From first Sunday of March to May: 10.00 - 13.00 / 15.00 - 17.00
June, July, August and September: 10.00 - 13.00 / 15.00 - 18.30
From October until first week of November: 10.00 - 13.00 / 15.00 - 17.00
From November to April: only booking, min. 5 persons
Only for group (min. 20 pers.)
Reduced ticket: children 16-18, Seniors 65 anni and older, groups min 20 pax
Free admission: children 15 and under with parents, guides, drivers
Guided tour: IT - EN - FR
Brochure: EN - FR - DE
Soci Touring, Soci ADSI
The visit inside the Villa is just accompanied by supervisor, for a professional guide call the Lucca’s Guides cooperatives.
The Villa was one of the Summer residences of the Buonvisi Family (16th century) important silk merchants and banquers. Originally the building had two simple Renaissance Facades ad a vegetable garden around it. In 1636 the Marquis Nicolao Santini, ambassador in France at the Court of Louis XIV, decided to buy the Villa and to transform it into his ‘Little Versailles’: the design of the fountains was the suggested by the Andreé Le Notre.
The Baroque facade announces the rich interior decoration, with frescoes, furniture and other objects that have been collected by the families who have onwed the Villa since the 17th century.
The unique long alley of cypreses (0,5 miles) introduces the visitors to the Romantic garden, where many different spieces of trees were planted by the MarchesaVittoria Santini Torrigiani, among which are Camelias, Lyriodendrum Tulipifera, Taxodium Disticum, Olea Fragrans, and many others. Big foutains in Versaille style maintain their original design, and also the Garden dedicated to Flora (on the east side of the garden) has been conserved intact.
Many important personalities has been guests at Villa Torrigiani Colonna: Her Majesty Elisabeth I, the Quinn Mother, has come to visit the family and planted a tree. In 1972 has been a meeting at the Villa Torrigiani between he President of France George Pompidou and the italien Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, about television system. Durindg the G8 in Genova, The prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien came for a private visit.
The Villa Torrigiani di Camigliano has been open to the visitors by the Princess Simonetta Colonna di Stilgiano, born Marquess Torrigiani and is always lived by the family.
Diection PESCIA SS.435 follow untill CAMIGLIANO (on a white panel), nearly 10 km, than turn left and follow indication Villa Torrigiani (brown pannel) you arrive in km 2,5, park at the end of the cypress allé in front of the villa.
From A11 exit take left, at the two following round about follow BAGNI DI LUCCA OR PESCIA DIRECTION, after at the stop turn right direction PESCIA and go on until a white panel CAMIGLIANO, after 330 m turn left follow indication VILLA TORRIGIANI, arrived to the cypress allée park at the end direction the Villa.
From Roma,Bologna,Firenze,Prato,Pistoia - Linea FIRENZE- LUCCA - VIAREGGIO (1h 20)
PESCIA STATION, than take a taxi (km 9)
From Torino, Genova, La Spezia, Viareggio - Linea VIAREGGIO- LUCCA (15’)
LUCCA STATION, take a bus VAIBUS to PETROGNANO or SEGROMIGNO Monte
From Pisa Airport - Galileo Galilei
Km 40 by car: take A12 direction Genova than A11 FIRENZE, exit CAPANNORI
From Firenze Peretola Airport - Amerigo Vespucci
Km 65 by car: take A11 PISA NORD, exit CAPANNORI.