Albergo Diffuso with a social heart
The International Airport Galileo Galilei of Pisa to which it is connected to by the main road, is 30 kilometres from the village of Lorenzana. Laying on the hills of the typical Tuscan countryside, the village is a recommended destination for those who want a vacation in total relax in contact with nature. Its position permits to enjoy the whole profile of the Pisan hills and is an ideal starting point for cultural trips and visits to the main Tuscan art cities. Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena and their treasures can be easily reached by car in less than an hour.
Here in Lorenzana the lovers of wine tourism have the chance to visit cellars, pasta makers, dairies and companies specialized in the production of sweets, all excellences of the territory. Quality artisan breweries are also present in the territory. In addition, there are many agritourism and traditional restaurants that still today carry on the traditional cuisine of the past. Among these I suggest in a particular way the Trattoria dei Vecchi Sapori, located in the centre of the village, whose dishes are a true experience not to be missed.
There are many local festivals in different periods of the year where one can taste authentic products of the Tuscan cuisine.
At last, for the sea lovers, famous sea resorts like Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Leghorn, Castiglioncello or Cecina are easily reached.
Visit Busti cheese factory
The cheese factory is always open to the public for visits and tastings and is just along the road 4 kilometres away. “I Formaggi della Famiglia Busti” is the hallmark of the products of the Caseificio Busti that will guarantee its authenticity and origin. Alessandro and Remo Busti, shepherds originating in Alta Garfagnana, began their cheese making in October 1955, a very short distance from the current production site in Acciaiolo, in the municipality of Fauglia.
Visit and sample the chocolates at Amadei’s Chocolate Factory
A taste of Italy’s excellence. An unforgettable journey that will take your senses from the sunny cocoa plantations to the enveloping aroma of Amedei chocolate through a unique and exciting journey.
Visit the traditional pasta makers Famiglia Martelli
The visit starts from the central square of Lari with an introduction to the village and the history that has marked it over the centuries. We then proceed to the pasta factory entering the processing rooms: a small artisan company that produces bronze-drawn pasta using very traditional methods and concepts.
Discovering truffles with Savini
Savini has been dealing with truffles for 4 generations and we love to share this passion with our guests during the Truffle Experience.
We can organize our Truffle Experince all year along since we are lucky enough to have several different varieties of truffle here in Tuscany.
Wine tastings at the Fattoria Uccelliera
It is 4 km away The Uccelliera Farm organizes tastings both during the week and at the weekend, with reduced or complete formula and with reservations required. It can accommodate up to 60 people in a large room, furnished in typical Tuscan style with a fireplace or in a room more ‘collection, always very welcoming. In both types of tasting, the company’s seven wines (two white and five red) are offered together with the entire range of farm products: extra virgin olive oil, truffle products, wine-based jellies, three types of honey ( acacia, millefiori and chestnut), bitter, brandy and grappa.
Visit and tastings at Torre di Cenaia estate
Under the historic cross vaults that embellish our tasting room or in the shade of the ancient trees of the historic garden of the Tenuta Torre a Cenaia, our guests are introduced into the world of aromas and sensations that only a glass of wine can contain.
Photo tour by Fausto Meini
The countryside around the village of Lorenzana, with the hills and fields changing their colours from the greens to yellows and the reds throughout the growing seasons, has always been an inspiration to enthusiastic photographers to pursue their passion and to plan photographic tours to discover the hidden corners peppered through the neighbourhood.
Bike and Relax holiday
An excursion by bike is in the Etruscan Coast to the whole of the Pinewood Natural Reserve of Tomboli (transfer with your own vehicle or on request possibility of booking minibus of 6 people). Minimum number of participants: 6.
The Transumanza (Pastoralism) road
A road recovered for a new local economy. Day trips on donkeys along the old transumanza roads are possible prior reservation. The service is carried out in collaboration with the association Montagne di Legami e AIGAE guide Nino Guidi.
Excursions to the Lake of Santa Luce
Surrounded by hills and cultivated fields, the Reserve covers 525 hectares, including the SAC (Special Conservation Area), including the entire surface of the lake (105ha), the perimeter strip characterized by lush aquatic vegetation and cultivated fields. The lake, since its birth, has witnessed a rapid spontaneous colonization by marsh vegetation and numerous species of aquatic fauna. Today, perfectly re-naturalized, the lake glitters like a precious pearl framed by the greenery of willow, tamarisk, poplar and elm woods.
Visit the Museo Piaggio
isit the Museo Piaggio for the fascinating history of the mythic Vespa at Piaggio’s factory in Pontedera 25 kilometres away. Il Museo Piaggio è stato inaugurato nel marzo del 2000 nei 3.000 metri quadrati dell’ex officina attrezzeria, uno dei corpi di fabbrica più antichi e affascinanti del complesso industriale di Pontedera, dove l’azienda insediò la propria produzione a partire dai primi anni Venti del ‘900.
Visit to The Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa
Born at the end of the XVI century as a “Gallery” attached to the Pisa Garden of Simples (the present Botanic Garden), the Museum enriched its collections during the centuries, holding nowadays an heritage of huge historical and scientific amount.
Visit to the San Matteo Museum
The National Museum of San Matteo in Pisa collects works from the main ecclesiastical buildings of the city and the territory. The collection of stone sculpture includes works from the early Middle Ages to the sixteenth century, among which noteworthy are evidences of the “Romanesque“ period and the masterpieces of Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, of Andrea and Nino Pisani, Francesco di Valdambrino, Donatello, Michelozzo and Andrea della Robbia.
Essences of Retroterra
Excursions aimed at exploration and knowledge of the area. Trips and workshops dedicated to the world of plants for use in the kitchen and in the natural dyeing of fabrics and yarns.