Casino di caccia di Carlo Ludovico di Borbone

Hunting Lodge of Carlo Ludovico di Borbone

The "Casino di caccia" (hunting lodge) of Carlo Ludovico di Borbone (Villa Bellosguardo), was planned by Lorenzo Nottolini in about 1838


The two-storied building overlooks a belvedere terrace, and its shape was planned keeping in mind the relationship with the surrounding landscape.
The plan that was chosen by the duke has a 18th century style. The central body, that has sober architectural lines, is enlivened by the light and shade of the portico, closed by two curved staircases, and by the rococo crowning of the façade which takes up the curved line of the staircase.
Source: Lucca and its lands /

Torre del Lago Puccini
Sunny beaches, fresh pine groves, ever-calm sea: paradise itself
In addition to the original epithet Torre del Lago, named after an age-old guard tower built between the 15th and 16th centuries on the western shore of the lake, Puccini was added recently, in tribute to the great composer, who loved the landscape that sparked his creative genius so much that he never had any desire to leave the place. ...