Villa Torrigiani
Villa Torrigiani
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4.0 of 5 bubbles212 reviews
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Gwen B
Kingston, Canada72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is an amazing, tranquil spot to visit. Our lovely guide was knowledgeable and spoke very good English. The gardens are stunning. The. Furnishings, paintings, and statuary inside well worth paying for the guided tour. If you just want a break from the hustle and bustle head here. Children are free the tour and gardens 15 euro.
Written 2 May 2024
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Walter S
Vienna, Austria2,376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We made Lucca home for some rainy days in April and were determined to see some of the “Ville”.
Not easy, as there were no small group arrangements, or any at all, readily available.
So we made friends with two of the only 30 taxi-drivers in the city (#14 & #25).
We arrived at Villa Torrigiani around noon, not aware that the interior will be closed for lunchtime.
Although we were only three visitors, we got a tour of the interior in perfect English.
No photos allowed though in the opulent, somewhat “dusty” interior – especially in comparison with the fresh and open Villa Reale. . . . But then, variety makes the charm of these villas.
The Garden is a mix of Italian baroque and English landscape ever so often opening a different perspective on the villa.
If you don’t self-drive the villas may be hast to find – public transport is insufficient and even google navigation got confused with so many “private roads”.
We tried to walk from Torregiani to Mansi – got lost in the Hills, which made the one mile walk a 1½hrs. adventure.
Well worth it though!
Written 2 May 2024
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Sebastian
Krommenie, The Netherlands11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
the garden was beautiful and the tour through the villa was also good, it was just a pity that you paid 15 euros per person and only got to see a small part of the house. the garden was beautiful but not very big. all in all it was very nice but very expensive for what you got.
Written 4 September 2023
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Our local guide, Elena Benvenuti of Lucca, met us at Villa Torrigiani, a historic villa in Montecarlo. She knows the owner, Simonetta. As we walked through the many public rooms, finally Simonetta came out to greet us. With her two outgoing daughters and dog Paldo, we were engaged in conversation, which brought both the history of the villa and their involvement together. That was so intimate and interesting.
I took one of the lemons from Simonetta with her permission. The lemons are in season.
Written 8 June 2023
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Prentice
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Absolutely stunning. The ancient gardens along with the incredible grotto were spectacular. The house is open by guided tour only around the 1st floor. Felt very private and exclusive. Finding it can be tricky. But when you do it will be well worth it.
Written 22 April 2022
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YorkshireHelen
Leeds, UK176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We found this villa totally by chance whilst looking for a restaurant so after a quick chat with the lovely guy on the gate decided to return another day for a visit.

We really enjoyed the morning we spent there. You can just imagine how fabulous it must have been in its prime and having visited Versailles I can totally see the influence.

We found the hidden grotto behind the stairs and do wonder if “The Forbidden Corner” back home in Yorkshire was influenced by this!!

Our tour of the villa was so personal and fascinating and we feel honoured that our guide chose to speak English.

You must just go and see for yourself - I can only hope that with more visitors they may be able to make some of those water features work before our next visit.
Written 12 September 2019
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lynette_cypress
Boise, ID464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
I made an appointment for a guided tour of the villa and gardens. (The website shows opening hours, but there's no ticket booth or obvious entrance, so call ahead to ensure hours and/or a guide). 12 euros/pp. Allow up to two hours. You can also take a picnic and stay as long as you'd like. Two of the onsite caretakers showed us first the family chapel, which is still opened at least once a year for locals to attend Mass. (Needs some TLC, but keep in mind its from ~1600). The grounds have a fascinating history of both English and French influence and it's fun to imagine what they looked like at their peak, particularly the sunken gardens, caves and tunnel. The reflecting pools are spot on, in both front and back of the villa. And the villa itself is full of original furniture and frescoes. We were led through the main floor - spectacular! The family still comes from Rome each summer (no heat or A/C) and stays upstairs. Not much blooming in Feb. and the lemon trees were all still in the limonaia (citrus garages); would be fun to see it in the height of summer.
Written 8 March 2019
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Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia8,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Some beautiful places are underestimated because they are too near bigger cities as are Firenze or Lucca. Beautiful palace with fine garden is really interesting for a long visit with small group, with your partner or family. Big group will spoil such a place. It is nice natural spot, changed to interesting park during centuries with water mirrors, decorated grotto, selected trees. Building is the cake in the middle. It holds some patina and visitor can feel the history in rooms, furniture, paintings and atmosphere.
Written 12 January 2019
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quantockm
Taunton, UK299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The gardens are undergoing some restoration and addition of new features but are certainly worth exploring. Clearly some of the old features ( and some newer like the 1920,s swimming pool) are showing signs of damage and access is restricted but this does not seriously detract from enjoying the gardens. The inside is interesting and although our tour was mainly conducted in Italian the guide made lots effort to include us (the only English speakers in the group) with a English printed guide and answering our questions in English. The tour took about 40 minutes and was more than adequate to appreciate the main rooms of the villa and it's history. Overall we had a very enjoyable afternoon.
Written 26 October 2018
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Cannuckk
Langley, Canada359 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
I definitely have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, we had a rather similar visit to the former Medici villa at Poggio a Caiano the day before at no cost (a state museum) so from a value perspective, this seemed overpriced. On the other hand, Torrigiani is one of the few privately owned historic villas that seems to offer a tour of the interior, which is the reason that we decided to visit. Viewed from the latter perspective, and understanding what must be the enormous cost of trying to maintain a property like this, you can understand the high entry fee. so, if you are keen to see one, this may well be the best choice.
The villa tour itself is somewhat short, being limited to the main floor, and while I would say it was not "hurried", I would also say we were not encouraged to linger. The tour guide's English was flawless, and he was extremely knowledgeable about the house. The historical artifacts collected over the many years of the home's use were varied and quite interesting. As for the gardens, they were pretty enough, although admittedly gardens aren't really my thing.
Presumably if you are reading this review it's because you are intrigued by having a chance to view one of these fading beauties, so you probably won't be disappointed. For the more casual tourist, you might be better off making the drive to Poggio a Caiano.
Written 9 October 2018
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