Features and Amenities:
- Location: Lucca, Tuscan Countryside
- Typology: Villa
- Size: 420 m2 - 4,520 ft2
- Land: 34 ha - 84 ac
- Garden: Yes, with outside dinning areas and characteristic fountain
- Pool: No, but possible to add
- Olive Grove: Yes, 2 ha with 400 olive trees
- Parking: Yes, ample outdoor parking
- Private access road: Yes
- Extra features: Historical property, spectacular panorama, typical Tuscan finishing, outdoor dinning, opportunity to customize
- Lucca 6 km
- Pisa 17 km
- Florence 90 km
- Volterra 80 km
- Siena 125 km
- Beaches and Lakes:
- Viareggio 26 km
- Forte dei Marmi 37 km
- Livorno 50 km
- Pisa Airport 20 km
- Firenze Airport 75 km
- Autostrada A1
- Autostrada Firenze – Mare
Description in Detail
Villa Fata Morgana is an intriguing historical property in the breath-taking lush green hills South of Lucca, a mere 6 km from the city center. Towering 300 m above the level of the city, the property has a spectacular panorama of the famous fortress city.
The foundations of the beautiful historical villa were laid in the 12th century when it was a monastery. Sold to a famous noble family in the 18th century, the property was turned into a countryside villa. A private chapel was attached to one side of the building. Even though the chapel has been deconsecrated its facade is still present.
The 420 m2 property is developed on two floors and an additional basement floor for storage. At the moment the villa is equipped and decorated like a restaurant. However, the property can be easily returned to its original state as a private residence upon a revision of the layout of the upper floor to reinstate sleeping quarters.
The villa has many typically Tuscan finishes, such as brickwork arches, wooden floors, and an authentic fireplace. Access to the villa is through the refined artisanal door at the front side of the villa or the elegant double staircase at the backside of the villa.
The property is surrounded by 34 ha of land, which includes an olive grove of 2 ha with 400 trees and mainly woodlands. Around the villa, there are several terraces and a covered patio for outdoor dining. An ancient beautifully decorated fountain is connected to a local source and can be restored to its former glory.
The property has ample outdoor parking and flat areas where it is possible to add a swimming pool and develop a garden to individual taste. In the park around the villa, there are several small buildings, which need complete restoration works. They could be restored to become external guest apartments or rented out to create a rental income.
Villa Fata Morgana is a little mirage in the lush green hills of Lucca. A typical Tuscan property and an excellent opportunity to customize the villa as desired.
Current State and Condition
The property is in good condition but needs some layout revisions and updating.
Land Registry Details
The property is in good standing and in compliance with local building and zoning regulations. When a sale is registered to a private individual, it is subject to a mortgage and/or cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.
Utilities and Services
All necessary utilities are present. The water supply is public, the property has a cistern and the heating is gas.
- Water: communal and private cistern
The property is now predisposed as a restaurant but can be reconverted into a first or second/vacation home.
- City: Lucca
Villa Fata Morgana is located only 6 km from the city centre of Lucca, nestled in the lush countryside. The Villa is also close to the Tuscan coast with easy access to the main highways.