There is a local private guest house that organises two or three day
'all in' tours of the villas and gardens of Lucca. Click here
Click here to view some period images of six important villas of the Lucca area.
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Camigliano, 7K North-East of Lucca.
Built in the mid sixteenth century, the villa
(and its gardens) have been much modified over the years. A long cypress
avenue leads up to the grand Baroque facade and the villa itself
decorated and furnished throughout. The gardens have some original
'water games' and may be wandered at leisure; the villa may be viewed
on a short
guided tour. Closing day is Tuesday and all is closed from 12.00 to
The villa itself may not be visited but guided
tours of the vast gardens are well worth the time. There are grottoes,
streams, lakes, a 'topiary' theatre, palaces, summer houses and
some splendid trees. Closed Mondays, on other days there
are tours in the morning and from late afternoon to early evening,
always on the hour.
The gardens and ground floor of the villa may
be visited. The 'English' style gardens are well tended and the villa
is lavishly painted and frescoed. The Baroque facade was added in
early part of the seventeenth century. Closed for a few hours every