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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...

A day at the museum… of wonders! [part 1]

Have you ever seen up close a puffer fish from the Nile, a lyrebird, a pig-nosed turtle or a ring-tailed lemur? These and other other extravagant beauties that nature has created over the millennia are not native to Europe, but to see them you don't have to go to Africa or Australia. Here, in Italy, near Pisa, there is an extraordinary place "inhabited" by wonderful creatures which will leave you speechless:...

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...

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....

Monte Pisano. Where it is and what to see

Monte Pisano is small mountain range located in North-central Tuscany, between the cities of Lucca and Pisa. It extends over the territories of 7 municipalities....

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...