Location

A strategic base for discovery and  enjoyment

The house is placed in a traditional Italian neighbourhood, with buildings that rarely go beyond two storeys height.

 

The vast majority of the people living on the road were born there and their family of origin already lived there before them.

 

The elders have seen me growing up, so to speak, and will certainly look at you as “Massimo’s guests”. I would not rule out the possibility that someone will approach you to tell stories about my past and the family's… I hope they will portray me in a good light :-)

 

It is a relatively quiet area, since the small road is just a secondary one with no main traffic. Once inside the house you will be surprised by the silence considering that you are 10 minutes from the main railway station.

The main way to get around Viareggio is on foot and by bike. You can rent bikes from the bike shop just around the corner.

 

To explore more distant places you can use local buses and the train. The bus stop is less than a 5 minute walk and the station less than 10.

 

Some tiny arty jewel towns like Camaiore and Pietrasanta can be reached by local bus or train. Lucca and Pisa are just 20 minutes away by train. Florence is slightly more than one hour by train. Siena and San Gimignano are other popular classic locations for a day trip, and so is the famous “Cinque Terre” coastline in Liguria, that you can even reach by boat in the summer starting from the main peer.

 

To explore the area with more freedom and to be able to enjoy the various events happening in the little villages of the inland you would probably need a car. We can provide you with all the information to rent a car locally.

 

Bear in mind that you will be just half an hour by car from the outstanding beauty of the Apuane Alps, the famous mountain chain that is also a National Park . These mountains are a treasure trove of natural beauty and local folklore and cannot be missed if you like mountains, local history and heritage.

 

There is another Natural Park close to you, the Migliarino, Massaciuccoli and San Rossore park, this latter one situated  on the coast, amidst wild beaches and the typical “macchia mediterranea” (mediterranean woodland) with its characteristic pine trees and evergreen oaks.

 

You will find all the information and practicalities and many more tips and locations to visit in a special booklet made available for you both in print and electronic format.This also contains possible plans of activities for 1,2,3 and up to 7 days stay.

 

If you choose, Enrico can arrange to take you around for a negotiated price.

Walking Distances 

  • Greengrocer: 1 min 

  • Supermarket:  3 min 

  • Bus stop (inc. Pisa Airport): 4 min 

  • Pineta Park (pine wood): 5 min 

  • Railway station: 7 min 

  • Pizzeria/Restaurant: 7 min 

  • Main market square: 10 min

  • Beach and seafront: 15 min

Car Distances 

  • Torre del Lago Puccini, 5 km

  • Forte dei Marmi, 15 km

  • Camaiore: 10 km 

  • Pietrasanta:  11 km

  • Lucca: 25 km

  • Pisa: 25 km 

  • Cinque Terre: 70 km, 1 h

  • Firenze: 100 km, 1 h15 min

  • Volterra: 100 km, 1 h30 min 

  • San Gimignano: 110 km, 1 h40 min

  • Siena: 170 km, 2 h