Environment

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

As we are on the border of rolling hills and green mountains, the campsite is an ideal base for great outdoor activities.

In the immediate vicinity of the campsite you can make beautiful walks in the mountains of the Alpi Apuane and the Orrido di Botri.

The adventurous hike through the gorge in the Orrido di Botri nature reserve is a must! Here you walk into the gorge yourself and keep in mind that your feet will get wet! ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful setting which produces beautiful holiday photos!

At the campsite itself you can rent E-mountainbikes and ride beautiful itineraries through the area without too much effort ๐Ÿ˜‰
Matteo is happy to show you the most beautiful places!
http://www.lanudamtb.it

In Canyon Park in Bagni di Lucca is a particularly beautiful gorge with crystal clear water. Here you can go supping, ziplining, canyoning, rafting and sub yoga.
http://www.canyonpark.it

In de river in the valley you can slide underneath an old acquadotto!
Great setting with peaceful setting up the river and a fun slide down the river:
for kids an amazing afternoon activity and well combined with a picnic at the small beach along the river!
Park at la Stazione di Castelnuovo Pascoli and walk down the path towards the river.

In Parco Levigliese they offer an adventurous canyoning route of 1.5 hours, well suited for kids aged 8-12 years. Here you go abseiling down the waterfall, sliding, jumping, etc. They also have a climbing wall and a route of 1 hour for smaller kids.
http://www.parcolevigliese.it

Rafting is possibile at Rockonda in the Lima River. If the water level is high enough, you will have a great afternoon with adrenaline up and running.
http://www.rockonda.it

With Toscana Adventures you can descend the river Ania in a wetsuit with enthusiastic, experienced guides: Torrentismo is called it in Italy, a true sport and certainly an adventure. Recommended for fanatic teenagers as well!
http://www.toscana-adventures.it

CULTURE

The beautiful city Lucca is surrounded by an ancient wall of 12 metres high. Before a well protection against the Florentini, nowadays very impressive from the outside and amazing to cycle over it! Just rent a bicycle and explore the city in a great way. Also with children very nice to do, combined with some stopovers at the various playgrounds and gelateria’s!
Lucca has a nice shopping street, beautiful churches and idem villa’s and musea to visit. We recommend Palazzo Pfanner, Musea Mansi and the San Francesco Cathedral.

Pisa is a must see, definitely if you have never seen the Leaning Tower before! Kids will be very creative how to strike an original pose together with the tower.

Barga is a small town near the campsite. Great for a warm summer evening to stroll around and enjoy all the delicious local food in one of the numerous trattoria’s in town. We recommend L’Osteria at the Piazza dell’Angelo.

Florence is the capital of Tuscany. It’s well known for all the well maintained beauties the city has to offer, most famous are the Cathedral Il Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio and the Palazzo Nuovo. If you think it’s too much to explore in a day, just take the hop on hop off buss, and you won’t miss a thing! Even more likely is to explore the city by bicycle, and new paved bicycle roads will lead you to all the highlights this big city has to offer!

Beaches at the Versilia coastline can be visited as a day-trip. Viareggio has a large beach full with sunbeds and a nice boulevard full with shops and restaurants and bars. Lido di Camaiore has also large beaches and a great ‘pontine’ where you can rent-a-waveboard to enjoy the waves together! Marina di Lago Puccini and Marina di Vecchiano offer large beaches and also free beaches. Marina di Pisa is is a small lovely bay, but very packed with people. If you prefer a day at a nice bay with clear waters and a cliff along the coast: drive 1.30 hours and enjoy the lovely beach and coastline at Castiglioncello!

Montecarlo is famous for its great wines. The best Tuscan fattoria’s are located here in the beautiful hills full of wine ranks and olive trees.
Tenuta del Buonamico, Fattoria La Torre and Fattoria Il Poggio are highly recommended. In de town of Montecarlo are various trattoria’s where you can enjoy excellent local meals!

Pistoia is a large city constructed with lots of marble churches. The main square is splendid and will make you circle around for a while before you have seen all the beauties this square has to offer! Piazza di Sala has the local market and lots of good restaurants and bars to spend a great evening.

Montecatini Terme in Alto is reachable by an authentic train. This small, nice village is located on top of a hill, with beautiful panoramic view towards the valley. Enjoy a local menu at one of the terraces on the square.