Bagni di Lucca, Italy, has been known as a holiday retreat since Roman times, primarily for its health giving thermal springs. Set high in the mountains of Lucca, Bagni di Lucca is the largest mountain community, although there are actually three separate centres in the town.
The many elegant villas, lush gardens and exclusive spa facilities have earned Bagni di Lucca the nickname of “the land of princes and poets”, although it is a destination for everyone, offering both exceptional scenery and magnificent facilities for tourism. Of the most impressive villas in Bagni di Lucca is the renaissance mansion of Villa Ada, which is surrounded by huge, exotic gardens.
Bagni di Lucca is famous for its thermal baths and spa centres, which have been frequented by visitors since the Roman era. With 19 natural thermal springs which surface at up to 54°C, there are a number of spa centres in which to pamper yourself. The main spas are in the Bagni Caldi area of the town, and if you walk into the woods, it is possible to find the source of some of the springs yourself, or bathe in one of the deep waterfall pools.
The great natural beauty which surrounds the town is easily explored from a Bagna di Lucca property, as the magnificent Orrido di Botri Reserve is crossed by trails and tracks, from which you can see many rare species of fauna and flora, and a number of rare bird species, including the royal eagle.
In the evenings, the 19th century casino is great fun for an evening’s entertainment, and there are a great range of eateries in Bagni di Lucca in which to start the evening, sampling some of the deliciously rustic local cuisine.
The town of Lucca is one of the finest medieval treasures in the whole of Italy, with spectacular sights in every direction. If you are looking to enjoy a little more upbeat nightlife whilst staying in a Bagni di Lucca property, Lucca is your best bet too.
Garfagnana is an enchanting town deep in the hills and woods of Lucca Province. It is a favourite destination for walkers, and the local cuisine is renowned throughout northern Italy.
In summer, temperatures reach an average of 27°C, and from May until late October, walkers flock to Bagni di Lucca properties as from mid spring, the area becomes awash with flowers and bird song.
Bagni di Lucca, Italy, is extremely well connected to the rest of Europe due to the proximity of Pisa Airport (PSA), just 18km away. Many airlines provide cheap flights to Pisa from the UK, especially from the London airports.