Reviews

Reviews Turandot since 2018


The location on the river with views from the terrace is fantastic.
A beautiful and spacious apartment where everything you need is present, up to the Nespresso with cups. The location on the river with views from the terrace is fantastic. With summer weather in September we enjoyed until the late evening of the lounge sofas and the indoor dining table area outside.
And anyone who thinks about the hills in Tuscany can be pleasantly surprised: the landscape is truly mountainous with mountains up to 2000 meters, green and crossed with rivers where you can also go canoeing.
The village of Bagni di Lucca is a village with picturesque bridges and all basic facilities. On the other side of the river a few minutes walk is since this year a new restaurant with star quality Italian food with a modern touch.
A place not to forget and to return!

Annemarie & Dirk.
September 2018.
(Google Translate; original review in Dutch.)

Turandot is equipped with all modern conveniences.
We have had a wonderful holiday with our family in Bagni di Lucca. Apartment Turandot is, after the recent renovation, equipped with all modern conveniences and is very tastefully decorated. The original atmosphere has not been lost sight of. A great base for visits to all the beauty that the area has to offer. Thanks to the good tips from the owners, which are described in the information book in the apartment, we have been to beautiful places that we otherwise would never have found. We will definitely come back again.

Victor & Margot, The Netherlands.
August 2018.
(Google Translate; original review in Dutch.)


Reviews Tosca 2013-2017


We will definitely return to Villa Isabella.
What a beautiful location. Very well situated overlooking the river in Ponte a Serraglio, which is my favourite part of Bagni di Lucca. The apartment was very well equipped including a fan for the bedrooms which really helped with the sleeping at night. There is a garden at the side of the apartment , but we spent most of our time sitting and sipping on the balcony and watching the heron trying to catch fish over the “weir” . The view was stunning and all of our party of 4 miss it very much. It was great to find some basic food stuffs in the cupboards and a bottle of chilled wine in the fridge. There was also a garage for the car which we didn’t use as we did not hire a car this time. Very highly recommended.

Anonymous, London, UK.
July 2017.

Wonderful home in a fabulous location!
The property is very well maintained and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The sound of the water in the river below, the views, proximity to amenities all add even more to a very comfortable home-away-from-home.

Anonymous, USA.
January – August 2016.

An Amazing Experience
Villa Isabella is a fantastic place to explore the region from. Conveniently located in the village of Ponte a Serraglio 200m from the village piazza where the bar, café, pharmacy and restaurants are located, great for the morning cappuccino or evening aperitif. The Villa itself is perfect for a family or a couple after some extra space, it has everything you need to make the stay enjoyable and easy, tv, dvd’s, books, dishwasher, washing machine, all utensils and linen provided, great guide for things to do in the area as well. A terrace area to the back and side and another balcony area overlooking the Lima River where we spent many meals enjoying the view. Was great to have the off street parking, we travelled to most places by car, but also has the bus stop almost at the end of the driveway which you could catch to surrounding villages and into Lucca, you can also get the bus to Fornoli (5 mins away) and catch train to Lucca. The owner/manager are very friendly and helpful and nothing is a drama. If you are staying here you must try the restaurant at La Torre the food is magnificent, but take an appetite. You will not be disappointed choosing Villa Isabella it is a perfect place to explore a perfect area.

Anonymous, Australia.
July 2015 – January 2016.

Wonderful autumn week!
We had a wonderful autumn week in this apartment. The house is equipped with all comforts and has a beautiful view, which we enjoyed on the balcony plenty. As we were a little apprehensive because the house is located on a side street, but that is not crowded and the soothing sound of the fast flowing river drowns traffic mostly. The bedrooms they all located in the quiet and cool back.

This apartment is in our opinion very suitable for people who like to explore the area (whether or not armed with the extensive information material that is present in the apartment). So they can just as we enjoy the small town life (we the third day were all greeted the 100 meters away, bar), a somewhat dilapidated bathhouse discover which include the writer Couperus has been, their eyes looking in the window of a factory of plaster saints statues, visit the market in the medieval center of Castelnuovo, or wandering in the mountains with fantastic views. Tourist highlights as the beautiful Lucca are only a half hour drive to and from Pisa airport is approximately 75 minutes.

J+F, Schiedam, The Netherlands.
October 2014.
(Google Translate; original review in Dutch.)

A Little Gem!
We stayed at Villa Isabella in August and loved every minute of our time there. This was our fourth trip to Bagni di Lucca but we have always stayed further out (usually up a mountain!), and never so central. I am so glad we found Villa Isabella, not only because of its location but because of the facilities it offered. It was really home from home but with much better weather and scenery. The villa is within walking distance of coffee shops, restaurants and the centre of Bagni di Lucca is only a 15 minute walk. We hired a mini van as there were 4 adults and 2 children in our party, but we were able to park the van on the drive/in the garage easily. Villa Isabella has everything a family would need for a stay there and we loved it and definitely felt relaxed on our return. We have two small children and they too loved their holiday house. Villa Isabella will certainly be our first choice for future holidays in Bagni di Lucca. Thank you for a fabulous stay!

Rebecca, Glyn and the Boys, United Kingdom.
August 2014.

This is a place to love!
Bagni di Lucca is an authentic and very nice place, not yet overrun with tourists. The apartment Tosca suited us (parents with three young children) fine. The apartment is spacious, clean and fully equipped. There is a choice between the covered patio in the shade or a lovely terrace in the sun, both with stunning views over the Lima. The pool in Bagni di Lucca we liked very well. For children, the rocks of the river Lima formed a formidable challenge. We definitely come again!

Robert & Anne, The Netherlands.
May 2014.
(Google Translate; original review in Dutch.)

We found the perfect villa.
Villa Isabella is ideally located for a visit to the Tuscany region of Italy. Situated in the lovely village of Ponte a Serraglio in Bagni di Lucca it is amid all of the delights on offer in the Lucca area – and it is also a comfortable drive to either Firenze, Pisa, Cinque Terra, the Chianti region, Bologna, Modena or many other great places in this region. The apartment at Villa Isabella if fully equipped and very comfortable. It is a home away from home and only a two minute walk to the local piazza where you will find the cafe/patisserie, bar, pizzeria, restaurant, pharmacy, newsagent and the tabacchi. There is a good bus service to Lucca several times a day with connections by train or bus to all the other cities in the area. It is a comfortable walk up to the main village of Bagni di Lucca which has a supermarket and more restaurants and shops for your convenience. We had the pleasure of an extended stay at the apartment and found that is was everything that you could ask for. The owners are keen to make your stay an enjoyable one and go out of their way to make you welcome. We would highly recommend Villa Isabella to anyone who is contemplating a visit to this area.

Jim & Kerry, Australia.
June – November 2013.