: Pisa Galileo Galilei
: Livorno (for Sardinia etc)
: Bagni di Lucca (Fornoli)
: Bar/ Pizzeria Ghiottone
: Abetone / Cutigliano
: Buca di Baldabo (regionally acclaimed)
The village of Giardinetto is 10km north of the historic, pretty thermal spa town of Bagni di Lucca, with its restaurants, shops, bars, swimming pools, tennis courts and riverside walks.The villa is located in the river Lima valley surrounding Appenine mountain peaks reaching over 2000 metres and very close to the Garfagnana region both excellent Alpine Club walking areas.The ski resort of Abetone is a mere 22 kms away. There is an excellent choice for 'day trips' including the walled city of Lucca (32km), the magic of Florence (Firenze 70 km), Pisa and its leaning tower (52km) , the ancient city of Barga (25km), Strada del Vino (25km), Mediterranean coast (45km), Puccini opera,Apuane Alps and Caves(35km), Nature reserves (12km). Siena, San Gimignano,the Chianti region , the Cinque Terre and much more
Staying locally why not explore the mountain/riverside villages and enjoy good value friendly dining out. There is a bar/pizzeria and a grocery store close to the house and regionally acclaimed restaurants nearby.
Other Activities: Quadbiking. Forest, mountain and riverside walks
Golf: GOLF IN TUSCANY
There are approximately 20 golf courses to choose from in the region. The nearest are at Montecatini Terme and in the Garfagnana valley, around 1 hour by car from the villa
Ski: ABETONE SKIING IN TUSCANY ONLY 30 MINUTES AWAY
The second largest ski/snowboarding resort in Italy is a mere 22km away at Abetone. The resort extends over 4 beautiful valleys and has over 80km of ski slopes, some reaching 1900 metres above sea level.
Outside of the skiing season this area is very popular with walkers/visitors enjoying the spectacular mountain scenery and experiencing the Alpine Club of Italy walkways.