Amazing villa, under Monte Pisano in the southern outskirts of Lucca, is a historic 19th century Lucca villa located in a splendid estate of terraced olive groves, elegant Italian gardens and pinewood hills with castle ruins. The panoramic views extend over Lucca and the Nottolini aquaduct and a lovely enclosed garden that offers a peaceful and relaxing environment for the swimming pool and the summer house with gym. In keeping with the delicate and enchanting villa, the unique interiors are elegantly furnished with style and charm and offer 11 frescoed rooms all with private bathroom for up to 22 guests. With three living rooms, a study area, a billiard room, a large banquet hall and the shady refuge of an arched loggia, the villa offers a larger group many opportunities for relaxation in company or moments of escape and privacy. Monte Pisano is historically known as one of the main battlefields of the many wars between Pisa and Lucca, which began in 1000 and continued for over 400 years. The villa itself was installed as a summer residence for a famous noble merchant family who, in 1680, took over what is now Palazzo Pfanner in the center of Lucca. In 1692 the original owner of the villa invited Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway as a guest while visiting Lucca during his Grand Tour of Italy. For many years the fertile estate that housed the workers, a chapel, a stable and an oil mill worked for the cultivation of rare flowers. The estate is famous because it was the residence of mr. Felice Matteucci, father of the combustion engine, who invented it in 1853.