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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, in accordance with the safety measures for Covid-19. Tickets can be purchased inside the Villa.
Meeting point: Ticket Office of Villa Reale
Meeting time with the local guide: 2.45 p.m.
Beginning of the guided tour: 3.00 p.m.
Duration of the tour: 90 minutes approximately
When: every Saturday from July 4 to October 30
It is offered in two languages as follows: Italian and English
Tour fares: 15.00 Euros per person (entry fee and tour)
Free for children to 14 years of age
Includes: guided tour and entrance fee to the park
During this phase of the novel coronavirus emergency, booking is required. Please write to: or call: (+39) 0583 342404.
Turislucca’s tours are in compliance with government health and safety protocols for Covid-19.