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The Rediscovered Gardens of Elisa Bonaparte
Hidden from the public eye, the gardens of Villa Reale of Marlia or “Marly” as Princess Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleon’s sister, used to call them, were greatly desired by the Princess and gave her much joy and happiness during her reign. The gardens are a closely-guarded treasure chest full of secrets, tales, and utterly charming spots. They are an oasis of light and beauty, colour and harmony, and it is possible to exclusively view them in the company of our expert licensed guides. Only by taking a historical, botanical, and architectural tour, can the park and gardens of Villa Reale, silent witnesses to events tied to important historical figures, reveal their past magic and splendour which, today, has been given new life.
The guided tour ends at the doors of the Villa with a description of this former royal residence. Those who wish, can visit the interior on their own. Tickets can be purchased inside the Villa.
Meeting point: Ticket Office of Villa Reale
Meeting time with the local guide: 2:50 PM
Beginning of the guided tour: 3:00 PM
Duration of the tour: about 1 hour and 30 minutes
When: every Saturday from May 08 to October 30
The tour is bilingual: English/Italian
Tour fares: € 15.00 per adult (guided tour and entrance fee to the park)
Children aged up to 14 are free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult
During this phase of the coronavirus emergency, booking is required. Please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (+39) 0583 342404.
Turislucca’s tours are in compliance with government health and safety protocols for Covid-19.