Lucca’s Villas for rent & fairytale holiday

Lucca's Villas for rent & fairytale holiday

Lucca’s villas for rent & fairytale holiday

A few minutes from the walls of Lucca, there are some smart noble mansions in the countryside between vineyards and olive trees.

These structures, in addition to being a recreation residences, were used as places of representation, as it witnessed by the interior furnishings and indisputable architectural beauty.

The Lucca’people were able to modify their landscape maintaining the beauty in the first place with a plurality of values ​​that hover between architecture and landscape, tradition and agriculture. Who has visited one of our villas can testify. Let’s make a brief examination of some of the most famous Lucca’s villas as well as those of Coselli Collection.

Villa Grabau

Villa Grabau is a beautiful villa in the Renaissance style, which “accomodate” antique paintings and furniture entirely preserved and intact. It was built from the ruins of a medieval village from the Diodati family, wealthy merchants of Lucca. Surrounded by a large park (9 hectares) with old trees and botanical rarities. In particular you can see here the structure of limonaia, dating from the seventeenth century, which contains over a hundred basins of terracotta lemons on which the crests of the clients are impressed. It is one of the finest architectural examples of Lucca.

Vila Grabau Lucca

Villa Bernardini

Villa Bernardini is an elegant example of late Renaissance architecture with majestic residence located as a single block in the center of the large park. Commissioned by Bernardo Bernardini and completed in 1615, it has remained ever since family heritage. The emblem of the Bernardini family has always been a source of interest to scholars and hobbyists, as is shown with paintings and engravings on many mobile commissioned by the family and from different periods. It is the only ‘600 villa which still preserves in the garden a large theater in Buxus sempervirens capable of 400 seats.

Vila Bernardini Lucca

Villa Oliva

Villa Oliva, formerly Buonvisi, was built around 1500 at the behest of Lodovico Buonvisi who commissioned the project to the Lucca’s architect Matteo Civitali. Over the years the house had various owners until you get to the last that was precisely the Oliva family that brought major renovation. The villa is constituted by two superimposed salons in the central part, and a charming portico supported by stone columns Matraia. All this overlooks the majestic 5-hectare park, which is enhanced by the presence of fountains, whose operation is linked to the richness of the waters.

VIlla Oliva Lucca

Villa Reale in Marlia

The Villa Reale in Marlia was home to noble families, including Napoleon’s sister, Elisa Bonaparte, Princess of Lucca. She created this large complex, joining Villa Orsetti with the surrounding lands for a total extension of 16 hectares. L ‘ancient building and front lodges used as entrance were renovated in contemporary style. The wonderful gardens, with the beautiful Teatro Verzura (where she often performed the famous violinist Paganini) and the Camellia Walk, however, came to us substantially intact.

Villa-Reale-di-Marlia

Villa Reale di Marlia

Villa Mansi

Villa Mansi, among the many villas of the Lucca area, is one of the most representative of the culture and society of ancient aristocratic Republic. With its beautiful gardens and exquisite architecture in the past has hosted kings and ambassadors of various European states. It was modified in the first half of ‘600 by the architect Muzio Oddi from Urbino and was later purchased by the Mansi family, the rich silk traders, who commissioned the real transformations Lucchese architect Giusti in regard to the façade and Philip Juvarra eg the garden. On the inside, in the central hall, there are numerous frescoes in the neoclassical style, the works of Stefano Tofanelli. Among the most beautiful side are two large paintings depicting the exploits of Apollo (Judgment of Midas and Death of Marsyas) and the fresco on the ceiling depicting The Triumph Of The Sun God.

villa mansi

Villa Mansi

 

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Food and wine specialties of Lucca

Food and wine specialties of Lucca

Food and wine specialties of Lucca

Today we are going to speak about the culture of good food and wine in Lucca, wich reflects the best of italian and Tuscan cuisine.

Lucca is a city in which the wealth of ingredients reflects the variety of their land that allows the production of specialties and traditional dishes using local products.

Among the specialties of the cuisine of Lucca, the food that rapresents the basis of many recipes is the extra virgin olive oil, cultivated since ancient times in the hills around the town and generally in Garfagnana.

Typical dishes

A typical dish is the soup of farro of Lucca. In the kitchen Garfagnana spelled it is used a lot, especially ideal for preparing soups, as in this case. Spelt is baked in a mashed beans and borlotti beans, sometimes flavored with pork rind.

Another soup strong taste is Garmugia, with peas, artichokes and asparagus with the addition of bacon and beef.

For those who are on holiday in Lucca, a dish that never disappoints is tordelli alla lucchese. It consists in ravioli filled with cheese (Parmesan or pecorino cheese) served with meat sauce.

Another widely used ingredient is chestnut flour, a mixture used to be combined with pasta, expecially with very tasty meat sauces, or with tasty sweets like necci and chestnut cake.

The necci are pancakes made with chestnut flour, cooked in the fireplace of the special steel plates. It is served rolled up in the shape of cannoli and inside are filled with fresh ricotta cheese.

The chestnut cake is a sweet very fragrant and are precisely the ingredients used to confer this delicious flavor. You are obtained from mixing with chestnut with raisins, nuts flour, pine nuts, rosemary and grated orange peel.

Wine

But the real typical cake of Lucca is the buccellato, stretched or donut-shaped and flavored with anise, candied fruit and raisins. A dry cake which can be accompanied in creams or sauces and in particular to the fruit.

The Lucca area boasts the care of fine vineyards and the wine made from these crops is considered since the Middle Ages the best of Tuscany. The Montecarlo hills offer the most esteemed wine products, the whites and the reds of Monte Carlo are in fact perfect as appetizer or as wines from their meal because they match to any kind of food.

Among the best wineries supplying the Lucca are the Tignaia, La Vigna del Sole, The Mazzini, The Mazzarosa and Fubbiano that we can find on every table and on any occasion.

If you come to visit Lucca we will be pleased to ensure you a full and relaxing discovery of its most fascinating secrets and to accomodate you in one of our luxury villas.

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