Villa Mansi is located in Segromigno in Monte, also in the municipality of Capannori, and stands out for its elegant and refined architecture, which sits against the backdrop of its English garden, boasting large woodlands dotting the field. The first floor is a string of connecting rooms overlooking the central hall and frescoed by the Lucca-based Stefano Tofanelli.
In San Pancrazio, near Lucca, you can visit Villa Oliva Buonvisi, dating to the 1500s, with a splendid park that stretches for five hectares and characterized by water features and cascades, low-reliefs and statues.
Also in San Pancrazio, you’ll find Villa Grabau, built in the 1500s atop the ruins of a medieval village by the Lucca-based Diodati family of merchants. The owners modified the villa, transforming its original Gothic features into Neoclassical elements that were popular in the day. The surrounding park is home to a beautiful English garden, as well as an Italian one, with an oval shape and boasting fountains and about 100 terracotta lemon plants with the coats of arms of the noble families.