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Lucca: a city of art with Renaissance walls

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, Lucca. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Important historical city of Tuscany, Lucca has just over 80,000 inhabitants and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. The city is located in the center of a flat area where the Serchio river flows. Lucca preserves a historic center of great value surrounded by a wonderful circle of walls over 4 km long, inside the ...

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Medici Villas: the villas of the lords of Florence

Villa di Cafaggiolo, Barberino del Mugello. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Medici Villas are among the most original architectural structures of the Italian Renaissance. These villas were built between the fifteenth and seventeenth century by the lords of Florence, the Medici. The Medici Villas represent a kind of new building for its time, which differed both from the typical farms from the stately castles. The Medici Villas are an example ...

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The Devil’s Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano

The Devil’s Bridge (Ponte del Diavolo) or Magdalene’s Bridge (Ponte della Maddalena) is an impressive medieval structure that crosses the river Serchio a few hundred metres after passing Borgo a Mozzano coming from Lucca along the State Road 12 of Abetone and Brennero towards the Garfagnana. The bridge is walkable, best park in the parking lot that is present along ...

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Borgo a Mozzano: a village and a spectacular bridge

Borgo a Mozzano is a town of just over 7,000 inhabitants placed at 97 meters above sea level along the river Serchio valley in the province of Lucca, which is about 21 km. Borgo a Mozzano was once an important service center for the surrounding area, at the end of the thirteenth century it became the seat of the Podestà and ...

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The farmhouses in Tuscany: in contact with nature

The Agriturismo is a typically Italian hospitality system. Over the years, this tourist reception system has taken on an increasingly tourist and less and less agricultural dimension. By developing facilities that provide the customer with numerous comforts and services such as swimming pools, massages, saunas, riding stables, etc. Tuscany is the Italian region that has the largest number of farmhouses. ...

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The Spas of Tuscany: the region richest in spas

Tuscany, among the Italian regions, is without doubt the most rich in spas, just to mention some popular locations in the world as Montecatini Terme, Chianciano Terme, Saturnia. This region is in fact rich in deposits of thermal water that make it together with Emilia Romagna and Veneto, the most important Italian region for spas. Tuscany is a region that ...

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Apuan Alps: the Marble Mountains

The Apuan Alps are probably the most beautiful mountains of Tuscany, located near the sea between Garfagnana and Lunigiana are universally famous for the marble that is extracted from its quarries since antiquity. MARBLE MOUNTAINS The mountains are rugged and inaccessible and recall, for their rugged form, the Dolomites. Apuan Alps are now a Regional Natural Park (Parco naturale regionale ...

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