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Villa Reale

  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 06/20/2007

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Eight kilometers (5 miles) north of Lucca in Marlia, this villa was once the home of Napoléon's sister, Princess Elisa. Restored by the Counts Pecci-Blunt, the estate is celebrated for its spectacular gardens, laid out in the 16th century and redone in the middle of the 17th. Gardening buffs adore the legendary teatro di verdura, a theater carved out of hedges and topiaries; concerts are occasionally held here. During the summer, concerts are held in the gardens of other famous Lucca villas as well. Contact the Lucca tourist office (0583/91991) for details.

Sight Information


North of Lucca along river Serchio, in direction of Barga and Bagni di Lucca, Marlia, Tuscany, 55014, Italy



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Published 06/20/2007


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