29 Apr '11, 2pm

Inexpensive luxury Tuscan villas: is it even possible?

Renting upscale Tuscan villas is usually associated with high rental fees. As a rule of thumb, it is usually true, as most luxury properties in Tuscany go many extra miles to make your experience unforgettable. Nonetheless, I found a fantastic exception to this rule. It is a special villa located in the Lucca area, specifically in Bagni di Lucca, a delicious thermal spa town already known throughout the centuries by famous British writers. The name of the villa is San Francesco . The story of this villa is especially interesting. It used to be the smaller detached section of a larger villa in the delicious hamlet Bagno alla Villa. It was purchased by Evangeline Whipple after tthe death of her second husband. Mrs. Whipple had already been left a very rich widow from her first marriage. Raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area, she arrived in Italy for a visit to Bagni di Lu...

Full article: http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2011/04/19/inexpensive-l...

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