Agriturismi Trieste & Il Colle
From the agriturismi, deep in the peace of the Tuscan countryside, you can reach the most important centres of Tuscany such as Siena, Pisa and Florence. The farm is approximately 30 minutes drive from the nearest large 'town', the beautiful Etruscan city of Volterra. Siena is 1.25 hours away, Florence is about 1 hour, San Gimignano about 35 mins, and Pisa is only a 40 minute drive from the apartments.
All are reached through the Tuscan countryside with wonderful views of rolling hills and mountains.
For those not wishing or able to use a car, there are regular buses from Lajatico to Pontedera. From Pontedera there are frequent trains direct to several town including Pisa and Florence.
The Mediterranean is only an hour away, with the nearest seaside towns of Cecina and Viareggio being attractive destinations.
Further afield there are many other beautiful towns and villages to visit. The Umbrian cities of Perugia and Assisi are within three hours drive, passing Lake Trasimeno on the way.
For music lovers, the Torre del Lago has an annual Puccini festival and is only 90 minutes drive (see www.puccinifestival.it). Many other italian towns have their own music festivals - details can be found on the town websites.
SUGGESTED PLACES TO VISIT
Toscana (Tuscany) – Larderello, Volterra Peccioli, Terricciola, Montecatini, Cecina, Pisa, Viareggio, Lucca, San Gimignano, Florence.
Umbria – Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto, Oliveto.
Elsewhere – Rome.