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in Versilia, in Camaiore and Toscana


Just a few kilometres from the villa you can find the lively resorts of the Versilia Riviera, with their beaches and clubs; then there are the old towns of Camaiore and Pietrasanta, famous for the international community of artists who live there all year round. The cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence are less than one hour away, and not far by car you can visit Torre del Lago Puccini, where the famous Puccini Festival attracts thousands of opera fans every year. Its unique and strategic location makes Villa La Bianca the perfect place to set off on a discovery of Tuscany!

The Via Francigena


Toscana


The Via Francigena is the ancient road and pilgrim route that in medieval times linked Canterbury to Rome, and has been rediscovered by modern walkers who set off on along an extraordinary path filled with artistic and historic treasures.

The long and varied route passes through Tuscany and touches some of the most beautiful and characteristic places of the region


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Bagni di Lucca


Tuscany


Located at approximately 50 km from the Villa is Bagni di Lucca, a charming and characteristic town known since the 1st Century BC for its thermal springs.

The springs, which are situated in the valley of the Lima river, a tributary of the Serchio river, and whose waters contain bicarbonate sulphate and calcium, have many health benefits....


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Capannori


Tuscany


Approximately 40 km from Villa La Bianca, Capannori lies in the heart of Tuscany between the highlands of the Pizzorne, Pisan mountains and the plains of Lucca. Capannori’s origins can be traced back to the first Roman settlements, occurring at the end of a long war between the 3rd & 4th centuries BC when Rome fought against the tribes of the Ligurian Apuan alps, although archeological artefacts predating this period have also been found. ...


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Gallicano


Tuscany


Located along the road that from Lucca leads to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, just over 50 km from the Villa, Gallicano is an attractive town that still preserves traits of a medieval village including the city walls, of which you can still see the remains. Its origins are still shrouded in mystery though the first mention of the town is in a document dating back to 770

On the basis of various findings, it is said to be among the oldest towns in the...


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Borgo a Mozzano


Tuscany


Situated about 40 km from Villa La Bianca you can find Borgo a Mozzano, a small hamlet in the Serchio Valley, 20 km from Lucca. The hamlet was first mentioned in documents dating 879.

In this small town one can see Monte Bargiglio, (one of the secondary peaks of the Apuan Alps) and at the top of this there are the remains of an ancient watchtower called...


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Collodi


Tuscany


The medieval hamlet of Collodi can be found just over 50km from Villa La Bianca. The tumultuous history of Collodi is marked by events pertaining to the Garzoni family, which, according to historians, has a strong similarity to the Uberti family of Florence.

his ancient village, with origins in the 12th Century, resembles a cascade of small houses rolling down a steep slope....


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Montemarcello


Liguria


Approximately 60 km from the Villa, Montemarcello is a pretty village overlooking the Caprione headland, the Gulf of La Spezia, the Versilia coastline and the estuary of the Magra river

The village, which is a hamlet of the Liguria town of Ameglia, is nestled in the Regional natural park of Montemarcello-Magra...


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Castiglione di Garfagnana


Tuscany


Approximately 70km from Villa La Bianca is Castiglione di Garfagnana a pretty medieval town in the province of Lucca. The origin of the town dates back to a Roman castra, called Castrum Leonis, ("Lion's Castle"), built on the border of the Liguria side of the Apuan Alps.

The fortress later developed under the Lombards and Franks. Today the town’s well preserved...


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Barga


Tuscany


Considered one of the most beautiful towns in the whole of Tuscany, Barga is the most important town in the Serchio Valley, a hilltop territory situated between the plains of Lucca and the mountains of the Garfagnana.

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Barga is surrounded by woodland expanses of chestnut trees and is made up of many delightful hamlets...


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Coreglia Antelminelli


Tuscany


Located approximately 50km from the Villa Coreglia Antelminelli is a delightful medieval hamlet in the Serchio Valley, the north-eastern part of the province of Lucca.

Suspended in time at 595m between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan and Emilian Apennines, Coreglia Antelminelli was home to the first chalk sculptors...


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Florence


Tuscany


One hour away from our villa there is also the wonderful city of Florence, the cradle of Italian art and culture, the birthplace of the Renaissance and one of the most visited cities in our country.

Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world for its extraordinary artistic, cultural and landscape, Florence is one of the few cities in the world...


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Stazzema


Tuscany


Stazzema is a three thousand-inhabitants small village in the province of Lucca, 27 km away from Villa La Bianca.

The town is part of upper Versilia, is the only one located within the mountains, thus being the highest town in Camaiore in Versilia. Surrounded by the Apuan Alps, Stazzema is in a unique position, presenting a wonderful view...


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Versiliana Park


Tuscany


Versiliana Park is a wonderful natural oasis that stretches between Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi.

The park, the authentic green lung of the coast, has an area of about 800,000 square meters, and its origins date back to the period of formation of the Versilia. This wonderful area...


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Le Cinque Terre


Liguria


Cinque Terre is a rugged stretch of cliffs within the Eastern Ligurian Riviera, where land and sea merge to form a unique and very impressive piece of land.

