Nuova immagine
Nuova immagine

BOOK ONLINE

Tuscany Blog

TRADITIONS. The magic itinerary

-

Extending from the LIPU reserve to the artificial lake of Santa Luce (where you can enjoy an unforgettable bird-watching experience) up to Crespina, with its magnificent nineteenth-century villas (Villa Belvedere, with panoramic view, English-style garden and lemon house; Villa Corsini Valdisonzi, Villa Il Poggio and Villa-Museum Carlo Pepi, owned by the famous art critic and housing a rich contemporary art collection), this 30-kilometer itinerary is a magic journey to the heart of the Pisan hills, through the lovely towns of Orciano Pisano, Santa Luce, Lorenzana and Fauglia, offering the chance to take some extraordinary photographs.

Fauglia is home to the Giorgio Kienerk Museum, devoted to the post-Macchiaiolo painter who immortalized the Pisan countryside on canvas. Situated in Pomaia is one of Europe’s major centers of Buddhist culture, the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute. Founded in 1977, it is housed in a big building with meditation rooms, dining rooms, library and guest rooms. All around the main building are the houses of the resident lamas and the wooden cottages used for meditation rituals. Due to the presence of two illustrious resident lamas, the institute has teachers and meditation masters, and has also welcomed famous artists and celebrities who practice Buddhism, such as Richard Gere, among its regular guests.

Visit our special offers and promotions web page



CINEMA. Three exhibitions to celebrate the 100 th  anniversary of Cerratelli Foundation

-

Do you remember the beautiful costumes of the film El Cid by Anthony Mann? Or those worn in Franco Zeffirelli’s masterpiece film, Romeo and Juliet


  

Well, these extraordinary stage costumes will be on show, along with another thirty-thousand equally beautiful pieces, in San Giuliano Terme, as the highlight of three exhibitions held to celebrate the 100 th anniversary of Fondazione Cerratelli, one of the world’s oldest and most famous stage costume-makers, housed in the magnificent Villa Roncioni in Pugnano, a small town near San Giuliano Terme. Showing throughout 2014, the three exhibitions offer visitors the chance to take a close look at the amazing costumes designed by the greatest Tuscan artisans, whose skill and craftsmanship have become associated with the highest level of quality all over the world. 

Visit our special offers and promotions web page




LIFESTYLE. Fashion animates the Versilia, even in Winter

-

It is one of the chicest places to spend your vacation in Italy, which, every year, attracts VIPs and celebrities from all over the world. But also thanks to the luxury boutiques in Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, open all the year round, the Versilia is an ideal destination for shopping as well.



Research is the key concept of the historic multi-brand luxury stores, like Gallery and Morini in Forte dei Marmi, Silvia Bini in Viareggio and Fiacchini in Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. Among the temples of shopping: Dolce&Gabbana, Gucci, Lanvin, Ermanno Scervino, Prada, Roberto Cavalli and Faliero Sarti in Forte dei Marmi and the stores of Max Mara and Trussardi in Viareggio. But the Versilia is famous  for its jewelry stores as well, since here you can find some of the most beautiful boutiques by luxury brands like Bulgari, Cassetti, Pomellato, Rolex and Audemars Piguet. Some streets you should not miss to walk along: via Carducci, via Montauti, via Roma, via Spinetti,  Piazza Garibaldi and the small Tonini Square in Forte dei Marmi;  viale Marconi (the beautiful and breezy promenade) in Viareggio.

Visit our special offers and promotions web page