Northern Tuscany has so much to offer the visitor. Not only is it home to some of Italy’s most famous cities including Florence and Pisa, but also offers fantastic scenery, with rolling hills, dotted with small medieval villages, castles and villas. Buggiano sits in the middle of this area and is a fantastic place for visitors to base themselves, allowing easy access to the region’s great tourist draws while also allowing a glimpse into some of the region’s undiscovered delights.
The tranquillity of Buggiano makes it the perfect destination for visitors just looking for some rest and relaxation. There is no better place to do this than beside your own private pool, an added bonus with many Buggiano villas.
For those who are not content just relaxing in the sunshine, there are also plenty of options for getting out into the surrounding countryside. There are numerous walking trails around the area, with paths catering to all abilities.
Both horse riding and cycle hire can be organised nearby and a trip into the Tuscan hills can be a great day out for the family. Pack a picnic and stop off anywhere along the route for fantastic views across the area. Alternatively plan your tour to take in some the area’s many vineyards, some of which also have fantastic dining rooms attached where you can sample traditional local cuisine.
Buggiano is also close to several 18-hole golf courses, including the Grotta Giusti Club which is around 7km from the town, and also offers an on-site spa.
Buggiano is only 60km from Florence, where visitors can enjoy an important piece of Italy’s artistic heritage at the Uffizi gallery, and marvel at the architectural delights of the Duomo and many other fantastic Renaissance building.
Pisa too is only 55km from Buggiano. This city is home to not only the famous leaning tower, but also a vast number of stunning churches and palaces, in various different styles which provide a timeline of the region’s architectural heritage.
Summers in Buggiano are beautiful, with temperatures of up to 30C and little rain. Visitors looking to enjoy walking and cycling in the area may prefer to come in early autumn, when paths may be less crowded and the temperatures a little more bearable. Even in the winter, temperatures remain relatively mild, not usually dipping below freezing, and the lead-up to Christmas can be a great time to spend in Italy, with the festival a key event in the Catholic calendar.
Pisa Airport (PSA) is the nearest to Buggiano, just outside of the city itself, 50km from Buggiano’s town centre. British Airways, Ryanair and easyJet all fly here directly from the UK, with flights arriving on a daily basis. Self-catering accommodation is most easily reached via hire car, with all the major operators based at the airport. This also offers a great way to get out and explore the Tuscan region during your stay.