[Distance: 14 km - 20 min.]
Art city famous for its intact Circle of Walls lined with Trees, built during the XVI century, symbol of the city that enclose its Medieval City Center. Lucca is full of Palaces, Churches and Squares of particular beauty. We can mention the Cathedral, the Church of S. Frediano, the Church of St. Michael, Guinigi Tower, Tower of the Hours, the Amphitheatre Square that testify the History of this ancient city. You can taste the Local Dishes in the many taverns and take part in many Cultural Initiatives organized. Everyone is always positively surprised by the Tranquility and the possibility of Living in Peace.
VERSILIA: FORTE DEI MARMI, VIAREGGIO, PIETRASANTA
[Distance: 30 km - 35 min.]
Seaside Resorts on the Tyrrhenian Coast, Elegant and Famous for its bathing facilities of their beautiful Beaches, the Gardens and their Historical Centers that create elegance and sophistication. Forte dei Marmi has always been one of the most famous tourist center in the world. Since the end of 1700 the Nobles of Europe, artists and celebrities have built beautiful Villas protected by the green of the pine forest, choosing its fine sands to spend their holiday destination.
APUAN ALPS And GARFAGNANA
[Distance: 45 km - 50 min.]
Mountainous area that offers the possibility of Walking and discovering the small and quiet Mountain Villages that offer Stunning Views. At the confluence of the River Serchio with the torrent of 'Turrita Secca', lies Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, an Ancient Origins centre situated between the Apuan Alps and the Apennines Mountains . It is located
in Picturesque Landscapes through Green Forests. You can discover the History of the Population with its daily rhythms and the Rural Architecture. Symbol of Castelnuovo is the Rocca Ariostesca, so called because it hosted from 1522 to 1525, the poet Ludovico Ariosto as governor of Garfagnana.
[Distance: 36 km - 45 min.]
Interesting well known city for the extraordinary beauty of Piazza dei Miracoli with the famous Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Cavalieri, the Lungarni and the Church of the Thorn. The province of Pisa includes a stretch of Coastline as the tourist center of Marina di Pisa and Tirrenia that have beaches surrounded by high Dunes and fresh Pine Forests . Another extraordinary landscape is Larderello. Among the many protected areas of particular importance we find the Migliarino San Rossore-Massacciucoli Park . Other important resources are Casciana Terme , San Giuliano Terme and Uliveto.
[Distance: 45 km - 40 min.]
Famous Thermal Center located near the Plain of Lucca. The Thermae of Montecatini are the most important in Italy, but Montecatini is not only a Spa, it is also a beautiful city, which offers its Magnificent Parks, the Picturesque Village and the Possibility to do Beautiful Walks. It is also an Elegant Center with trendy local that convey Harmony and Tranquility.
[Distance. 90 km - 1 hour 20 min.]
Italian Capital of Renaissance. Florence has an exceptional Artistic Heritage, Famous Artists have lived and worked there as Cimabue, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante. Among its Main Monuments we can list the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the famous Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio.. The main attraction is Piazza del Duomo, composed by the monumental complex of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore topped by the majestic Brunelleschi Dome. Do not forget the Panoramic Piazzale Michelangelo, the favorite destination of tourists, because it offers a Wonderful View of Florence and its Surrounding Hills.
CAVE OF CARRARA MARBLE
[Distance: 60 km - 1h]
Carrara is a city that it is not only a seaside resort, it is also an important center for Marble Extraction. Here We Extract the Precious White Carrara Marble that it is used for the realization of important monuments and private houses.
AQUARIUM OF LIVORNO
[Distance: 65 km - 1h]
It has 2000 Animals of 300 Different Species. The Aquarium of Livorno is in a historical, artistic and architectural structure and it enjoys a wonderful location, in fact it is located near the Terrazza Mascagni.
[Distance: 100 km - 1hr 45 min.]
