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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...

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!...

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 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....

An ancient romanesque village: Borgo Mirteto

Asciano: one of the many small villages on the lower slopes of Monte Pisano. It’s not very well-known but from here a cobblestone path, which winds through olive groves and woods, leads to Borgo Mirteto, one of the most suggestive and magical places of our territory. It is an ancient abandoned monastery, which dates back to the 12th century, and preserves intact the layout of a religious hamlet, with the Romanesque church...

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 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 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....

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....