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The 17th century Villa Reale di Marlia lies in the heart of Tuscany, near Lucca, in an exceptional location at the foot of the Pizzorne hills. Home in the 19th century to Napoleon's sister and Duchess of Lucca Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, the Villa is...more
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Via della Fraga Alta 2, 55014 Marlia, Capannori, Italy
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

We first visited Villa Reale whilst on holiday in the area a few years ago, enjoyed it but it was very run down. We were delighted to read that new owners are renovating the park now so decided to revisit and were so glad we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PVWright
VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!! We are very pleased to understand that you enjoyed the second visit too and we will be ready to make you experience the park and the villa (and the cafè!!!) once you'll decide to come back for the third time! During...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is a haven if wish to get away from the crowds in Tuscany. The new owners are putting considerable money into renovations both of buildings and the gardens. Despite the major storm damage suffered by parts of the garden, it still retains the core...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roger C
VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thanks a lot Roger!! We are pleased that the effort of the owners are appreciated and we hope to welcome you again once the restoration of the interiors is finished!!

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Showed up Saturday for the 3 PM tour as the website advertises but the ticket desk told us the tour guide won’t be giving a tour as no large groups booked in for that day. The area looked pretty and if we get the chance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Wagnerk, thank you for your review. We are very sorry that the tour of Sep 1st was deleted but it was due the big thunderstorm that was on Lucca on Saturday morning till 2:30 pm - we wrote our apologies on the facebook event...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Villa Reale was the highlight of our holiday. We were staying in the same town and had some spare time, so visited here. What an amazing place! The views are breathtaking, along with the beautifully restored buildings and immaculate gardens. Even my children were taken...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks a lot Strawberry!You touched our hearts with your splendid review!! Hope to welcome you again in the near future!!

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My husband, sister and I visited yesterday on a Sunday. What a delightful place it is. Parking was free (such a pleasant change from English attractions!). The gardens have been meticulously restored to such a high standard - every corner has a beautiful surprise -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you very much Jan for sharing your beautiful experience! It is such a pleasure to read it - hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We walked around the garden in stifling heat, making exciting discoveries every few minutes. You are made very welcome by a friendly English-speaking girl who gave us good advice on where to go for lunch afterwards. Beautiful views steal up on you. The buildings are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you very much for your compliments!! We are very happy that the gardens gave you exciting discoveries!! See you in a year to experience the interiors too!!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Plan three hours for a visit. Park your car inone of the free parking lots. At the main entrance you will get your ticket. The park is second to none. Paganini and Salvator Dali were frequent guest in Villa Reale. Lately some company bought the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Markus S
VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks Marcus for your review!! Proud to be second to none - looking forward to see you once the restoration of interiors is finished :)

Reviewed 9 June 2018

About 20 mins drive from Lucca this immaculately maintained Villa and grounds is beautiful for a picnic. The gardens are lovely and a picture opportunity round every corner. Don't know whether you can go inside the Villa but the gardens are worth the trip alone....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ast1963
VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thanks a lot Ast! We love the idea of welcoming people who want to entirely enjoy the gardens remaining more than the normal 1 hour visit...next time you'll come with your picnic and you could have the chance to visit the villa too (if the...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

The Villa, previously the Home of Napoleons sister is being restored to the highest standard Currently the gardens are open and it is the perfect setting to enjoy a stroll or picnic ( currently there is no cafe) The scale of the various palace buildings...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you so much John! We are incredibly pleased reading your review!!

Reviewed 22 May 2018

Il parco è magnifico, e si nota l'enorme sforzo di recupero e conservazione. Considerando che si tratta di un'iniziativa privata, complimenti alla proprietà per la grandiosa missione. Torneremo certamente, con la speranza di poter visitare un giorno anche gli edifici. The park is really magnificent,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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VillaRealediMarlia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Park of Villa Reale, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018
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Valentina, grazie mille per il sostegno!! Ti aspettiamo per l'apertura della villa allora!!

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Jan I
7 July 2018|
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Hi Jan, yes we are open daily 10am - 6pm (closed only from 7th till 13th August 2018 for a private event)!
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Karen C
7 June 2018|
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Hi! Tickets cost 9€ per adult, reduction for over65 and under 18 is 7€, children till 13 enter for free :) See you soon!
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brownsgirl44
5 August 2017|
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Hi!! On Sunday you can reach us only by taxi but during the week you can take the bus 59 (it stops frequently among the walls of Lucca) and it will bring you directly in front of the entrance. To get back to Lucca, always... More
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