La Lucertola is perfectly located to make the most of the glories of Tuscany, both the universally famous and the lesser known jewels.
The Coast with wonderful wide sandy beaches with bars and restuarants less than 30 minutes away.
with her world famous Leaning Tower is just 15 minutes away and can be clearly seen from the farmhouses.
with her immaculate medieval centre and exquisite boutiques is also just a 15 minute drive away.
with its wealth of art treasures and unique beauty is just an hour away.
There are a number of beautiful and varied walking trails in the vicinity, all accessible directly from the houses and through the olive grove.
The beautiful and relatively wild and sandy beach of Marina di Vecchiano with safe bathing, ideal and great fun for kids, bars, restaurants, showers, sun loungers and easy parking is only 10km (8 miles) away. More rocky beaches, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving are just south of Livorno, at La Calafuria, less than an hour away.
The wooded maritime nature reserve of San Rossore is just 25 minutes away and guided tours on horseback are available upon request.
‘Maneggio Equitiamo’ – Stables
Enquiries: +39 338 3662431
Equestrian Guide – Camilla: +39 7501087
Cycling & Scooters
Bikes and scooters can be easily hired at reasonable rates from Lucca. There are wonderful and well maintained riverside cycle paths just below the farmhouses.
The Pisa Paragliding Club run by Walter Bardi is no more than a 15 minute drive, with ‘take-off’ being from the next hill towards San Giuliano Terme. The club caters for both experienced paragliders and inexperienced adventurers (tandem paragliding with an experienced and certified instructor or pilot). For more information please visit.
Torre del Lago
Ideal for bird watching and also home of the internationally renowned open air summer Puccini Opera Festival is only 10kilometres (8 miles) away.
Our good friend, Stefano runs ‘AquaRaja River Experience’ which offers a whole range of beautiful Tuscan river experiences including Rafting, Canoeing, Canyoning, Kayaking and Acquatrekking. Stefano and his team are all fully qualified rafting and canoeing instructors and guides.
This is a truly unique way to enjoy the unspoilt riverways and countryside of Northern Tuscany. There really is an activity for all people, of all ages and experience.
Our two lovely friends, Erika and Lella offer an excellent and fun service which involves them coming to you with ingredients and wisdom. They’ll teach you the tricks of the trade and later on you sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labours.
Restaurant at Home
Our great friends Massimiliano and Enver come and cook dinner for you at the house. They arrive, prepare the food, you may watch and participate should you wish, and then they serve you at your table. This is a banquet and, as such, one would expect it to be of 2 hours or more at table. It is the essence of slow cooking and typically Tuscan.
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Simone Vergamini is a first class sommelier who offers both wine tasting at home or even better he will pick you up and take you to wine tastings at the glorious vineyards throughout Tuscany AND he will bring you back!
He has also added to his tour list a visit to a wine cellar in the Cinque Terre for either lunch or dinner.
+39 347 3006794
We pick and harvest and press our own olives and make truly excellent extra virgin olive oil which is available directly for sale to our guests. The olives are lovingly hand-picked by friends and family, so we only produce a limited amount, so the amount we have to sell is limited!
Additionally, should you happen to be here in the autumn and you fancy helping out picking olives, your help is most welcome – Good fun is guaranteed and the fruit of your labour will be the most delicious olive oil you have ever tasted!
Via di Cavina, 14, Pugnano,
San Giuliano Terme,
+39 348 566 0959 | +39 346 322 3021