The Antica Dimora, once Villa Mansi-Menocchi, situated in lucchesia, precisely in Cappella di Lucca, is plunged in the country, on the hillside, at 15min approx from Lucca's center; the wonderful Versilia sea, the Abetone's peaks and the mysterious Garfagnana are all reachable in 30 min. It's charmingly situated with a view covering from Lucca towers to San Miniato. The site was inhabited since the Lombard period, V-VI century, as testified by some tower ruins found, later on another tower was built, X-XI century, surrounded then by others structures and in the end by our wonderfull villa, the actual look, that dates back to XV-XVI century, is due to a restoration for the wedding of two members of two of the richest and most influential noble families of Lucca, the Mansi and the Menocchi. Later on it became a covent where renowned Lucca's personalities where living, such as Mr. Barsocchini, between the 1700- 1800, a prior and expert-writer of Middle Ages, international renown.
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