Toscana - Lucca - CAMAIORE


PRIVATE STRUCTURE (lease only). Villa Manganelli is located near Camaiore, in La Vallina, a place rich in history, linked to the Borbone royal family. The villa takes its name from the artist Giovanni Manganelli, known as the " Water Sculptor". At the beginning of the 1970s, the illustrious Professor Giannino Forni, stepfather of the sculptor, purchased part of the La Vallina estate from Prince Borbone Parma and built the current villa there, using it as a family residence. Here the artistic activity of Maestro Manganelli began and some sculptural works are still exhibited both inside and outside the villa. Located in a residential and naturalistic context, the villa guarantees absolute privacy. At the same time, it allows guests to visit the most popular tourist destinations in Tuscany, such as the beaches of Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta and many others as well as being no more than twenty minutes from Pisa international airport. The refined interiors, characterised by fine furnishings, welcome guests into elegant rooms, with great attention paid to detail and, at the same time, equipped with modern comforts. The pride of the property is the large veranda, a place flooded with light, enclosed by large windows and with a view that dominates the entire garden. Inside it is exhibited the "Sfinge", the work of Maestro Manganelli, and the furnishings, in line with the rest of the villa, are elegant and refined. The veranda is therefore an elegant and comfortable setting to be enjoyed in all seasons. Villa Manganelli is the ideal solution for those wishing to spend a holiday of privacy and tranquillity without forgoing the vivacity and events offered by the most renowned nearby tourist and seaside destinations of Tuscany.



Villa Manganelli has three floors for a total area of approximately 450 sq m. The main entrance is located on the basement floor. It is accessed through a portico furnished with sofas and adorned with three works of Maestro Manganelli: "Tuffatrice", "Nuotatrice" and "Lancillotta" while his work "Narciso" is displayed in the large entrance hall. The basement floor is composed of a double bedroom with adjoining bathroom with double entrance equipped with tub, shower and toilet, another double bedroom, with access to the garden via a French window, fireplace (ornamental) and ensuite bathroom with shower, a single bedroom, an ample closet and a large living room-study-library. From the entrance and the lounge is a corridor with stairs leading up to the ground floor with the large veranda set up with living and dining areas, grand piano and study corner, with access to the garden via a French window and then down a few steps complete with banister. Also on the ground floor is a large living room with dining area, TV corner with fireplace (ornamental) and a sitting area with access to the veranda via French windows, as well as the sleeping area with a single bedroom, a bathroom with tub and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. The floor is completed by the kitchen which is structured in two zones: an internal one with all the utensils, dishes, hob, fridge and small appliances and an external one, completely closed by large windows overlooking the garden and including an additional professional hob, sink, dishwasher, a worktop, ovens, pantry and a French window which leads, via an external staircase, down to the laundry area. Continuing up the stairs from the ground floor, you come to the attic floor, consisting of two large double bedrooms, one with fireplace (ornamental) and ensuite bathroom divided into two zones (shower zone and bath zone), while the other one has an ensuite bathroom with shower.


The park surrounding the villa, characterised by typical Mediterranean scrub, extends over an area of approximately 10.000 sq m. From the entrance gate, a drive leads to the portico which gives access to the ground floor. The garden boasts a rich assortment of trees and plants such as oaks, olives, cypresses, firs, palms and various fruit trees (orange, lemon, apricot and many others), as well as flowering plants such as oleanders, mimosas and roses. Along the entrance drive is the golf hole (complete with starting tees, fairways, bunkers and green) against which Maestro Manganelli's monumental marble work "Delfini" forms the background. On the opposite side of the parking area, past a white wrought-iron gate, you can walk down a small slope with a railing that leads to the lower part of the garden which, bordered by tall trees and an Asian bamboo hedge guaranteeing privacy, encloses the swimming pool-solarium area and various shaded areas. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

Located in the lower part of the garden and reached down a small slope equipped with a railing, the swimming pool is set in a non-slip WPC deck of approximately 120 sq m, on which is also the 80 sq m solarium area, equipped with sunbeds. The rectangular pool, measuring 9.5 x 5 m with a constant depth of 1.30 m, is lined in PVC and has chlorine purification and a ladder for access to the water. There is a large illuminated and furnished canopy providing guests with every comfort. The pool is open from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October.

Pets: Yes. € 50,00 per animal per week or part of week
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning in the bedrooms (Dyson mobile air cooler in the single bedroom on the basement floor)
  • Smart Tv
  • WI-FI internet connection
  • cable radio bluetooth
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • american fridge
  • american coffee machine
  • espresso coffee machine
  • toaster
  • mixer
  • juicer
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • hair dryer
  • mobile barbecue
  • piano
  • mosquito nets

Location and distances

Located in Versilia, on the hills of Camaiore, this residential and naturalistic context guarantees guests absolute privacy. At the same time, the villa is close to a small town that provides every type of service. No more than a quarter of an hour away are some of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Tuscany, such as the beaches of Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Viareggio and many others which with their lively social life and events will brighten up the guests' stay. If the coast offers social life and entertainment, the hinterland offers art, culture, history and traditions. An example of this is represented by the town of Pietrasanta, of medieval origin, which over time has been, and still is, a destination for artists from all over the world. A true open-air museum that provides, with its numerous galleries and squares, a continuous review of contemporary art of the highest level. Named "Little Athens" for the numerous artists who have decided to make it the seat of their artistic and personal life, including Fernando Botero, Giovanni Manganelli and Igor Mitoraj. Nature lovers can visit the park of the Apuan Alps, a mountain range whose peaks reach up to 2000 metres and whose paths offer a journey through a precious biodiversity in a continuous succession of unique panoramas. In the area of the Apuan Alps is the Grotta del Vento and the historic quarries of the prestigious Carrara marble from which the genius of Michelangelo created his most famous works such as "David", "La Pietà", "Moses" and many others.

Airport: Pisa 92 km, Firenze 101 km, Bologna 189 km, Roma Fiumicino 260 km, Milano Malpensa 420 km
Train station: Viareggio, 7 km
Highways: A12 exit Viareggio Camiore 5 km
Shops and services: Piano di Mommio 1 km, Capezzano Pianore 3 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea - Lido di Camaiore 5 km
Parking: Inside the property
Access roads: 200 m of paved and private road
Attractions within 100 km: Pietrasanta 6 km, Lido di Camaiore 6 km, Viareggio 8 km, Forte dei Marmi 13 km, Pisa 28 km, Lucca 32 km, Carrara 36 km, Livorno 50 km, Cinque Terre 85 Km, Firenze 103 km
Altitude: 287 slm


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Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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  • Heating from November to April (€100,00 per day). N.B. These costs, not included in the price list, will be calculated at the reservation time and due at the balance payment.
  • Mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50.00 per animal per week or part of week)
  • tourism tax (where applicable)

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Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A platter of delights to share with friends, featuring the finest ‘Made in Italy’ ingredients, accompanied by DOC Prosecco from Veneto.
€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) -To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Gather around a barbecue featuring exceptional produce: savoury lamb skewers and Angus beef burgers from the finest Italian sources, black pork sausages from Sicily's Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To complement the burgers, there is traditional 'pane cafone' bread, cheddar cheese and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. Pair your meal with our Amatrice spelt beer and, for the little ones, refreshing iced tea.
€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Authentic Tuscany and Umbria
Food Delivery - Authentic Tuscany and Umbria

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - The regional pairing of central Italy. A blend of traditions and interpretations of the raw materials from these incredible territories. The opportunity to taste the traditional combination of aged beef and pork with beans.
€ 125.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
€ 101.00