Pisa walking tours

Calci and the Verruca castle

Certosa di Calci
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A few kilometres from Pisa is the splendid monastery of Certosa di Calci. We set off walking alongside the verdant valley arrayed in a green mantle of olive groves and dotted with ancient farmhouses and then climb up a path till we come to the town of Caprona. On the hill-top we can still see the remains of the castle of Verruca. As Dante did before us so can we take in the breathtaking views, stretching from the river Arno to the Tyrrhenian sea. On clear days you can see the islands of Corsica, Capraia and Gorgona.
Difficulty: simple excursion interesting for the landscape, history and art.
Duration: half day

The Park of Migliarino San Rossore

The Park of Migliarino San Rossore is one of the most natural and unspoilt environments in Tuscany. It belongs to both the province of Lucca and Pisa and offers nature lovers the chance to see the flora and fauna in their natural habitat, the pinewoods and marshlands around the rivers Arno and Serchio.
The lake of Massaciuccoli is also part of the park and if we take a boat ride across and then a short stroll we’ll come to the ruins of a very ancient “Domus Romana” and its thermae.
Difficulty: simple excursion beautiful for its landscape and historical context.
Duration: half day