Villa Farfalla
Tuscany Lucca
€1071 - €1071 +44 20 3318 7269
2 9.3 10
Villa Villa Farfalla, Rental in Tuscany

Villa Farfalla

2 reviews

Extraordinary villa surrounded by the Tuscan nature overlooking Lucca, beautiful contemporary architecture, 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms

DISCOUNT: -12% if you stay between 01/06/2024 and 31/08/2024
(valid from 22/04/2024 to 31/08/2024, Minimum stay: 7 nights)

The Home

In summary

This extraordinary property is located in the first hills around Lucca. This dream place is a laboratory, a place of experimentation and meditation for the owners, Michel Boucquillon & Donia Maaoui, both architects, artist and designer. The panoramic view from Villa Farfalla is extraordinary. You can perceive the entire city of Lucca and its walls. The property consists of 10 hectares of olive groves and woods located on the nearest Lucca hills, 200 meters above the city,  just at 10 minutes. An helicopter landing area is also available upon request on the property.


The main villa sleeps 6 persons. 1 additional adult or 2 children can sleep on a sleeper sofa. In total there are 3 double bedrooms on the 2nd floor.

- Bedroom 1: master bedroom suite with 1 bed (180 cm x 200 cm), TV and openable roof. Full bathroom with sunken tub and walk-in shower, recessed wardrobe with dressing area, openable roof. Fitness area with training TV, AC. Separate WC openable roof.
- Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with 1 bed (160 cm x 200 cm), AC and recessed wardrobe 4.
- Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with 1 bed (160 cm x 200 cm), AC, recessed wardrobe and access to upper 200sq/m terrace area.
- Bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3 with double sinks, large walk-in shower and WC.
- Sitting Room: Sofa bed (140 cm x 200 cm) for 1 adult / 2 children, open roof, AC, recessed wardrobe containing reading books and safe, access to upper terrace area and openable roof.

The Guest House sleeps 6 guests. 1 additional adult or 2 children can sleep on a sleeper sofa.

- Bedroom 4 ( ground floor): bed (160cm), wardrobe closet, AC, private terrace.
- Bedroom 5 (ground floor): bed (160cm), wardrobe closet, AC.
- Bathroom for the bedrooms 1 and 2, bathroom with double sink, walk-in shower and WC.
- Living room on 1st floor with sleeper sofa (140x200 cm) for 1 adult or 2 children.
- Bedroom 6 (2nd floor): Master Suite, 1 bed (160 cm) and a separate room with Sleeping sofa (1,40m), wardrobe closet, small fridge, AC, openable roof.
- Bathroom for the master bedroom, with walk-in shower, double sink and WC.

Note :  in addition to air conditioning, there is underfloor cooling in all the bedrooms.


The villa (350 sqm), the guest house (175 sqm) and the pool are real jewels of contemporary architecture and technology immersed in the Tuscan nature.
Both buildings are clinging on a hill of white marble like the one of Carrara located nearby.
The Architecture of the two properties is very bright and transparent. It is thought in total harmony with nature which is omnipresent. Another feature, the iron shutters that shade in summer and catch the light deeply in winter.
Sculptures from the wife Donia Maaoui are exposed inside and outside both properties.
The interior is organized around a spectacular staircase represented as a red dazzling evening dress. Rock of white marble is present in the house and appears on the three floors. Architecture, furniture, lamps, sculptures, almost everything has been conceived, designed and custom made for the villa by their owners.

The villa :
- Ground Floor:
Parking private parking is available in various areas on the property.
Parking P1 : + / - 5 cars – in front of the villa, Parking P2 : + / - 2 cars – in front of the dependence, Parking P3 : + / - 6 cars – at 50m dependence, Parking P4 : + / - 50 cars – at 200m from the dependence. Heliport on request at P4 Parking
Main entrance, WC + sink, Washroom, Dressing, Private workshop
- 1st floor
South Terrace, Atrium, Living room with fireplace, Smart TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos), Dining room, Hifi with SPOTIFY, Kitchen and Bar, Barbecue
North terrace, Pool terraces Pool - swimming area 16m long Pool 26x5m, Pool- playing zone, Pool- Relaxation area hydro massage, with Lucca view
- 2nd floor
Bedrooms and large 100 sq meter terrace with panoramic view of Lucca with ping pong table and area relax.

