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Three solutions to move without a car between Pisa, Lucca and Monte Pisano

We have already talked about the strategic position of Monte Pisano, which being right between the art cities of Pisa and Lucca is excellent for staying in the quiet countryside but close to all attractions. Now we want to explore the potential of public transport as an alternative to the car that can help you visit it better. Bus, train and bike are excellent solutions! Yes, because Pisa, Lucca and Florence are...

The fire prevention reservoir in Praticelli di Verruca has been rebuilt

We are happy to announce that the fire prevention reservoir in Praticelli di Verruca has been rebuilt, a year after the terrible blaze in 2018. This was one of the projects for the territory funded by the Festa del Monte Pisano on the 14th of June, with the Nomadi concert. The completed work was presented on the institutional commemorative day at the Teatro Valgraziosa in Calci, Tuesday the 24th of September 2019,...

3 biking trails from San Giuliano Terme, along Monte Pisano

Three biking trails departing from our office in San Giuliano Terme, where you can rent bicycles. We offer e-bikes, mountain bikes and hybrid bikes: each bike can be rented on the spot, depending on availability, from €25.00 per day. 1. Calci, the Charterhouse and the Natural History Museum Km: 26 Time: 5 hours Difficulty: easy Period: all year round Departure from San Giuliano Terme, a small town at the foot of Monte...

14&15 June: the 1st major Monte Pisano Festival, with I Nomadi in concert

Many of our readers know how much dedication and hard work we put into the touristic and cultural promotion of Monte Pisano; throughout the years we have taken part in national and international fairs, met buyers and reported extensively on the territory. This year we have decided, with the support of the Monte Pisano municipalities, to go a step further: to organize an event based on music and sport! After careful...

The Ghost of Teresa and when the Villa di Corliano inspired Frankenstein

Many of you know Villa di Corliano, the beautiful early 15th century villa built on the footslopes of Monte Pisano. This glorious villa, nowadays a luxury hospitality location and renowned restaurant Osteria all'Usssero (da Antonio), is also known for its mysteries: ghosts, experiments and the visits of poets and writers. The villa is owned by the Counts Agostini Venerosi della Seta, who recount the story of their ancestor Teresa who...

Monte Pisano goes to Adventure Travel world summit 2018!

We proudly announce our participation in the Adventure Travel world summit 2018 which will be held in Montecatini Terme 15-18 October. Produced by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, in collaboration with Toscana Promozione Turistica, ATWS is not just a conference but a place to network with adventure-based tour operators and media from around the world. The four-day conference kicks off with a “Day of Adventure,” giving attendees the opportunity to connect with...

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...

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...

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...

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....

2017 Green Destination TOP 100

Monte Pisano, a little treasure between Pisa and Lucca, received for the second consecutive year the award for the TOP 100 Green Destinations in the World....

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...