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Il Podere di Giustina

Excellent 10 / 10 (2 reviews)
Via del Mulino, 47/A - Montecarlo (LU) - Area: countryside | Map

Il Podere di Giustina

Bed & Breakfast



Guests in this venue liked
  • Cheap
  • Abundant breakfast
The B&b "The farm of Giustina" of Montecarlo (Lucca) is the ideal solution if you want to spend a holiday in Tuscany in the countryside, but with all the comforts of the city. Located in the middle of northern part of Tuscany, at a distance of about 50 km. from the airports of Pisa and Florence and from the coast of the sea, the B&b is in a recently renovated house, which is able to offer the same comfort of the most modern houses in the city, and at the same time it is surrounded by a garden with roses, hydrangeas and camellias, as well as numerous olive trees and vines of a real "farm".

In the house live the two owners, who share with the guests the household appliances (washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, etc..), the kitchen, the bookcase with guidebooks and maps of places to visit, the garden, the wide open spaces also provided with some outdoor play equipment for children and the shady grove with tables and chairs. If they wish, the guests can also take part in some simple agricultural activities, such as the grapes or olives harvest.

During their stay, the guests can enjoy in the morning a rich continental breakfast, prepared by Paola with local produce and much appreciated in all the reviews of the B&b. The breakfast is served in the colder seasons in the large dining room of the house and in the summer almost always outdoors very close to the trees and vines of the surrounding countryside.

Starting from the house, you can go for walks in the surrounding area in the middle of the typical landscape of the Tuscan hills and you quickly reach the village of Montecarlo, very characteristic for its urban plan of medieval period and for the Medici fortress, but also full of many good restaurants and pizzerias. The large number of farms in the area produce a great wine, for which the DOC has been recognized, and an extra virgin olive oil, considered one of the top quality oils of Tuscany; the guided tours to wine cellars and “frantoi” (oil-mills) are very appreciated by tourists and allow them to understand the production process of the wine and of the olive oil.

Although the house is right in the middle of the countryside, in an area protected for the environmental beauty of its landscape, it is not too far from the motorway (4 km.) or the train station (1 km.), which can be easily reached on foot. Montecarlo is a quite little village, surrounded by nature, yet all the main comforts are close at hand because it is placed in an ideal position, which makes it the perfect starting point for trips to visit the Northern part of Tuscany. No matter your age or taste, you will enjoy a holiday here, whether you are looking for culture, museums and ancient towns, such as Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Vinci, S. Gimignano, Volterra, or you like to choose, between the restaurants of Tuscany, famous for the quality of their service, those who are best suited to your tastes. This place is also ideal for children: Collodi, Pinocchio’s home town, is just 8 km away, a zoo in Pistoia is 25 km. far, public swimming pools are also rather near and it is half an hour drive to Viareggio, the renown seaside resort along the Versilian coastline. You may decide to go for relaxing walks in the woods around Montecarlo, on the nearby Pizzorne plateau (around 1000 metres above sea level), in the Garfagnana area or maybe you prefer going out at night to one of the many pubs and discos in Viareggio, which is very busy and lively, especially in summer. On the other hand, if you want to take care of your health, you might choose to go to a spa in Montecatini or in Monsummano Terme, where you can also find the famous Giusti Grotto, just 12 km away.

What is unique about staying at "The farm of Giustina" is the family hospitality; if you like it, you will be surrounded by the care and attention of the hosts, who will have you as their unique guests and were in the past high school teachers. Also the price is interesting, just kept low, because the size of the structure is small and there is no need for extra staff.

Since 1932, for more than 60 years, Giustina, the present owner’s grandmother, lived in this place where she was appreciated for her kindness, good humour and cheerfulness and known to be a hard-working and friendly hostess, always ready to welcome guests and offer to them the delicious food she cooked. After her husband’s death, she became the only owner of the farm until the year 2000, when she died at the age of 96. Her renowned hospitality has inspired the present owners who have decided to carry on the old family tradition.
Rooms and Rates


Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

You may cancel your booking up to 2 days before the check-in date. In the case of failure to show or late cancellation, you will be charged for one night’s stay

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-out
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 1:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
No municipal tax will be charged
Fresh towels every 3 days
Fresh sheets every 7 days
Rooms are cleaned every 7 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 10:00 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
Extra room cleaning is available at a cost of €10.00
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms

