A historic villa built during the late Renaissance and restored in the second half of the 800s, located in the village of Bagni di Lucca, a thermal location known since antiquity. It’s surrounded by a splendid park in a Romantic Garden Style and the villa is now the result of overlapping architectural periods. It was once a spa but, due to its features and its location, it could be redeveloped into tourist accommodation.
The estate known as Ada Villa was built on a structure of the late Renaissance, owned by the lucchese De Nobili family, and was completely restored in the 900s, with the addition of two hexagonal towers which give the villa its peculiar appearance. Its entrance with its great glass windows, the staircase and marble floors, was the reception area of the building; there’s a vast portico at the base of the central hexagonal tower and there are balconies with arch openings on the upper floors. The windows are decorated with grey stone frames and are regularly placed on the plastered, ochre-coloured façade. The estate has four floors above ground, covering a total surface area of 1,600 m² inside a park of 9,650 m². The long boulevard accessing the villa passes through the woods, where there are artistic garden decorations, an arbour and an artificial cave. Today, the villa is in disuse and is in need of restoration.
The property is located in the municipality of Bagni di Lucca (pop. 6,161), in the Province of Lucca (pop. 391,228), in the Tosco Emiliano Apennine mountains, at a height of 152 metres above sea level, situated where the Lima Stream meets the Serchio River from which the surrounding valleys get their names, in a oasis of peace and serenity. The town has been known since antiquity as a thermal location and is famous for having one of the first casinos in history, dated 1300. The city of Lucca is 27 km away, Florence is 100 km, Pistoia 55 km and Pisa is 45 km. Versilia, the North-Western coast of Tuscany, is very popular during the summer, thanks to Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi, and is 48 km away. The international airport of Pisa, “Galileo Galilei” (11th Italian airport with 5 million passengers in 2016), is 60 km away while the “Bagni di Lucca” railway station, that connects the town with Pisa and Lucca, is 5 km from the estate.