Considered one of the main tourist attractions of the region and throughout Italy, Cinque Terre are the most fascinating...


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Alpi Apuane


Tuscany


The Apuan Alps, an ideal destination for nature lovers, are a real gem from a naturalistic point of view. This mountain range is recognizable for its deep valleys, and the imposing and very skewed slopes.

The Apuan Alps are famous for the quarries...


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Carrara


Tuscany


Carrara, about 30 km from Villa La Bianca is a beautiful city, lying between the Apuan Alps and the coast with Marina di Carrara, refined and elegant seaside resort with well-equipped beaches. The city is the ideal destination for any type of tourism...


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Seravezza


Tuscany


Seravezza is a delightful village in the province of Lucca, which is part of Versilia, close to the towns of Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta and Camaiore.

Its territory includes villages that are located between the mountain area, the valley and the countryside, among which we highlight Azzano, Cerreta Sant’Antonio and Querceta...


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Massarosa


Tuscany


Massarosa, in the province of Lucca and about 14 km away from Villa La Bianca, is a small town known for its wonderful natural environment.

The municipality comprises sixteen villages that are distributed around the main town; among these are: Corsanico, a village...


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Garfagnana


Tuscany


Garfagnana is a beautiful region in the province of Lucca located between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.

Visiting this wonderful area also means being in a land full of surprises to be discovered...


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Pietrasanta


Tuscany


Pietrasanta, in the province of Lucca and not far from Camaiore, is a wonderful city of art of Versilia, that thanks to its magnificent region characterized by sea, hills, mountains, culture and entertainment, is a renowned tourist resort, ideal for any kind of stay in all the seasons of the year.

Made famous by the international community of artists...


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Camaiore


Tuscany


Camaiore a wonderful city that extends from the suggestive Apuane Mountains up until the Tyrrhenian sea, in the heart of Versilia, a magnificent area full of charm and traditions and lively mundane activities.

Situated a few kilometres from Viareggio and Pietrasanta, the town of Camaiore is an impressive region that in few other places in the world you can find, in fact, its territory varies from the sea to the hills...


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Torre del Lago Puccini


Tuscany


Torre del Lago, a part of the municipality of Viareggio, famous worldwide for its unique beauty and where the Pucciniano Festival takes place, an International music festival that each summer attracts opera lovers from all over the world.

Immersed between Lake Massaciucoli and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Apuane mountains...


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Lucca


Tuscany


The city of Lucca, one of the most beautiful in Tuscany, is found on the plain between Mt. Pizzorne and Mt.

Serra, on the left bank of the Serchio River. The city, place of arrival or passing, that deserves to be visited for its extraordinary artistic beauty & its charming atmosphere, is surrounded by...


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Viareggio


Tuscany


Viareggio, in the province of Lucca is situated about 13km from our guesthouse, is a beautiful and sophisticated turist location on the versilian coast, much appreciated worldwide.

Viareggio is famous not only as a seaside resort, even for the Carnival, one of the most important in Italy and Europe, which animates the city for about a month with a full program of events and the spectacular parade...


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Lake Massaciuccoli


Tuscany


The lake of Massaciuccoli, in the province of Lucca, is a coastal lake of Versilia, situated between Pisa and Viareggio, at the foot of the Apuan Alps.

A little more than 20km from Villa La Bianca, the lake is famous for hosting the hunting parties of the great composer Giacomo Puccini, who lived for a long time in a villa on the lake itself, in Torre del Lago Puccini....


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Forte dei Marmi


Tuscany


Forte Dei Marmi, only a little more than 17km from our Relais, is one of the most famous tourist centres on the Tuscan coast.

Located in the heart of Versilia, the place gets its name from the fort located in the centre of the town and from the marble of the nearby Apuan Alps, where among other things, you can go on interesting excursions in the unspoilt nature. This splendid and elegant town...


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Pisa


Tuscany


Pisa is famous all over the world for its leaning Tower, but the Tuscan town offers many wonderful monuments that deserve to be visited. The city, of ancient origin, not only presents a wonderful artistic and historical heritage, but is also immersed in fantastic natural ...


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Massa


Tuscany


Massa, only a little more than 20km from Villa La Bianca, is a splendid city in the north-west of Tuscany, positioned at the mouth of the small Frigid river valley, about 5 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The city, famous as a seaside resort, has a rich history demonstrated by numerous churches and Renaissance buildings in its wonderful territory. Massa, which experienced its heyday as the headquarters of the Princes Cybo Malaspina, also retains a charming old town, ideal for a walk in search of monuments and interesting places...


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Acquario di Livorno


Tuscany


The Aquarium of Livorno, only a little more than 50km from our guesthouse, is the biggest aquarium in Tuscany and is situated along the coast of Livorno, in an enchanting landscape of great historical and archaeological significance, on the inside of Mascagni Terrace, one of the most elegant and evocative places in the city.

The value of the structure is intertwined with important characteristics of the land on which it stands, in fact, the Etruscan coast meets the Tuscan archipelago...


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