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The province of Pisa, a dream of art, sea and mountains

In Era Valley, Pisa on July 9, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

There are certainly only a few regions in the world, which unite in their territory such a variety, as the province of Pisa it does. Its cultural wealth and scenic attractions range from the UNESCO World Heritage site of  Piazza dei Miracoli and the picturesque historic center of Pisa to the fantastic,  sandy beaches, natural oases, lakes, and the picturesque hills of the Valdera. In the province of Pisa, the scenic impressions vary from kilometer to kilometer.

The uncontested jewels include the Era Valley and  the miles of natural beach of Marina di Vecchiano, which is framed on the left hand by the nature reserve of San Rossore and on the right hand by the up to 2,000 meters high snow-white peaks of  the Apuan Alps. The Valdera (Era Valley) is located southeast of Pisa, not far away from the legendary Etruscan town of Volterra and Florence and Siena. Between the hills, chestnut forests, vineyards and olive groves, picturesque medieval towns are scattered, which offer the visitor a high cultural and artistic context. The thermal springs (Casciana, Uliveto and Montecatini) and the coastal towns of Tuscany are within easy reach.

The small villages Capannoli, Chianni, Lajatico, Palaia, Peccioli and Terricciola satisfy with their still lively medieval traditions and cultural peculiarities even the most discerning guest.


Marina di Vecchiano, which is nestled amidst the lush natural park Migliarino S. Rossore Massaciuccoli, is a real tourist gem for swimmers and beach lovers. The visitors can expect a miles long, toll-free, golden sandy beach with a clean, shallow sloping sea. Marina di Vecchiano is one of the few unspoiled Tuscan coasts which offer a warm welcome, security and  relaxation.

For a walk in the nature …


San Rossore is a beautiful park near the city center of Pisa. Inside, one can go on horseback, ride a bike, or go by a little train in order to enjoy the immaculate beauty of the  nature. The Massaciuccoli lake, where Giacomo Puccini composed part of his famous operas and where he spent many years of his life, is part of this natural paradise.

The calmness of the Mediterranean Sea, the shady green hills with shimmering olive trees, the  typical products and the genuine hospitality make the Valdera and the region of Pisa truly unique in the world.

Farm holidays in Pisa

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