We have rented various properties over the last 12 years or so in this general area but this was our first visit to Le Mura and the nearby village of Benabbio. It most certainly won't be our last. We all absolutely loved it and cant wait to return. We are an Irish family of 5 with children of 18, 14 and 11 and its very rare that we can all agree on something but we agreed this was simply the best we had been to. It was all just perfect, the spacious house, the pool, the spectacular views, the walk along the forest path to the village. The owners, Celia and Enzo were so easy to deal with and such a lovely couple, so helpful and considerate.
The sunsets were spectacular, we loved the village shop and the restaurant and the wine and just the whole experience really!
We had a wonderful stay at Le Mura set in the Tuscan hills. The villa has fantastic uninterrupted views. It is within easy access to Pisa and Lucca and lovely medieval hilltop villages. The villa has a heated swimming pool which we all spent a lot of time in. Celia and Enzo were lovely and really helpful offering advice on places to visit and where to park. We would definitely recommend Le Mura and give it ten out of ten!
Nestled among the chestnut and olive trees in the hills above Bagni di Lucca, Le Mura is a large, impeccably restored and maintained 17th century farmhouse that provides a relaxing retreat from the cares of this world, while offering every modern amenity. The views are stunning, the quiet soothing and the walks to nearby Benabbio invigorating. While the solar-heated pool and terraced gardens are enough to make you stay put, the villa’s location also offers a convenient jumping-off point for the region’s many attractions.
Celia and Enzo are the perfect hosts, and their cuisine, using local ingredients, is a real delight, especially when served on the large outdoor table overlooking the valley and those spectacular views. Enjoying Tuscan wine and quiet conversation as dusk falls over the hills is truly magical – we’ll be coming back again and again.
Le Mura is an absolute gem. A traditional farmhouse which has been tastefully and lovingly restored - retaining the original features. In addition there is the beautiful rambling terraced garden and lovely solar heated pool. The views are spectacular and its a short walk to the charming little village of Bennabio with Bagni di Lucca not far off. Celia and Enzo are great hosts and Le Mura is a very special place for us. Can't wait to go back!
We were fortunate to join friends at Le Mura last June for part of week-long birthday celebration, and we can’t recommend it highly enough. Le Mura itself is just what you would expect of an old Tuscan farmhouse: thick stone walls, big rooms, cozy kitchen, set on a hillside amidst olive and fruit trees, with gorgeous views across the valley. The owners, Celia and Enzo, are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and we relied on their recommendations for so many things, from wine and gelateria, to driving distances. Almost best of all were the meals they cooked for us, using local ingredients – truly delicious and special – and served at an outdoor table looking over the valley and sunset. On their recommendation we also walked up to nearby Benabbio for dinner one evening and fireflies magically lit our walk back. The area is full of lovely destinations but we were always torn between seeing them and simply moving from the house to the pool-side (also dramatically sited) and back again, with a walk/hike on the hillside to vary the views. And unlike much of Tuscany, there were very few tourists, making one feel almost Italian. In short: a perfect Tuscan retreat.
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