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16 Insider Secrets for an Authentic Tuscan Holiday

Added on May 24th 2017 — Active, Concerts, Cooking Classes, Florence and Arezzo, Food and Wine, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Restaurants, Things to do

16 Insider Secrets for an Authentic Tuscan Holiday

These days, holidays are so much more than an escape from day to day life back home… Of course, a holiday needs to be in a great setting, with time to relax, explore and create memories with our loved ones. However, we are a very inquisitive bunch, and statistics show that we now want to … Read more »

Hike Tuscany’s Grand Canyon – Orrido di Botri

Added on June 13th 2015 — Active, Areas, hikes and walking, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Things to do

Hike Tuscany’s Grand Canyon – Orrido di Botri

For over 1,000 years the Pelago River has been carving a deep limestone gorge in the Apennines. Tuscany’s largest canyon is accessible from Ponte a Gaio, but only from mid-June to September, when the water level of the Mariana and Ribellino rivers is low. You can hike the Orrido either by yourself or on a … Read more »

The Matanna mount ring

Added on July 10th 2013 — hikes and walking, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Things to do, Trekking, Undiscovered nature

A one-day adventure trekking in the southern Apuan Alps. The trekking will be through the Apuan Regional Park, visiting many beautiful places such as the top of Mount Matanna (1317 m above sea level) and Mount Procinto. Trekkers sleep in tents and prepare food in a true spirit of wilderness adventure. Difficulty levels: For hikers … Read more »

Colonnata and its famous “lard”

Added on May 9th 2013 — Active, Areas, Food and Wine, hikes and walking, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Things to do, Trekking, Undiscovered nature

Food and nature are the twin purposes of this excursion that will lead you into the heart of the Apuan Alps. Together with your guide, you will discover an unknown territory, where stone houses and vast forests overlook the ancient village of Colonnata. Stopping at the top to admire the view, you will head down … Read more »

Along the path to the Candalla mills

Added on May 9th 2013 — Areas, Central Tuscany, Food and Wine, hikes and walking, Latest news, Things to do, Undiscovered nature

A natural, cultural, and gastronomic hike along the Lombricese stream, in the undiscovered region near Camaiore, where the white stone of the Apuane mountains reach the sea. A charming path will lead you past ruins of the old mills, through the extraordinary uncontaminated nature of charming woods and, at the end, reward you with the … Read more »

Discover the Apuan Alps mufflons

Added on May 9th 2013 — Active, Central Tuscany, hikes and walking, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Things to do, Trekking, Undiscovered nature

Discover the mufflons in their beautiful habitat, with a photographic walk in parklands of the Apuan Alps, around the Pania della Croce and Corchia mountain. Included in the price is dinner, an overnight stay at the CAI mountain hut and breakfast the following morning. Thanks to the help of an Environmental Guide with experience as … Read more »

Chianti from a Balloon

Added on March 21st 2012 — Active, Chianti

Chianti from a Balloon

Chianti views are always wonderful but seeing them from the sky, with the soft and slow rythm of the wind and living, at the same time a unique experience, is an adventure you can’t miss. We fly in the early morning just after dawn. The inflation takes about 30 minutes, and the flight approximately 1 … Read more »

The Garfagnana

Added on March 21st 2012 — Active, Lucca and Pisa

In the North of Tuscany there are 2 mountain ranges that run parallel with each other and form deep and beautiful valleys. They are a less well known and fascinating area with excellent walks, great restaurants and villages high up on the slopes. The two ranges are the Apuan Alps, formed nearly entirely of white … Read more »

Cycling Tour of the Castles near Lucca

Added on March 21st 2012 — Active, Lucca and Pisa

Cycling Tour of the Castles near Lucca

Close to the glamourous coast of Versilia there are hidden oases of quiet and beauty: the lake of Massaciuccoli inspired Giacomo Puccini with its beauty, and it is surrounded by a green and luxuriant landscape, full of flora and fauna – a treasure trove for bird-watchers. Why not cycle through this hidden landscape and visit … Read more »

Discover the Montagnola Senese on foot

Added on January 29th 2012 — Active, Central Tuscany

In this half-day walking tour Walkers meet at approx. 10.00 am at Pievescola and proceed to Simignano.  After passing the ‘Cinta Senese’ pigs, the path climbs steadily up through chestnut woods and on past the yellow Sienese marble quarries before opening out with magnificent views towards Chiusdino and beyond.  We walk on and up to  … Read more »