Built in 1600 by the rich Diodati family, this prestigious villa changed hands numerous times in the centuries following its construction. Left in the hands of a convent in the 19th century, the villa has belonged to the current owners since 1949. This luxurious residence with 20 bedrooms and 3 hectares of park is ideal for those looking for a piece of the history of Lucca, with a wonderful panoramic sight as a side benefit. GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONLocated on the hills surrounding Lucca, in panoramic position, prestigious 17th century villa with park and pool.The building is within easy reach from the town of Lucca (24km; 25rsquo;) and is ideal for those looking for a house outside the city but not without services available.The beautiful Tuscan coastline is really close, with Viareggio and Lido di Camaiore being only 40km away. Other notable cities in the vicinity are Pisa (30km; 45rsquo;), Volterra (82km; 1h 40rsquo;) and Firenze (95km; 1h 25rsquo;).To get here, the most useful airports are Pisa Galilei (47km; 50rsquo;), Firenze Peretola (73km; 1h), Roma Ciampino (365km; 3h 50rsquo;) and Roma Fiumicino (380km; 3h 45rsquo;).DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGThe great villa (about 2,000 sqm ndash; 21,420 sqft) is split among three floors and made up of a grand total of 44 rooms, including several dining rooms, 20 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms and even a small decorated shrine.STATE AND FINISHESThe villa is in wonderful shape, with a particular care towards decorations. On the inside, there are ample rooms with plastered walls and wooden beams sustaining the ceilings. All the floors are realized in terracotta. The indoor shrine is recognizable by the late-baroque altar and the property is enriched by ceiling covered in multicolored frescos and grotesque decorations.EXTERNAL AREAOn the outside the property is surrounded by 3 hectares of park, dotted by centuries-old trees and enclosed by a stone wall. In front of the villa is a panoramic terrace with balcony, decorated with stone-made statues, offering a nice view on the hills around.The two foreparts of the villa, intentionally not parallel to the front-wall, grant a much ampler view over the valley.The beautiful 4 x 8 m above-ground swimming pool is located on the edge of the park.USE AND POTENTIAL USESThe size of the villa (almost 2,000 sqm ndash; 21,420 sqft) and its partition among three floors are ideal characteristics for those looking to rent some rooms and not only for someone looking for a prestigious and luxurious residence near Lucca.