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Capannori

Capannori is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany. The 40 hamlets of Capannori are located on the lands that once corresponded to the eastern territories of the Republic of Lucca. Most of those hamlets date back to medieval times. Colognora di Compito was featured in the 2008 film Miracle at St. Anna....

Pisa

Pisa is much more than the renowned Leaning Tower and deserves a visit that lasts much longer than the unmissable pause at the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO heritage site. An old Maritime Republic, Pisa developed over the centuries along the river Arno. The view of the Lungarni (riversides) and the buildings overlooking the river is always spectacular and ever changing. Byron, Shelley, Montesquieu, Leopardi, Carducci, D’Annunzio, Foscolo, among others, wrote about...

Montemagno

It is a very ancient small village with a stronghold, a church dedicated to Santa Maria della Neve dating from 1076 and an hospital already working in the 12th century. Besides, it seems that Pope Eugenio III (1145-1153) was born here. Source: PisaUnicaTerra...

Sant’Andrea di Compito

The ancient village, at the foot of Monte Serra, has a lot of touristic attractions. The village is one of the two "Borghi delle Camelie" (villages of the camellias) and, in march, houses the "Exposition of the old Camellias of Lucca" that attracts tourists from all over the world. It is to notice the interesting water patrimony of the area: the spring of Capo a Vico with its little bridge and...

Vorno

Il paese è posto ai piedi del Monte Pisano e si presenta con i caratteristici muri di cinta ai lati della strada. Da vedere l'interessante pieve di S. Pietro risalente all'anno 867. Il paese è collocato in un'area caratterizzata dalla presenza di fonti ed è attraversato da un ruscello, varcato da un antico ponticello in mattoni. Dal centro di Vorno la strada sale sulle pendici del Monte Pisano sovrastante. E' interessante usufruire...

Asciano

Asciano, runs along the Medici Acqueduct, wich has 954 arches on a lenght of about six kilometres. The Medici Acqueduct was built by the Grand Duke Ferdinand I in 1592 in order to bring water from the "Valle delle Fonti" (Springs Valley), located north of Asciano, to Pisa. Also remarkable is the Romanesque church dedicated to San Giovanni, especially for its exquisite stone and white marble façade. Source: PisaUnicaTerra...

Ripafratta

Ripafratta still appears as a medieval fortified village in which the structure of the fortress particularly stands out. Even though the complex is in ruin, it is still possible to admire the parade ground with its lookout turret mast and two defensive corner towers. The Church of San Bartolomeo dated before 1260, stands not far from the fortress; another building of great value is the Church of the Congregation of the...

Nozzano Castello

Nozzano Castello is a small charming village perched on a huge isolated rock with almost vertical faces at a bight of the river Serchio. It is in the Plain of Lucca, not far from the imposing renaissance walls of the town. From here we have a magnificent panorama of the cultivated countryside and its surrounding hills; we can also clearly discern other fortified places: Torre dell' Aquila, the castle of Castiglione, that of...

Lugnano

L'origine di Lugnano viene fatta risalire al periodo romano. E' ipotizzato che il toponimo sia da includere tra i prediali romani che fiorirono a partire dall'80 d.C., quando il territorio pisano fu suddiviso in appezzamenti agricoli distribuiti ai veterani dell'esercito.Il toponimo è così da interpretare come fundus Lunianus, ovvero "terra appartenente al colono Lunius". Lugnano è tuttavia rammentato per la prima volta in un documento del 1005,[4] e sempre legato alla...

Aeroporto di Tassignano

L'area aeroportuale, di circa 87 ettari, è ubicata nel Comune di Capannori, frazione di Tassignano (Provincia di Lucca) ed insiste sul territorio corrispondente all'originario aeroporto militare "Enrico Squaglia". Il suo nominativo ICAO è LIQL. Le coordinate geografiche dell'aeroporto sono: 43° 49' 47" Nord 10° 34' 44" Est Altitudine 39 piedi / 12 metri slm. L'aeroporto si trova nel cuore della piana di Lucca, baricentrico rispetto alle attrattive turistiche che la provincia stessa offre. Il capoluogo,...

Marina di Vecchiano

Marina di Vecchiano lies to the north of the Arno in the Nature Park Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli, a short distance from some of Tuscany's most beautiful cities of art. The 4-kilometre-long beach of fine golden sand extends from the mouth of the Serchio to Torre del Lago Puccini, with the Migliarino Scrub at the back, in one of the few strips of Tuscan coast that is still unpolluted, in a...