Villa Reale

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Villa Reale
Address: 

Via Fraga Alta 2 - 55014 Marlia, Capannori (Lucca)

Phone: 
0583 30108

The entrance, at the crescent of the stables, invites into the small forest to discover, little by little, all the secret corners of the park: a stream accompanies the camellia path with small waterfalls, bridges and ponds; the little hill climbs along the spiral path; the music gazebo is surrounded by the smell of wisteria and linden trees and the lake, at the lowest point of the park, reflects the compact volume of the house and the whole theatrical setting of the grassy slope and the mass of trees. You can then go up to the house of the Bishop with the small Italian garden. Just beyond, the nymphaeum decorated with stones, glass and lumps of cast iron and water games, recalls a natural cave and invites to rest. A staircase leads to the liberty garden and finally to the villa, where the route is enhanced by a rapid sequence of different perspective, one gate after another, as in a fantastic game: the fishpond, bay avenues, the lemon garden, the outdoor theatre carved in the bushes, a fountain jet, the water theatre and then the villa.

Timetable: 

1 March – 2 November: daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
November 3 – February 28 2017: closed for restoration works. It's possible to visit the park by reservation, calling 0039 0583 30108 or sending an email at info@parcovillareal.it.

At the momen the Villa is not visitable on the inside. Dogs on a leash ducts can access the Park.

Prices: 

Full price ticket (adult): € 9.00
Reduced (children from 14 to 17 years; over 65; FAI and Touring Club Italia members; groups min. 10 pax ): € 7.00
Free admission for attendants/guides/drivers and children up to 14 years.

Accessibility: 

70% of the Park is visitable on a wheel chair. Toilets haven't been adapted yet.