Historical villas in Lucca

Among the cities of Tuscany, Lucca certainly is worth a visit as it is rich in art and fine churches and palaces. Among these, there are numerous historic villas in Lucca built over the past centuries and embellished and preserved to this day.

The historic villas and manors in the territory of Lucca are closely linked to the history of the city and the history of Tuscany. Lucca, in fact, has always had an openness to trade and foreign countries since the days of the Silk Road. It should be noted that, among other things, Lucca was the only Tuscan city that resisted the dominion of Florence and remained independent until the nineteenth century with the arrival of Napoleon. Just think of these two elements, therefore, to fully understand the splendor of the villas and fancy furnishing and decorations.

We will describe in detail in the following pages some of the most important historic villas in Lucca. Among the first villas built and restored in Lucca, we find Villa Bendinelli in Cocombola. The villa has a sixteenth century building and is just one block with stone staircase and two statues at the sides. Adjoining the villa, there is also a chapel. The villa was also frequented by Giacomo Puccini. Restored in the seventeenth century, Villa Mansi was purchased by the family Cenami in 1599. The renovation was designed by Muzio Oddi, but the owner was receiving advice and influences from a relative in France. Also impressive Villa Burlamacchi that in 1556 had only two floors and now has three floors and a beautiful porch with a double staircase from the eighteenth century. Another beautiful historic villa in Lucca is Villa Santini in Camigliano that, while dating back to the sixteenth century, was rebuilt in the eighteenth century and whose statues and park visitors marvel.

Continue reading and find the details on these prestigious historic villas.
A selection of our most requested villas in the area:
Villa Guido Holiday villa a few kilometres from the beaches of Versilia and from Lucca. Sleeps 12/13, swimming pool, garden, hydromassage. Riding stables and tennis courts nearby. More details
Villa Giulio Holiday villa in the plain of Lucca, in Montecarlo. 6 sleeping accommodation, swimming pool, garden, Internet connection, children`s playground. More details
Villa Conca Villa sleeping 10 a few kilometres from Viareggio and the beaches of Versilia. Swimming pool, wide garden, Internet connection. Beauty treatments and massages upon request. More details
Villa Casa Solare Villa sleeping 12 on Versilia hills. Swimming pool, garden, Internet connection. Lucca and the beaches of Lido di Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi within short driving distance. More details