Villa Borbone, Viareggio

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  • July 12, 2017
    The historic villa, beyond the Church's interior features a beautiful park where it was installed a stereo playback system that disseminates Puccini's Opera prevalentemene. An incredible experience repeatable every day. Be careful, if you go by bike to not cross the Pai (the clearing in the trees) are the "tribbles" ... grass creeping that produces spiny seed pounding for tires.
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  • May 23, 2017
    Most don't know it! but in the House, he "Lived the nobility until the mid 80 's of the 20th century. Those years 80, that after the "fabulous anni ' 60" have made Versilia. Those years 80, where young "by then," by day, thronged the wild Beach called "Lecciona", ignoring that, just a few meters from there, still living witnesses and descendants of the family that has marked the history of Europe.-beautiful Villa in the municipality of Viareggio, midway between the town and the village of Torre del Lago Puccini. To arrive at the Villa, the most direct route is the Viale dei Tigli, one that bisects the wonderful pinewood, called levante, Viareggio or stretch of natural park of Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli. Half way through the alley, you will find the entrance of the Villa. It is surrounded by a park of more than 30,000 square meters, maintained wonderfully well.-the construction work began in 1821 by the architect of the Court of the Bourbons, the Lucchese Lorenzo NOTTOLINI. The same man who is said to have built the "Villa Paolina" by Pauline BONAPARTE Napoleon BONAPARTE's sister.-Villa Borbone, was conceived as a "hunting lodge" by the Duchess of Lucca, Maria Luisa of Spain, (which then, in the town of Viareggio was dedicated a square in front of the sea, which still exists). The Villa consists of three buildings: the main building (the hunting lodge), and two side buildings, intended for stables for horses, carriages and dwellings for the servants. A beautiful part of the Villa, which do not give up, will be on the left, relative to the location of the visitor when it enters the main gate (facing Viale dei Tigli). It's the Chapel, all in gleaming marble, dating back to 1849, built by Charles III de Bourbon, Duke of Parma and Piacenza. There the nobles attended Eucharistic celebrations in private.-Today the Chapel is the burial place of several belonging to the noble family.-it is a place that oozes history and reveals the "character" of the Bourbon. Noble family Yes, but never from "aloof and arrogant" with those noble wasn't.--Left the Chapel, we make the entrance in the main building. We will find the stairs and halls adorned with decorations and floors.-Unfortunately, during the two world wars, the military of the Italian Navy the confiscated for military purposes (balipedio). Then it was intended for use by Headquarters. First by the Germans, then by the American army.-it is not excluded that the villa at that time has suffered ... "some removal of goods and furnishings that once adorned.-after the war, it returned to the possession of the rightful owners. Until 1985, it was inhabited by the Archduchess Margaret of Habsburg-Lorraine and two other sisters. Today the villa houses the offices of the Parco Regionale Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli. In summer the garden is home to cultural and artistic manifestations of prestigious level and fashion shows. — another opportunity to deepen the noble history of the city of Viareggio.-Angel
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  • January 8, 2017
    Visited very quickly. Very nice Park villa oozes history. to see even if I wasn't too excited. Maybe it could be kept better
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  • Nice villa, small park with white entrance way. There is "sound garden" which is just a place bordered with weird stone balls. Villa is not accessible, you can visit just the park for free. They organize a weddings celebration or any events as concerts there. But a lot of mosquitoes are in this area..
  • Finally starting to valued. Don't miss the Festival del peperoncino is unique in Italy. For the other events do not recommend to eat expensive and low quality. Visit the small church which is gorgeous. Easy parking.
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  • Beautiful 19th century villa with free admission, deserve particularly the Chapel (Church) in Carrara marble and the sound garden, auditory experience relaxing in the tranquility of the garden of the villa.
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  • Beautiful location but don't expect something decent on events. Ate badly and spent not a little. 25 euros x does not eat. Absolutely not to return. Never again.!!!
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  • Beautiful villa and beautiful park. Pity not being exploited properly.
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