Location and surroundings
- Airport: 40 km
- Beach: 7 km
- Bus stop: 0.2 m
- Doctor: 0.2 km
- Ferry port: 12 km
- Night life: 7 km
- Railway station: 4 km
- Restaurant: 0.5 km
- Shops: 0.5 m
- Town center: 0.5 km
- Water: 7 km
Our leisure tips
- Horseback riding
- Hot springs
- Mountain biking
- Mountain hiking
- Pedalo boating
- Rock climbing
- Shipping/boat trip
- Spa facility
- Water park
- Wine tasting
Other leisure possibilities
Farmhouse Ortensia is located in Pietrasanta in Versilia.
Versilia is the name of a long coastal region in northern Tuscany. Famous for its 20 km of golden beaches, the extensive pine forests, the nightlife, the nights on the beaches, the cities of art, cultural and musical events. Cottage Ortensia is ideal for those who love the sea, the mountain and the cities of art. It’s possible to visit FLORENCE(1h), PISA(30min), LUCCA(30min), PIETRASANTA(10min) with daily trips. Many natural beauties such as CINQUE TERRE, the LOVER'S ROAD (a path that runs skirting pebbled beaches, rocky cliffs, vinayards picturesque small sea villages and suggestive landscapes), the MARBLE QUARRIES in Carrara, the TUSCANY ARCHIPELAGO can be reached with daily trips. There are many paths on the APUAN ALPS for the ones who love trekking . In five kilometres you can get to the sandy beaches of FORTE dei MARMI in VERSILIA. Not to loose the good cooking and the local wines. It's possible to mix crazy nights with others of complete relax.Pietrasanta has always been an important cultural centre in Versilia.The important artisan tradition ( artistic-mosaic and artistic-foundries) has been kept alive by the local workshops and atelier. The house is 10 minutes from the centre
of the town.
Uffizi Gallery - One of the most important art galleries in the world.
Lucca tourist information 0583 419689
Music festival in Lucca - This festival has something for everyone, with big names apparing every summer- please ask us for we.
Many of the shops in Lucca are closed on Mondays. It is great fun to rent bikes - you can bike around the ramparts and also bikes seem to take precedence over cars in the town itself
TRAINS - You can leave your car at Forte dei Marmi station (3km.from the house) and get to Lucca, Pisa or Florence with direct line.
PISA Tourist Information: 050 42291
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN PISA - find cheap flights to PISA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GALILEO GALILEI...with RYANAIR many direct flights from Pisa to Europe. Pisa is 20 minutes by car from the cottage (motorway A-12 very comfortable)
STREET MARKETS : These are mornings only (to 13:00 or earlier) & sell mainly clothes and domestic products (very little food). The best for clothes is FORTE dei MARMI on Wednesdays, followed by Viareggio on Thursdays. Also Pietrasanta has a small market on Thursdays.There is a permanent small market in Viareggio all day, every day (shoes, clothes, etc). Lido di Camaiore on Mondays
Holiday destination Tuscany, Versilia, Lucca, Apuan Alps
It is Located on the hillside overlooking the sea of Forte dei Marmi (only 6 km from the house) and surrounded by hills covered by centennial olive trees and vineyards .It offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere and it is a very romantic location . Immersed in the nature and in the quiet, you can get to the house walking up few easy stairs of an ancient typical stairway. The access to the house is only via ancient easy stairway 43m (1 minute).
It is an easy ancient mule track. these steps leads you to a romantic paradise.The house has a lift to bring luggages to the house.
Perfect base for a holiday , far from busy crowds and yet with easy access to all main Tuscan attractions and resorts. In 6 kilometres you can get to the sandy beaches of Forte dei Marmi in Versilia. From each room of the holiday house the view is panoramic , sweeping over the Tuscan hills and valley to the sea beyond .The outside of the property, shaded by olive and fruit trees, is bordered by a stream and it's equipped with a table, a BARBECUE and a 200 year old hand-carved Tuscan marble sink, chairs and deck-chairs. The intimate terrace surrounded by olive trees and birdsong is lovely for eating out , relaxing, or sitting with a glass of wine.
You have to take the “EXIT VERSILIA” of motorway A12. Pay the toll and turn right in VIA Giovan battista vico, you go straight on until you find a rounabout. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit in via Emilia. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit in via Alpi Apuane SP68. Go straight on and pass 2 traffic lights. After continue on SP9 and turn left at the 1st traffic lights (on your left you can see a big black building that is “mobilificio Landucci”) into via Strettoia and go straight on 2 km about. You will pass “HOTEL GRAPPOLO D’ORO “ on your right. The house is 300 meters further the hotel always on your right .