Art Towns and Events

Pistoia and the Agriturismo I Pitti

 

Pistoia is the closest large town and is approx 8 km far away from the Agriturismo I Pitti. It can easily be reached by a speed road in 15 minutes car drive.

Markets in Pistoia

Every Wednesday and Saturday morning a very big open air general market – food and clothing - takes place downtown Pistoia.

Every 2nd Saturday and Sunday of each month – except July and August - an antique market takes place in Pistoia.

Every 4th Saturday and Sunday of each month artistic crafts and organic food market called Zucca Barucca - takes place downtown Pistoia.

For information about the city and programmed events link to our blog

Distances from the Agriturismo I Pitti

 

DISTANCES FROM SERRAVALLE PISTOIESE:

Florence km 35
Siena km 110
Pisa km 58
Lucca km 30
Pistoia km 10
Prato km 30
Vinci km 25

Florence and the Agriturismo I Pitti

 

Florence is approx. 35 km far away from Agriturismo I Pitti.
It can be easily reached by car, but we suggest to take the train from the station of Serravalle - 2 km far away from the Agriturismo I Pitti. There is a train every hour, and the train station in Florence is downtown, after travelling for 40 minutes. No parking problems and no stress driving in the trafic.

For information about the city and programmed events link to our blog

 

Lucca and the Agriturismo I Pitti

Lucca is approx 35 km far away from the Agriturismo I Pitti. It can easily be reached by the highway A11 in 30 minutes car drive.

Bike Rental in Lucca

In Lucca you can rent bikes for adults and children. It 'a fun way for the whole family to explore the city.

 

Markets in Lucca

Every 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month in Lucca, in the heart of the city, the second largest antique market in Italy is held.

Every 2nd and 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month the craft market takes place in the center of Lucca.

For information about the city and programmed events link to our blog

Seaside - The Beach of Marina di Vecchiano and the Agriturismo I Pitti

This beach is approx. 50 km far away from the Agriturismo I Pitti and can be reached by the highway A11 in a 45 minutes drive.

This is a beach quite different from the other one, with beautiful sand dunes. It is located in the middle of a Natural Park, it belongs to the Municipality of Vecchiano and it has organized portions of beach where you can rent sun umbrellas and laying chairs, as well as free beaches. There are also some bars on the beach where one can have a snack, or even have lunch or dinner. This beach is not mentioned by the maps and is known only by local people.

 

Pisa and the Agriturismo I Pitti

Pisa is about 55 km from the Agriturismo I Pitti. It is easily reached in 50 minutes by motorway A11 that you take in Montecatini Terme.

Do not miss, in Pisa, to visit the Miracle Square with the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Monumental Cemetery.

In high season it is not easy to get tickets, especially to climb the tower. We are able to make purchases of tickets up to a day before the visit.

We also recommend a visit in the city center that will surely surprise the visitor, as you do not expect a portion of the center still medieval close to the quarter over the Arno modern and dynamic with many nice shops.

You  can match well a half-day tour of Pisa with a half day at the beach in Marina di Vecchiano

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Siena and S. Gimignano

Natural Protected Marine Area of the Cinque Terre and Agriturismo I Pitti

 
Cinque Terre can be reached with a daily excursion from the Agriturismo driving to the port of La Spezia and from there with a ferryboat. Timetable available for guests at the Agriturismo I Pitti.
 
A territory in which sea and land are founded forming a unique and evocative area. 18 kilometres of rocky coastline abounding with abundant bays, beaches and deep sea, surrounded by mountains running parrellel to the coast. Terracings cultivated with vineyards and olives, kept under control by old dry stone walls. A naturalistic heritage of great variety. Paths and mule tracks look onto breathtaking views.
   
Five villages, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Coniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso face onto the sea.
 An environment in which centuries old work of generations has transformed an inaccessable territory into a landscape of extraordinary beauty. A protected Marine Area and a National Park which protect the absolute uniqueness.  
 The “Cinque Terre” has been declared a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1997.  
 
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Vinci and the Agriturismo I Pitti

 

Vinci, nestled in the hills of Montalbano, is located about 17 km from the Agriturismo I Pitti.
It can be reached in two ways. In one direction you go towards Pistoia and continue towards S. Baronto, along a beautiful scenic route that offers glimpses of great effect on the city of Pistoia and Prato. The route is indicated quite well.

The other way goes around the other side of Montalbano hills passing by Monsummano Terme and continues towards Cerreto Guidi. Even this route offers panoramic views of one of the typical Tuscan landscapes of olive groves, vineyards, rolling hills that change color depending on the time of day.
In Vinci we suggest the visit of the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and the Museum of Leonardo.

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Carrara Marble Quarries

 

Prato