WANDERING AROUND IN TUSCANY
Lunigiana is a land of chestnut woods, ancient villages, crossed by pilgrims along the Via Francigena, castles and men who have populated it since ancient times by sculpting their passage on the stone, of which they have left us an evocative example Stele statues. (Km 18)
VERSILIA: FORTE DEI MARMI, PIETRASANTA AND VIAREGGIO
Even today Versilia is the land of entertainment, of the myth of the Sixties and of the “Dolce Vita”, of the endless summer and of everything that revolves around the holidays.
The sun, the beautiful sea and the crazy Carnival among the most famous in the world.
In Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta, capital of historical Versilia and city of foundries and artists, Camaiore and Viareggio tourism is a must in every season. (at 15 Km)
ART CITIES: LUCCA, PISA, PISTOIA AND FLORENCE
These destinations represent an itinerary to discover among the most precious jewels of an incomparable collection: so much is considered Tuscany and the cities of Florence, Pisa and Lucca.
Florence, universally recognized as one of the most important art cities in the world, Pisa, famous for its extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli with the legendary Leaning Tower and Lucca, with its mighty walls to protect the historic center, and the beautiful stately villas in the hills in front of the city.
Florence, surrounded by the hills of the Arno valley, summarizes all forms of beauty and harmoniously combines art and life.
Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi museum, Ponte Vecchio and the museum of S. Marco are the must-see stops in the city, but just look around and discover a new facet at each corner.
Nearby you can visit the Certosa, Impruneta, a town of Etruscan origin, and three Renaissance villas, old residences of the Medici.
Lucca is a small city of art very quiet, traced above the ancient walls of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, where churches and palaces thicken.
Main stages of the visit are the cathedral, the church of San Michele and the walk in the old town.
Nearby you can visit the Villa Reale di Marlia, with its magnificent seventeenth century gardens, and the Villa di Camigliano, a sixteenth century villa with gardens adorned with water games, caves and nymphaeums.
In Pisa important medieval monuments recall the power and artistic splendor of the ancient maritime republic.
Obligatory stage: the Piazza del Duomo, commonly called “Piazza dei Miracoli”.
Nearby you can visit the Certosa di Pisa and S. Pietro a Grado, a Romanesque basilica in beautiful golden limestone.
Pistoia is rich in monuments of considerable artistic importance. The Piazza del Duomo with its Cathedral, the Romanesque bell tower, the fourteenth-century baptistery, the former Palazzo dei Vescovi, the Palazzo Pretorio, the Palazzo di Giano or the Comune, with a beautiful façade decorated with mullioned windows and mullioned windows. Completing the square is the former church of Santa Maria Cavaliera and the massive medieval tower of Catilina, 30 meters high.
Very interesting is the “piazzetta della Sala”, where the vegetable market has been held for centuries, with the marble well known as “del Leoncino” in the center.