B&B and Apartment in XVIth century villa with wall

Via dei Molini 14 , Avane di Vecchiano, 56019 Italy (Show map)


Casa Gentili is ideally situated off the main road, near the river Serchio in the countryside, though just 15 minutes’ drive from the towns of Pisa and Lucca with their many attractions, restaurants and excellent shopping. The villa has thick, old walls offering guests cool respite from the hot summers. Two bedrooms are on the villa ground floor. Antique furniture and homely furnishings provide spacious and comfortable en-suite rooms. In keeping with the family tradition and the style of the building a relaxing atmosphere is always guaranteed by the 5000 sq m garden around the property. Available on request: - Cooking lessons - Personal Chef - Nordic walking guided tours - Art courses (drawing, painting, decoration)

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Innkeepers: Marco Gentili


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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.0
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness3.0
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Luxus auf einfache geschmackvolle Art

3.8 on September 10, 2015

Wir (Familie mit zwei Kindern im Alter von 6 + 7 Jahren) haben im August 2015 4 Tage in der Villa Gentili verbracht. Es war wunderschön und entspricht der Beschreibung. Die Kinder waren ebenfalls begeistert. Es ist ein Luxus morgens nur mit der Familie in diesem herrlichen ruhigen Garten an einem liebevoll gedeckten Tisch zu frühstücken. Marco hat immer eine Spezialität der Region und/oder etwas selbst Gebackenes aufgetischt. Seine Tipps für Ausflugsziele und Restaurants sollte man unbedingt befolgen. Wer etwas Besonderes sucht, ist hier genau richtig! Oft sind es Kleinigkeiten, die in Erinnerung bleiben, so auch die kleine Aufmerksamkeit, dass nach Rückkehr vom Tagesausflug die Apfelsaftflasche im Kühler steht.

Innkeeper Response
Dear family guest, your kind words mean a lot to me; give me the chance to stop for a while the daily business and listen the traveler viewpoint. The positive experience you're reporting insn't to be addressed to me, I'm just the lucky guy born in this heritage property my precedessors builded up and loved hundreds of years ago; to deserve such a great value I can only share it with curious people and do my best to provide future generations with the same great opportunity. Hopefuly very nice guests are helping me a with that. Marco P.S. I took note of points to be improoved as well.

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Rooms & Rates

The Suite

The Suite has direct access to the garden, has 1 double bedroom and up to 2 single beds; you can accommodate as in B&B or as Self catering apartmebt, please vist our website for full description and rates

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 100 - EUR 120

The Double bedroom

you can accommodate in the room as B&B or in coonection with full Self Catering apartment, please visit our website for full descriptions and rates

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 110 - EUR 90

Apartment, Classic Layout

The Classic layout - Self catering apartment&amp - Sleeps: 4 / 5 people;- Description: entry entry hall (2 rooms with large sofa bed), kitchen, 1 bedroom (double bed), 1 bathroom (wc, shower, bidet, washbowl), 1 toilet (wc, washbowl); (110 sm);Weekly prices. Please visit our website for full descriptions and rates.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 780 - EUR 970

Apartment - Ext. Layout

Key figures: 160 m2 (1720 feet2) | 2 bedrooms | Sleeps 2+2+2+1+1 Description: entry entry hall (2 rooms with large sofa bed), kitchen, 1 bedroom (double bed), 1 bathroom (wc, shower, bidet, washbowl), 1 toilet (wc, washbowl); very comfortable suite with en suite bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Beds 2 Double

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Location Type

Italia, Countryside, Village


Pisa, Italy (PSA-G. Galilei) 10 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Library , vegetable garden, orchard

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing

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  • Check In:: 12 pm
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please inform innkeeper at time of reservation
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Deposit Amount Required: 30 %



Marco Gentili

Languages spoken

English, Italian

About the innkeepers

After almost 20 years, serving multinational companies and travelling worldwide, Marco quit his job and started up a new activity taking care of the legacy property in Tuscany where he and his family lived along the past 100 years. Being a garden lover he improved the general layout of the historical garden introducing a vegetable garden and the orchard to let the guest enjoy fresh organically grown season items.

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local products

  • Serving Location: Out in the garden under the laurus trees, Breakfast Room, Guest room