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Tuscany Coast

Villas on Tuscany Coast


The Tuscan coast remains ‘Our special part of Italy’, which year round offers an interesting and varied holiday. Only 30 minutes from Pisa airport, 1 hour Florence & 25 minutes from the ancient walled city of Lucca and its wine trail. You will find beautiful Medieval towns, wide golden beaches with a stunning mountain backdrop & plenty for all ages to do including: Golf, tennis, water-sports, horse-riding, cycling & walking in the Apuan alps.

Imagine a holiday where you can step back in to the 15th century, to visit the Medieval city of Lucca, take in Italy’s Renaissance art cities or simply relax on Tuscany’s golden beaches. Experience the relaxed pace of local life, cycle through olive  groves and mellow countryside taking in the sights and aromas of Tuscany. While away the evenings in the local trattorias, where some of the best food in Italy is to be found or dine at world famous restaurants and sophisticated pavement cafes. Watch and learn how to ‘passegiare’ through Italy’s stylish and historic streets and shop for some of the best designer names…this is just some of what the Lucca area of Tuscany has to offer.

A tranquil part of Italy with few foreign tourists but plenty of stylish Italians. As with the rest of Europe, July and August are the busiest month’s when even the sleepiest villages can become crowded – Generally the best time to visit is April, May, June and September when there are fewer tourists and the weather is warm and pleasant. the days are long and scents of rose and jasmine fragrance the air. Autumn is another perfect time to discover the towns and countryside of Lucca and the Tuscan coast -mellow with tones of russet and ochre and fields full of ripened grapes ready to be harvested Wintertime is usually crisp, mild bright and can be a delightfully relaxing time to explore as well as to take in some Christmas shopping in Florence or Lucca itself.

Your Bridgewater team recognises that holidays are the most important time of year for all of us, a time to relax and take home previous memories to treasure. Your holiday is important to us and by understanding your requirements we can arrange the rental that will meet with your dreams – whatever time of year you choose to travel. When we do this – which we usually do we know that we will see you again in the years to come. Read on for tips on where to go, what to see and a practical guide on weather/climate and ensure you make the most of your coastal holiday in stunning Tuscany.

 

Getting There


Tuscany is no stranger to tourists so getting to this region from almost anywhere in the world is pretty straightforward. With two international airports, Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci Airport (also called Peretola Airport) in Florence, you can reach the region’s major cities without any trouble at all. Book in advance and you may be able to get some amazing cheap flight deals too. Versilia, the Tuscan coast is only 30 minutes drive from Pisa airport

Getting Around


One of the most popular ways to travel around is by bicycle and we will happily recommend some local rental companies.  Some travellers prefer the freedom of being able to explore different towns by car. There are a number of car rental companies and you can pick up and drop off at the two international airports in Florence and Pisa. If you would prefer to use public transport, there are both bus and train services available. Fast trains link up the larger cities such as Florence, Pisa, Sienna, Lucca and Grosseto whilst slower trains link up the smaller towns. www.trenitalia.it for timetables

 

Tuscany Coast


 

Torre di Talamone

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
Torre di Talamone is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary rental properties on the Tuscan Coast. Tucked away in a magical corner of Southern Tuscany (Argentario), this fascinating villa was featured in the James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’. The ancient watch tower has been lovingly restored to offer luxurious accommodation with STUNNING sea views – surrounded by beautiful countryside. The elegant living area offers 180 degree panoramic views of the coast across to Porto Santo Stefano and the hills of Monte Argentario. Private infinity pool, direct access to a sun deck and the sea. Air-con and wi-fi. Mosquito nets at bedrooms windows. Daily maid included. Cook service available. The villa can be rented without the guest house to to sleep 8 people at a reduced rate. 2.5 Km 'Fonteblanda' with bank, bars, supermarket, grocery store and restaurants, Complimentary welcome drinks upon arrival.

