The hamlet of Boveglio, which lies within the municipality of Villa Basilica, is full of medieval, Renaissance and nineteenth-century buildings, all magnificent. In the uppermost part of the old inhabited centre, the massive clock tower stands on an embankment, behind a solid wall. Surveying the surroundings, it almost serves as the hamlet's guardtower.
The nearby hamlet of Colognora Valleriana is also of interest, especially to linguistics students and researchers, who come here from every conceivable corner of Italy. A unique heterogeneous dialect is spoken here, a mixture of Emilian, Romagnolo, Ligurian and Lombard influences and expressions.
Numerous villas and country residences pop up across the Lucca plain, relics of days bygone. Surrounded by hills, these true rural palaces are the work of rich Lucchese merchants from the fifteenth century onwards: all of them are sumptuous homes, encircled with blooming gardens. Particularly spectacular examples include Villa Grabau, Villa Reale, Villa Torrigiani and Villa Mansi.