Tucked away in our charming, hill-village location and yet a short drive from some of Tuscany’s most iconic cities and attractions, we have the best of both worlds! Here are some of our favourite things to do:
Lucca – 22km
One of our favourite cities in Italy, Lucca is a lovely option for a day trip. Grab a picnic and walk or cycle along the historical walls that enclose the city (4.9km), explore the Roman amphitheatre (Piazza Anfiteatro), shop in the market or visit the Romanesque churches. So beautiful!
Pisa – 33km
Of course Pisa is famous all over the world for its magnificent leaning tower but there is also much more to see here. Visit the Duomo, Baptistry and Camposanto or head to the river where you’ll find museums and churches (and far less tourists!).
Volterra – 100km
Famous for its dramatic location and yellow stone houses, Volterra has a rich Etruscan history that is fascinating to learn about. View ancient artefacts in the museum or spot the old city walls from the Balze cliffs
Garfagnana – about 60 km
A wonderful green valley perfect for hiking, walking and mountain biking, as well as picturesque villages, the famous Grotta del Vento cave and much more. The area is just south of the Apennine mountains and east of the Apuan Alps so you’re surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Florence – 101km
Many people say Florence is the most beautiful city in Italy and we would have to agree! As well as fabulous regional food to try, you can easily spend a day exploring the sights: the Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi picture art gallery…the list goes on!
Candalla – 9.3km
For something a little different visit the natural pools in Candalla, featured in the top 10 wild swimming locations in Italy by the Guardian. Walk along the valley trail and stop off for a swim among the waterfalls.
Lecciona – 21km
If a day at the beach is what you’re after then this spot is perfect. Lecciona is located in a national park and is one of the few Italian beaches preserved in its natural state. It’s a long sandy beach that is great for families. You will need to take your own food and drink though as the location is quite remote
Viareggio – 13km
Most Italians know Viareggio for its incredible Carnival, which happens every February. The city is filled with an amazing atmosphere as a parade of floats makes its way down the boulevards every Sunday for four weeks in a row. In summer, it’s a fun place for nightlife.