Planning that great Maremman holiday? Wondering what worth's seeing? Or just looking for some advice and insider tips about great restaurants/beaches or must-see attractions?
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Hi Kam, the easiest beaches to access from Lucca are in either Follonica or Castiglione della Pescaia. Le Rocchette is a great one to consider. It was voted Italy's top for 2 years running is just outside of Castiglione della Pescaia. The tourist office should be able to help. They have great parking, are free and don't involve a lot of walking. They're about 2 hours away As for the Saturnia hot springs, the trip will take 3 hours.
Hi Robert, it's hard to know for sure since they usually leave everything to the last minute, but it's unlikely they will have anything organised for the 14th because it's a weekday and they usually tie any of their celebrations to the closest weekend - which would be the 10th and 11th in this case. But the 15th will be jammed packed with festivities. The procession usually starts at 11am with a mass. All the best, Elisa
Hi Kam, what a choice! Monte Argentario is a beautiful corner of Tuscany with incredible beaches and port side towns. It's great if you love relaxing on the beach, hiking and eating. Not to mention you could visit Giannutri Island and Gigli Island, which are both gorgeous. You're also within driving distance of Saturnia's hot springs, Pitigliano and Orbetello, which are worth a visit. The entire area is gorgeous, unspoilt and pretty off the radar. I've been Assisi and it's beautiful too. It's more touristy, but there's a reason why tourists flock there. The church is gorgeous even if you're not religious. I found the crowds a bit frustrating and while I hear the Umbria is beautiful. I've only been to Perugia, which is nearby and is nice. I'm biased, but I would pick Monte Argentario.
Hi Sara, wow, you're the first tourist to write to me who wants to come to Tuscany with her horses. What you need to research is the term "scuderia per pensione firenze". I found this website, which might be a good start: http://www.toscanaequitazione.it/il-centro-ippico/strutture.html
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