6 Beds
6 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Andrea Camaiore

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
This charming stone built villa is situated in a peaceful location on the crown of a hill, surrounded by pine woods, Mediterranean gardens and olive groves. The villa offers beautiiful views of the surrounding valley and the authentic old town of Camaiore which is only 1 Km away. Air -con in some bedrooms, Wi-fi,Short drive to beaches. Pisa airport less than 30 minutes drive. Table tennis and BBQ.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Anna

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
Situated in a highly privileged location only 2 Km from the centre of elegant Forte dei Marmi and 750m from the beach. Villa Anna is a charming semi-detached villa with air-con, wifi, & private pool, in a lovely residential area of the highly sought after Forte dei Marmi.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Beatrice

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 7
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
A Prestigious property in highly sought location 800m from the sea in Forte dei Marmi on Tuscany's golden coast! Private pool, Full air-con, & light, spacious accommodation with modern, tasteful furnishings. Mountian views & large, well kept garden

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
7 Guests

Villa Camaiore

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
Charming villa in a peaceful location only 30 minutes from Pisa airport. Mountain views, air-con and walk to Camaiore town (800 metres). Tasteful, shabby chic interiors. Camaiore centre has some of the best traditional restaurants in the area!

4 Beds
2 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Damiano

From £2520/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £360
A charming villa in a countryside location yet only 1.6km from Camaiore and a ten minute drive from historic Pietrasanta. The elegant town of Forte dei Marmi is also easily acessible (less than 15 mins drive). Tastefully furnished with internet connection and satellite TV, Villa Damiano benefits from having a large lawned garden and beautiful swimming pool . The thoughtful owners have provided all necessary finishing Touches to make your holiday a memorable one on Versilia's golden coast. Pisa airport 30 mins drive, beaches 12 Km. Florence 1 hour.

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Ermete

From £4795/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £685
A spectacular villa situated in a highly sought after location. Villa Ermente sits majestically on top a countryside setting yet only 1.5 Km from the authentic Italian village of Camaiore and a 15 minute drive from of the beautiful beaches of the Versilian coast. The property is surrounded by an expansive garden and benefits from a ping pong table and built in BBQ for dining 'al fresco'. The large terrace (5.5m x 9.0 m) with seating area offers breathtaking 360 ° views over the whole Camaiore valley! Stylish interiors furnished in a tasteful blend of art deco and contemporary furniture. Air conditioning , satellite TV & Wi-fi . Book early as Villa Ermete is understandably in high demand. Pisa air-port 30 minutes, Lucca city centre & wine trail 25 minutes, Florence 1 hour

6 Beds
7 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Focette

From £4459/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £637
Ideally situated less than 200 metres from the beach and a short stroll from many wonderful bars, restaurants and pavement cafes. This large detached property benefiits from air-con, wi-fi, a private pool and modern interiors. The old town of Pietrasanta is only 3 Km away and the elegant coastal resort of Forte dei Marmi only 10 minutes by car. The property is surrounded by a lawned garden, with pine trees and Mediterranean plants. Spacious, covered terrace ideal for didning 'al fresco'. Maid and cook service available. Bicycles to rent can be delivered to your villa

5 Beds
4 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Forte dei Marmi 1

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 9
Star Rating:
From £
In terms of location it doesn't get much better than Villa Forte dei Marmi; so named because it is only 170 metres from the beach and 280 metres from the centre of this world famous coastal resort. A short stroll from your villa and you will find the many shops, pavement cafes, cocktail bars and restaurants which have made Forte dei Marmi the number one destination along the Versilian coast and one of the premier location in the whole of Italy. The villa is ideal for those looking for an elegant and vibrant town to spend their evenings in after long days spent on the beach.

