Our special apartment is at the end of our very ancient big house. It's very cosy and romantic, tranquil, in a beautiful setting, where you can rest, after visiting the most amazing corner of Tuscany. Enjoy our lovely kitchen, pool and garden!
Our house is a very ancient big house made out of stone at the end of a medieval village of ten houses. It is surrounded by olive trees and lavandas, fruit trees and chestnut woods. the garden is quiet, mediterranean plants make it colorful and refreshing, perfect to relax, read a book, contemplate the view or enjoy our fresh delicious breakfast. Since this spring we also have a small pool 3x2,5mt that you can enjoy while over looking the lovey view.
The bedroom is a very special retreat. All walls are decorated with many of my own paintings, special objects, many books and good furniture. every corner is full of inspiration and creativity. The bathroom is quite big with a shower, many books, and a lovely view over the Lucca valley. The bedroom has an indipendent entrance from the house so you can come in and out as you please. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans and basic food (olive oil, salt pepper, milk).The house has wi-fi for free so although on holiday you can still be connected with the world.
My atelier is on the other side of the house, opposite the ancient stone washing pond where the old ladies of the village still daily come to do their washing. You can pop in any time for a coffee or just a peek...
On walking distance there is a lovely little restaurant with a beautiful terrace overlooking the hills where you can have a local dinner in a very friendly ambiance.
The beautiful town of Lucca is 15min. far and the beaches are 20min. far. We can also advise you some amazing rivers you can go too, to have a refreshing wild swim in ponds carved in rocks or marble stones... Pisa, Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre are all reachable for day trips.
We offer both b&b option or weekly rent. when rented weekly, we do not serve breakfast. You can use our lovely guests kitchen with a 4 fire cooking stove, fridge, oven and pots and pans to prepare lovely dishes. In the kitchen you always will find basic food products as olive oil, salt and pepper, spaghetti, some sauces, milk.
if you want we can advise you trips, visits, restaurants, or some cooking receipts. But if you just would like to rest in the garden and absorb the lovely sun light, you can have all the silence and privacy you just wish for.
I know it sounds funny, but we happen to live in the most beautiful surroundings ever. As painter everyday I am amazed how beautiful the landscape, the woods, the olive groves, the villages, the towns, the nature, people and above all light are here. you can just sit and look around and never get bored.
We leave on a hill in Tuscany, this means there is no bus service and you need to have a car or a bike if you are very fit. It is not possible to move around without, and you would be missing so much of it.
we do offer 4 sleeping places, but as the two rooms, the bedroom and the living room where a good bed sofa is, are not well sound proof isolated, we can't really have to couples staying, only a couple with max two children. In winter period we have an additional heating cost: please ask if you are interested.
Colorful and familiary ;)
Damema's perfect home was the highlight of our stay in Italy. Tucked into the sun-drenched hillside in Tuscany, the cottage was quiet, cosy, and wonderful. Damema and her family were lovely hosts, and we spent our days wandering through the olive groves, eating figs off the tree, and exploring the nearby ancient Lucca. We were thrilled with our stay, and are eagerly awaiting our next trip!
A beautiful BnB with a wonderful host. We felt very welcome and Damema was very helpful in advising us on what to see and do in the area. The rooms are extremely comfortable and are beautifully and lovingly appointed. Breakfast was amazing!! We highly recommend "the painter's house". Thank you so much Damema!
Notre séjour chez Damema a été un vrai bonheur : petite maison individuelle et attenante à la maison principale, Deco soignée dans un cadre bucolique et petit déjeuner varie et copieux ....
Une jolie et très agréable famille accueillante, notre séjour en Toscane restera un très bon souvenir !!
we sepent 10 very nice days with damema and her family.
-Our two kids (2 and 4 years old) played a lot with damema's kids and in the end of our staying i almost did not see my daughter;-)
-we also receaved a lot of very nice tips to visit surroundings: nice river spots, towns/villages to visit, more wild sea spots. there is a lot to do in the area., but count min 25 to get to the closest destination
-Breakfast was fantastic.
-We had our own space and table in the garden with beatiful view on the valley (be preapred there are moscitos)
-- very handy with kids: we could use the fridge and the washing machine
-so definitely worth a visit!
We had a wonderful experience. The room was pretty, beautiful location and an extremely hospitable hostess (and family!). Wish we had stayed longer so we could have done more in the area! We had a perfect stay.
Damema was a fabulous host. She served a beautifully presented breakfast each morning in the garden with the help of her young daughters. The guest house was clean, charming and comfortable, and we had one of the best meals of our entire trip just down the road at the local neighborhood restaurant she recommended. There were a few mosquitoes in the mornings and evenings, so you may want to pack some repellant, and we did lose the internet a couple of times briefly, but it always came back soon enough. Overall, a delightful experience.
The best days for us in toscana. Let you know what happens in this two days at Danema B&B. Danema description was not excessiv, we arrived in lovely place of Toscana. If you open the gate to this b&b you will be flashed by the Colorpower of the Garden . next wa s the warm welcome from the black Labrador Lady. The house was an old Farmhouse rebuilded to lovely place for a lovely Family and place for guest like us :)
the breakfast is amazing . we join a great breakfast outside in the garden with a nice view over the country. We got so many good tips for dinner or sightseeing . For example the local restaurant "Barbagianni" its a 5 min walk . The landlord is so kind and we had very very good dinner. when we walk back it was enchanting. Little fireflys ("Glühwürmchen") glow up our way to Danemas house. This natural phenomenon you join only in june .
A further tip was the trip to the River in the Mountains . There you can take a lovely bath in crystal clear cold water .Thank you so much. Thats the way of b&b we like . Danemas Family has given us heartly welcome and a wonderful time.
We stayed 13 stress free and relaxed nights in Damemas place. The flat has a double bed, a separated bathroom and a living room with a stove. The flat was very clean and comfortable.
In the morning we get an excellent and rich breakfast with bred, cereals, yogurt, sweets, juce, fruits and coffee. A morning can't starts better than with that breakfast and the wonderfull view from the terass were we get the breakfast if the weather was goog enough.
Damema and her family were very friendly, open and very obliging hosts. We get very helpful tips for example for you walking tour in the surrounding area and for good restaurants.
We can recommend Damemas place totally. We had a great time in Italy.
Thank you Damema
This is a lovely B&B high in the Tuscan hills just north of Lucca in a very old home surrounded by gardens. It was clean and comfortable and had wonderfully unique character. The breakfast was the absolute best we had in Italy with fresh pastries, breads, cheeses, jams, cold cuts, yogurt and fresh fruit. Damema was very helpful and friendly and gave us good suggestions regarding the surrounding area, including Lucca. She speaks fluent english and we truly enjoyed our conversations about art. We will look forward to returning again! Thank you Damema!