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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 »

Visit the Stately houses of Lucca

Added on January 21st 2012 — Churches and Castles, Lucca and Pisa

In the hills outside Lucca many villas, such as Villa Mansi, Villa Torrigiani and Villa Reale, are now open to the public. They have magnificent gardens, rococo facades and famous guest lists from an era when visitors like Paganini, John Singer Sargent and Metternich were richly received. The following website has a great map to … Read more »