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After a very careful restoration, there are a total of 13 bedrooms. Each room is different in colour, type, view and furnishings, while all combining elegance and modern day comforts: air conditioning, minibar, safe, satellite television, telephone with internet access.
On the ground floor, we find a very important entrance hall enriched with oil paintings and furnished with an important 18th century wooden table. On entering, to the left of the entrance hall is a small sitting room, containing an antique wooden writing table and bookcase.
At the end of the entrance hall and to the left we reach another sitting room with a fireplace and a bar in the corner, and we can also access the small and intimate living room richly furnished with an antique chest, two very comfortable lounges covered in a rich damask fabric, colour satellite television, VCR/CD/DVD player and an internet point (ADSL connection) where guests can consult the web at their leisure.
On the right hand side of the entrance hall, there is a ceramic tiled and well lit dining room, where guests will enjoy their buffet breakfast, along with lunch and dinner should they so choose. At the end of this dining room, one has access to a much smaller and very intimate dining room and the kitchen.
The first floor can be reached via two staircases; one to the left and one to the right of the entrance hall. At the end of the first staircase, we come across a lovely suite with a large terrace, decorated in shades of green. Beside this suite, we find two double bedrooms.
The tower can also be accessed from this wing of the castle, which hosts a junior suite. Descending this staircase one has access to the mezzanine level, where we find another double bedroom, a junior suite and the staircase which leads to an attic, it too with a junior suite.
This room features exposed wood beams and a commanding view of the landscape. The second staircase, to the right of the entrance hall is a grand structure furnished with two antique suits of armour. It leads to the imposing Grand Duke's bedroom. This suite looks out onto both the front and rear gardens and is painted cardinal red.
It also contains antique furnishings, including a 17th century bedhead, bookcases and grand piano. This second staircase also leads to another two suites, one which overlooks the southern garden and the other which looks out onto the northern garden. On entering the rear garden of the Castello, via the double glass doors at the end of the entrance hall, there is a well kept rose bed and lawn area with comfortable outdoor lounges; an ideal place to have pre dinner drinks or something cool to drink during the hot summer evenings.
To the left there is a small outdoor bar and to the right a patio with chairs, tables and canvas umbrellas where one could easily have breakfast or dine during the summer months, or perhaps even have lunch during the first warm spring days.
Please note that 3 bedrooms are located in a separated apartment and they are slightly less elegant than the other ones.
Satellite Tv's, DVD player, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen
After a careful restoration the new owners transformed this castle into a "Historical House" open to all those whose wish it is to allow themselves a different type of break, to discover the beautiful surroundings rich in history and art.
The aim is to provide all of the castle's guests with the opportunity to live as the nobility of the 16th century with all the modern comforts of the 21st century.
The castle is located half way between Lucca and Siena and just a short distance away from many important tourist destinations along with the Tuscan beaches of San Vincenzo, Baratti and Punta Ala.
Dimora del Granduca, a holiday castle by the Tuscan Coast, is immersed in a beautiful park and the rear garden there is a well kept rose bed and a lawn area furnished with chairs and tables ideal for either drinks or meals. At the end of the garden, the swimming pool, cordoned off by a gate, it overlooks a split leve olive grove. This area is completed by a Jacuzzi tub, gym equipment, changing room and bathroom.
Swimming pool opening: June 1st-September 30th, it measures 6 x 12 m.