Villa Ada is the 16th century residence of the De’Nobili family. It is set in a beautiful park, which is still used occasionally for events such as the archery competition.
It is still possible to see how elegant it must have been with its lovely covered walkway down to the village. I can imagine what a cool, shady place it must have been on a hot summer day.
You can see Villa Ada in this 1905 photo of La Villa…it is just below the row of cypress trees on the hill.
The photo below was taken in 1908.
It was still looking good 1937.
Villa Ada has belonged to the Comune since 1975. Work has been done to preserve it, but it needs new owners to love and care for it…any takers?
It looks OK from a distance, but as you get closer you can see that it is beginning to deteriorate.
The marble sculpture, The Nymph of the Spa and another statue were in the entrance, but the nymph now resides in the Comune building. I don’t know what happened to the other one.
The grounds must have been very beautiful. It wouldn’t take too much to restore the gardens.
Bagni di Lucca is full of places like this. Is there anyone out there with lots of money?