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Monte Pisano in Lonely Planet!

Our main aim has always been to promote the Monte Pisano "brand" in order to make it an internationally recognized tourist destination. Over the years, step by step, the brand has become established and has grown stronger, thanks to our collaboration with local businesses but also, on an international level, to our participation to previous and ongoing European Projects. The road is still long and hard, but it's a great satisfaction to...

Discover Molina di Quosa!

If you enjoy being out the open, eating excellent traditional food and relaxing “ar fresco”, as the many regular visitors like to say, you must visit this hill near Molina di Quosa and the restaurant at the top: 4 Venti Trattoria....

3 things that You (maybe) didn’t know about Villa Real in Marlia

In one of our previous articles we told you about our visit to the Park of the Villa Reale di Marlia, which dates back to Medieval times and that has be enriched over the centuries. Today I would like to focus on three peculiarities that merit a closer and deeper look. 1. Dalì, Moravia and the (hidden) gym area It's not visible at a first glance, but hidden from view, behind the high...

Enchantment and history: a trip to the Parole d’Oro (Golden Words)

At the foot slopes of Monte Pisano, facing Lucca, you can find a place steeped in history and nature. Today we want you to rediscover with this article of October 2018 a magical place a few km from Lucca This is not only part of one of the most interesting hiking paths of Monte Pisano (la Via degli Acquedotti), but also an ideal destination for photographers and nature lovers: we're talking about...

3 places where you can spend a day out in the open air on Monte Pisano

Spring has arrived with the first warm sunshine and we would like to present three places we love where you can spend a day out in the open air! Monte Pisano, less than ten minutes from the cities of Lucca and Pisa, offers nature, relaxation and areas which are accessible even to the elderly, easily reached by car. They are not overcrowded or noisy, luckily in our small corner...

An open air museum: the Park of Villa Reale

A few kilometers outside Lucca, located in a small district of Capannori, lies a unique treasure, renowned for its beauty: The Villa Reale of Marlia and its immense park. I decide to visit the Villa for the first time with Gianni, a friend and colleague. We pass through Lucca and leave the city's imposing walls behind us and after about 10 minutes by car we turn into a tree-lined avenue which...

Like a postcard

Se stai soggiornando nei dintorni di Pisa o Lucca e vuoi scoprire cosa c'è da fare nelle vicinanze, questo è il posto giusto. Ecco 5 cose da vedere assolutamente sul Monte Pisano!...

3 good reasons to experience the Monte Pisano in summer

With the arrival of Summer, both your mind and body start feeling the need to be outdoors, to immerse yourself in nature and to keep fit. We are lucky here in our beautiful corner of Tuscany, this little jewel nestled between Pisa and Lucca, close to the sea, lakes and mountains, where it is possible to do many outdoor activities. This is what Monte Pisano has to offer on long summer days. Mountain...

Monte Pisano Trail, not only a Trail race

In March, a special Trail Running Race takes place on Monte Pisano: it winds along paths surrounded by unspoiled nature and historical evidences that makes the Monte Pisano Trail race really amazing....

A small “journey” through Romanesque Art and Nature

There is a wonderful ring route that winds around Montepisano: a small "journey" through Romanesque art and nature. It's 57 km long: it can be done by car, by motorbike but ideally by bike. Power-assisted bikes, which are available to rent in our Montepisano Store, are the best choice. On the first sunny day after a long rainy period I jump on my motorbike and I'm off. I take the Lungomonte road (statale...

Guglielmo Marconi, Coltano and the spotlights on Rio de Janeiro

Not everybody is aware of a neglected piece of history on the doorstep of Monte Pisano: I myself did not know of its existence, but as soon as I read an article on this extraordinary place I wanted to find out more about it! Coltano, a small district situated to the south of Pisa, is a large area of cultivated fields and pine forests; it is situated with Pisa Airport to...

A land to challenge yourself

The pleasure of climbing peaks where the view dominates the skyline, of challenging slopes and paths in bike, of descending into the impenetrable depths of the earth. Monte Pisano in Tuscany will always surprise you with its protected nature....

Monks and monastery, history of the Charterhouse in Calci

Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city, you can reach a small village on the lower slopes of Monte Pisano, whose name comes from the Latin Calci, which means foot or heel of a mountain. There are many things to do here, tasting the excellent local cuisine, hiking and visiting the monuments. However the most important part is without doubt the Natural History Museum and the Charterhouse, which combine history, science...

Our history, your story

Meet whales, dinosaurs and traces of life billions of years ago. Discover Romanesque churches immersed in nature. Follow the route of the historic mansions, which since 1400, went through 400 years of life of families from Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Monte Pisano keeps a history that is also yours....

A great discovery! The Roman aqueduct in Caldaccoli

L'acquedotto romano di Caldaccoli è di epoca romana; serviva per portare l'acqua dalla sorgente termale di Caldaccoli a San Giuliano Terme ed alle terme di Pisa, conosciute in età medievale col nome di Bagni di Nerone....

A land living at a human pace

Between Pisa and Lucca in Tuscany, there is an amazing land of people who love to walk and discover, sit back and enjoy, shake hands, have a chat and take their time, away from clichés....

Villa Bosniaski: a story of love and past

The Villa Bosniaski, was built in 1881, on the peak of Monte Castellare in San Giuliano Terme. The building was composed by 12 rooms distributed on 3 floors. In the basement De Bosniaski had set up a sort of private museum of the fossils....

Monte Pisano: An environment simply in balance

Water, air, earth and fire. Natural elements that change shape to the passing of the seasons. The Spa and the streams, a protected micro-climate. The paths and terraces, genuine flavors of local cuisine and products. Montepisano in Tuscany preserves its environment simply in balance....