The village of Palaia is an ancient rural center of the Terre di Pisa, where the memory of traditions remains alive, which also reverberates in the surroundings, where you can visit the two museums dedicated to the culture and rural civilization of Pisa. Inside there are exposed tools and vintage utensils, and it is possible to visit the old places of work, such as the cupmaker, the oil mill, the cellars and all the rooms dedicated to the ancient crafts.
San Miniato is located in a historically important position halfway between Florence and Pisa, along the route of the Via Francigena. The city is one of the main poles of tourism; historical and artistic heritage and for its great food and wine tradition. San Miniato is in fact a land of wine and white truffles, an internationally renowned delicacy.
Since ancient times that of the tanner has always been considered a very demanding job, the style and processing of leather in Tuscany, have contributed to ennoble it and to preserve it over time. Thus the art of tanning has been handed down over the centuries, making the profession of the tanner in Tuscany universally recognized as the emblem of a tradition made of quality and creativity.
The recent history of Pontedera is linked to that of one of the symbolic products of Made in Italy, the Vespa. In 1924 the engineer Piaggio moved part of his industries here after taking over the National Mechanical Construction of Pontedera and, at the end of the Second World War, the factory was converted to produce that scooter that has become a real object of worship, an Italian product known all over the world.
Vinci, in the footsteps of Leonardo's genius Vinci is a pretty hilltop village famous all over the world for being the birthplace of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of humanity: Leonardo da Vinci. In fact, the great painter, inventor, scientist, engineer of the Renaissance was born here in 1452 who, with his works, left an indelible mark in all fields of knowledge and art.
Famous for the precious ceramics and precious glass handed down from generation to generation
The village of Peccioli dominates the Valdera from the top of its hill and is a center with a remarkable tourist vocation. The country has been awarded by the Italian Touring Club with the Orange Flag, a recognition that attests to it among the most beautiful villages in Italy. arrive in the historic center of Peccoli by elevator, to find a restoration workshop of Russian icons, an urban adventure park, works of contemporary art
The little Volterra deserves all your attention: for a day visit
Lajatico has become an international tourist destination in recent years. It is in fact the birthplace of the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli. Every year in July, in the evocative setting of the Teatro del Silenzio, there is a concert in which Bocelli himself participates together with artists of international level.
Its more than millennial history has given Vicopisano a first-rate artistic and architectural heritage.
Lari is a village to visit without haste, on foot, to discover step by step the thousand wonders that it hides in the streets that unfold from the village in the surrounding countryside.
In Tuscany, a corner of the East The Dalai Lama loves staying here. Tibetan monks chose it as a permanent residence. We are talking about the Buddhist center of Pomaia, the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute. An ancient residence immersed in the Tuscan countryside, among the Pisan hills. It is not a monastery, it is a place of prayer, meeting and welcome. It is open to all: there are nuns and monks, lay people and simple visitors.
Collodi is famous in the world for being the homeland of "Pinocchio", the protagonist of the children's novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino" di Carlo Collodi.