WHERE TO GO..

Leisure :

            •  Lake for fishing (2 km);
            • Excursions in Padule di Fucecchio on punting and walking with guided tours;
            • Spa pools and spas with hot water: Monsummano Terme (14 km), Montecatini Terme (16 km), Casciana Terme (28 km), Bagni di Pisa (km 38);
            • Golf Courses in San Miniato (8 km) and Monsummano Terme (14 km);
            • Playgrounds: Parco di Pinocchio Collodi (km 16), Dinosaur Park Peccioli (km 40), zoo di Pistoia (25 km). tourist guides in Tuscany ;

Sights to visit :

Short half-day trips permit you to enjoy some small Tuscan villages, sometimes little known and off the usual tourist routes, but no less interesting. If you are motivated by curiosity and initiative, you will discover historical centers, monuments and works of art, medieval fortresses, churches painted, museums and much more …
Menagers of the farm will be glad to give you a hand in your research, as the authors know the territory and tourist guides in Tuscany.

Half-day excursions:

San Miniato (the historical-artistic, museum and tower of Frederick Barbarossa);

Vinci (birthplace of Leonardo, Leonardo Museum, Birthplace, Museum Ideale);

Cerreto Guidi (Villa Medici, a national monument);

Larciano (medieval castle and archaeological collection);

Monsummano Terme (thermal caves with natural inland lake, geological trail);

Montecatini Terme (Spa Art Nouveau and vintage funicular to the upper town);

Casciana Terme (quiet resort with spa pool and play water games);

San Giuliano Terme (refined spa center);

Empoli (art gallery with important works of art, Collegiata di Sant’ Andrea);

Montelupo (Museum of Ceramics and pottery workshops, brick and glass);

Collodi (Villa Garzoni with Italian garden and old village);

Certaldo (charming medieval village with a castle and birthplace of Boccaccio);

Lucca (important art city, surrounded by ancient walls, with monumental churches and museums);

Pistoia (ancient nucleus monumental churches in Romanesque-Pisan);

Vicopisano (fortified village with towers of the architect Brunelleschi and Romanesque churches);

Calci (Charterhouse monumental, you visit the great monastery and the Museum of Natural Sciences);

Pescia (old town with typical street called “wrinkles”, Museo Civico and Gipsoteca);

Villas of Lucca (will visit the noble floors and baroque gardens with water features and green theater).

Full-day excursions :

Firenze (the capital of the Italian Renaissance, the most important and extensive container works of art in the world, declared “World Heritage Site by UNESCO);

Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, the Baptistery and the Leaning Tower, symbol of wealth in the world of Italian art, Museo Nazionale di San Matteo and churches in Pisan style);

Siena (city of the Palio with the famous Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, the Torre del Mangia, the Gothic cathedral, the Scala Hospital, museums and art galleries);

Arezzo (historical city with frescoes by Piero della Francesca, Giorgio Vasari’s birthplace, museum and monumental Gothic and Renaissance);

Prato (Romanesque Cathedral with frescoes by Filippo Lippi, Emperor’s Castle, museums of ancient art and contemporary art);

Livorno (seaside town and port, Museo di Villa Mimbelli with works by Giovanni Fattori and Macchiaioli, Terrazza Mascagni and aquarium);

San Gimignano (the Manhattan of the Middle Ages to the evocative tower houses);

Volterra (Etruscan city with panoramic, craft shops alabaster);

Colle Val d’Elsa (medieval stone of great ecological value and landscape);

Bagni di Lucca (a city of water, with vintage British buildings

Hiking and trekking:

Padule di Fucecchio (extended path network in a large marshy area, considered the largest in central Italy, nesting herons and storks, Center visits);

Montalbano (range of hills, once the hunting grounds Medici: the Barco Reale);

Monti Pisani (rocky peaks with sea views, in front of the Pisan plain);

Penna di Lucchio (white rocky peak between wooded valleys and wild, vast landscape);

Valley of the sources (pretty route that follows an ancient aqueduct Medici);

Hermitage Rupecava (path through forests of chestnut trees that terminates at a monastery in the cave);

Grotta del Vento (suggestive underground routes equipped in the karst area of Vergemoli);

Lake Massaciuccoli (boat trips, hiking WWF oasis, home of G. Puccini);

Mining Park of San Silvestro (Campiglia Marittima mining and mineralogical routes).

Attractions for children and teens:

Children’s Museum (housed in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence);

Toy Library, Central children’s library (located in Piazza SS. Annunziata in Florence);

Skating in San Miniato (tracks and skate rental, also open at night);

Leonardo Museum in Vinci (reproductions of Leonardo’s machines);

Pistoia zoo (animals from around the world in natural environmental context);

Pinocchio Park of Collodi (theme park with sculptures by Emilio Greek);

Butterfly House (Butterfly House)

Prehistoric park Peccioli (faithful reproductions of dinosaurs in a large green park);

Museum of Fashion in Calenzano (singular collection of lead soldiers);

Acquapark Cecina Mare (aquatic playground in summer);

Il Cavallino Matto Donoratico (rides and attractions for children);

Ciclilandia Tirrenia (park planning of road safety education, bicycle rental);

Museum of geothermal Larderello (the story of the geysers, and putizza mofete);

Park’s geothermal Monterotondo Marittimo (an extraordinary journey natural);

Path planning of geological Monsummano (on the slope of a hill wide);

Nature Park Migliarino-San Rossore (carriage rides and electric train);

Erio e Luca publish guide books.

They are the authors of:

“Terme e Sorgenti di Toscana, note, meno note, sconosciute”

“Terme e acque segrete dell’Emilia Romagna”

“Terme e Acque minerali del Lazio”

“L’Altra Toscana. Guida ai luoghi d’arte e natura poco conosciuti”

“il Cammina Bambino”

“Laghi e specchi d’acqua della Toscana”

“Una Toscana da scoprire”