Bidding Open:

9-14th of July, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

Currently listed at:

5 M€

Auction model:

No reserve (No minimum bid)

In the rolling hills of Tuscany sits breathtaking Villa Guardatoia.

Built in the 1600s as a summer home for the Cecchi de’Rossi family, the estate has been immaculately maintained by the same family since. From first striking sight of the formal entry, with its holly oaks, the estate is sure to awe and impress. Two lush, terraced gardens, one Italian and the other of ancient roses, stretch out behind the villa, connected by a walkway of fragrant camellias and hydrangeas. Curated over the course of two centuries, the gardens provide a setting for weddings and cocktail parties that is nothing less than magical. Watch the sun slowly set over the Tuscan countryside from the property’s ideal hilltop location. Sip wine made of grapes from the estate’s own vineyard while you gather with friends and family on the immense lawn before the villa. End your night under clear starry skies on this natural terrace, surrounded by nature in your own piece of paradise.

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Covered living area
2414 sqm
Lot area
7,5 Hectares



  • Total: 7.5 hectares | 2,414 square meters
  • Villa Guardatoia Total: 950m2 | 12 bedrooms | 8 bathrooms
  • Casa Natalino Total: 365m2 | 3 separate apartments that can be easily reverted to a single unit | 7 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 3 living rooms | 4 kitchens
  • Architectural Features | Tuscan farmhouse; Exposed beams; Covered porch and terrace; Terracotta floors
  • Outdoor Features | Grand entrance to property with centuries-old holm oaks; Spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside; 6x12m swimming pool; Private gardens including a walled rose garden and Italian garden with terracotta statues; Farmhouse apartment grounds separated by hedges for privacy; 2.6 hectares olive grove with 450 trees; 1.5 hectare vineyard
  • Additional Spaces | 420m2 equipped cellar and garage with a capacity 8 people bedroom /4 bath apartment above; 100m2 Vinsantaia; 75m2 shed with indoor parking; 100m2 conference room or “Sala delle Carrozze” with kitchen, 3 service bathrooms, and an exit to a shady park composed of ancient cypresses and holm oaks with boxwood hedges (siepi di bosso) that border the various terraces; 90 m2 chapel
  • Other Amenities | Facilities to produce DOC vinsanto (the only one produced under D.O.C. Valdinievole standards in Italy and the world), wine, and DOP olive oil; Water cistern fed by a private spring; Man-made lake with enough fresh water to irrigate the entire estate
  • Recreation | Fifteen minutes to thermal water treatment in Montecatini and Monsummano; International golf course in Montecatini; Skeet and trap international field in Montecatini; Ten minute walk to tennis courts all year long
  • Transportation | Suburban train line to Florence High Speed Train Station (40 minutes); and to Lucca (20 minutes); Viareggio Beach (40 minutes); Florence and Pisa International Airports (50 minutes)
  • Location | 1km to Pescia; 18km to Lucca; 50kms to Forte dei Marmi; 50km to Pisa; 55km to Florence



Villa Guardatoia, a seventeenth century piece of Lucchesia’s living history, has stood the test of time. Flawless white stucco walls and three tidy rows of windows draw attention to the original front doorway, crafted from pietra serena, a grey sandstone iconic to Tuscany and Florence Renaissance architecture, and boasting the Cecchi de’Rossi family crest. The villa and its spectacular gardens are integral in the history of Lucchesia, and its decor nods to its deep historical roots. Stepping past the pietra serena archway brings you into its spacious grand entry complete with striking stairway. Frescos, paintings, and tapestries throughout its 950 square meter interior evoke a sense of true timelessness. The breathtaking ornate ceilings, finishes, moldings, and terracotta floors are true works of art waiting to be enjoyed. A 100 square meter conference room with kitchen and three service bathrooms, and 90 square meter original chapel, 12 bedrooms, and eight bathrooms ensure the villa offers ample and flexible space to host guests.


A quintessential Tuscan farmhouse provides a comfortable escape for guests or staff. Once the home of the farmer who oversaw the Cecchi de’Rossi estate, the farmhouse in modern times has been renovated to contain three separate apartments. Hedges separate the farmhouse’s grounds into three private spaces, one per apartment. Its seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, three living rooms, and four kitchens can be readily reverted to a single accommodation. Two and a half hectares of olive groves, boasting around 450 trees, and a spectacular 6×12 meter pool with ample deck space to lounge make the exterior as inviting as the interior of the home. Terracotta floors and warm wood finishes contribute to its charm.


The Tuscan countryside stretches as far as the eye can see, spectacular scenery made even easier to enjoy thanks to the estate’s hilltop location. Despite the tranquil natural surroundings and iconic rural feel to the estate, it is only one kilometer from Pescia, on the plains between Lucca and Florence, and only 40 feet from the village of Collodi, where the mother of Carlo Lorenzini (the author of the world-renowned novel Pinocchio) was born. The meandering streets and old-world ambiance of Pescia are undeniable even with modern improvements. Ancient architecture and elegant churches stand between restaurants, shopping, and a modern hospital that is appreciated by Italy and the EU. Lucca, one of Tuscany’s most beautiful cities, is only 18 kilometers away. The coast is only 30km away from your front door, with its abundance of beautiful beaches. Venture 35 minutes to Forte dei Marmi, a glamorous beach resort famous for its high fashion shopping, fine dining, and glitzy nightlife. Or, rent a sun lounger at one of the chic beach clubs and enjoy la dolce vita. Fifty kilometers will bring you to Pisa, or 55 kilometers to Florence, ensuring the estate’s rural atmosphere is within a stone’s throw of modern comfort.

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