Picturesque & Historic Tuscan Retreat
Wedding Venue, Corporate Events and Private Villa Rental
Nestling in 50 acres of olive groves, pine clad hills and gardens, Villa Michaela is a 18th century villa and boutique country retreat in the Lucca foothill village of Vorno. Offering three night minimum stays for individual bookings, as well as Private Rental, Weddings, Bespoke Lunches and Dinners & Wellness and Corporate Retreats, the Villa is a picturesque Tuscan getaway retreat
unlike any other.
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.
Villa Michaela's heritage, assets and raw beauty, all set in the heart of Tuscany,
will add a magical touch to your plans, whatever they may be.
ON THE FAMOUS VIA FRANCIGENA
Villa Michaela is situated on the the famous Via Francigena - the ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome and to the harbors of Apulia.
We are registered as an official accommodation with the Via Francigena Association and love to welcome weary pilgrims in need to a place to rest.
We can also arrange for a luggage forwarding service for your convenience.
Where better to experience true Italian hospitality than at Villa Michaela, a property steeped in the history of the renaissance land that surrounds it.
Click here for more details and the official Via Francigena website.
Wifi available throughout the Villa and within the grounds
Explore our Italian style gardens, tennis court & surrounding
The grounds boast a huge swimming pool and sun loungers
Breakfast (by request)
Continental breakfast offered in the stunning Limonaia kitchen
Daily Housekeeping (by request)
as well as laundry service
Concierge Service (by request)
Concierge available to help you make the most of your stay
Each room is uniquely decorated and full of character with wonderful views of Lucca and hills behind. There is so much to look at throughout Villa Michaela- a real feast for the eyes. And one of the best sleeps I have had in years. Unrivalled comfort and luxury.
THINGS TO DO
Tour the vineyards and savour the taste of the grapes from the local region of Montecarlo, or Chianti if you want to venture further afield.
Learn the secrets of the Italian culinary arts in our beautiful Limonaia kitchen, and immerse yourself in local Tuscan foraging culture.
Discover what Lucca, Pisa and Florence have to offer with one of our experienced guides. Experience Renaissance Italy at it's best.
Lose yourself in the operatic works of Puccini, Verdi and Mozart all within the Medieval walls of Lucca with 'Puccini e la sua Lucca'.
Relax and rejuvenate with a Ayurvedica body massage,
in your own room.
Abetone in the Apennines is less than 1 hour drive from the Villa and offers 50km of ski slopes for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and walking trails.
Relax in the lemon grove beside the swimming pool, hike up the hills to see the stunning views over Lucca or perhaps learn to make real Italian pizza in our traditional wood burning pizza oven.
YOGA & WELLNESS RETREATS
On our wellness and yoga retreats, you will access all your senses; relish in a curated experience that balances a structured, yet personalised, detox retreat and relaxed vacation holiday surrounded by nature’s beauty and tucked amongst the olive groves of Lucca.Our philosophy at Villa Michaela is that a daily practice of living mindfully through all five senses is the key to authentic self discovery, creativity and overall well being.
FEBRUARY AND OCTOBER ENGLISH HALF-TERM
OR "LONG LEAVE" BREAKS
Feb 13 to Feb 20 - 2021
Tennis coaching, Hiking, Cycling, Cooking lessons, Dancing lessons, Quizzes, Pizza making, Drawing and painting, Skiing at Abetone, Singing, Piano and guitar, Viareggio Carnival (February).
I stayed at Villa Michaela for a week in August and cannot recommend this place enough. The beautiful decor, picturesque surroundings together with the relaxing atmosphere of the villa is a perfect combination. On top of that, the staff were exceptional.
The Epitome of Bliss