the former silk traders and their Villas
The countryside of Lucca is well-known for its villas, built in the Renaissance by silk traders from Lucca, and the extraordinary parks surrounding them. This pleasant walk connects the most important villas, Villa Torrigiani and Villa Reale, and leads through traditional farmland with farmhouses. To make a wonderful day, at the end of the walk we visit the park of the Villa Reale with its astonishing Green Theatre and Lemon Garden.
Grade: easy, 100m ascent and descent. Equipment: hiking boots. Time: 3h walking