Suggestions and tips for discovering a cultural Tuscany

All the activities you can do during your holidays at the Agriturismo Canale

Many places that invite curiosity, often not too well known. These short tours will enrich your holiday and satisfy your thirst for beauty.

The castle of the Vicars and the pasta factory in Lari
The castle of the Vicars of Lari is a perfectly conserved example of medieval fortress. It is right in front of a world famous pasta factory that still uses artisan methods.
The museum of the mines in Montecatini Val di Cecina
The mining industry in the Upper Val di Cecina has always been a major local activity. The Museum in Montecatini Valdicecina shows the history of mineral digging out from 1827 to 1907. Enjoy a trip into the misteries of the underground.
Peccioli and the Etruscan museum
One peculiarity of Tuscany is its medieval towns full of narrow crooked lanes, archways, irregular stairways, stone buildings. Discover Peccioli, formerly a castle and later turned into a proper town, and visit its interesting Etruscan museum.
The Vespa moped and the Piaggio museum
Only a few people know that the Piaggio company, the producer of the world famous Vespa, is right in Pontedera, near Pisa. Discover the history of the company and the old models of the famous moped.
The Etruscan Volterra and the alabaster workshop
Volterra is not only a world famous perfectly conserved medieval town. It is above all Tuscany’s most fascinating Etruscan city. Over the centuries Velathri (as the Etruscans called it) got important also for the handcrafted production of the ancient stone given to the city as a present by the sea the alabaster.
The Carthusian monastery in Calci
The monumental monastery of Calci, just 10 kms from Pisa, was foundend in 1366 by Carthusian monks. Due to a Napoleonic bill it was closed in 1808 but monks still lived there till 1972. Its central nave and its marble faÁade are marvellous examples of local 17th century Baroque.
The museum of Leonardo da Vinci
Visiting Tuscany means to come into contact with one of the most famous geniuses of all times: Leonardo da Vinci. Vinci is the name of his birthplace, where you will visit the Museo Leonardiano.
Vicopisano and the ceramic workshop
Our tour guide will take you to visit the little town Vicopisano, just 20 kms from Pisa, which is still surrounded by its safety fortifications and many ancient towers dating back to the XII Century.
Bird watching in the marsh of Fucecchio
Near Vinci there is one of the most important boggy districts of the whole Tuscan territory called the Padule di Fucecchio. It is a vast wet area formed by some tributaries of the river Arno populated by over 150 species of birds.
The museum of ceramics in Montelupo Fiorentino
Since earliest times the valley of the river Arno has been famous for its clayey ground and the town Montelupo, close to Florence, made an art out of this feature: the art of ceramic. We organize guided visits to the Museum of Ceramics.
San Rossore natural park on board a coac
The San Rossore Natural Park is a large protected area ranging from Marina di Pisa, just 10 kms from Pisa, to Torre del Lago, very near to Viareggio. Most of its vast territory is covered by pinewood hosting an enormous variety of wildlife.
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You can discover in depth the treasures hidden in the very heart of Tuscany. An English speaking (on request also German, French, Spanish, Italian or Russian) tour leader will take you around to visit villas, castles, medieval towns, monuments, natural reserves, museums etc. either for a half day or a full day tour according to your wishes.

TAll the activities you can do during your holidays at the Agriturismo Canale

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