The natural jewels of Tuscany
Duration: 7 days
Departure: all year
Price: from 600,00 eur per person in dbl room / min 2 pax
- accommodation in 3* hotel in Montecatini Terme, 5 HB and 1 BB
- lunch at restaurant near the Padule di Fucecchio
- entrance to the thermal swimming pool at the Redi Spa
- thermal body treatments as described
- dinner at restaurant in Montecatini Alto
- entrance to Leonardo da Vinci museum
- lunch at a country farm
- entrance to Villa Torrigiani
- entrance to Villa Reale
- costs of transporation for getting to the destination
- meals not mentioned
- city tax
- anything not mentioned under ‘the price includes’
***The itinerary is only indicative, detailed description and any other information will be available at the moment of confirmation.
individual arrival in Montecatini Terme
Arrival at the hotel in Montecatini Terme. Welcome cocktail and briefing on the program. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Montecatini Terme and marshland of Fucecchio
Breakfast at the hotel and departure by bike towards Biscolla and then Albinatico. You will cycle on secondary roads and on a small stretch of white road which leads straight to the marsh land. This is one of the latest marshlands in Europe, perfect habitat for rich local fauna.
Lunch at a local restaurant and return to the hotel. You will have a possibility to have a bath at the thermal swimming pool in the afernoon. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards Pescia and then Pietrabona, this is where so called Svizzera Pesciatina starts. Then you continue towards Aramo, San Quirico, Castelvecchio, Stiappa, Pontito, Crespole, Lanciole, reaching the highest point in Macchia Antonini. You will descend then through Panicagliora and Marliana through woods, valleys and medieval villages. Lunch free.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
SPA and Relax
This day is entirely dedicated to relax and restoration of energy with the help of a specific under-water stream massage – a relaxing massage performed under a source of hot thermal water followed by a hydroget. The temperature of water together with the relaxing massage allows body to relax properly and gives you a sence of wellbeing. Swedish sauna, Turkish bath with chromotherapy, emotional showers and relax area are part of the treatment.
You can also visit the old hamlet of Montecatini Alto, that can be reached by bus or by funicular. Dinner at a local restaurant and return to the hotel for overnight.
On the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci
Breakfast at the hotel and departure by bike to the village of Vinci, the home town of the great Leonardo. You can visit the museum to admire the prototypes of the main inventions by Leonardo and then a short visit of the village. Then you will cycle to the house where Leonardo was born in Anchiano. After visiting the house, lunch with oil and wine tasting at a local country farm. Then a bit of relax before heading towards Montecatini Terme, passing through the hill of San Baronto, Lamporecchio and Monsummano. Before reaching Monsummano, it is possible to visit the unique village of Montevettolini, surrounded by a picturesque landscape. It is an itinerary that twists and turns through the green hills full of olive groves, vineyards and old hamlets.
Lucca and its villas
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Lucca. Visit of Lucca and its historical walls, you can walk and cycle along the walls, and stay for a lunch here. Then you will continue to visit the villas of Lucca. The first villa you find is villa Reale in Marlia, villa in closed, but you can visit its park. The villa initially belonged to the Dukes of Tuscia, then to Napoleon’s sister and finally to Charles of Savoy. The park has been completely restored and is considered one of the best examples of the parks of Lucca. Then you can visit villa Torrigiani and its garden. The building is entirely decorated with Baroque embellishments. Return to Montecatini, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
breakfast and departure