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Parks and nature in Province of Lucca

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Historic Site
“Enjoy the view of the Lucca walls while walking around the city. With its 30 meters of height these are the only defensive walls arriving intact until today in the whole world and they are the second longest walls in Europe The Renaissance Lucca walls were erected with a remarkable economic effort in 137 years and represented a deterrent for the enemies. Never involved in war events, the fulcrum of the Lucca defense system, they guaranteed peace and tranquility to the Republic until the arrival of Napoleon.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Park
“A “must” for all nature and trekking lovers is the Orecchiella Park, a natural reserve, established in 1980, protected by the State Forestry Corps, which covers about 12.400 acres on the territory of 4 municipalities (Piazza al Serchio, San Romano, Villa Collemandina and Sillano). This area with high natural value is dominated by dense forests of fir, beech and chestnut trees; many wild animals live inside those woods (deers, roe deers, wild sheeps, foxes, badgers, wild boars, small rodents like squirrels etc. ….). In addition, if you are lucky, you can see two important kinds of birds of prey in the skies of the park : golden eagle and the peregrine falcon.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Orrido di Botri includes some very famous caves with impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Guided tours will take you into the depths of the mountains and tell you all about this beautiful area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Garden
““THE BOTANICAL GARDEN It ’s an ancient garden created by Maria Luisa di Borbone in 1820, it includes as well ten kind of monumental tree,a big arboretum divided in 4 sections, many kind of camallias and a very magical small lake with Ninpheas and vegetation.Perfect to walking inside in with childrens. ””
  • 12 locals recommend
Zoo
“If you like hiking, yoll be able to choose amazing walks along the Apuane Alps”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“Refreshing area from the summer heat. There are bike rentals, a nice little lake with a family of swans. Sometimes there're street food happenings. Check our for "gatto nero" donuts. The taste of all the locals' childhood. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
“ Monumento Nazionale. La Villa rinascimentale con il giardino “ad orto”, costruita per i Marchesi  Buonvisi, fu trasformata nell’attuale sontuoso Palazzo con il Giardino - Teatro di Flora dal Marchese Nicolao Santini, ambasciatore della Repubblica di Lucca alla corte del Re Sole (Louis XIV). Acquistata nel 1636, decise di farne “la Sua Vesailles” consigliato da Andrée Lenotre per le grandi fontane e costruendo il “Borgo Parigi”. La teatrale facciata ornata di statue annuncia la ricchezza dello stile interno, con affreschi (di P. Scorzini e V. Dandini), collezioni ed arredi ancora originali, essendo gli attuali proprietari discendenti diretti del Marchese Santini. Un imponente viale di cipressi esalta l’arrivo e nel Parco antiche Camelie e rare specie botaniche, inserite da Vittoria Santini Torrigiani (XIX°), hanno raggiunto notevoli dimensioni dando al giardino un aspetto più  Romantico.  Luogo di cultura ed incontri, ha ospitato tra gli altri i Presidenti francesi George Pompidu e Giscard d’Estaing, la Regina Madre d’Inghilterra Elisabetta I, che ha piantato un albero, il Primo Ministro canadese Jean Chrétien, in visita privata durante il G8 a Genova. Nel teatrino cantò Maria Malibran e più recentemente Cecilia Bartoli, in visita privata. La Villa fu aperta alle visite dalla Principessa Simonetta Colonna di Stigliano, nata Marchesa Torrigiani, pur continuando ad essere abitata dalla famiglia. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“vista della flora lacustre e bird watching + area archeologica resti romani”
  • 17 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
  • 2 locals recommend

Beaches

Nightclub
“Seven Apple è una delle più belle e rinomate discoteche della Versilia. La piscina illuminata è molto bella e suggestiva, ambiente elegante. Prezzi un po' più alti della media ma almeno una volta va vista.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Twiga is a beach club, very trendy during the day. The evening is also a trendy restaurant and disco club, suitable for groups or people who want to have fun listening to disco music. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
City
“Famous shopping streets fashion and trends places. Italian brands. Good food ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Il Gabbiano è il nostro stabilmento balneare, a due passi dal vostro soggiorno. Venite a trovare! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Every Thursday Street market with GUCCI VERSACE LOUIS VUITTON, DOLCE E GABBANA MOSCHINO”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nightclub
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Punto suggestivo di Viareggio, dove si trovano ottimi locali e ristoranti di pesce. E' possibile passeggiare a fianco di pescherecci, barche e navi ormeggiate lungo il canale. Collegata da una passerella alla passeggiata.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beach
“This is the only beach spot of Versilia coast, where you can lay on the beach and get tanned for free.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“The “Grotta del Vento” (Cave of the Wind), located near Fornovolasco (Municipality of Vergemoli), is one of the best-known caves in the world. Inside, various paths were created to allow visitors to see the wonders of that part of nature that normally remains hidden from their eyes: stalactites, stalagmites, columns, alabaster draperies, underground rivers etc.. .”
  • 23 locals recommend
Trail
“Cave system, nice family activity. TIP: is windy and 10° C (50° F) all year round, so get dressed properly.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bike Trail
“Pontile moderno e di recente costruzione, che permette di osservare Lido di Camaiore dal mare.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“Experience the fun and excitement of off road driving with Lucca Quad guided treks... the unforgettable quad bike experience in some of the most stunning countryside Tuscany has to offer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“Passeggiata lunga e con dislivello adatto a chi è allenato: la camminata è lunga ed impegnativa ma il panorama dalla vetta ripaga di tutte le fatiche. Informatevi prima all'ufficio turistico dell'Abetone sui tempi esatti di percorrenza. Il sentiero parte dall'Abetone.”
  • 1 local recommends
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