2 Hotels in Capannori, Italy
Capannori is the second largest Italian Municipality, very much populated and one of the more fertile valley in Tuscany.
The municipality of Capannori extends in the so-called Piana di Lucca a green valley losated shortly south of Lucca.
The territory spaces from the Pisani Mounts to the feet of the Tuscan Appennines, in a varied landscape boasting many art works to testimony the important role played by Capannori during the past centuries
The ancient village was strategically placed along the Via Francigena, the road connecting Rome to North Europe and of Capannori offers a splendid series pf "Pievi Romaniche" parrish churches dating back to the XII century.
A modern motorway built in the early past century links nowadays Capannori to Florence and Pisa so that most of Tuscany art cities and the Coastline are set at an easy short drive.
Capannori Capannori plains has charming spots made of hamlets and small villages rich in history, local culture has tradition rooths, and it has become a remarkable economic region.
Local main activity develops all kind of paper production ranging from hygienic paper companies to industrial packaging.
Good tasty wine and excellent olive oil are renown products more and more demanded to the actual farms and are exported all over in the world.
The villas, or better said should be the palaces in villa, are wonderful historical countryside dwellings that you can compare to "castles" that Lucchesi merchants rose up between the XV and XIX century, investing their European commerce and banking earnings.
Villas are distributed all over the hillside in the plain of Lucca and are composed of refined architectonic works boasting magnificent halls, frescoes, statues, bathtubs, smalls lakes and also typical secluding stoney walls, oratories, spring fountains, chapels, iron gates, gardens and green parks that realize episodes of great aesthetic value constituting a true refined arrange of the landscape ever since.
Villas were noble families summer residence alternative to town palaces, becouse open air living during the good season was integrated with the agrarian properties running.
The relationship between city life and countryside was a directed consequence of the vital necessities of a social economic order of the city with its territory, a lifestyle that lasts in the Lucchese wealthier families.
Among the main villas situated in the territory of Capannori we suggest you to visit:
- Villa Torrigiani in Camigliano, a beautiful baroque villa with a spectacular garden and water jokes.
The inner lounge and rooms can be admired and are completely furnished.
- Villa Reale in Marlia
it was the preferred residence of Princess Elisa Baciocchi Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon - visit the park and the garden, admire the original "Verzura" a little theatre stage where even master Paganini played.
- Villa Mansi in SegromignoMonte
certainly one of the beautifulst villas, it was the summer residence of a wealthy Lucchese family, its park was planned by the famous garden architect F. Juvarra.
The hillside zone is rich in vineyards and it has a remarkable wine production.
During your vacation, the vineyards that you will be able to visit are: Fattoria Colleverde in Matraia, the Estate of Valgiano on the road from Matraia to Segromigno, Fattoria Maionchi in Tofori set shortly northeast of Segromigno, Fattoria di Fubbiano in San Gennaro and Fattoria di Petrognano in a small village over Tofori, that it has even an old wheel for the olive grindering.
In many of these farms it is possible to purchase wine, extravirgin olive oil and also other natural products as honey, marmelade, jam and fruit in syroup.
Lucca’s plain is surrounded by charming hills on three sides: Montecarlo and Gragnano Hills on the eastside, Segromigno on the north-western part, San Ginese and Colle di Compito on the sothside.
Also in the ather areas you will admire marvellous Castle Villas and Noble Family Houses or purchase excellent wine and olive oil in Montecarlo, San Ginese and Colle di Compito.
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Longitude:10° 63' 0'' E (10.573611)