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When Napoleon was Tuscany’s ‘guest’

Added on June 16th 2015 — Latest news, Museums, South of Siena

When Napoleon was Tuscany's 'guest'

In 1814 following his disastrous invasion of Russia and subsequent abdication, Napoleon was banished to the island of Elba. Though he escaped in March 1815 to return and re-claim his title of Emperor, by June of the same year he was once again an island’s guest, this time of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. … Read more »

Visit the Stately houses of Lucca

Added on January 21st 2012 — Churches and Castles, Lucca and Pisa

In the hills outside Lucca many villas, such as Villa Mansi, Villa Torrigiani and Villa Reale, are now open to the public. They have magnificent gardens, rococo facades and famous guest lists from an era when visitors like Paganini, John Singer Sargent and Metternich were richly received. The following website has a great map to … Read more »