Here we are: ten minutes from the thermal baths of Montecatini Terme, five from the Golf, thirty from Florence motorway exit and Lucca center and within the hour from Versilia Beach Clubs (Forte dei Marmi) and Pisa. Siena is one hour and a half away. We are in the deep heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Lucca and, for centuries, this has been a crossroads for culture, trade and meetings. The town where Leonardo Da Vinci was born, where is house and museum can still be visited, it’s fifteen minutes from here and so it’s reknown Cantine Leonardo Da Vinci, winner of Best Wine Tourism Brand for 2013 – see full article
We are (see circle in the map) within two hours of masterpieces such as Siena, Cinque Terre, Bologna, Arezzo and much closer to Florence or Lucca.
Versilia Club beaches as well as Chianti most famous wineries and historical gardens are within one hour of reach. From the chestnut woods, passing through the landscape scattered with olives trees, we reach the valley where the precious waters of Montecatini Terme and the steam of Monsummano Terme’s grottos are born, and where the natural reserve of Padule di Fucecchio extends. This is the homeland of Pinocchio, the most famous puppet in the world. There are several remarkable Art towns in the area (Pisa, Lucca, Firenze) and also some beautiful and relatively unknown medioeval towns like (Pietrasanta, Vinci). In the area there are also a number of interesting contemporary gardens as well as some of the most incredible private villas of the world. There are several tennis courts nearby the estate.
The Golf Country Club is less than ten minutes away. The baths and spas date back to the fourteenth century and nowadays there are nine fully-functioning ‘terme’ spread around the town. Elegant, peaceful and relaxing, it is a perfect resting place. Enriched watershave been drunk by previous visitors including Rossini, Verdi, Princess Grace, Orson Welles, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks and assorted European royalty. Verdi was particularly taken, searching for eternal youth each year for 25 years.