Loggia del Centone

Matraia -Capannori, Lucca
Bed & Breakfast


Enjoy home-grown Tuscan breakfasts on a loggia-with-views. B&B or self-cater in the hills above Lucca; breathe in the beauty and peace

Bed

8 beds

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 6

Pets welcome

The Experience

This rambling 14th-century farmhouse stands in the hills above Lucca – elegant, informal, and gently restored. The view from up here takes your breath away; on a clear day, you can see the Tuscan archipelago.

The dream starts on the loggia, at a rustic table for two: brioche fragrant from the oven, cherries fresh from the trees. If you’re self-catering, stock up in little Matraia, a ten-minute walk downhill. As Andrea tends his olive groves and Laura her kitchen, you’ll be basking by the sun-drenched pool. Gaze on the far-off walls of Lucca; listen to birdsong and church bells.

Sleepy hilltop Montecarlo (19km), with its ochre hued shuttered houses and vines crammed into every garden, is on the Lucca wine trail; start with Tenuta del Buonamico. Lucca’s treasures (14km) are unmissable, and its walls are so massive you can cycle on them.

Loggia del Centone - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Your wonderful hosts
  • Being treated to breakfasts of local delicacies and Laura's cakes and jams
  • Strolling down to the pool with a view, set among the olive trees
Loggia del Centone - Gallery

You should know

  • The house stands on a steep hill on a multitude of levels
  • The roads to get here are winding and tight
  • No TV - and few distractions in Matraia

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3-7pm
Check out
Before 10:30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights for the B&B, 4 nights for the Apartment.
Closed
5 November to Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
1 Apartment for 6
From €140
3 Doubles
From €100

Accommodation

Reviews

Laura and Andrea will take good care of you. Breakfast on the loggia is a highlight, not only for the delicious homemade offerings and the inspiring views across the hills and valley, but also for the stories and tips that the owners will share. On this historic farm, you can connect with nature and slow down very comfortably. Stroll through the olive groves or to a local trattoria.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Surrounded by hills of olive groves that reach the forested peak of Pizzorne is the hamlet of Matraia, one kilometre down the hill. It has one ‘alimentari’ and three good places to eat: ‘Osteria Da Severino’, ‘Il Colle’ and ‘Le Colonne’. The first two have terraces with sensational views. Zero tourists, and heaps of charm.

Local points of interest from Andrea Maffei

  • This ancient farm has origins in the XIV century. Started as a monks recovery site, then became the main farm of the rich Guinigi family. Still many traces of its past are present in the present building, restored with charme in 2016.
  • The swimming pool, completely remade in 2019, with its wooden deck and panoramic view over Lucca, is a perfect relaxing place, particularly in the morning and at sunset.
  • The olive trees grove is surrounding the whole property, allowing guests and their pets to have quiet walks in the shadow.
  • The farm produces its own olive oil (an excellent Toscano IGP label) but also its honey and dairy products which are served for breakfast, together with a special selection of Tuscan ham and cheese.
  • Andrea and Laura are happy to help their guests in setting their best experience, proposing less known touristic jewels in the area or helping selecting the right place for a special dinner.

Introducing

Andrea Maffei

Warm-hearted, creative Andrea and Laura have swapped being “executive managers in international companies” for the slow life in Tuscany. Since 2014 they have immersed themselves in these ten acres, looking after guests and producing beautiful olive oil. With dog Isotta they live in the heart of the house, between the self-catering section and the B&B rooms.