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Pomarance

Pomarance is the nearest village 4km from Le Valli. The village has a large supermarket (COOP), a bar/lunchroom (Ganesh 0588) open between 08:00 - 02:00 and a number of smaller restaurants, bakeries and stores. It is not a busy tourist area but has the charm of Italian villages.

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Restaurants

Don't feel like cooking for yourself? There are several restaurants in the area.

One of our favorites is La Dispensa a 15-minute drive away. A more upscale restaurant with beautiful semi-covered terrace where you can enjoy delicious dishes. A 10-minute drive will take you to Fattoria di libbiano, this is an organic farm where 90% of the food is homegrown.

We do our best to visit restaurants regularly to provide the best advice.

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Volterra

Restaurants

Sightseeing

30 minutes

Less than half an hour's drive brings you to Volterra. This typical Tuscan town is situated on a hill (511 meters) which gives it wonderful views. The city has many restaurants, stores and attractions. Thus, you can visit the remains of the Roman theater of Volterra or Doumo di Volterra. Parking is easy in the large parking garage after which you can walk right into town.

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Cecina / Cecina Marina

Restaurants

Beach

Sightseeing

Zoo

45 minutes

Cecina is a coastal town about a 45-minute drive from Le Valli.

It is a well-known seaside resort and has a long promenade (Vialle della Vittoria) with restaurants and bars. The beach is nice, partly paid (few euros for a sunbed and umbrella). The town also has a water park (Acque Village Cecina) a small-scale zoo (Parco Gallorse).

 

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San Gimignano

Restaurants

Sightseeing

45 minutes

1 hour 15 minutes

San Gimignano is a very picturesque medieval town not to be missed. Go back in time and walk past the many sights. The town has 14 towers and you can climb the 54-meter-high Torra Grossa for a great view. One of the most popular destinations in Tuscany, there are many stores, restaurants and cafes. San Gimignano is also famous for its ice cream! Well two gelaterias have won many awards and there is always a long line ... this one is worth it ;-).

 

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Carrara

Restaurants

Sightseeing

1 hour 45 minutes

Carrara is known for its marble mines, incredibly impressive to visit. You can take a van to the quarry where they explain the mining of marble. Tip: go in the morning when the workers are still at work and you can get a good look at the production process! The town of Carrara itself is also worth seeing.

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Livorno

Restaurants

Beach

Sightseeing

Sea Aquarium

1 hour 15 minutes

Livorno is a port city on the Ligurian Sea. It is the third-largest port city on the country's west coast. Sights include the ancient fortress Fortezza Vecchia, the natural history museum or sea aquarium.

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Siena

Restaurants

Sightseeing

1 hour 20 minutes

Siena is a well-known city in Tuscany. It is known for its large circular square where the annual "Palio," a spectacular horse race between 17 city districts, takes place. Films have also been shot in this city such as James Bonds' "Quantum of Solance." The city is packed with sights, enough to keep you entertained for a whole day!

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Pisa

Restaurants

Sightseeing

1 hour 15 minutes

One of Italy's most famous cities, known for its leaning tower. Just over an hour's drive from Le Valli you will find the city of Pisa. There are many other things to do, River Arno flows through the city and there are many beautiful old buildings. You can also take a bicycle tour of the city past its many attractions.

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Lucca

Restaurants

Sightseeing

45 minutes

1 hour 15 minutes

Lucca is also a popular Tuscan city and has a charming center with stores and restaurants. You can walk on the ancient city wall and the square (Piazza dell'Anfiteatro) used to be a theater square and very photogenic.

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Florence/Firenze

Restaurants

Sightseeing

1 hour 45 minutes

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and founded by Julius Caesar. It has a beautiful cathedral and is known for its art. Thus, you can admire statues by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Brunelleschi. You can shop, eat and drink, party and soak up culture in this impressive city. Suitable for one, or even several days of entertainment.

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Rosignano Solvay and San Vicenzo

Restaurants

Beach

55 minutes

A little less than an hour away you will find two other popular seaside resorts. Rosignano Solvay is to the north and San Vicenzo to the south. Both fun to visit for beach lovers.