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
9 Guests

Villa Giulia

From £3875/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £554
Located on a hillside only 2 Km from the authentic Italian town of Camaiore and 15 minutes from the sea. This stylish abode offers tasteful, modern interiors, a fitness room, heated outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen (pizza oven, stove, fridge and sink) wi-fi & air-con, ping-pong table and even a heated outdoor living room for the cooler months. Restaurant within 500 metres. 30 minutes Pisa airport, 1 hour Florence

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Il Pino

From £1995/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £285
Location,location - walk to town yet surrounded by peaceful green hills, enjoying stunning panoramic views. Spacious accommodation with two kitchens & a total of four bathrooms. Fenced private pool with mountain views amidst olive trees. Large grassy play area private to the property and fruit orchard. Five mins walk to grocery shop, bar and trattoria serving local dishes at very reasonable prices. More Cafes bars & trattorias in Camaiore old town 1200 metres walk, steep uphill on the return. Easy reach of the sea, Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Pisa & Lucca. Great choice for walkers, mountain bikes for hire. Arrive any day..WFI - pocket landline available to hire.

6 Beds
4 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Isabella

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
From £
A Bright, spacious, modern villa ideally located between the mountains and the sea, within walking distance of Pietrasanta old town centre. Air-conditioned throughout, very tasteful furnishings of an excellent standard and well equipped with landscaped gardens and wonderful mountain views. This property has it all...and it is only 25 minutes drive from Pisa airport.

4 Beds
6 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Luiza

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
A Tuscan country style property which has been completely restored to offer spacious and comfortable accommodation. Situated in a tranquil location only 2 Km from Camaiore old town and 10 Km from Tuscany's golden beaches. Large lawned area, beautiful swimming pool, table tennis, dishwasher, outside BBQ area and gym. Villa Luiza offers lovely views of the surrounding countryside and woods. Golf, tennis and horse-riding all within easy reach.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Magliano

From £5995/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £856
This glorious 18th Century farmhouse is situated in the heart of the Maremma, in a panoramic position with distant sea views. Carefully restored, preserving many original features the property is surrounded by 7 hectares of land filled with olive groves & fruit trees. 20 Km from sandy beaches and 2 Km from the Medieval village of Magliano in Toscana with a variety of restaurants, shops and pavement cafes.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Marisa

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
Villa Marisa is located in one of the most sought after areas on the Tuscan coast only 750 metres from the beach (an easy stroll or bike ride) in elegant Forte dei Marmi! The property is tastefully furnished with modern interiors. The owner is a local artist who takes great pride in their house and every season the guests will find a mini private 'Art Exhibition area' inside the villa. The property also benefits from amenities such as wi-fi, air-con, a professional kitchen, outside cooking area, children's play area, flat screen TVs, laundry room, satellite TV and secure parking for up to 2 cars. (Electric gates)

5 Beds
4 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Monte

From £3550/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £507
Beautiful house with infinity pool on the hills of the Tuscan coast with stunning views as far as Elba and the Cinqueterre. The village of Capezzano Monte is a 400m walk, Pietrasanta only 6km & the wide golden sandy beaches of Versilia are only 10km! The high position means that there is always a gentle breeze however there is partial a/c for your comfort. 2 panoramic terraces to make the most of the breath taking views. Stylish interiors. Sure to become a firm favourite with our regulars on the Tuscan coast! Pool 10 x 6. Wifi.

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Montebello

From £2680/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 11
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £383
A bright, spacious villa which is tastefully furnished and benefits from lovely views. There is a beautiful swimming pool and well furnished outdoor patio and dining area ideal for dining 'al fresco'. The large, flat lawned area is perfect for families with children. Convenient location only 2km from Camaiore old town centre with it's wonderful local delis, trattorias and boutiques. The wide golden beaches of the Tuscan coast are only 12km away. Tranquil countryside location yet very close to the hustle and bustle of historic Pietrasanta and chic Forte dei Marmi. The villa benefits from: Internet connection, Sat TV, DVD, built in BBQ.

