A journey through the wonders of the gardens and villas of the Lucca.
Departure from the train station or airport of Florence by bus.
Arrival in the late morning in Lucca and meeting with the guide for a guided tour of the city. And ‘one of the main Italian cities famous for its walls.The old town is a UNESCO heritage.
Visit the Palazzo Pfanner and gardens . With its parterre, ornamental box trees, lemons and a monumental statue of 1700 depicting the Greek Olympus and the four seasons these gardens attributed to Juvarra represent an outstanding example of Baroque garden located right in the medieval old town of Lucca.
Possibility to have lunch in a refined café downtown.
later on,accommodation in Hotel 4 * superior, situated in the historical center.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day dedicated to a Ville Lucchesi circuit.
Lunch included in the ancient Frantoio property within walking distance from the villa, now a restaurant with Tuscan and Lucchese specialties. The restaurant keeps inside, still intact, the ancient millstones embossed, wooden presses, and, outside, the tanks for collecting the oil and olive residue
In the afternoon visit of Villa Oliva always within easy reach of Villa Grabau, characterized by a garden of great impact due to the system of shelves connected by short flights of steps all adorned with statues and fountains that give the landscape a greater importance.
Dinner in a refined historical center of Lucca.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer in the morning near Lucca for the visit of Villa Massei. Today that languid and dilapidated villa with its even more lost garden, thanks to their zealous dedication, Villa Massei Mass Macinaia appears between the soft hills of Lucca on top of traditional atterrazzati gardens of the Tuscan tradition..
For the second breakfast transfer to Villa Orlando .
Exclusive visit of Villa Orlando, guest of honor the Marquise Gavotti that will open the rooms of the villa which was the residence of Paolina Bonaparte.
Afternoon transfer to Villa Torrigiani near Lucca. At Villa Torrigiani The garden “enters” the Villa as a decoration in the frescoes of Peter Scorzini perfectly preserved (depicting “The Seasons” in the rooms, mythological scenes in living rooms and ‘Emperor Aurelian in the main hall) which frame the original furnishings all’ now existing.
Return to hotel and dinner in the old town.
Breakfast and checking out of the hotel.
Morning arrival in the vicinity of Pistoia for the visit of the visit of the village of Buggiano Castello also called ” Borgo degli Agrumi ” to discover the lovely private gardens inside the medieval village that attest to the typical tradition of the Valdinievole valley of the crop ‘ vegetable garden and renew the ancient customs of hospitality and welcome of the small community of Buggiano Castello.
Then visit the neighbors Nurseries Oscar Tintori.
The ornamental Citrus fruits are required not only in Italy but all over the world and anyone who comes, even for simple curiosity to visit the greenhouses Tintori, has always shown wonder at the vitality and generosity of these plants. Since citrus fruits are not bought as ordinary seasonal flowering plants but how to love, care for, maintain over time, and to grow need some specific attention.
Lunch included in the exclusive context of Nurseries.
Departure marking the end of sevice