Villa Oliva - Buonvisi

Villa Oliva - Buonvisi, Lucca: Address, Villa Oliva - Buonvisi Reviews: 4/5

Villa Oliva - Buonvisi
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PVWright
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK79 contributions
Well worth a visit to these gardens
Jun 2019
We decided to visit these gardens on a very hot summer's day and were greeted by the gardener who provided us with our tickets and a map of the grounds. The villa itself is not open to the public and we were the only visitors at the time. The views from the gardens over the villa's swimming pool are fantastic and the gardens themselves are in a very good condition. It is easy to imagine what a wonderful wedding venue this is. We really enjoyed wandering around.
Written 5 July 2019
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Jeppe S
Copenhagen, Denmark595 contributions
Nice park
Apr 2018 • Couples
Villa Oliva is in private ownership, and you cannot enter the big villa. However it can be admired from the outside, and the park is also available. 6€ for an adult, so if you are in the area it is a fine way to spend an hour or two.
Written 15 April 2018
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Nadya S
Lomonosov, Russia119 contributions
Nice Lucchesian Villa
Sep 2016 • Solo
The villa is in private ownership and therefore closed for the general public. The garden is open for visitors (9 euros). Had some problem with access, could not find where the door bell is. Really liked the sculpture of a tiny sad guy sitting on balustrade in the garden.
Written 14 August 2017
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LouisedeH
11 contributions
Spent 6 weeks here one year
Aug 2015 • Family
We were on a film crew (I'm a costume designer) and filmed at the beautiful Villa Oliva for six weeks...blissful place. It was August and stinking hot. They do have air-con, but it is a bit dodgy. But oh, what a place! I would love to go back there. It's between Florence and Lucca...so a bit out of the way...but it has divine vistas and the rooms are wonderful Perfect for an event....
Written 22 February 2016
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Andreas W
116 contributions
An Enchanted Garden
Aug 2015 • Friends
Whilst the beauty of Villa Oliva's gardens itself is worth a visit that will yield impressive vistas along thoughtfully designed axes, the location itself comes fully alive during its summer festival in July and August, when members of the Accademia Italiana di Canto present masterworks from the seventeenth century to the present. The delights of an evening can include Boccherini as much as Berio, Mozart as much as Mendelssohn, Wagner as much as Webern. And if you're looking for a place to get married, the place is available for rent!
Written 12 September 2015
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expat f
Florence, Italy14 contributions
Garden visit 6 euro not worth it
Mar 2015 • Couples
We stumbled across this villa by chance taking a scenic drive in the area. We decided to pay the 6 euro entrance fee to visit the garden; the villa itself cannot be visited. Our visit was in the very beginning of the season and a severe storm had taken place about a month earlier. Because of this, there was debris and fallen trees all around the garden that had not been yet removed. In March, there were no flowers in bloom. The entire garden looked unkempt and we were not impressed. I wish we had been told that the garden was closed for repairs instead of being invited in by who seemed to be the grounds keeper and his dog. We did get a pamphlet of info, but the whole visit was very informal. There was only one other couple visiting at the time and we were all searching for more to see, but there was really nothing there. I am happy that our contribution may help pay for repairs and the storm damage, but I think the wedding rental fees for the villa should help pay for that. It may be a great place in the summer and a great place for a wedding, but I would not recommend a visit to the garden, unless the fee drops to something more nominal, like 2 euro.
Written 29 April 2015
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