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Review 2255: Fabbrica di San Martino in Vignale, Il Timo


Review by Kirsteno from Norway

2bed/1bath apartment near Lucca, Tuscany North


July 2006, 1 week


A charming and beautiful rental in the hills above Lucca. Farmhouse converted to two aparments (ground floor & 1st floor) with nice and particular character. Beautiful area.

Nearby Amenities

Grocery store and restaurants only a short drive from the property.

The House/Apartment

The apartment that we stayed in, Il Timo, is the smallest one, and is situated on the ground floor. Large combined kitchen/living area, with beautiful vaulted ceiling. Rental is part of a beautiful country estate, with olive groves and grape vines. Beautiful views towards Lucca.


Il Timo has a very nice and private outside area, with furniture for eating and sun bathing. There is a large shared pool.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

Very nicely furnished, charming and comfortable. Clean. Beautiful towels and toiletry provided.


Very comfortable beds, large, airy bedrooms. Antique furniture in bedrooms. Nice bathroom.


Good kitchen for cooking meals. Open coal grate in the kitchen (in addition to conventional gas oven), great for grilling! Old and peculiar stone sink, worked well. Well equipped both for cooking, eating and drinking.

Problems or Bonuses

The location of the rental is beautiful, we did not want to leave! Be aware that there is a large rental apartment on the first floor, however, both rentals have private outside areas.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

The rental is managed by the owners of the estate, a very friendly, helpful and welcoming couple. Good information about the area is provided. Also, you can buy the estate's wine and olive oil to take back home, wonderful souvenirs.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Yes - I hope to be able to stay in Il Timo again, myself.

Things to do in this area

The rental is a convenient distance from the sea, we had great day trips to the beach (be prepared to have to rent sunbed etc.) Also, great location for day trip to Pisa. Lucca is very close and the Carrara marble quarries are not far, either.

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