The villetta (guest house) :
- Ground Floor (Lower Level)
Bedrooms and Living/dining room area with Smart TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos), access to large outdoor patio area with table, chairs and illuminated hot tub.
• 2nd floor (Upper Level)
Master bedroom and office


- The Hydraulic roof : The two wings of the roof of the villa open at a 30 ° angle like the wings of a butterfly. The two wings totaling 170 square meters open with 6 pistons. This is the first house in the world with a hydraulic roof. This allows natural ventilation to cool the house and brings to the villa a very unique magic sensation of literally sleeping under the stars.
- Ecological Architecture : The villa has been awarded one of the most ecological and exceptional homes in Italy by TV channel "National Geographic" on the show "Case piu verde d'Italia", it also won the Architectural award “EXPO STONE AWARD 2015” together with the “FREEDOM TOWER WORLD TRADE CENTER” in New York and the “BRIDGE TOWER” in London.
- The pool : The pool is overflowing, it has an area of 70 square meters, is 26 meters long and has a depth of 1.20 meters . It includes an area of 16 meters in length for swimming, another larger area for playing and an hydro massage area. At any point in the pool, as well as from its terrace you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of Lucca.

Note : The street coming to the house is a little bit more 2.10m large. Virtually all cars can pass ( if necessary, with closed mirrors for wide cars), a Porsche cayenne or a Range Rover for example can pass. Instead, a camping car will be too wide. 


  • Baby cot
  • Children welcome
  • Extra bed for child available on request
  • Highchair

Entertainment, well-being & sports

  • Bar
  • DVD player
  • Fitness room
  • Hi-fi sound system
  • Internet access (wifi)
  • Ping-Pong table
  • Playroom-Gameroom
  • Satellite or cable or Internet TV
  • Swimming pool
  • TV

Equipment, facilities, events

  • Helipad
  • Security system

For your comfort and convenience

  • Air conditioning
  • Dining room
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Reading room
  • Sofa(s)
  • Terraces
  • TV lounge
  • Walk-in closet

Kitchen & Appliances

  • Dish washer
  • Dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washing machine


  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Lounge chairs on the terrace
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Outdoor dining table
  • Parking
  • Pool lounge chairs
  • Terrace(s)
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What is Included

Included in rates

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed and household linens
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning two times per week
  • Concierge service
  • Electricity, water, gas
  • Housecleaning upon departure
  • Internet WIFI
  • Weekly change of linens & towels (2 weeks stay min.)

Not included in rates

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Chef / Cook
  • Cot + High Chair
  • Extra change of bath towels
  • Extra change of bed linen
  • Extra hours of housekeeping : starting from 20.00 EUR Per Hour
  • Late check-in
  • Laundry service : starting from 20.00 EUR Per Hour

Rental conditions

- Children must be supervised by an adult at all times when using hot tub, pool, sauna or hammam
- Children welcome
- No safety fence around the pool
- Pets allowed (after acceptance of the owner)
- Pool has no swimming guard
- Smoking is not allowed inside the house
- Language spoken by staff : English - Italian
- Check-in : 17:00 h - Check out : 10:00 h
- A tourist tax will be added to your final bill : 1.00 EUR per guest per night
- Amount of security deposit : 2 500.00 EUR
- Security deposit must be paid in the form of : In cash at the time of check-in

Reservation conditions

- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 50 %
- 2nd payment 45 Days to arrival day : 50 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- The owner may ask you to pay the amounts due for on-site services in local currency.
- The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.
- Payments in local currency are subject to variation in currency exchange rates.

Cancellation policy and cancellation fees

- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email
- Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time
- For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancellation occurs less than 45 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo
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The Area

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Distance from

Florence airport (95 KM)
Pisa airport (140 KM)
Roma Ciampino airport (230 KM)
Rome Fiumicino Airport (230 KM)
Florence (90 KM)
Siena (30 KM)
Montalcino (12 KM)
Pienza (27 KM)


June 2024
July 2024

Our Guest Reviews

Villa Farfalla Recommended by 100% of our customers (2 reviews)
Average rating 9.3/10


Ausgezeichnete Lage, Panorama, große Räume, viel Platz für 12 Personen
Pool nicht beheizt, enge und bepflasterte Straße bis zur Villa
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