Vilal Borbone a Viareggio
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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

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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

 

Viareggio
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The sea on one side, the white peaks of the Apuan Alps on the other, who hasn’t seen the classic snap-shot of Viareggio? Stroll along the city center’s charming streets, eat a gelato on the Passeggiata or in the shade of the pine forest, look out to sea on the Darsena or, further out, toward the even more uninhabited beach, the Lecciona, near Torre del Lago; eat fish in one of the typical ...
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