The lovely Villa Borbone was designed at the beginning of the 19th cent. by architect Lorenzo Nottolini as a hunting residence for Maria Luisa di Borbone, duchess of Lucca from 1817 to 1824.The villa, rising among the luxuriant greenery of the eastern pinewood allowed the noblewoman to reach the centre of Viareggio through the charming Viale dei Tigli, also commissioned by her.
The villa was later bought in 1985 by the Barsanti family, who donated it to the city of Viareggio This notable building, currently a venue for many important cultural and musical summer events organized by the Viareggio Municipality and the Puccini Festival Foundation, is also the entrance to the Regional Park of Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli
This is a region where “La Dolce Vita” springs to mind as you look around at the wonderful landscape of olive groves, rolling hillsides blanketed in grape vines, lazy sheep idylly lolling about and smell the fragrant herbs that feature in many of the regions fantastic dishes. Tuscan cuisine is simple and uses products dictated by the seasons
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