Getting around by Train

April 20th , 2011 → 10:11 am @ Susan

Train travel in Italy
Sometimes it’s nice to leave the car at home and ‘let the train take the strain!’  Train travel in Italy is easy and affordable and, Aulla-Lunigiana station -  just twenty minutes away from Casa Lucia – is the major station for the Lunigiana region with high-speed train services to cities all over Italy and regional trains to hundreds [...]

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Category : Day Trips / Local Amenities / Shopping / Travel

Nearby Outdoor Markets

April 13th , 2010 → 1:52 am @ Susan

We are lucky enough to have many outdoor markets nearby.  Whether you want to buy some fresh porcini mushrooms, some local cheeses and hams, or a leather purse and a pair of jeans, the markets of the region are the places to go for some lively shopping.  Times indicated in brackets are approximate driving times [...]

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Category : Local Amenities / Local Interest / Shopping

Shopping in Lucca

January 18th , 2010 → 5:21 am @ admin

Lucca is the capital of the Province of Lucchesia and is one of the richest areas in Tuscany for history, tradition, and culture.  Lucca is one of the most ancient towns of Etruria with its rich cultural and mercantile heritage and boasts a unique town centre which is completely enclosed by monumental walls which date [...]

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Category : Shopping

Shopping in Florence

January 18th , 2010 → 2:26 am @ admin

If you are a diehard shopper, then shopping in Florence is one thing that you will not want to miss. Florence is a shopper’s paradise.  Whether it is antiques, jewellery, leather or fashion, Florence has it all.
Florence is justly famous for its lovely hand-crafted leather accessories and fine clothes. Some of Italy’s most famous designers, such [...]

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Forte dei Marmi

January 12th , 2010 → 7:06 am @ admin

Just 40 minutes south of Casa Lucia is the elegant beachside resort of Forte dei Marmi, located along the northern Tuscany coast between the Marinas of Ronci and Pietrasanta, in an area known as Versilia.   The beautiful sandy beaches in this area are characterized by clean water, interesting villages, and a background of the spectacular [...]

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Category : Day Trips / Outdoors / Shopping