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Casa Farfalla Luxury modern designer villa rental in Lucca-Pozzuolo (LU), Tuscany, Italy

Welcome to Casa Farfalla, Tuscany, Italy

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12 guests
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
3 reviews

Between earth and sky, surrounded by gentle Tuscan hills, lies a suggestive, poetic and fully eco-sustainable award-winning home, designed by internationally acclaimed Architects and Artists Michel Boucquillon and Donia Maaoiu, husband and wife.

Best for: Families and group of friends.
Style: Eco-friendly architectural wonder
Location: Lucca


  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Pets allowed
  • Unsuitable for people with pet allergy
  • Smoking not allowed
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Embedded against a white marble hill above Lucca, the extraordinary contemporary villa and guest house are surrounded by 10 hectares of olive groves and woodland.

The rock protrudes into the indoor spaces eliminating the barriers between the indoors and the surrounding nature. The wide floor to ceiling windows allow in plenty of natural light and offer guests a 180 degree panoramic view of the valley and Lucca beneath.
The iron shutters shade in the summer to protect against the strong summer light and instead absorb the light in winter.

The all-white decor chosen by the architects to decorate the interiors are stricken by the imposing spiral staircase painted inside in bright red, like a dazzling evening dress.

The property is divided into a main villa and a guest house. Both homes are furnished with fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, plenty of outdoor space and own bbq/grill.

Bedroom 1: master bedroom suite with
• 1 bed (180 cm x 200 cm), TV and openable roof
• Full bathroom with sunken tub and walk-in shower, recessed wardrobe with dressing area, openable roof
• Fitness area with training TV, AC
• separate WC openable roof
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with 1 bed (160 cm x 200 cm), AC and recessed wardrobe
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with 1 bed (160 cm x 200 cm), AC, recessed wardrobe and access to upper 200sq/m terrace area
Bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3 with double sinks, large walk-in shower and WC
Sitting Room: Sofa bed (140 cm x 200 cm) for 1 adult / 2 children

Tot: 6 guests + 1 sofa bed (140x200) (1 adult or 2 kids)

Bedroom 1: bed (160cm), wardrobe closet, AC, private terrace
Bedroom 2: bed (160cm), wardrobe closet, AC
Bathroom for the bedrooms 1 and 2, bathroom with double sink, walk-in shower and WC
Master Suite, 1 bed (160 cm) and a separate Sleeping sofa (1,40m), wardrobe closet, small fridge, AC, openable roof

Tot: 6 guests + 1 sofa bed.

Almost everything in and around the property has been designed and built custom-made by Michel and Donia, from lamps and furniture to sculptures.

The most impressive feature of the house is the roof.
The two wings of the roof of the villa open at a 30° angle like the wings of a butterfly, hence the name to the house "Casa Farfalla" or Butterfly House. When open, the two wings measure 110 square meters and open thanks to 6 pistons. This is the first house in the world with a hydraulic roof. This allows natural ventilation to cool the house and provides guests with the magical sensation of sleeping under the stars literally.

Ecological Architecture - Green Credentials:
The villa has been awarded one of the most ecological and exceptional homes in Italy by TV channel "National Geographic" on the show "Case piu' verdi d'Italia" (Greenest homes in Italy).

There is plenty of outdoor space from various shaded terraces, to large pool areas, to cozy panoramic corners ideal for aperitifs at sunset to a large olive grove.


Extensive grounds.

Swimming pool

The pool is overflowing. 26 meters long and has a depth of 1.20 meters . It includes an area of 16 meters in length for swimming, another larger area for playing and an hydro massage area. Open 1 June to 30 September.

Spa facilities

Small fitness room


Hifi with Spotify, Smart TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos)

House Rules

Pets allowed with prior consent.

Good to know
Special touches




Maid service

Housekeeping twice a week.

Maid (additional service)

Additional housekeeping services at €20/hour, laundry €20/hour.

Cook (additional service)

€40/hour plus cost of food.

Further services

Full Concierge services.



Wonderful stay

Thank you for the wonderful stay in your beautiful house.We really enjoyed staying here.Kind regards.
Fam. BRAAMS19/7/2014” Holland


Thanks to the generosity of my Tina and Robert Haney, I had the extreme pleasure and opportunity to spend a week in your home as their personal chef. The minute we arrived I knew I was meant to be here. I felt extremely connected to your philosophy of design as well as the architecture of your home. As well, the story of Lola the Rebel spoke to my soul and I couldn’t be more grateful to you for sharing these with us. Sincerely,

Powell FamilyNorthwest Arkansas, USA

P.S. This was my first trip out of the US. You have left a lasting impression

Great experience

It has been a great experience to stay at this magnificent house. We stayed for a couple of days and enjoyed every aspect of the stay. Views are great especially at night. We hope to be back at some point in the future. One suggestion we have is that the pool water should be slightly warmer since it gets colder in the evenings. Thanks for letting us have this experience.




Pisa International Airport: 35Km
Firenze Airport: 70Km
Bologna Airport: 155Km

An helicopter landing area is also available upon request on the property.


Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, often to the closest town or village.
The location  



Rates Table

2022 Period Rate per week
15 July to 5 September €14400

Booking Details

To secure a booking for this villa, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Balance to be paid 60 days prior to check-in.

Included in the fee:

- concierge service
-maid service 3.5 hours twice a week (normally Tuesday and Thursday) for a total of 7 hrs for both Villa and Guest House
- change of linens and towels on Saturday for stays longer than a week
- final cleaning on Saturday
- heating and air conditioning
- unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
- landscaping and pool cleaning service

Not included in the fee(extra, on request, to be paid locally):
- extra maid service €20 euro/hour
- personal laundry service €20/hour
- cooking/meal prep services
- additional change of linen and towels
- additional services upon request

Booking Conditions

Refundable security deposit: €2500.

Max capacity Villa + Guest House: 2 guests + 2 sofa beds (2 adults or 4 kids)

Min 7 nights stay.

Turnover day: Saturday.

Check-in: between 4.00pm and 7.00pm
Check-out: 10.00am

A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

Although calendars are updated daily, they may not reflect the latest availability. Always contact Passepartout Homes to discuss availability for your chosen properties.

Rental fees may change without prior notice.


€14400 / week     Rates

Booking Enquiry

[email protected]

+44 208 144 9120

Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm, GMT.


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