Villa Michaela

Vorno, Lucca
Bed & Breakfast
+39 0583 971112

Treat yourself to immersion in the Tuscan sunshine, truly lovely food, cookery courses and outdoor dining in superb floodlit gardens


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It’s beautiful throughout the seasons here. Come for a few days, join a Slow Tourism house party, sample local wines, listen to opera. Interiors are opulent, you can use a family kitchen, eat in a formal dining room, read quietly in the library, watch what you like in a multimedia room or drift outdoors. The pool will be cooling to float in while you gaze over gardenia-filled gardens and there are acres of olive groves and pine forests to roam.

Within the estate you’ll also find a tennis court and a gift shop selling local wine, soaps and Italian products. It’s a sociable place too, with a firepit and pizza oven area outside – you can gather friends or family and take the whole house, or get married in the beautiful chapel, designed by Lucchese architect Lorenzo Nottolini. Walk five-minutes to two trattorias, a bar and a village shop.

The famous pilgrim route, the Via Francigena runs through the estate for pleasant strolls.

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We think you'll love

  • Enjoying the dolce vita, with the relaxed vibe and focus on good food, wellness, and slowing down
  • Admiring the architecture and history of the house and chapel, with its original frescoes and hand-painted tiles
  • Keeping active by walking or biking the trails from the villa, including the famous Via Francigena
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You should know

  • There is no manned reception desk, though there is always someone on hand via Whatsapp
  • Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Whole villa & wedding chapel on request.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Lunch/dinner by arrangement. Restaurant within walking distance. Other restaurants few minutes’ drive.


Nightly price
from €140
12 Suites for 2
From €140



Villa Michaela is the kind of place you definitely won't want to leave - go there to slow down, enjoy the Tuscan dolce vita and treat yourself!

Florence, Sawday's Inspector

Could not recommend Villa Michaela more highly. Stunning villa in beautiful surroundings. All at the villa were so accommodating. Delicious Tuscan restaurants close by. Only complaint was that the holidays had to end!!!

Olwyn, Dublin

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The neighbourhood

Lucca is a 12-minute drive - go for an aperitivo or the daily hour-long opera concert in honour of Giacomo Puccini. There are plenty of activities to do nearby: hot air ballooning, golf, wine tasting, joining a cookery course at the villa, horse riding, visit the terme (natural hotsprings) watch Il Palio di Siena (the famous horse race in Siena), go to the Lucca music festival in the summer.

Local points of interest from Vanessa Rhode

  • Complimentary concierge service. Prosecco upon arrival. Perfect for remote working - strong fibre optic internet .25 mins Pisa airport - 25 mins the beach , amazing hiking direct from the villa, painters and photographers love us !Grand piano ...
  • Set in the beautiful , rural, picturesque village of Vorno , Villa Michaela is only 12 minutes drive from the centre of Lucca. Stunning views of the Apuan Alps ,olive groves , pine forests - village shop , bar , 2 trattorias within walking distance ......
  • Set in 50 acres the villa is perfectly situated for Lucca, Siena , Lucca, Florence , the coast at Forte dei Marmi and the Cinque Terre. For non drivers an hourly bus service to Lucca. We sleep 34 -family re unions , weddings . big parties are our forte
  • Giacomo Puccini is Lucca s most famous son and 365 days a year there is an hour long concert in his honour at 7pm in LuccaPerfect for the not quite opera buff or teenager who just wants to experience the magic of opera without sitting for 3 hours - !
  • We have a celebrated consecrated chapel at Villa Michaela which seats 100 and has wonderful acoustics. Complete with grand piano the chapel was built by Lorenzo Nottolini , court architect to Lucca who built city aquaduct . perfect for weddings/recitals.
  • Floodlit tennis court , pool , golf at Versilia , wine tours , walking in the Cinque Terre, hot air ballooning , olive picking , guided tours to Lucca, Florence , Siena, Pisa , cooking and language classes- dancing , sport , food , wine and sunsets ....


Vanessa Rhode

Vanessa and her family have taken great care to restore much of the history of the spectacular Villa Michaela and its frescoes. You are looked after by the manager, Lai Pereira, who is very friendly and speaks good English.