Al Foionco Country Holiday Apartments in Lucca Tuscany Italy
Al Foionco Country Holiday Apartments S. Macario in Monte Lucca Tuscany Italy Vacation Rental Places To Stay Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Marco and Alma Zaffora

Apartments: 8

Address: Al Foionco Country Holiday Apartments, via Villa Pardini, 642 - S. Macario in Monte - Lucca - Tuscany - Italy 55100

Telephone/Fax: +39 0583 329298

Activities/Attractions: Beginning in Roman times, continuing through the Middle Ages, on to the Napoleonic era and finally to the Risorgimento, Lucca's monuments, churches, palaces and roads, even its very shape have a story to tell. Each layer blending with preceding ages marking the growth and changes of the city.

The city's name has Indo European origins, and was known as Luca, which means "illuminated glade". Originally marshy terrain, it was well situated, close to the river Serchio, in fertile land and inhabited by the Ligures. In 180 B.C. it became a Roman colony with the Roman city shape with a grid street plan.

The Medieval city of Lucca has kept its historical atmosphere between the famous city walls. In the surroundings beautiful villas with breath taken parks open their gates to the public.

Completely surrounding the ancient city, the walls we see today date back to the 17th century. Now, no longer used for defense, they are crowned by 4 km of green parkland, and are a lovely place to walk, cycle or stop for a picnic. Just another example of how, over the centuries, though buildings last, their roles metamorphose as times change.

  • enjoy a drink on the Piazza Anfiteatro
  • climb the famous Guinigi tower
  • hire a bike to discover the town
  • visit the museums
  • stroll over the local market that is held twice a week

Not only Lucca's fascinating town centre is worth a visit: its surroundings offer relaxing journeys, ancient legends, and natural wonders just waiting to be discovered.

Lucca is one of Italy's less flashy destinations. Favoured by the quieter kind of foreign visitor, Lucca is often whispered of as a secret gem; an alternative to the high-season tourist madness of Florence, or Rome. A town still encircled by its wall, it is full of pastry shops and bicycles; visitors are more likely to be knocked down by an ambling bike than a car.

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General Information: Welcome to Al Foionco Country Holiday Apartments ... situated in a quiet woody area, six kilometres from the beautiful medieval town of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. At one time a Tuscan wine estate, Al Foionco has now been restored to create 8 comfortable holiday apartments for rent.

The lodging enjoys countryside privacy and close proximity to the attractions and amenities of Lucca. There are good motorways and rail links with the rest of Tuscany and taking the train you can be in the heart of Florence in about an hour. The estate is particularly suited to families with children.

  • Our apartments are very comfortably furnished to accommodate 2 to 6 persons and vary in size from 75 to 135 square metres
  • Some apartments have private terraces for outdoor living and enjoy the captivating views of the beautiful Tuscan hills
  • All apartments have central heating and some even have wonderful Tuscan fireplaces
  • The kitchens have dishwashers and cookers and there is a communal laundry
  • Your hosting couple Marco and Alma will be happy to help you find your way to the numerous Tuscan delights
  • You are gladly invited to pick fresh herbs and fruits - if available- in the Al Foionco vegetable garden, "The Orto"
  • Once a week you are invited to a happy hour at the pool side. On request regional wine and oil tasting can be arranged
  • Italian, English, German, Dutch and Spanish spoken
  • The estate has a large swimming pool, a barbeque and a large country garden
  • And the beaches of Viareggio and the Versilian Riviera are within easy driving distance

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).