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Camelia in Lucca

We are at the door of this yearly event taking on just outside Lucca, in the northern hills of the town Pieve di Compito reachable by the way n.439, juts 14km. from Lucca town.
Festival of Camellias (green and black teas are camellia leaves) on the first three weekends of March :14-15, then 21-22 and at last 28-29 March.
The habitants of this little village open their private gardens where are growing different kind of Camelia , by this visit you can enjoy the peace of the nature, the way showing art, crafts and paitings by the local artisans, all matching with food and wein tasting and a visit at the Frantoio where col pressed olive oil can be appreciate.

Camelia flowers and trees became very popular in Lucca 200 years ago and due to the mild climate of this Tuscan corner, this beatiful and romantic flowers have started to bloom in the gardens of Lucca and in the beautiful Renaissance villas that you can visit during your stay.
For your interest visit the Renaissance Villas
http://www.villelucchesi.net/
while for a short stay I suggest this confortable apartment just in the historical center of Lucca, in a palace dated 18th century.
http://www.traditional-tuscany.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=annunci&file=detail&cat=8&de=172&newlang=eng