The Villa Marlia or Villa Reale di Marlia — a late-renaissance palazzo or villa, and its estate's property that includes renowned gardens and adjacent villas and follies within the compound. It is located in Capannori, in the Province of Lucca, west of Florence, in the northern Tuscany region of Italy. The 15th century Italian Renaissance villa was in the Buonvisi family from 1517 to 1651, left relatively unchanged. In the 17th century the Palazzina dell’Orologio, with dominant clock tower, was constructed. The gardens were created in the second half of the 17th century, in the Giardino all'italiana style, influenced by Italian Renaissance gardens and Baroque gardens. In 1806 the sister of Napoleon, Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi Princesse Française, purchased the entire complex. She acquired the adjacent Villa del Vescovo with its sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance garden and grotto, and other bordering properties, which doubled the estate's size.
Reale (royal) joined the property's name, to become Villa Reale di Marlia, or locally Villa Reale. The property had become an official royal residence to serve her upon becoming the Duchess of Lucca and Princess of Piombino, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, and Countess of Compignano — with the power as the monarch to rule over these Tuscan territories granted by Napoleon.
In 1811 Elisa Bonaparte had the villa renovated in the Neoclassical style, and the Neoclassical pair of palazzine gatehouses and entrance elements were built.From the Villa del Vescovo gardens the elaborate nymphaeum pavilion, Grotta del Dio Pan or Pan’s Grotto, was left in Baroque splendor.
Lucca italy one of the Wall City with amazing place, great food and good sights and very beautiful people. go to the wall and walk around the city , explore the lanes and always you never lost . magic place.
There are countless charming towns in Tuscany. In addition to the towns and towns that have been visited by this trip, there are also Volterra in the city of vampires, the refined art of Cortona, while Lucca can say It is casual and comfortable. Lucca, she is such a slow-paced leisure town, different from the bustling nightlife of Siena leisure, where you can walk slowly along the shady path of the Renaissance wall, flowers Last afternoon, I traveled through the streets of Lucca. And perhaps, at an inadvertent corner, you can find art that surprises you.
The whole Luca has only two towers to climb to the top. One is the Guinigi Tower and the other is the clock tower. If you want to overlook the whole city, it is enough to climb one of the towers. Gita, regardless of its shape, has a rare planting plant on the top, so we chose Guinigi Tower.
After climbing through 230 steps, I finally came to the top of the tower. The tower is famous for its U-shaped flower buds on the top of the tower, which are planted with seven tall banyan trees. There is also a legend that when the Luca monarch Paul Guinigi died, all the leaves on the tower were dying.
Let's go to the top, look at it, all the old buildings with red brick roofs, the Apuane Mountains surrounding the small town, and the peaks that rush into the sky.