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    Nelle vicinanze del Residence Borgo Toscano si ha la possibilità di incontrare incantevoli città storiche e paesi che abbiamo il piacere di presentavi:

    Montecatini Terme

    This spa town is only 7 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car, but can also be reached easily by train from the station which is a two-minute walk away from the Residence. It is characterised by beautiful spa buildings where visitors can drink the medicinal spring waters. – The Pineta: This large park in the centre of town is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll with the whole family. – The Sesana harness racing track: for fans of harness racing. – Montecatini Alto: This small hilltop town offers beautiful views over the entire Valdinievole area. To get there, you can take a short ride (about eight minutes) in the historic red cable railway, which has been running since 1898.

    Collodi

    The famous story of Pinocchio has its origins in this small town, which is 8 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car. In Collodi you will find the well-known Pinocchio Park, where you can explore the story of the famed puppet together with the youngest members of your family. – Garzoni Gardens: This enchanting green monument was created through a combination of the culture of gardens and flowers, water, myth and love of the wonders and pleasures of life. – The Butterfly House: In this delightful glass house you can take a stroll surrounded by free-flying tropical and equatorial butterflies.

    Firenze

    This romantic city in the heart of Tuscany is about 60 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car and can also be reached easily by train from the station which is a two-minute walk away from the Residence. Florence offers the Galleria dell’Accademia, a museum showing the masterpieces of Michelangelo, among them the renowned David. – Ponte Vecchio: The famous Ponte Vecchio is one of the symbols of Florence. You can stroll over this bridge, which crosses the river Arno, and admire both the antique goldsmiths’ workshops and the views along the river. – Brunelleschi’s dome: The largest brick dome ever built covers the crossing of the Florence Cathedral. – Galleria degli Uffizi: This world-famous museum in Florence houses a vast collection of paintings and other masterpieces of art from the Renaissance and earlier periods in a 16th century building. – Basilica di Santa Croce: This neo-Gothic church is one of the largest Franciscan churches. It is known for the frescoes painted by Giotto and for the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo. – Parco delle Cascine: With a length of 3.5 km, this is the largest public park in Florence, the ideal place for walks surrounded by nature just a stone's throw away from the city. In summer, the park is also the venue for famous concerts or sports events.

    Lucca

    The town is only 27 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car and can also be reached easily by train from the station which is a two-minute walk away from the Residence. Lucca is known particularly for its walls with a length of 4.5 km, which completely surround the historic town centre and are perfect for taking lovely walks and admiring the town from the outside. – Piazza dell’Anfiteatro: This square was built on the remains of the ancient Roman amphitheatre, from which it takes its enclosed elliptical shape. The square houses numerous bars and restaurants in which to enjoy an aperitif in good company. – Lucca Summer Festival: This music festival, which has been held within the town’s walls since 1998, takes place in July and includes concerts by some of the biggest stars from around the world. – Lucca Comics & Games: This famous festival, the largest of its kind in Europe and the second-largest one in the world, is dedicated to comics, animation, games, video games, fantasy and science fiction, and attracts visitors from all over the world.

    Siena

    The town is 130 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car. A distinguishing feature of Siena are its medieval brick buildings. The town is characterised by its main square, Piazza del Campo: This square is renowned not only for its unique shell shape, but also for the famous Palio delle Contrade held there twice a year (on 2 July and 16 August). The 17 historic city wards of Siena compete against each other in this one-of-a-kind horse race. – Duomo di Siena: The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, built in the Italian Romanesque-Gothic style, is the main Catholic church of Siena. – Palazzo Pubblico: This 14th century building in the Gothic style is still the seat of the municipal administration and also houses the City Museum. – Torre del Mangia: With its height of 88 m, the tower of the town hall is one of the highest historic towers in Italy.

    Pistoia

    The town is only 28 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car and can also be reached easily by train from the station which is a two-minute walk away from the Residence. In the centre of Pistoia you will find the church of San Giovanni, an important Romanesque complex. – Museo Civico: The City Museum located in the Palazzo degli Anziani is the most important museum of Pistoia. – Pistoia Sotterranea: This museum shows archaeological finds along an underground itinerary that starts in a 13th century hospital still in use today. – Cattedrale San Zeno: The Cathedral is the main Catholic church of Pistoia and the bishop’s see of the diocese of the same name. – Pistoia Zoo: Founded in 1970, this is one of the most important zoos in Italy. It can house 400 animals of all kinds and is a pleasant place to visit with the whole family.

    Vinci

    This small town in the Province of Florence is only 24 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car. Vinci is famous for its museum of Leonardo da Vinci. The museum contains one of the largest and most original collections dedicated to Leonardo, who was an architect, technologist and engineer. It houses up to 60 of his machine models accompanied by digital animations and handwritten notes from the artist. – Casa Natale di Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo's birthplace is located 3 km away from Vinci in the hamlet of Anchiano, where Leonardo spent his childhood.

    Forte Dei Marmi

    This seaside town on the Ligurian Sea is 59 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car. The area is also renowned for its marble quarries, which appear as high white mountains and can be admired from everywhere along the coast of the Versilia area. The marble is processed in Forte dei Marmi and Carrara before it is shipped all over Italy. – The Town Centre: Between the baths on the promenade and in the central square you can find fashion boutiques as well as high-end restaurants and bars.

    Pisa

    The town is only 50 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car and can also be reached easily by train from the station which is a two-minute walk away from the Residence. The city is best known for the Tower of Pisa: Thanks to its characteristic inclination, the tower has been the city's symbol for centuries and has become one of the iconic images of Italy. It is the bell tower of the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. – Duomo di Pisa: The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the main church of Pisa. – Piazza dei Miracoli: The Square of Miracles is the city's main artistic and tourist attraction and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. Here you can admire the monuments that make up the centre of the city's religious life, the so-called "miracles" from which the square takes its name. – Battistero di San Giovanni: The Baptistery of St John is located in the Piazza dei Miracoli in front of the Cathedral’s western façade. – Botanical Garden: This is an educational and scientific site which is part of the museum system of the University of Pisa.

    Cinque Terre

    The area is about 100 km away from Borgo a Buggiano. It is called the “Cinque Terre” because it is made up of five fishing villages lined up along the Ligurian coast. These villages are characterised by colourful houses and vineyards on steep terraces leading down to the sea. Visiting the Cinque Terre is easy, thanks also to a railway line that crosses the area. The villages lie between La Spezia and Genoa in the following order: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.

    Abetone

    This town in the Province of Pistoia is about 56 km away from Borgo a Buggiano by car. It lies in the mountains at an altitude of 1388 m. Abetone is close by and easy to reach, both in summer if you want to enjoy some cool air and in winter for skiing. It offers well-equipped ski slopes for various skill levels, which are also linked to the Val di Luce (about 10 minutes away), where there is a gondola lift.

     

     
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