Molazzana is a ancient hill town with a population of just over 1,000 people, and if you are searching for a lesser-visited destination from which to enjoy the Lucca region of Tuscany, this could be it. The village is extremely rural and perfect for a week or two of relaxation, fine food and wine, and re-charging the batteries on a true 'get away from it all' break.
In general, Tuscany is a rural region, and Molazzana is the epitome of this – a small, unspoilt village that is rarely flooded with tourists. As you may expect, attractions in the village revolve mainly around enjoying the great outdoors and having a true Tuscan experience, rather than visiting attractions of the man-made variety.
Molazzana is a great place in which to enjoy a self-catering holiday, with the local climate almost designed for enjoying long lunches and lazy afternoons on the terrace of your Molazzana holiday rental villa, with a glass of local wine in one hand and perhaps a book in the other. Tuscany is famous for its cuisine, and Molazzana is a great place in which to sample the local offerings.
Being high up in the hills, outstanding and far-reaching views can be enjoyed from all over the village. If you decide to venture out into the countryside you can find some excellent walking and hiking tracks, where you can be at one with nature and enjoy a feeling of serenity quite unlike almost anywhere else in Europe.
After a few days of relaxing and settling in you may wish to jump into the car and see what the surrounding region has to offer. The answer is plenty – with small, attractive villages to be found nearby, such as Camporgiano (18km), and big, famous cities a little it further afield, such as Pisa (69km) and Florence (110km).
The weather in Molazzana is typical of the local region, with long, hot summers and mild winters. July and August are the hottest months in which to visit, but they are also the busiest, so May and June are good alternatives if you wish to avoid the bulk of the crowds.
Pisa Airport (PSA), also known as Galileo Galilei International Airport, is the closest airport to Molazzana. This destination receives flights from a number of UK airlines through various departure points, and is just 74km from Molazzana upon arrival, meaning transfer time between the two is well under an hour.