BURLAMACCHI VILLAS

Territory

Bagni di Lucca

Known since the Middle Ages as Bagni di Corsena, the spa resort of Bagni di Lucca was frequented by illustrious figures as early as the 16th century. However, it was during and after the rule of Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi – Napoleon’s sister and Duchess of Lucca – that this resort reached its maximum splendour, becoming one of the most important and famous thermal resorts in Europe. At this time, Bagni di Lucca was a holiday destination for the most esteemed nobility, as well as numerous writers, poets and musicians. It became a privileged destination of the nineteenth-century ‘Gran Tour’.

Its great historical importance has left many traces in the form of old villas and houses with sober and charming architecture. It is now a pretty little town with a démodé charm but with all the essential services, set in the beautiful green valley of the Lima stream.

The municipality of Bagni di Lucca covers a relatively large area and is made up of pretty and characteristic small medieval villages.
The nearby Barga, in Garfagnana, is another delightful place to visit, rich in history and charm.

For lovers of trekking and walking, the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Apuan Alps offer countless possibilities, ranging from quiet walks in the green woods to more challenging excursions and even authentic alpine itineraries.
Among the excursions suitable for everyone, we certainly recommend the ascent of the suggestive natural canyon known as ‘Orrido di Botri’, the climb to the summit of Mount Prato Fiorito and an unmissable visit to the splendid Grotta del Vento.
On the Lima torrent, in spring and autumn, it is possible to go rafting and kayaking accompanied by the Kayak Club of Lucca.

Bagni di Lucca
Firenze

Cities of art

Within 100km from Bagni di Lucca, we find three of the most famous and important historical Tuscan cities: Lucca, Pisa and Florence, as well as the lively beaches of Versilia. Monuments, architecture, museums, galleries and exhibitions will welcome those who wish to take a day trip to an area rich in history and culture.

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