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Villa Ilona

Extraordinary historic property in the heart of Tuscany near Lucca, large olive groves domain of 50 hectares, 17 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, pool, tennis court, house staff

In summary

Nestled in 50 acres of olive groves in the village of Vorno, just a stone’s throw from the historical city of Lucca, Villa Ilona offers the perfect destination for private and corporate clients looking for a large villa rental, or venue for family reunions, celebrations and events.
With a stunning swimming pool and tennis court, as well as large games rooms with billiard table, the Villa offers all the amenities and comfort you could need for a bespoke and authentic Tuscan experience.


The main Villa has 12 double bedrooms. Each room is uniquely decorated in a mix of Tuscan and British interior design. All bedrooms but two in Villa Ilona are en suite (which share a bathroom on the landing below). There are also several additional reception rooms with a grand piano, chess, backgammon, bridge and much more on offer.

In a separate building called Casa Una there is a very charming farmhouse on the grounds of Villa Ilona with 4 double bedrooms and triple bedroom, all with en suite bathrooms. There is also a exquisitely decorated sitting room, dining room seating six people and a kitchen with AGA cooker. Outside Casa Una there is a private "alfresco" dining terrace and garden with pizza oven and wonderful views of the Tuscan hills and the Alpi Apuane.

With four extra beds for children the main Villa con sleep 28 and Casa Una 11. The main Villa and Casa Una can be rented separately or together.

Wifi available throughout the Villa and within the grounds


The grounds boast a huge swimming pool and sun loungers, Italian style gardens, tennis court  & surrounding olive groves

Service and staff

Continental breakfast offered in the stunning Limonaia kitchen.
Daily Housekeeping and concierge service.

Whether you are celebrating a family reunion, a birthday, Christmas, New Years, Easter, or Thanksgiving at Villa Ilona, the chef can prepare a delicious lunch or dinner of three or four courses for you and your guests.
We can arrange for silver service dinner in our stunning frescoed dining room or alternatively arrange an atmospheric setting outdoors in the grounds of the villa.
Menu prices vary. Please contact us to get a custom quotation.
In addition to privately catered dinners and lunches, at Villa Ilona you can also learn to cook and prepare the same authentic Italian food that they serve.

Shop in the local markets before learning about local flavours and how to cook authentic Italian recipes with our renowned Rhode School of Cuisine in our huge traditional Tuscan Limonaia kitchen.


Within a 10 minute drive of Lucca, 30 minutes from Pisa airport and an hour from Florence, the Villa lies in the heart of the birth place of the Renaissance. 

Take walking tours of the the historic city of Lucca or cycle the famed medieval walls. Go wine tasting at our local Enotecas or take a trip to the frantoio (olive press) and learn about the various stages of the oil being produced. Hold a tennis tournament on the Villa’s private court or hold yoga and meditation classes besides the pool in the grounds with the English and Italian speaking yoga instructor.

Take day trips into the surrounding towns and cities, for instance, Pisa, Florence, Forte dei Marmi and Sienna.
In the evenings, attend an Opera recital of the best arias from Puccini, Verdi and Mozart at either the beautiful Church of San Giovanni or the oratorio of the Museo della Cattedrale.
Alternatively we can arrange for a private opera recital in the Villas stunning chapel with excellent acoustics.

Titre:  Quiet Tree
Auteur: Thoribass
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  • Children welcome
  • Shallow pool / Children pool

Entertainment, well-being & sports

  • Billiard / Pool table
  • Cards and board games
  • Cinema lounge
  • DVD player
  • Internet access (wifi)
  • Library
  • Outdoor private swimming pool
  • Piano
  • Ping-Pong table
  • Satellite or cable program
  • Shared tennis court
  • TV

For your comfort and convenience

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Dining room with dining table
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Indoor hot tub
  • Reading room
  • Terraces

Kitchen & Appliances

  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dish washer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Garden
  • Lounge area on the terrace
  • Lounge chairs on the terrace
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Outdoor dining table
  • Parking
  • Pool lounge chairs
  • Terraces

Resort services and entertainment

  • Tennis courts
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What is Included

Included in rates

  • Bed and household linens
  • Concierge service & Assistance
  • Daily house cleaning
  • Electricity, water, gas
  • Heating (from November to April)

Not included in rates

  • Airport transfer
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Chef
  • Child care, Baby sitting
  • Cooking lessons of local cuisine
  • Excursions
  • Extra cleaning lady : 15.00 EUR Per Hour
  • Massage
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga trainer

Rental conditions

- Children must be supervised by an adult at all times when using hot tub, pool, sauna or hammam
- Children welcome
- It is not allowed to organise events in the property without prior approval by Villanovo
- No safety fence around the pool
- Pool has no swimming guard
- Smoking is not allowed inside the house
- Language spoken by staff : English - Italian
- Check-in : 14:00 h - Check out : 11:00 h
- Amount of security deposit : 30% Of rental amount
- Security deposit must be paid in the form of :

Reservation conditions

- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 40 %
- 2nd payment 45 Days to arrival day : 60 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.

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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