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Your private entrance to your B&B room
'Il Gallo' in the hills of Lucca
'Il Gallo' in the hills of Lucca
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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The space

We are delighted to invite you to our ancient, and completely renovated, "Il Gallo" (the rooster) Bed and Breakfast in the Tuscan hillside above the walled Roman town of Lucca. After a 15 minute drive up from Lucca you will find yourselves surrounded by olive groves with stunning views out over the mountainsides and valleys.

Your room
After leaving your car in the shade of the olive trees, after just a few steps you will be at the private entrance to your romantic bedroom with lovely views from every window - even from the shower! There is an en-suite bathroom complete with toiletteries and hairdryer.
There is a small pantry with a fridge, microwave, kettle and necessities to prepare a picknick and/or aperitivo to be enjoyed on your terrace.
Ceiling fan for hot summer nights!

Guest access

Depending on the weather, breakfast is served on your private terrace in the olive grove, or in our kitchen. There are sun loungers and a sun umbrella on your terrace. From every vantage point there are gorgeous views over the hills and valleys of Lucca, flowers fill the garden surrounding the house, and silvery-green olive trees cover the hillsides above the house. There is also an ancient plunge-pool, which used to be a washing basin. Therefore it is not a full sized swimming pool! (2,5m x 2,5m) Lounging in the pool is a wonderful way to relax on sun-drenched days. There are a number of idyllic spots to relax with a glass of chilled prosecco, settle down with a good book, to sketch or to paint, as well as paths to explore the surrounding hills. It is a true oasis of tranquility!

Interaction with guests

We are delighted to share suggestions about day-trips, restaurants and things to explore while you are staying with us. You can always drop in for a chat, a cup of tea or a glass of wine, but if you want to be left in peace it is here for the taking! You may also make a reservation to have a home-cooked meal with us (for a small fee). Please let me know in advance if you would like to take a meal.

Other things to note

For the comfort of all our guests we do not allow pets and we are a NON smoking accommodation. Check-in from 3pm until 6pm, unless agreed upon otherwise. We would appreciate if you let us know your expected time of arrival.
Check-out before 11am, but of course we are flexible if we do not get new guests on the day of your depature.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $27 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM

For the comfort of all our guests we do not allow pets and we are a NON smoking accomodation. Check-in from 3pm until 8pm, unless agreed upon otherwise. We would appreciate if you let us know your expected time of arrival.
Check-out before 11am, but of course we are flexible if we do not get new guests on the day of your depature.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
2 nights minimum stay

126 Reviews

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Stefanie User Profile
September 2017
Katinka and Robert are the most lovely hosts (and people) and this place could not be more beautiful. They are welcoming, very organized and accommodating. Thank you so much for having us we left so relaxed! Great recommendations from them too. We wanted to stay longer and hope to be back!

Brian User Profile
September 2017
Really great hosts. Robert couldn't of been more helpfully ie. Suggestions for restaurants, day trips ect. Breakfast was wonderful especially when the weather was good. They take you out to the terrace which has wonderful views over the hills of Tuscany. If your looking for a nice quiet stay and want to get away from a busy life this is the place to go. Thanks again

Annmarie User Profile
September 2017
Charming and tranquil b&b in the Tuscan hills. Katinka and Robert are wonderful and gracious hosts. Very relaxing with private terrace to enjoy the hillside views.

Ian & Amanda User Profile
September 2017
Robert and Katinka were the best hosts we have had and we use airbnb pretty frequently. Our stay here included breakfast and we enjoyed the breakfast that was prepared for us every morning. There place is located in the hills around San Martino/ Freddana which was a good central location for us to plan different days trips each day. You must have a car to reach their location. If you are looking for a relaxing time you must stay here.

Teresa User Profile
August 2017
The stay at robert's and katinka's was just perfect! The accommondation is located in a lovely landscape with a lot of privacy. The breakfast was great and the room with bathroom very comfortable. They had great proposals for places to go for dinner and also helped us with the reservations. They are a very lovely couple. It was our best airbnb expirience so far. 5** Stars

Kristen User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic experience.

Georgia User Profile
July 2017
I have stayed in Airbnbs all over the world and this one is the best yet! The place is beautiful and the scenery is amazing. The place is located in a remote area 15mins from Lucca/40mins from Pisa. You will need a car to visit. The room was spacious and cooled by a breeze from windows and a ceiling fan. The tiny kitchenette had all the right things in order to enable a lovely picnic and cool a bottle of wine. The bathroom was clean and the shower had amazing views. The hosts were exceptional. Robert and Katinka were both welcoming and knowledgable. We enjoyed chatting with them but they also left us to ourselves too. They are both incredibly kind hearted. I 100% recommend you stay here. What an amazing place!

Lucca, ItalyJoined in October 2012
Katinka User Profile

My husband Robert Jan and I have worked hard to make a dream house out of a centuries old stable with hay loft and I think we succeeded quite well! I love gardening, and every year an other piece of our 3 acre property is planted with roses, fruit trees, ect. We have 130 olive trees which have to be pruned every year and if you are lucky and come in November/December you might be able to help with the olive harvest!
I adore cooking, especially the Indonesian and Italian cuisine, so if you wish I will cook you a lovely lunch or dinner.
I work part-time in Lucca, but in my free time I love gardening, painting/sketching, reading history and travel books, cooking and ceramic painting.
I would love to travel so much more, but time is a problem. We have a sweet dachshund ZaZa and siamese cat Mr. Bing.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands
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