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Come and join us here in rural Tuscany where our picturesque getaway awaits you.

Villa Rental

For a special holiday together with extended family, or for two or three families holidaying together, Villa Francini Del Prete is available to rent in it’s entirety.

Currently sleeping up to 14 people (10 adults and 4 children/teens).

Exclusive Use Rental guarantees full privacy with no live-in staff and exclusive use of the garden, grounds and pool area.




  • Kitchen
  • Large butler’s pantry with dishwasher
  • Large breakfast/dining terrace with parasols
  • Small internal dining room
  • Library
  • Service bathroom
  • Utility rooms
  • Large dedicated massage/therapy room (treatments available by request, payable locally)


Bedrooms 1 st floor:

  •  Bedroom – Emperor bed, seating area, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower & double washbasins
  •  Bedroom – Super-king or Twin beds, barrel vaulted ceiling, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower


Bedrooms 2 nd floor:

  •  Lounge
  •  Junior suite – King bed, adjoining lounge or twin room (suitable for children), bathroom with roll-top bath
  • Bedroom – Super-king or Twin beds, built-in hanging space, en-suite with walk-in shower & double washbasins (no bidet)
  • Master suite – Large drawing room with dual aspect windows and Juliet balcony, very large, bright double-height bedroom with windows on all four sides, Juliet balcony, large bathroom with walk-in shower & double washbasins



  • Private use of garden and small pool (4.8m)
  • Charming courtyard
  • Ample parking in grounds
  • Gated driveway



  • Wi-fi throughout house, pool and terrace area (NB except large 1 st floor bedroom)
  • Pillow menu (advance notification of choice required)
  • Weekly linen change (more frequently upon request and payable locally)
  • Pool towels
  • Pool inflatables for children (toys, not flotation aids suitable for non-swimmers)
  • Welcome provisions in the kitchen
  • Soaps, bathroom amenities
  • Laundry & dish-washing detergents


Upon Request:

  • Maid service
  • Cook
  • Fully-stocked fridge and pantry
  • Additional activities (massage, beauty and holistic therapies, wine-tasting, Yoga/Pilates etc)

Pre-booking required and all payable locally.



  • Shops & restaurants and all other services in nearby Gragnola and Monzone
  • Tuesday market-day in Fivizzano
  • Larger shops and several supermarkets in Aulla


Nearby Attractions:

  • Equi Termi
  • Castel del Aquila (walkable through the woods from the villa)
  • Walking in the Appenines & the Apuan mountains
  • Lerici
  • Sarzana
  • Portovenere
  • Cinque Terre
  • Lucca
  • Florence
  • Parma
  • Carrara
  • Portofino


Airports: Pisa 85kms, Genoa 120kms

Very well equipped with:

  • Bertazzoni La Germania range cooker
  • traditional double sink & drainer
  • large fridge-freezer
  • microwave
  • ample wood, glass and marble work-surfaces
  • leather bar stools (x2)
  • quality cookware and utensils
  • Original stone hearth & fireplace, original stove and washing vat all maintained
  • Dishwasher
  • Comprehensive supplies of glass/stemware and simple, elegant white crockery
  • Large canteen of cutlery
  • Dining for 14
  • Tables can be arranged to suit
  • Buffet table
  • Large parasols
  • Water tap


  •  Charming courtyard with seating
  • Lawn area adjacent to decking, pool and ancient yew tree
  • Small 4.8m pool (usually open May to mid-Oct)
  • Seating/loungers/pillows
  • Views over distant hills
  • Ample parking
  • Private driveway

If lounging in the garden, walking the local paths, eating, dangling your feet in the pool and sipping G&Ts on the terrace just doesn’t cut if for you and you have the urge to actually do something then fear not; a variety of activities can be arranged for you during your stay at Villa Francini.

There are of course many things to do and places to visit in the vicinity but if you fancy learning a new skill, for example, then why not try some of these activities.


Some can be held at the villa, some you will need to travel to and the majority will involve a small surcharge. All of these activities will be arranged individually for you, with prices dependant on season, duration, number of participants, whether just a one-off session or an hour or more every day so it is impossible to give an accurate price estimate here. Please let me know what you fancy doing and we can take it from there.

Sala Firenze

Room 1

1 st floor

  • 32m² bedroom
  • Large Emperor Bed (or twin)
  •  Luxury marble shower room
  • Double washbasin, walk-in shower with Bossini shower
  • Seating area
  • Original antique terracotta flooring
  • Twin windows overlooking a charming street in the hamlet


Originally the grand salon, or drawing room, of the villa, this beautiful room is cool, light, airy and
very spacious.
This delightful room takes its name from the 18 th Century affreschi, or frescoes, of the city of
Florence (Firenze) which are known to decorate the walls beneath the current 19 th Century
plaster work.


Room 2

  • 2 nd floor
  •  Super-king or Twin
  • Wooden beams
  • Built in hanging space
  • Small seating area
  • Shower/wet room
  • Double washbasin, no bidet

Accessed via a characterful stone corridor, this bright, spacious and newly created room offers
wonderful views of the stars, moon and distant hills via the roof windows.

Del Prete

Room 3

  • 1 st floor
  • Super-king or Twin
  • Barrel vaulted ceiling
  • Shower/wet room
  • Walk-in rainfall shower, original feature marble fireplace
  • Seating area
  • Overlooking a charming street in the hamlet

A very pretty room on the first floor of the Villa, this would once have been a reception room. The
beautiful barrel vaulted ceiling still retains some of the early decorative frescoes. The room which
now hosts the en-suite bathroom once formed part of the private study of Carlo Del Prete.

Suite La Torre

Room 4

  • 2 nd floor
  • Master Suite
  • Large lounge
    o Original marble fireplace
    o Dual aspect windows enjoying sunset and the garden
    o Juliet balcony
    o Comfortable seating
    o Chestnut floor
    o Wooden ceiling & beams


  • Bedroom:
    o Ca 30 m²
    o King-size bed
    o Seating area
    o Double height chestnut ceiling
    o Juliet balcony
    o Stunning views to the north, south, east and west


  •  Bathroom:
    o Spacious wet room, walk in shower with Bossini fittings
    o Double washbasins


  • Corridor:
    o Linking the 3 spaces this acts as a dressing room

This stunning suite is the entire north wing of the 2 nd floor of the villa. A large lounge is an exquisite
space in which to relax.
With a newly crafted chestnut wood ceiling and beautiful exposed stone walls the double height
bedroom is a stunning space. The five windows and the Juliet balcony provide 360° views of your
surroundings, including of the ‘Pizzo d’uccello’ (Bird’s beak) mountain, the ancient yew tree, garden
and the terrace.

Suite BLU

Room 5

  • 2 nd floor
  • Junior Suite
    o For up to 4 people


  • Bedroom 1:
    o King-sized bed
    o Original highly decorative walls
    o Romantic drapes & decor
    o Wooden ceiling & beams


  • Bedroom 2:
    o Lounge area or twin beds


  • Bathroom
    o Spacious
    o Double-ended roll top bath-tub


  • Views of the ‘Pizzo d’uccello’ mountain

Entering into the lounge which can alternatively accommodate either one or two single beds or a
double bed, the main bedroom is to the left and the bathroom to the right
Each window in the suite looks East towards the stunning ‘pizzo d’uccello’ (bird’s beak) mountain in
the Alpi Apuane.