Welcome to Casa Berti

A private hill-top estate with expansive views, two houses, a yoga/art studio, gardens, olive groves and woodland.

Casa Berti – the villa

The 17th Century manor house is set on a hilltop spur in fifteen acres of gardens, olives groves and woodland, and offers sweeping views to the East and West.  The villa comprises four luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower rooms, a family suite (double bedroom and twin bedroom sharing master bath/shower room), drawing room with open log-fire, tv and baby grand piano, cloakroom, billiards/dining room (for 16), pantry, kitchen, library and a consecrated private chapel.

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Casa Rosina – the farmhouse

The traditional farmhouse (30 metres from the villa)sleeps six. It has been recently refurbished to provide a double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room, a further double bedroom which shares a shower room with a twin bedroom.  While independent, it is close enough to the main house to allow a total group of sixteen people. With its own garden, kitchen, open fireplace and study it can supplement the main house or provide a romantic getaway in its own right.

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The Studio

This large and light space (11 x 5 metres) is used for courses ranging from sculpture and painting to yoga and Tai Chi. Newly fitted air conditioning units provide heat in the winter and cool in the summer. We provide yoga mats, bolsters, bricks belts and so on for 15 practioners. The studio is also equipped for analogue and digital sound and vision.

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The Gardens

A terracotta tiled terrace lined with lemon trees leads to a wisteria-covered pergola with a travertine table which provides outdoor dining for up to 16 guests. A few steps away lies the swimming pool, salt-cleaned and surrounded by Gaze-Burvill sunloungers, fixed umbrellas and terra cotta tiles. Set in the well-tended gardens sits a gazebo furnished with day beds and a table. a willow-shrouded pond stocked with gold fish and terrapins, a badminton court and a gravel  boules pitch.  The traditional wood-fired pizza oven is located up a few steps next to the farm house. The pathway between the two houses is floor-lit automatically at sundown.

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Some views of Casa Berti, Casa Rosina and the gardens


Estate map, Casa Berti, Casa Rosina and Studio

  • The Estate

    The Estate

  • Casa Berti ground floor

    Casa Berti ground floor

  • Casa Berti upper ground floor

    Casa Berti upper ground floor

  • Casa Berti first floor

    Casa Berti first floor

  • Casa Rosina ground floor

    Casa Rosina ground floor

  • Casa Rosina first floor

    Casa Rosina first floor

  • Studio


Our facilities

The Estate

  • Sixteen acres of olive terraces, gardens and woodland, cultivated by Etruscans, Romans and now locals.
  • Extensive woodland walks
  • A natural spring produces mineral-rich water (prized by locals) all year round.
  • Swimming pool
  • Badminton
  • Boules
  • Archery
  • Croquet

Casa Berti

  • Sleeps 10 – air conditioed
  • 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bath/shower rooms
  • 1 family suite (double bedroom and a twin bedroom sharing a master bath/shower room)
  • Drawing room with open log-fire, TV and baby grand piano
  • Dining room for 16/ billiards, snooker, pool and darts
  • Library
  • Tuscan kitchen with range cooker
  • Consecrated private chapel

Casa Rosina

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 double bedrooms (1 with own bathroom)
  • 1 single bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Drawing room with open log fire, 50″
  • TV, blu-ray
  • Hi fi
  • Kitchen/dining room for 10


  • 11 x 5 metres
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling north light and East facing large window aperture
  • Yoga equipment
  • DJ equipped with twin Technics 1200s, Allen & Heath mixer and active speakers

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What's going on at Casa Berti




March 3rd – 9th

Animal sculpture with Dido Crosby


We welcome back acclaimed animal artist, Dido Crosby, to host a week long sculpture workshop. Working in clay and/or wax Dido will oversee students creating pieces in the studio and casting in bronze at a famous foundry in Pietrasanta.

4 places still available

Yoga retreats

available all year round

Wellness retreats.

Relaxation, Resilience and Mindfulness Retreat – Casa Berti, Tuscany, Italy 4th April – 8th April 2018  with Mats Kolbjornsen

Stand Tall

April 15-20th 2018

with Zita Tulyahikayo

Life Therapy is a solutions focussed approach to resolving issues that arise within the various human systems to which we are invisibly bound; be they family, work, cultural or social.

We all belong to a number of systems, the primary being our family of origin, then there is work, cultural, social and the family we create. When we feel challenged in life it is often because something in one of the systems to which we belong has become stuck. Hidden in ‘the blind spot’, the true underlying cause can inhibit our development and growth. Life Therapy supports you in finding solutions to overcoming these challenges.

contact Zita directly via email: zita@lifetherapywithzita.com

Our Products

Casa Berti extra virgin olive oil

We maintain an olive grove of around 900 trees of three types which produces the finest quality Lucchese olive oil. Each November family and friends gather to harvest and press the olives and bottle the oil. A limited quantity is available to buy.

Acqua minerale

a mountain spring on our land provides mineral-rich fresh drinking water all year round.

Vino da Tavola

A tradition at Casa Berti is that each year we visit the best local vineyards, some of which can be seen stretching down the valley from our terrace. Our friends and neighbours allow us to choose some of their best wine and bottle it so that our friends and family can enjoy it, too.


Our lemon trees are nurtured all year round by Margherita, the housekeeper at Casa Berti. When the fruit is ripe the kitchen is filled with the citrus smell as she steeps the peel in alcohol for several weeks in order to make a rich, full bodied after dinner liquor to be enjoyed by friends and family.


Coming up at Casa Berti

La raccolta

Every November we invite close friends and family to help Giuliano harvest, cold press and label several hundred bottles of the finest grade olive oil. ‘Extra virgin olive oil’ must ...

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How to get to us

Nearest airport

Pisa airport is 40 minutes away and is a hub for Tuscany. British airways, Easyjet and Ryanair all provide daily flights from the UK.


Nearest train and bus stations

Ponte a Moriano is 10 minutes away from the villa. Trains run regularly from Pisa and Lucca.
A regular bus service runs between Pisa and Lucca, Lucca and Ponte a Moriano and (twice a day) from Ponte a Moriano to Gugliano (2 mins walk from home)

Driving directions

Casa Berti is marked on google maps. The journey is more direct and free if the SS12 is taken, although journey time is the same (45 mins).

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Nearest Ferry

Livorno (to Barcelona, Sardinia and Corsica) is 60 minutes away. Piombino (to Elba) is 90 minutes away.

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Lucca, Pisa, and Lunigiana holiday guide

Things to do


The Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Regional Park, outside Pisa, is protected area of coastal macchia scrubland that is ideal for walking, horse riding, and cycling. The hiking is more strenuous—and the views more dramatic—in and around the Garfagnana Valley, north of Lucca. Hot springs bubble to the surface to create natural spas at Monsummano Terme, Montecatini Terme, and Bagni di Lucca. Sands at Viareggio are well served by a lively town, and have a shallow shelf that is ideal for little ones to paddle.

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