Vilal Borbone a Viareggio

Villa Borbone at Viareggio

At the center of the Bourbon Estate, the villa is the site of a mauseoleum where the descendants of Lucca's royal family are buried

Pieve Santo Stefano Lucca

Situated in the center of the Bourbon (Borbone) estate, later inherited by the Hapsburg Lorraines, the Villa Borbone at Viareggio is an extensive, three-storied palazzo with stalls, a mausoleum--where members of the Lucchese royal family are buried--staff quarters and store rooms.

First used as a hunting lodge by the Borbone family, then as the primary residence on a farming estate, the villa was finally used as a summer residence with a kind of middle-class feel communicated by its smaller, more intimate floor plan.

The villa is set within a charming garden which includes flower beds, a water pool, wide avenues and small wooded areas as well as two marble statues which originally belonged to the Duchess Luisa Maria.

Source: Lucca APT


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