Torre del Lago Puccini and Surroundings
TORRE DEL LAGO PUCCINI is an excellent base for excursions for discovering the beauty of the Tuscan area. Here are its surroundings.
8 km, VIAREGGIO. A famous seaside resort, fishing and tourist port, known for its seafront boulevards, where you can admire the more significant buildings of the Italian Liberty style, from the Gran Caffe' Margherita to the Hotel Principe di Piemonte The same boulevards come alive in winter with the floats of the most famous Carnival in Italy.
16 km PIETRASANTA , a jewel of historic Versilia: this little town is unique for the charm it emanates. Wandering around Piazza Duomo, among art galleries and little fashionable restaurants a normal evening is transformed into something special.
17 km PISA. One of the most famous symbols of Italy has to be the leaning tower of Pisa, the Duomo and the Baptistery, an absolute masterpiece.
But for the curious there’s also Piazza dei Cavalieri, the promenades along the Arno with the Church Santa Maria della Spina, the citadel and the great mural by Keith Haring.
20 km LUCCA
A mostly medieval city which represents a real journey to the past. The green belt of 5km of wall has protected its jewels: Piazza Anfiteatro, the church of San Michele, the Basilica of San Frediano and the Duomo of San Martino. But the most surprising thing is losing yourself in the little streets of the historic centre.
23 km FORTE DEI MARMI
Place of luxury for new and old VIPs. It welcomes us with its little fort, the most exclusive shops of the coast and the nightclubs famous for seaside entertainment from the historic Capannina to Twiga.
95 km FIRENZE One of the capitals of Italian art. A real museum city with an infinite list of masterpieces: Piazza della Signoria with the statue of David , the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi galleries, Pitti palace, the churches of Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce and San Lorenzo, to name but a few
36 km CARRARA World marble capital: The quarries, with their white lunar vistas, are an unique experience.
160 km SIENA In the heart of Tuscany, Siena is a monumental treasure of inestimable value The heart of the city is Piazza del Campo, a special place, different from all the other Tuscan piazzas. The city is situated in the centre of a hilly area which represents the emblem of the typical Tuscan landscape.
110 km VOLTERRA It was an important Etruscan town and is situated in an elevated position surrounded by a harsh, wild landscape which makes it unique
105 km SAN GIMIGNANO Extraordinary example of medieval town planning, famous for its 15 towers which make it like an ancient New York.
78 km LE CINQUE TERRE Five villages suspended between the sea and the land in front of breathtaking scenery. Unesco has declared it a world heritage site.
LE TERME Tuscany is also a place for well being. Among the thermal springs closest to Torre del Lago are Montecatini Terme, Bagni di Lucca, Monsummano Terme, San Giuliano Terme, Casciana Terme : a way to reconcile holidays and health.