Lucca, villas and historic houses, for sale the nobility of other times
In Tuscany, the hills of Lucca and their rare beauty
Lucca, like a lady of other times, confuses its origins along the plots of time, leaving a sense of simplicity in the etymology of its name.
An elegant and cultured city with an ancient history, it is one of the pride of Tuscany.
Another face of the Lucchese territory consists of the hills that surround the city that are of extraordinary beauty, not only for the presence of woods and fertile slopes cultivated with mastery of vine and olive, but because the whole territory is dotted with medieval villages , ruins of castles, towers and fortifications that tell its story.
You will have the opportunity to see the beautiful vineyards that produce excellent wines such as Montecarlo, the green hills of Lucca and the beauty of an unspoiled landscape of this part of Tuscany. You will visit one of the noble areas of the region, where beautiful historic villas stand out, surrounded by spectacular parks and old farms that offer visitors an atmosphere of the old times, with their marvelous Italian gardens and architecture that recalls the splendor of the noble families who once inhabited these places.
Going back along the course of history until the fourteenth century we discover a Lucca undisputed star of the new architectural course. A unique landscape that gives our province the lead role: it was in fact precisely in these areas that early medieval villas appeared at the end of the Middle Ages.
But the Lucchese villa is not only the good retreat of the nobles from the worries of city life. It combines in itself the useful and the delectable: rich dinners of artists and intellectuals dialogue with the more concrete aspects of the campaign dynamics, giving life to family treaties within the Treaties of Agriculture and also producing famous works of art.
And it is in this phase, between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, that the Villa Lucchese develops those typical features of harmony and homogeneity that distinguish it: compact and symmetrical volumes for the building contrast with the spectacularity of the nymphaeums in the gardens, where they find space monumental fountains, caves and fairy-tale niches.
With the advent of the eighteenth-century splendor, even the new aristocratic houses are dressed up to party inspired by other European centers such as Rome, Florence, Paris and Vienna. The new villas go from a harmonious and rational style to pomp and grandeur, turning into ideal places to host ceremonies, shows and celebrations. Scenic artifices, frescoes and a marked taste for theatricality become central elements of architecture.
Testimonials such as these, vintage villas and historic houses for sale in Lucca, are proposed by Broker Exclusive Real Estate, exclusively prestigious properties for a selected clientele who wants to experience Lucca and its verdant hills as a protagonist. Within our real estate portfolio you could choose among others:
Villa Mezzanotte tra gli olivi, historic villa for sale in Lucca, immersed in the green Tuscan hills and surrounded by olive groves, this beautiful historic villa, which was for a short time the residence of Paolina Bonaparte, enjoys a spectacular view, which ranges from the neighboring hill slopes, up to the sea coast from Livorno to Pisa up to the plain of Viareggio and the lake of Massaciuccoli.
Tenuta San Michele, historic villa with olive grove for sale in Lucca, which keeps unchanged and preserves within its borders, a world collected and autonomous, formed by the seventeenth-century manor house of the Piscicelli family, from the lemon groves, as well as from the guesthouse and two further farmhouses.
Villa Butterfly, historic villa for sale in Lucca, a wonderful property of the Mansi family, dating back to 1700, of which still retains the original paintings, floors in eight, the ancient marble fireplaces and many other details that make it unique, located in the heart of the Lucchese countryside just 15 minutes from the center of Lucca and 30 from the sea.
Villa Aragona, historic villa for sale in Lucca, built on the hills overlooking the city and the valleys, dates back to the 16th century and was owned by Vera D'Aragona. The complex consists of the villa, the farm, the barn and the cellar, all surrounded by a park of 4,500 square meters enclosed by ancient stone walls.
Villa Farnesina, historic villa for sale in Lucca, The villa, considered one of the most beautiful Lucchese historical residences of the sixteenth century and belonged to important noble families, stands in a dominant position overlooking the valley and the surrounding hills and 25 kilometers from the sea Versilia and from the historic center of Lucca.
Villa La Limonaia, historic villa for sale in Lucca dating back to the fifteenth century, with park, lemon grove and private church, immersed in the peace of the Lucca countryside.