1/3 Villa Barboleta, Italy
A lovely six-mile jaunt from Lucca, Villa Barboleta is one of the best villas in Europe for families travelling with teens and tweens in tow. You can walk or cycle to dip into the city’s fascinating history, excellent restaurants and handsome churches. Particularly rewarding pastimes are to join others cycling around its beautifully preserved ancient walls, or enjoying the evening passeggiata. Within walking distance of a village (with a perfect café hang-out) and easy cycling distance of Lucca, Villa Barboleta is perfect for teens in search of independence. Bikes can be delivered to the property by the Red Savannah local host, who will meet guests on arrival with suggestions of things to do and see in the area. Back at the villa, teens (and parents!) will enjoying cooling off in the pool, and for that SnapChat fix, WiFi is provided.
Villa Barboleta (sleeps 6)
Beds: Three bedrooms – Sleeps 6
Location: Lucca, Tuscany
Nearest airport: Pisa
Lowdown: Seven nights costs from £4,701 – £5,329.