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Villa Roberta (1641)
is located in the town of Capannori, suburb of Badia di Cantignano, which is located in the southern part of the town.
To notice the interesting church dedicated to St. Bartholomew, dating from the ninth century.
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Near the church there’s the Palazzo of the Hundred Windows, of ancient origins.






It was the site of a Benedictine monastery, built on the remains of a Roman villa. From Badia of Cantignano it is possible to reach the trail network on the paths of the Monti Pisani.

The Comune of Capannori a small town in the Provence of Lucca, in the northern Tuscany.


Capannori
(ZIP code 55012) is 6,1 kilometres far from Lucca that is the Chief Town of the homonymous Provence to which the municipality belongs. Capannori has a population of 40.699 inhabitants (Capannoresi) and a surface of 156,59 square kilometres thus showing a population density of 260 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises 150 metres above the sea level.The place name probably comes from the Late Latin word "capanna", with the meaning of "hut".It is supposed that the territory of Capannori was already populated during the Lombards coming to south of Italy.

The historical data testifying the existence of the village started on 745, when a monk went to Capannori a
nd built a chapel entitled to Saint Quirico. 

The local community gathered around the Saint Quirico Chapel and there started to build their houses. Since the beginning the village of Capannori was under the hegemony of the city of Lucca, under whose domination developed along the next centuries becoming a flourishing rural
place.

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Villa Roberta sits on a beautiful lot of about ¼ acre, with majestic trees, a flower garden on one side in the front and a green carpet grass on the other two sides, shaded by a cascading evergreen trees and flowers.



Total floor area measured 330 sq.m. (3,550 sq.f.). The street to reach the villa, is a quiet street at only three miles from Lucca downtown. The entire interior of this house is like new, with beautifully finished woodwork and antique and newly refinished stone floors. There is no carpeting in the bedrooms and hallway. Just stone floors, which provide you with the possibility to expose your oriental rugs. There is a beautifully furnished functional kitchen with a garden window over the sink, looking out over the front yard, in where there's a large stone BBQ. There are a few fire places and there's a centralised propane gas heating system, recently installed. Upstairs there are the four spacious bedrooms, and a large closetw. One large sitting room and a dininig sitting room on the lower level. Always on the lower level there are a a loudry room and a lumber-room. The baths, two on the upper level and one on the lower level, have vanity sinks and newer energy-efficient toilets. The roof was restored nine years ago, and needs some maintenance. A second level, under the roof, is part of the property, and it needs a complete restoration. The main entry is into a charming, enclosed, sunny, tiled porch. It will be possible to build a swimming pool and a jacuzzi in one of the three gardens. Gardens are complete of lighting and irrigation systems. In the property there is a water well, which is useful for gardens irrigation and the swimming pool.













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The Charming Town of Lucca

Lucca
is one of those Tuscan towns you should visit on your vacation in Italy. You might choose to stay there or nearby to use it as a base for exploring the region. Lucca is famous for its Renaissance-era city walls that have remained intact while so many other Tuscan towns saw theirs destroyed in past centuries. Lucca is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the Tuscan coast. Since it isn't a hilltop village, it is ideal for anyone with mobility issues as well as for anyone wishing to take a break from climbing.













Most of the attractions in Lucca today show its ancient history: from the trace of the Roman amphiteater that can be seen in the shape of the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

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to the archeological remains under the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata, to the various towers and villas from the 12th to 16th centuries.
Extraordinarily, as the city grew and modernized, the walls that surrounded the old town. Another must stop for visitors is the Cathedral of St. Martin with its precious relic of the Volto Santo di Lucca
, or Sacred Countenance.










Traditional legend says the wood crucifix with the image of Christ was carved by Nicodemus, a disciple of Christ, and the sacred cross was miraculously conveyed to Lucca in 782.
Other top attractions include the Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano as well as the Clock Tower and Guinigi Tower, to name
just a few.











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