Other notes

It is possible to agree with the owners the use of the kitchen, the washing machine, the dishwasher and the garden tables.

from 45 € (1 night / 2 guests)
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
  • Kitchenette
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Fireplace
  • Near cycle paths
  • Bicycles available
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Parking
  • English speaker
  • French speaker

House features

  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Smoke and fire alarms
  • Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy

Services of the house

  • Garden
  • Kitchenette
  • Terrace
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Children games / babysitting
  • Laundry

Location and surroundings

  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 1
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 1

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Historic furniture
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Weekly


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Shuttle service

Holiday themes - the place

  • Country

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Garden
  • Family
  • Romantic atmosphere
Breakfast is one of the strengths of our B & B. Guests can choose their favorite type of coffee or tea, enjoy a choice of organic muesli and / or bread, butter, various types of jam or honey, cakes or biscuits. All products are local and almost always organic. Milk and yogurt are always available. Special breakfasts for celiacs or other special needs are possible.

The breakfast is served in the colder seasons in the dining room of the house and in the summer (not only) almost always outdoors very close to the olive trees and vines of the surrounding countryside.

Hey from Marco

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My name is Marco and I was a teacher of Italian, Latin and history in high schools for a long time. I always really enjoyed getting to know other countries and cultures in depth, without limiting myself to visits of a merely touristic and episodic nature. After retirement, I chose to live in the countryside, renovating what had been my grandparents' house. Now I like to take care of my 400 olive trees, but above all of my guests, who have been numerous in recent years and with whom I have always maintained excellent relations. My wife Paola, a former math teacher, loves cooking and prepares excellent homemade bread every day, as well as cakes and jams.
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Area countryside
The bed and breakfast, surrounded by olive trees and vines, is part of an area that is becoming more and more interesting for tourists: there are numerous and excellent restaurants and pizzerias, whose clients often come from all the surrounding cities; the farms in the area produce an excellent wine, for which the D. O. C. has been recognized, and an extra-virgin olive oil, considered one of the best in Tuscany; it is possible to organize tours in the cellars, access cooking schools, organize guided tours of wineries and oil mills, which allow to understand the production process of wine and olive oil. The village of Montecarlo, built entirely between 1333 and 1335, preserves its medieval structure, its walls, an 18th-century theater and a visitable fortress, from which you can enjoy excellent views of the Valdinievole and the Lucca area. It is possible to go for walks in the countryside or organize excursions by bike. Numerous events are organized every year, from the Wine Festival to concerts and shows in the theater or outdoors.
Montecarlo is also an ideal starting point for visiting northern Tuscany, being halfway between Florence and Pisa. The holidays that you can spend here will suit all tastes and all ages! You can enjoy cultural holidays, visiting museums and historic cities, such as Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Vinci, S. Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, Barga, Pietrasanta, or gastronomic, choosing between the trattorias and the Tuscan restaurants, famous for the quality of their service, those that are best suited to your tastes. But the place is also suitable for children: just 8 km. away there is Collodi, the home town of Pinocchio; the Pistoia zoo is 25 km. far; public swimming pools are also rather near and it is only half an hour drive to the renowned seaside resort of Viareggio and the Versilia coast. The Cinque Terre and the rocky coast south of Livorno can also be reached. You can relax by taking long walks on the nearby plateau of Pizzorne (about 1000 meters high) or between the mountains of Garfagnana or having fun at night in the numerous pubs and discos of nearby Valdinievole or Viareggio. If instead you want to take care of your health, 12 km. around there are renowned spa resorts, such as Montecatini and Monsummano Terme, with the famous Grotta Giusti and the outdoor thermal pool, where you can immerse yourself in every season of the year.
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Overall Rating 10 / 10
2 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
I enjoyed my stay very much. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, the room was very clean and with a VERY comfortable bed. The location fit perfectly my needs (I had a car). Excellent value.
stayed from 04/07/2019 to 04/11/2019
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Ospitalità attenta, cordiale e discreta, location ideale sia per visitare le città d'arte sia per rilassarsi tra gli ulivi, camera accogliente e confortevole, colazione eccellente e abbondante. Tutto perfetto, grazie mille Marco e Paola.
stayed from 08/09/2020 to 08/16/2020