The beautiful region of Tuscany – situated in the centre of Italy – north of the country’s capital Rome and south of Liguria and the Cinque Terre. Cherished for its beautiful landscapes, traditions and wealth of art, Tuscany is one of the most visited regions in Italy.
The charming Medieval town of Vicopisano sits on the lower slopes of the Monte Pisano a small range of hills which separates the plains of Pisa and Lucca. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of pine-covered hills and olive groves Vicopisano is situated just 20 minutes from the city of Pisa. This sleepy little town will delight its visitors with its ancient tower houses, winding lanes and the Impressive Medieval masterpiece known as La Rocca a fortress designed by the Renaissance engineer Brunelleschi.
Colle di Compito is a sleepy little place with a handful of shops, a couple of churches and the narrowest cobbled street running right through the heart of the village. It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax away from the crowds after a day of sightseeing in the nearby cities. Situated south of the city of Lucca, Colle di Compito is one of the small villages in an area known as the ‘Compitese‘.
The Pisan hills are a delight to discover with charming hilltop villages and a wonderful landscape of rolling hills and olive groves. It is also a wine producing area which follows an itinerary through the ‘Strada del vino’ (the wine route).
The pretty Tuscan village Montefoscoli comes under the district of the slightly bigger town of Palaia. Both places sit on a hill with wonderful panoramic views over the magnificent countryside.