Casa Fresca is situated in the charming village of Deccio di Brancoli, close to stunning Lucca and offers an oasis of tranquility. The classic stone house with large porch, beautiful decoration and lovely rooms, magnificent views and relaxing jacuzzi
History of Casa Fresca
Casa Fresca, located in Deccio’s ‘Vigna’, is build between 1900 and 1910 by Gaudenzio Puccenelli. Gaudenzio, born in Deccio, worked in Brazil for a few years where he made his fortune. He was seen as the most intelligent man in the Brancoli region and served as counsellor in Lucca. He died in 1920 and is burried in Deccio’s grave yard, where his gravestone with pictures can still be found in the wall.
After his work in Brazil, Gaudenzo returned to Deccio. In ‘Vigna’, he build three houses for friends and family in: our house (Casa Fresca), build for Davide Pieruccini, the house to the left of ours, build for Teresa Pieruccini, and the house to the right of ours, build for Gaudenzio’s daughter Angelica and her husband Luciano Pieruccini. During the last year of Davide’s life, his nephew Giulio Pieruccini moved in to take care of him. After Davide died, Giulio and his family lived in Casa Fresca until they moved to Lucca in the sixties.
Since, Casa Fresca has changed of ownership twice. In 2008 it was bought by Dutch nationals who completely renovated and refurbished the house. Until 2014, Casa Fresca served as Bed & Breakfast under the name of Casa deli Angeli. In 2015 we bought the house and renamed it into Casa Fresca. This name refers to our joint business Fresh Forces.