6 Beds
6 Bathrooms
11 Guests

Villa Pietrasanta

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 6
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
Charming independent stone house with private panoramic pool and beautiful garden. Ideally located only 3 Km from historic Pietrasanta and 7 Km from the golden beaches of Versilia - conveniently there is a bus stop only 800 metres from the villa with regular connections to Pietrasanta ('City of art and artists') 30 mins Pisa airport. 1 hour Florence. 25 mins Licca. Cook available.

3 Beds
3 Bathrooms
6 Guests

Villa Pieve

From £1850/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £264
This comfortable house is located in a quiet and sunny position on the Versilian hills, at the foot of the Apuan Alps. Only 900m from a restaurant and 3.5 kilometres from Camaiore and 12km away from Pietrasanta. These two historic towns are rich in art crafts shops, art galleries, trendy restaurants and boutiques and during summer time they offer a number of festivals and art exhibitions. The Versilia beaches with the famous towns of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi with their restaurants, shops and night clubs are also very close by. The house is plunged in a green setting with beautiful views over the surrounding valley. It has been equipped for enjoying at its best the outdoor life. Just outside the living area there is a covered terrace equipped for outdoor meals overlooking the very well-kept garden and swimming pool (10 x 6 m). Wifi, air-con and BBQ.

5 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Roberta

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 6
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
Independent villa with a private pool in a highly sought after location only only 1350m from the beach and 1530m from the centre of Forte dei Marmi! Swimming pool with hydro Spa , air-con & flat screen TV. Villa Roberta is a comfortable & well furnished house with excellent facilities in a prestigious location. Only 30 minutes Pisa airport, 25 minutes Lucca, Cinque Terre acessible by boat and train.

3 Beds
2 Bathrooms
6 Guests

Villa Rosa

From £3990/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £570
A wonderful farmhouse full of character. The property is situated in a peaceful location yet only 8 Km from the golden beaches of Versilia! Villa Rosa has a large private pool, and lawned garden area, steam bath, Jacuzzi room and air conditioning. There is a covered outdoor eating area with BBQ which looks out on to the pool - perfect for dining 'al fresco'! The interiors are stylish and comfortable - the tasteful furnishings have been carefully chosen by the owners during their travels around the world. Cook and concierge service available. Internet and air-con. 3 hours daily maid service is included in the weekly rental.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Stefania

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 7
Star Rating:
From £
A bright, modern villa with a well tended garden just over 1 Km from the centre of Forte dei Marmi and within cycling distance (1.2Km) of the beach. Villa Stefano offers comfortable accommodation with satellite TV, air-con, wireless internet and a dishwasher. Book early as availability will fill up fast on this property.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
7 Guests

Villa Toscanamare

From £4900/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £700
A charming Villa with panoramic views only 6 Km away from the vibrant town of Pietrasanta - 'City of art & artists'. Walking distance of the village of Capriglia (grocery & shop) 10 Km from the golden beaches of Versilia, 30 minutes Pisa airport, 1 hour Florence and 25 minutes the walled city of Lucca and its wine trail. Stunning sunsets from the pool area. 3 hours daily maid, 5 x per week included in the weekly rental. Cook service available.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Vista del Lago

From £2295/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £328
Situated on the crest of a gentle hill in the pretty village of Pieve a Elici, surrounded by olive groves and mountains with panoramic views across Lake Massaciuccoli (Torre del Lago) and out to sea - the sunsets are absolutely stunning! Completely renovated this is a bright, spacious, sunny villa ideal for summer living! Masarosa village is 3.5 Km. Nearest restaurant aprox 1 mile away

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Vista Versilia

From £4800/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 17
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £686
This magnificent residence originally dates back to the 18th century and sits in a sits in a dominating position amidst the Versilian hills. Panoramic views from the garden, pool and terrace are simply breathtaking! This majestic property is surrounded by picturesque Italian gardens and centuries-old olive groves yet only only 6 Km from Pietrasanta 'City of art & artists', 10 minutes from Tuscany's golden beaches, 30 minutes Pisa airport & 1 hour from Florence. Traditional style furnishings with beautiful beamed ceilings, fine period furniture unique pieces of art and stunning chandeliers maintain the charm of a historic residence. The bathrooms are finished with fine Italian marble and hand-painted ceramic tiles. Interiors are spacious and perfect for a large group of family or friends who want to holiday together yet still have some independence. Billiards table & Air-con

