Colline Pisane

Colline Pisane

The stunning Pisan hills which are picture perfect.

Pisa

Pisa

Piazza del Miracoli, truly incredible at 30 minutes drive.

Chiesa di Santa Lucia

Chiesa di Santa Lucia

The ancient church at the top of medival Santa Luce from which there are stunning views.

Cala dei Leoni

Cala dei Leoni

A beautiful free beach along the coast from Livorno.

Volterra

Volterra

A must see in Tuscany. The stunning hill top village can be reached in 45 minutes

Lungoarno

Lungoarno

The Arno river running through the heart of ancient Pisa.

Teatro Del Silenzio

Teatro Del Silenzio

Andrea Boccelli's incredible anfitheatre in the heart of the Pisan hills in his home town.

Lake of Santa Luce

Lake of Santa Luce

An inspiring place to watch migratory birds just 5 minutes from Podere il Fornacino.

Castiglioncello

Castiglioncello

The cute seaside town of Castiglioncello has lovely beaches, a promenade and has maintained it's relaxed, elegant charm which made it so popular with the rich and famous in the 60s.

Stupa at Castellina Marittima

Stupa at Castellina Marittima

A stupa which holds a breathtaking and inspiring view over the Pisan hills.

Castello di Lari

Castello di Lari

A beautiful castle in the centre of the village of Lari.

The woods of Santa Luce

The woods of Santa Luce

The vast woodland above the village of Santa Luce is an amazing place in which to spend time with nature.

Magona

Magona

Numerous hiking, cycling and walking opportunities in the unspoiled woodland near Bibbona.

Insitute Lama Tzong Khappa

Insitute Lama Tzong Khappa

The incredible Tibetan Buddhist monastery and university is a mere 10 minute drive in the sweet village of Pomaia.

Acquedotto di Colognole

Acquedotto di Colognole

Walks along the Roman aqueduct which passes through amazing scenery.

Seaside at Castiglioncello

Seaside at Castiglioncello

Spiagge Bianche

Spiagge Bianche

The famous white sand beaches of Vada.

Bolgheri

Bolgheri

The charming village, world famous for it's sensational wines and the poet Carducci.

Livorno

Livorno

The bustling port city of Livorno is a wonderfully atmospheric place to explore by night and is 30 minutes from the agriturismo.

Ponte del Diavolo

Ponte del Diavolo

Near Bagni di Lucca, heading towards the Garfagnana (mountainous area in the province of Lucca) there is this incredible bridge which spans the river.

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What to do & see

Th local area is all to explore

Life on the farm

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The surrounding area offers visitors many possibilities for walking and bird spotting. Nature lovers will appreciate the beautiful scenery and walks in the Mediterranean woods which grow on the hills above the village. Here it is possible to spot wild boar, deer and wild mountain sheep as well as many different varieties of birds. The whole area is a nature reserve and birds and animals are fully protected. Mushrooms, including porcini grow in the woods. Towards the coast the Parco Provinciale delle Colline Livornese is a natural wilderness, overlooking the sea and has numerous trails for mountain bikers and walkers whilst the Santa Luce lake in a hollow surrounded by hills is a nature reserve for rare migratory birds and has many footpaths along its shores.

We are just inland from the coastal town of Castiglioncello and just twenty minutes by car from the rugged coastline of the Costa degli Etruschi with its many small coves.  A short distance further south along the coast is Cecina with its long sandy beaches.
The location is excellent for visiting the many historic towns and cities of Tuscany – Terme di Casciana 15 minutes, Florence and Lucca 45 minutes, Pisa and Livorno 30 minutes and it is within easy reach of San Gimignano, Volterra and Siena. The many islands of the Tuscan archipelago can be reached from Piombino and Livorno and the islands of Elba and Capraia are possible as a day trip. Other places of interest are the Buddhist monastery of Lama Tzong Khapa (one of the most famous in the world and visited on many occasions by the Dalai Lama).