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When Napoleon was Tuscany’s ‘guest’

Added on June 16th 2015 — Latest news, Museums, South of Siena

When Napoleon was Tuscany's 'guest'

In 1814 following his disastrous invasion of Russia and subsequent abdication, Napoleon was banished to the island of Elba. Though he escaped in March 1815 to return and re-claim his title of Emperor, by June of the same year he was once again an island’s guest, this time of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. … Read more »

Cooking Classes in Lucca

Added on July 10th 2013 — Areas, Cooking Classes, Food and Wine, Lucca and Pisa

If you really wish to make your holiday a memorable experience, learn the basics that allow you to prepare a true Tuscan meal once you’ve returned home. Classes are for everyone: beginners, children, and professionals and they are hands-on, fun and educational. We discuss ingredients, techniques, culture and the culinary arts in general. A typical … 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 »

History and Pasta-making round Calci and Lari

Added on March 27th 2012 — Central Tuscany, Churches and Castles, Food and Wine, Restaurants

History and Pasta-making round Calci and Lari

Discovering a breathtaking area around Pisa, between history, culture and gastronomy. We will walk through ancients paths of monks and soldiers and we will learn the modern touch of the ancient culinary tradition of italian pasta In the morning we will go towards the so called Valle Graziosa, a plain overlooked by the Monti Pisani, … 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 »