Via dei Molini, 14 - - Avane 56019, Vecchiano

 ..if arriving in a foreign country, getting off the tourist trail and settling down in the "real" countryside appeals to you, you will be made welcome in Casa Gentili by Marco and Marina.

The building
Casa Gentili is a typical "casa da cittadino" dating back to the XVIth century, used at that time by the landowner who normally lived in town to manage the farm hands working in the country.
Designed as a place to work, despite the prestigious façade, it is characterized by its plainness that distinguishes it from other neighbouring villas around Pisa and Lucca, the main goal being to offer pleasure to people spending time there.
Ranieri Gentili bought it in 1911, settling his family there and starting up the company named "Pastificio Gentili" , among the first to produce industrially made pasta.
In 1995 the building was appointed "edificio di interesse storico", that is, a building of historical interest, by the Italian Ministry of Culture and Heritage.

Casa Gentili is ideally situated off the main road, near the river Serchio in the countryside, though just 15 minutes’ drive from the towns of Pisa and Lucca with their many attractions, restaurants and excellent shopping. The villa has thick, old walls offering guests cool respite from the hot summers, divided into B&B with two rooms and one apartment.
Antique furniture and homely furnishings provide spacious and comfortable en-suite rooms.
In keeping with the family tradition and the style of the building you will not find the latest modern conveniences such as flat-screen colour TVs, DVD players, or radio/alarm clocks etc., while to compensate, a relaxing atmosphere is always guaranteed.

Getting around
When you want to get away from the more popular city centres and you are curious to see other locations or small villages, you can take a bicycle and ride from Casa Gentili to discover:
• the lake of Massaciuccoli and its surroundings
• Torre del Lago and its opera and
the oasis of the birdwatching organization LIPU
• the beach at Marina di Vecchiano and its natural dunes inside the natural
park of Migliarino
• the wellness center at San Giuliano Terme

The family
Representatives of three different generations of the Gentili family are currently taking care of the house and garden, all of whom are committed to making this a better place to live and continuing with the family tradition.

We all look forward to sharing this with anyone who loves the country side, old buildings and gardening.

Available on request:
- Cooking lessons
- Personal chef
- Nordic walking

Accessible with Private Car Historical Building Park / Garden Parking Lots Wi-Fi

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