Today the Fattoria Mansi Bernardini has 4 separate villas Villa Buonvisi, Villa il Leccio, Casa Maria, Casa Claudia, with their own garden and pool. Plus, it has “Il Borghetto”, a group of 4 smaller houses with their own garden but sharing pool, usually used for bed & breakfast.
There is also a tennis court in the ground for everybody to use.
The houses have been restored to offer the maximum comfort without disturbing their history, which has not changed at all.
Every house has satellite, TV, video player, CD stereo. We can also serve lunch dinner for guests of the bed& breakfast with prior booking.
Fattoria Mansi Bernardini is able to accomodate up to 80 people in the houses on the estate. It is also possible to organize weddings in the grounds of Villa Bernardini. The dinners in spring are in the old “Limonaia”, Everything is taken care of with professionalism and love. Particular attention is paid for the food, using old recipes from the house of Mansi Bernardini.
In the XVI century we konw about a property of Bernardini family in Segromigno Monte. It was a large agricultural land on the north hills of Lucca, between Segromigno and Valgiano, with wine and olive oil cultivation in a panoramic position in the plain of Lucca.
There were country buildings and a master’s house the one that we today know as Villa Bernardini. This property wasn’t very important for the rich Bernardini Family, but it grew up thanks to investment of earl Francesco Bernardini. He bought the neighbouring property of Buonvisi family with the country houses and the Villa of the XV century joining all the properties. He also planted new vines and olive tree. In the XIX century the earl Cosimo Bernardini very care about the Villa of Segromigno, started to extend it; his only daughter Antonietta Bernardini married Raffaello Mansi in the last part of the XIX century great grandfather of the present owner, reason why now the property is named Fattoria Mansi Bernardini. The history of this property has been sometimes difficult and hard but always enriched bythe love of his owner and of the person who work there.
Thanks to the father of the present owner, the property was saved after the big crisis of the sharecropping in fifties years of the XX century.
From 1980 the present owner has started the tourist development of the farm restoring first the Villas Buonvisi and Bernardini and the farmhouses. He also intensified olive oil production planting 2500 trees in 20 years.
Leave the motorway A11 at LUCCA EST exit and follow the direction for CENTRO. After the flyover you will see the Wall in front of you. You have to drive keeping on the right in direction east. Take the circumvallazione-the road that surrounds the town Wall- and then take the statal road n° 435 known as “la Pesciatina”, following the blue signs for PISTOIA/PESCIA. After approx. 6 km from Lucca, you will be in ZONE. Turn left at the traffic light where you will see blue indications for SEGROMIGNO MONTE or yellow signs for VILLA MANSI.
Keep driving on the main road for approx. 3 km until you will see the wall of Villa Mansi. Turn left and pass the villa arriving at the Church of the village of Segromigno Monte. Pass the Church and after 500 meters turn right, pass the cemetery and turn right again following signs for VALGIANO. Go on for about 1 Km on the road that goes up and the second gate you will find on your left hand side is the entrance of FATTORIA MANSI BERNARDINI (there is a red sign outside the fence).
From the motorway exit turn left following the signs to CAPANNORI / PORCARI. Pass over the rail and after 1,8 km you find a round about where you have to follow signs to PORCARI / BAGNI DI LUCCA on the right. After 500 meters you will find a second round about where you will see a big supermarket ESSELUNGA. Take the road on your left following the signs to PESCIA / BAGNI DI LUCCA. Keep on this road for 2,4 km. You’ll see the white sign LUNATA. After 200 meters from the sign you will cross the statal road VIA PESCIATINA. Turn right in direction of PESCIA.
After 600 meters you will reach a traffic light with sign on the left for SEGROMIGNO MONTE and yellow signs for VILLA MANSI. Turn on the left into this road.Keep driving on the main road for approx. 3 km untill you will see the wall of Villa Mansi. From this point follow direction as above.
From Florence or Pisa railway station is possible to take atrain “regionale” to Lucca. From Florence the travel takes about 1h and 20 minutes. There are trains approx every hour. From Pisa the travel takes about 25 minutes and there are trains approx every hour.
The nearest airports are Pisa and Florence. From the airport of Florence they can rent a car, so they follow instructions at point 1 for people that arrive by car, aniways they can reach the center of Lucca by bus (VAIBUS lines). They stop also at Lucca station where they can take a taxi to the Fattoria.