The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are real art galleries, as is the Laurentian Library. We also recommend visiting the various collections kept in Palazzo Pitti.
A walk in the center, through the streets and alleys, the squares such as the famous amphitheater square, churches and cathedrals, palaces, Puccini's places, palaces and towers such as the famous Guingi tower with a tree-lined garden on top. Lucca is 15 km from Casa Fontanino and can also be reached in 10 minutes by train.
On foot or by bicycle from Casa Fontanino you can take splendid paths including those of the ancient Via Francigena, reach the nearby villages of Altopascio and Porcari, or the oak of Montecarlo, a huge oak of over 600 years that inspired Collodi for Pinocchio . Altopascio station can be reached on foot in about 15 minutes.
The Terme di Montecatini combine the recognized benefits of traditional thermal waters and mud with the most innovative methods of wellness and beauty, such as massages, body and face treatments, and slimming, relaxation or wellness programs.
Montecatini is 15 km from the farmhouse and can also be reached by train in 15 minutes.
The coastal coast of Versilia has a strong tourist vocation with an immense golden beach and a lively worldly activity. There are numerous nightclubs and historic discos directly overlooking the sea. The sea and the famous beaches of Viareggio and Versilia can be reached from Casa Fontanino in 30 minutes by car or train.
Casa Fontanino is about a 10-minute drive from the historic Pinocchio park.
The historic Garden of Villa Garzoni is located in Collodi near Pesci, a stone's throw from the Pinocchio Park. The Villa and the garden are an extraordinary example of the Tuscan taste and culture of the eighteenth century. A crystal greenhouse with tropical plants and flowers was recently built which, from March to November, is populated by splendid specimens of equatorial and tropical butterflies.
Punctual as every year, next July Piazza Napoleone in Lucca will be transformed into one of the most important outdoor spaces for concerts in the Italian summer season. The appointment with the Summer-festival is renewed in the evocative setting of the historic center of Lucca, confirming itself as one of the most prestigious exhibitions in our country.