CULTURE AND CITIES OF ART. ALL YEAR LONG, SOMETHING TO VISIT AND SOMETHING TO DO!

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Our hotel is just outside the town of Sarzana, which thanks to its location, since its inception has been a crossroads of communication between the Liguria, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, in the middle of an area rich in cultural attractions and natural beauty, interesting all year long.

From the Roman ruins of ancient Luni to the visit of the Cave of the famous Carrara marble, the church of San Pietro in Portovenere (Unesco heritage) to the beauty of the Cinque Terre, there are many opportunities to deepen your knowledge of the region.

You can also join in less than one hour, three of the most beautiful and attractive cities in the world: Firenze, Lucca, Pisa.

In addition to cultural tourism, the area also reserves the possibility to enjoy the closeness to the sea and coastal villages famous for their numerous beaches.
 
There are countless opportunities to discover new things and emotions and, if you wish, with our help!

In fact we will be happy to recommend you trips and excursions, help you to book tickets and transport and do everything you can need for a pleasant holiday in an area rich in traditions and flavors, landscapes, scenes of art, traces of history, fairy-tale villages, villas and gardens,emotions of the sea.

FLORENCE

Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world.
The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the "newest" area of Florence, the Oltrarno.
Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.

LUCCA

Imagine a beautiful little Tuscan town protected by massively thick 16th-century walls, featuring some of Italy's finest medieval and Renaissance architecture, superb dining, antique markets, classical and rock music festivals, easy access to stunning nearby villas in the surrounding hills.
 Lucca is one of Tuscany's best-kept secrets.

PISA

  The city of Pisa is one of the most important cities in Tuscany and it is extremely well-known in the world, because of its famous symbol: the leaning tower, known as Pisa Tower.

Pisa can be considered also an international city, due to the intercontinental Galileo Galilei Airport that joints it to anywhere in the world.

"THE LEANING TOWER"

  The tower of Pisa (or Leaning Tower), situated in Piazza dei Miracoli together with the Duomo, the Baptistery and the Camposanto, is the symbol of the city besides being one of the most famous monuments in the world.
There is a controversy about the name of the original architect of the tower, but we know excactly that it dates back 1173. When the third ring was constructed, the building started leaning, because the structure weigh on the foundations. This was the principal reason why the construction was interrupted and continued only in 1275.
The other three floors were built with an opposite inclination in order to balance the equilibrium of the tower. During the centuries, architects tried to straighten it, but in vain.
Although in 1944 a terrible bombing threatened the stability of the tower, fortunately it resisted untill today.
Finally from 2001 the tower has been opened again to the public and it is possibile to visit it.
Here, Galileo Galilei performed the experiments for study the equations for a falling body. Today the tower is controlled through extremely modern technology.

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