy double bedded room with doors opening out to a view across the Italian gardens.  En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 (La Chiesina): Magnolia – A gentle clementine yellow and raspberry red medium sized king or twin bedded room with double doors leading out onto a small sun terrace.  En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4 (Ferro-A-U): Venere – A spacious and cool wedgewood blue queen bedded room encircled with windows and comprising lounge area with sofa and chair, writing desk and a beautifully frescoed en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath
Bedroom 5 (Ferro-A-U): Trifoglio – A gentle gold and red cloverleaf king or twin bedded room with doors opening out and overlooking a courtyard area filled with terracotta pots and lemon trees. En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 6 (Ferro-A-U): Camelia - An intimate olive green queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 7 (Ferro-A-U): Cipresso – A characterful, vibrant green and red queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 8 (Ferro-A-U): Bacco – A regal peach and gold queen bedded room with sofa, writing desk and views across the 17th century fountains towards Lucca.  En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath
Bedroom 9 (Peschiera): Diana – A large, soothing emerald green king or twin bedded room with writing desk and armchairs.   Luminous en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and splendid gold features
Bedroom 10 (Peschiera): Giglio – A spirited and lively strawberry red and gold queen bedded room with frescoed en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 11 (Peschiera): Ninfea – A fresh and reflective deep blue king or twin room with trellised frescos and an en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 12 (Peschiera): Apollo – A seductive midnight blue and gold queen bedded room with sofa and writing desk.  Bright en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath

Pool Details

Floodlit salt water swimming pool (8 m wide x 16 m long with depth from 1-2 meters)

Staff and Services

Linen change twice per week (Saturday and Wednesday)
Housekeeping services 6 days a week (Wednesday off)
Chef to prepare lunch or dinner daily (cost of groceries excluded). Service not available on Wednesdays.
Breakfast service daily (cost of groceries excluded). Service not available on Wednesdays.
A gardener looks after the grounds and swimming pool maintenance

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Cost of food and beverages: guests will be charged €12 per person for breakfast and €40 per person per meat menu meal and €45 per fish menu meal
Additional chef, maid and staff service
Activities and excursions
Grocery shopping

Location Details

The medieval walled town of Lucca is a 10 minute drive away
The Leaning Tower of PISA (30 minutes away) has recently opened to the public – it is stunningly set in an open lawned piazza which also houses the Cathedral, Baptistery and Campo Santo Cemetery
A 40 minute drive will take you to the little port and town of Lerice overlooked by a cliff top castle from where boats leave every hour to Portovenere and the World Heritage site of the Cinque Terre - five dramatically cliff clinging villages
Renaissance Florence is just an hour away, either by train or car
Siena is an hour and a half away with possible stops on the way to San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, as is Chianti where you can arrange a wine-tasting at one of the many vineyards
For those interested in art and sculpture there are the impressive marble quarries of Carrara as well as the sculpture town of Pietrasanta
Forte dei Marmi is a lively beach stop with some great shopping as you join the masses in the early evening stroll through the town

Villa Notes

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday
Check in after 4:00pm
Check out prior to 11:00am
Final Cleaning included
Heating, air-conditioning, water, and gas included.
Electricity is provided up to 2000 kWh.

Rates

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
November 01, 2019 - December 20, 2019
12 7 $3878
December 21, 2019 - January 04, 2020
Christmas/New Year's
12 7 $4680
January 05, 2020 - March 31, 2020
12 7 $3878
April 01, 2020 - April 10, 2020
12 7 $4279
April 11, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Easter
12 7 $4680
April 19, 2020 - May 31, 2020
12 7 $4279
June 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020
12 7 $4680
October 01, 2020 - October 31, 2020
12 7 $4279
November 01, 2020 - December 18, 2020
12 7 $3878
December 19, 2020 - January 02, 2021
Christmas/New Year's
12 7 $4680
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details

Special rates apply for holiday weeks

Electricity is provided up to 2000 kWh. Any overage is an additional cost.
Telephone
Event fees

Security Deposit Details

€5,000 pre-collected


Exclusive Offers

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Amount Spent Destination Dollars Rewards
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$15,000 - $25,000 $500
$25,001 - $35,000 $700
$35,001 - $50,000 $1,000
$50,001 - $75,000 $1,500
$75,001 - $100,000 $2,000
$100,001 + $4,000

Offer valid for new bookings made between 11/4/19-11/30/19 for travel from 11/5/19-12/31/19.  Destination Dollars of up to $4,000. Valid for select pre-paid services only. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused credit is non-refundable. Credit cannot be applied towards booking value. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.  Refer to Promo Code: Double-Destination-Dollars-10-2019 

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Location

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.