7 Beds
7 Bathrooms
17 Guests

Villa Vittorio

From £2204/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £315
Detached villa with cottage & pool in a panoramic position high on the hills behind historic Pietrasanta, (less than 7 Km away) breathtaking views over the coastal plain and out to sea. Good standard accommodation. Highly recommended -away from the bustle of the town but close enough to enjoy all that Pietrasanta & Forte dei Marmi (only 12 Km) have to offer. Two villages of Capriglia and Capezzano with good local trattoria and grocery shop within 3km. Stunning outside areas for al fresco living. Each bedroom has en-suite bathroom. Wifi. Mountain bikes for hire. Cook available. Arrive any day.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

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Top 9 Things To Do on the Tuscany Coast


 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is only 30 minutes away by car and it is one of the most famous monuments in the world but seeing it on photos really doesn’t do it justice. To really experience the tower and its surroundings, you have to go there for yourself. Read more.

It would be sacrilege to step foot in Tuscany without visiting Florence which is only 1 hour away. This stunning regional capital is home to the most prestigious works of Italian art and is considered to be the birthplace to the Renaissance. The Gallery of Uffizi is a must and you should also make time for the Florence Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croche and the famous square, Piazzale Michelangelo. Read more.

Lucca is famous for its Renaissance-era city walls that have remained intact while so many other Tuscan towns saw theirs destroyed in past centuries. Lucca is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the Tuscan coast. Since it isn’t a hilltop village, it is ideal for anyone with mobility issues as well as for anyone wishing to take a break from climbing ;). Read more.

A wonderful town which you must visit (if you’re not lucky enough to be staying there!) the perfect place to spend the evenings as there are numerous fantastic restaurants, boutique shops, pavement cafes, art galleries. Children can play in sight in the square whilst parents sit in a café , also a good place for teenagers/young at heart looking for a bit of nightlife as bars stay open late at the weekends. Read more.

On Tuscany’s golden coastline & nestling neatly below the marble – topped Apuan mountains, Marina di Pietrasanta is an elegant beach resort in the heart of this wonderful area known as ‘Versilia’ – famous for it’s beautiful wide, golden, sandy beaches with a stunning mountain backdrop. There are many authentic pizzerias, stylish cocktail bars and pavement cafes, gelaterias for the best home made ice cream, fantastic sushi and fish restaurants and fashionable boutiques

You will find a plethora of elegant beach resorts of Forte dei Marmi & Marina di Pietrasanta on the Versilia coastline (many have their own restaurants and swimming pools) the rugged Cinque Terre and bay of Lerici are also worth a visit.

Versiliana Beach club offers tenda canopies, an excellent restaurant, swimming pool with gym area – a truly luxurious experience.

For something more authentic also serving excellent local dishes and very family friendly we recommend Bagno Liu.

An authentic Tuscan town with Roman origins. You will sample some of Tuscany’s best dishes in Camaiore and the surrounding countryside. Read more.

5 beautiful fishing villages not to be missed. Mountains down to the sea, colourful buildings, stunning views. Very different landscape from Pietrasanta. Driving is not recommended as the roads are mountainous and parking is almost impossible. If you want to take the car drive to La Spezia and take a train from there. Boats trips also available from Forte dei Marmi or Viareggio. Once you reach one of the 5 lands you can either buy a 5terre pass and walk between the 5 or use the local shuttle trains. Please check with the tourist office for boat times & prices.

Forte is like ‘Bond Street by the sea’. Many Italian and international personalities can be seen sat in Forte’s bar Principe during the summer months. The town is home to designer boutiques such as Prada, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, stylish bistro restaurants and 5* hotels. Read more.

