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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...

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...

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...

Fruit Cake [the recipes of Monte Pisano]

Antonio, manager of Osteria All'Ussero, located in the Villa di Corliano in Rigoli (San Giuliano Terme) would like to share with you this old recipe, found in the notebook of Teresa Agostini Venerosi Della Seta (1862-1946). ...

Flying over Monte Pisano in Tuscany

One of the best paragliding launch pads in Europe is located in San Giuliano Terme, one of the seven municipalities that make up Monte Pisano. I had always wanted to try, intrigued by the sight of the paragliders above my head on the way to work or to visit my best friend, who lives on the hill from where they take off.   "Finally the day has come" At noon, on a pleasant Sunday...

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....