Best Photography Locations in Torre del Lago

Torre del Lago is a small town in the city of Viareggio. In fact its name today is Torre del Lago Puccini, clearly in the name of the famous composer Giacomo Puccini, who despite living in Milan spent on the shores of the lake most of the summer periods. Here the composer built a villa that he called Villa Puccini. This place had become his refuge, where he found inspiration for his compositions. It was in this place that in the early twentieth century he made masterpieces such as Tosca, Boheme and Madame Butterfly. Puccini spent the summers in the company of his wife and his only son. He left this residence to move to nearby Viareggio only in the 1920s following installation in the lake water.

The origin of the name Torre del Lago comes from the presence of a tower built in the XVI century, its name was at first Torre Guinigi and then Torre del Turco. Another monument that deserves to be seen is Villa Borbone. So called for his owner, Maria Luisa of Bourbon, who was, among other things, Duchess of Lucca for seven years. The villa is halfway between Torre del Lago and Viareggio and has all around a huge park, once used for hunting and growing the vine. Today it is possible to visit it, because within it there have been realized naturalistic paths. The villa, which has been restored by the municipality of Viareggio, is today used for shows, events and prestigious exhibitions. Villa Puccini is today a museum house that you can visit. In the chapel of the Villa is buried the famous composer.

The lake on which the country is facing is what remains of a large lagoon that was formed more than five thousand years ago. It’s a water mirror here the waters are shallow. A stopover for many migratory birds is an area of ​​great naturalistic interest, always speaking of nature, just between Torre del Lago and Viareggio we find several beaches in the natural state, such as the Lecciona beach. They are pristine environments, without human-built infrastructure. This beach together with others near the dock in Viareggio, and are part of the San Rossore Natural Park. They are environments where they still nests different species of birds also thanks to the unchanged environment, such as the sandy beach and the sand dunes that lie behind them. These are rich in pioneering vegetation, which thanks to its presence allows the consolidation of sand, thus preserving it from the erosion of the sea. Torre del Lago offers the possibility for young couples wishing to marry by the lake. There are numerous private villas that overlook the water, which allow this dream to come true.

 

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