Famous city of Etruscan Origins, located in a beautiful location on the Tuscan Hills. His buildings of gray stone, the Ancient Walls dating back to the Thirteenth Century, the palaces of the center, the magnificent Priori Square, are fantastic. On the highest point of the Volterra hill lies the Fortification of the city, thatconsists in two buildings, the Old Fortress, dating back to 1343 and the New Fortress, made by Lorenzo de Medici.
[Distance: 80km - 1h 40min.]
Medieval town of Siena, famous for its Noble "Houses -Towers" and for the Beautiful View that it offers.It is a Magic Place, that has kept intact its structure of a Fortified Village to these days. It is a characteristic village full of art and culture and it was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO .
THE CINQUE TERRE
[Distance: 85 km - 1h 20min]
The Cinque Terre forms one of the most prestigious areas of the Mediterranean and it extends in Liguria, a kingdom of Nature and Wild Scents. Visiting the Cinque Terre means visiting Five Villages suspended between Sea and Earth, Clinging on Cliffs surrounded by Green Hills. You can also Learning the Culture of Fishermen, and being in contact with the Steep Valleys . People who visit Cinque Terre can choose between a Dip in the Sea or Climbing the Hills, including a Walk through the Narrow Streets or a Boat Trip. It is a Unique Landscape, where Man and Nature always live in Harmony.
[Distance: 110 km - 2h 00min]
Historical Ancient Tuscan Town surrounded by Olive Trees and Vineyards of Chianti, Siena is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. Built on Three Hills, the city is crossed by Wide Avenues and Narrow Alleys that lead to the heart of the city, Piazza del Campo and all other cultural structure such as the Duomo and the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala. Famous for the Palio, the historical horse race, Siena offers many Cultural Events, Concerts and Sporting Activities. In the South of Siena, there is a valley that leads to the hill town of Montalcino, where the famous Brunello Wine is producted
[Distance: 190 Km - 2h]
Grosseto is an Etruscan Origins City Situated in the Plain of the Maremma. It is a very popular tourist area that offers places of rare beauty as the Argentario, Follonica, Castiglione della Pescaia, the Giglio island ,Giannutri and the Mount Amiata Resort.
[Distance: 165 Km - 1h 55min]
Arezzo is an Ancient City in which developped the capabilities of many famous artists of Italian history and literature as the painter, architect and writer Giorgio Vasari; the writer Francesco Petrarca and the painter Piero della Francesca. Also, there are historical events like the Joust of the Saracen, which takes place in Piazza Grande, and the Antique Fair, which is held in the First Weekend of Each Month
EVENTS OF LUCCA:
FEAST OF SAN PAOLINO
LUCCA - JULY
In the first 10 days of July, the feast of San Paolino. Inside and immediately outside the walls are held Historical Games by the Lucca associations.
LUCCA - JULY
Throughout the month of July there are in Napoleone Square Concerts of a lot of Famous and International Artists.
FEAST OF THE HOLY CROSS
LUCCA - SEPTEMBER
Luminara and Historic Procession with the participation of well known authorities.
FAIR OF SAN MICHELE / FAIR SEPTEMBER LUCCHESE
LUCCA - SEPTEMBER
These two Fairs form one large fair during the month of September . In Piazza San Michele and in Borgo Giannotti there are numerous stalls gathered.
LUCCA COMICS & GAMES
LUCCA - 29th OCTOBER- 1st NOVEMBER
One of the largest Fairs of international importance in Italy of Comics and Games that animate the entire City Center.
LUCCA - THE 3rd / 4th SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
It is one of the most famous Markets in Italy: around the Cathedral you will find over 300 exhibitors of furniture, objects, toys, clothing, jewelery, lingerie, jewelry and curiosity.
LUCCA - THE LAST WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH
There are many local craft stands in Piazza San Giusto.
TORRE DEL LAGO - JULY / AUGUST
The most beautiful works of Giacomo Puccini represented in the beautiful scenery of the lake of Torre del Lago Puccini, a few kilometers from Lucca and Viareggio.
CARNIVAL OF VIAREGGIO
VIAREGGIO - CARNIVAL PERIOD
One of the most important carnivals in Europe where every year there are parade floats of papier mache created by artists and they represent the current issues in allegorical key.
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