The spa town of Bagni di Lucca sits in the “Val di Lima,” a beautiful green area in northwest Tuscany surrounded by hills and mountains dotted with villages. The town was once famous for its thermal springs and frequented for centuries by writers, poets, artists, noblemen, politicians, saints and popes. During the peak of its popularity in the 19th century, famous names such as poets Byron, Shelley, Browning, writers like Dumas, musicians such as Strauss, Listz, Paganini, Puccini along with other personalities of the day all could be found in Bagni di Lucca. The town provides an ideal base to explore Tuscany, with the major historic sights and cities within easy reach: Florence (about 1 hour's drive), Lucca (25 minutes), Pisa (50 minutes), Siena and the Chianti Region (90 minutes) and Arezzo (90 minutes). You can also simply enjoy the charms of this historic town and the surrounding area or relax in the delightful garden. The ski resort at Abetone is also one hour's drive away.
Other Activities: hiking