Staying in the countryside around Pisa and Lucca is a unique opportunity to explore these two cities and the surrounding towns in particular.
Pisa is one of the most important cities in Tuscany: a former maritime republic, it owes much of its success to its proximity to the sea, which has made it a major trading hub for a long time. Today Pisa remains a city that radiates timeless charm, with its worldwide famous leaning tower and a university of international prestige.
Lucca is located in the north-western part of Tuscany and its historic centre remains almost unchanged: visitors can therefore admire the medieval churches and impressive towers. In particular, be sure to visit the walls of Lucca and the cathedral (Cattedrale di San Michele) which contains important frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio.
Volterra is a magnetic hub for tourists who come to this area: the Medici fortress, which overlooks the entire city and the surrounding countryside, is particularly impressive. Staying in Volterra allows you to enjoy a stunning view and the unique atmosphere in the town’s streets at sunset. Do not miss out on the medieval re-enactments and costume events that Volterra’s citizens organize to celebrate ancient festivities. Volterra also acts as a strategic location for visiting surrounding areas such as Montecatini and Val di Cecina, especially by car.
If you are planning a holiday in this area, Halldis offers the best villas and country houses for stays in Pisa, Lucca and the surrounding area!