Then and now…Elisa Baciocchi’s house

Elisa Baciocchi, Napoleon’s sister, liked to spend her summers in Bagni di Lucca, where the air was cooler and fresher than in Lucca.

She had the road from Lucca upgraded and built a house above La Villa in 1811.

Elisa Baciocchi's house

Elisa Baciocchi's house

It is still there and in quite good condition. I think it has been converted to apartments.

Elisa Baciocchi villa

Elisa Baciocchi villa

Elisa Baciocchi villa

It is good to see one of the old buildings being looked after.