: Ponte Del Giglio
: Golf Club Vicopelago
: Ponte Del Giglio
Villa Menocchi is a large, luxury, renaissance hillside villa overlooking the Lucca valley. While set in the countryside the villa is only 15 minutes from the historical centre. Strolling or cycling along its many pedestrian streets you will find this city is rich in monuments, churches, picturesque squares, medieval palaces, museums, bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques.
Lucca is also the birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini, whose operas, La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly are among those frequently performed all over the world. The city is renowned to host a rich calendar of music events all over the year.
Every year the 'Lucca Summer Festival' hosts an incredible line-up of international stars for live preformaces in Piazza Napoleone. These outdoor concerts held on a summer evening are an incredible experience. Past stars have included Anastacia, Lenny Kravitz, Moby etc.
Lucca Comics and Games is an annual comic book and gaming convention. With around 140 thousand visitors, it offers an assorted mix of trade stalls, talks, screenings, workshops and exhibits. This international festival which lasts four to five days turns Lucca into a colourful amazing carnival with cosplay, music and a overall festive atmosphere.
For beach lovers Villa Menocchi is ideally located. Viareggio is less than half an hour by car (36km). With its art deco seafront it offers many beautiful beaches for during the day while at night it has a range of entertainment from bars and restaurants to nightclubs. For nature lovers protected sand dunes in a national park can be found at Marina di Vecchiano further on up the coast.
The popular ski resort of Abetone is less than an hour's drive away. With all the usual facilities it is favoured as one of the best Italian family ski resorts. Typical season extends from December to April.
Open throughout the year Vicopelago Golf Club is a five minute drive from Villa Menocchi. With 4 target green for short game 25–50-75–100 metres, 9 hole putting green and pitching green with bunker.