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Pianosa: between nature and detention

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What links an island surrounded by turquoise waters in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea and an impregnable fortress once occupied by Italy's worst criminals? We are on Pianosa, an island in theTuscan Archipelago a few kilometers south of Elba Island. Of all the islands in the Archipelago, just as its name implies, Pianosa has a maximum elevation of 29 m.a.s.l. as all of its emerged land is mostly flat. An...

Bikevillage: Sports and good food at the foot of Mount Pisano

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The new Bike Village Sports and good food at the foot of Mount Pisano Are you ready for a virtual journey through the flavors of Mount Pisano by bicycle? Today we want to introduce you to the new Bike Village in Agnano where the world of cycling goes hand in hand with that of good food and local products. Will we be able to make you hungry and hungry for a...

How and when to visit the Vicopisano Towers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you are wondering how and when to visit the Vicopisano Towers you are in the right place! One of the most beautiful villages of Monte Pisano, Vicopisan , and its recently restored towers await you to be visited. Guided tours, or independently, will allow you not only to immerse yourself in a now distant and perfectly preserved past but also to admire unique panoramas with otherwise unattainable points of view. Find...

Three wonderful views on Monte Pisano

Today we want to help you choose some easily accessible places on Monte Pisano from which to enjoy unique views. Walk with a view? Are you aware of the feeling when you admire a vast panorama from a hill or a mountain? When opening our eyes in front of us cars, people and cities look like little ants? Freedom! Monte Pisano can give us this feeling in many ways and one of these is...

La caccia al tesoro più grande del mondo

Il Geocaching® un'attività divertente che possiamo definire come la caccia al tesoro più grande del mondo. Da fare sul Monte Pisano! Il Geocaching Oggi vogliamo farvi scoprire un'attività che in pochi conoscono ma che può spingere anche i più "pigri" ad intraprendere una passeggiata avventurosa sui nostri monti. Chi da piccolo non ha mai organizzato o partecipato ad una caccia al tesoro? Magari a scuola o ad un compleanno. Sta di fatto che...

Three beaches close to Monte Pisano

Three beaches close to Monte Pisano Summer has now arrived and although many people associate the word mountain with everything except the sea, Monte Pisano is an exception. This territory in fact located in the northern part of Tuscany a few km from the sea allowing anyone who stays in one of the seven municipalities of Monte Pisano to reach one of the seaside beaches in no time. So we decided to...

7 Municipalities for Monte Pisano. What shouldn’t you miss?

The Monte Pisano area, even though it isn't particularly vast, covers over 7 districts. Yes, seven municipalities for this corner of Tuscany. Each of these has its own unique history and many things to see: in this article we would like to briefly introduce the area, crisscrossing our beloved Monte. 1. Vicopisano In this small medieval hamlet you can still enjoy the peace and tranquility that once reigned in the countryside, far away...

A Winter Sunday at the beach

The Christmas Holidays are far behind us and even though the temperatures are still quite low a walk through the wonderful landscape of this corner of Tuscany is very welcome for both the body and mind. Monte Pisano, a small mountain range that divides Lucca and Pisa, is also very close to the lake and sea. Only a few kilometres away there is a unique beach which is part of the...

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....

The Hermitage of Rupecava: contemplation and mystery, from the Middle Ages to now

Monte Pisano has always been of great strategic importance, situated between Pisa and Lucca and close to Florence. However the territory, with its mountains and nature, also lends itself to silence and retreat. There are many buildings which attest this aspect of history, from the Mirteto Monastery, the Cavern Hermitage and Rupecava (the most ancient of the three). The Hermitages from the Middle-East to Italy The Rupecava Hermitage is located above...

Brunelleschi’s Fortress in Vicopisano, example of an impregnable masterpiece

There is a small hamlet at the foothill of Monte Pisano, rich in history and tradition: we're talking about Vicopisano, about 20 minutes from Pisa. You can reach this hamlet following the Vicarese provincial road, from where an impressive tower can be seen in the distance. Photo Credits: gosia_siudzinska This is Brunelleschi's Fortress, commissioned to the architect Filippo Brunelleschi, when, after a eight-month siege, the hamlet capitulated and from Pisa...

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....

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....