The ‘Grotta all’ Onda’ – huge cave was once the home of the ancient human species called Neanderthals and later by Homo sapiens.

 

Weather


The summer season begins in April and lasts until October, with temperatures reaching 30°C and more during the hottest periods. High summer (July and August) can be extremely hot, humid and crowded so if you’re looking for a more relaxed trip, try visiting Tuscany during the low season. The low season is between November and March where temperatures are much cooler. Not only will popular parts of Tuscany be less crowded but you won’t be caught out by peak prices on travel and transport either. If you want to catch the first weeks of summer without getting caught up in the tourist rush, we would recommend flying to Tuscany in April and early May. Temperature highs could be up to 28°C during these months, making it a glorious time to visit.

Regional Food & Wine


Tuscany is recognised worldwide for its food and wine excellence. So needless to say, you won’t have a bad food experience when holidaying in this region of Italy. The secret to its culinary success lies in its history of “Cucina Povera”, or what we might call “poor cooking”. And this just proves that in many cases, simplicity is better. The concept of inexpensive food, unfussy flavours and the freshest ingredients makes Tuscan cuisine one of the finest in the world. If you want food cooked with honesty, prepared and served in a traditional way, look no further than the stunning region of TuscanY.

 

Tuscan Dishes to Try


Tuscany is truly “foodie heaven” and you’ll be hard pressed to find a bad eatery anywhere. For delicious and affordable street food (found in major cities such as Florence) we would recommend Lampredotto which is tripe often served in a bun or the various pizza stands you will find around the cities. In restaurants, order Panzanella (cold bread salad) or Crostini Toscani to start – or try something more filling such as Cacciucco (fish stew) or the famous Florentine Steak. There are also some great regional cakes such as Castagnaccio (chestnut cake), Buccellato (fig cake) or Cantucci, which are perfect as an afternoon snack or for finishing off a meal.

Famous Wines of Tuscany


From the famous DOC wines of the Hills of Lucca and Montecarlo to Lucca’s DOP-certified light, extra virgin olive oil, In the hills just outside of the city center of Lucca you will find several vineyards with their signature rosso DOC, bianco DOC wine, and vin santo as well as a delicious DOP extra virgin olive oil said to feature a “fruity, basically sweet taste and pungent, bitter sensations.”

Recommended Restaurants


 

Il Vignaccio, Santa Lucia

Charming Riccardo serves some of the best food in the area + Stunning views. https://www.facebook.com/osteriavignaccio/

La Camdella, Camaiore


Magical riverside setting. Along a creek in the mountains.  Cool on hot summer nights. https://www.osteriacandalla.it/

Enotecca Marucci, Pietrasanta


Sir Paul Smith once said in the Sunday Times that this was his favourite restaurant in a short haul. destination! The place to see and be seen, incredibly extensive wine list.
Booking is essential.  http://www.enotecamarcucci.it

 

Annual Events


 

Versiliana festival, Versilia (July & August)


Festival of art and culture in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Puccini opera festival, Torre del Lago (July & August)


Held each year around July and August. So keep a close eye on these festivals if you are traveling in Tuscany during the summer months.

Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca (June, July & August)


A musical event attended by famous artists from all over the world. Elton John, Diana Krall, Bryan Adams, The Killers, Norah Jones, Oasis, Simply Red have all played in the past.

 

Luminara di Pisa, Pisa, (June)


16 June begins the festivities to honour Saint Ranieri, the patron saint of Pisa, the following day, June 17. Over 70,000 candles light up the palaces along the Arno river, with a fireworks display afterwards.

Carnavale, Viareggio (January)


Carnavale is a lively event which brings locals together to celebrate and indulge in delicious food before the start of Lent. The carnival celebrations take place in the city of Viareggio and include pageants and parades, flower shows, fireworks – and of course, plenty of food and wine.

 

 

 
 

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