Set in Libbiano, a small village with a great community, located in a magnificent position, on the Tuscan hills and reachable along a beautiful cypress-lined avenue. In the 1800s and early 1900s Libbiano was the center of the life of a countryside community where the daily tasks took place around the church, the village 'forno' (cooking oven), the stables, the barns, and the sweet village houses. Even today, Libbiano is the typical Italian "borgo" where you feel like part of a large family - the hamlet is very quiet and the community extremely friendly and welcoming. In the hamlet, there is an astronomical observatory with one of the biggest telescopes in Italy that is open to the public on some days (evening) of stellar significance. The village is well-located, just 30 minutes from Pisa, and only 5 km from Peccioli where there are numerous shops, restaurants, bars, banks, and a post office.
Peccioli is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, which was confirmed recently as it was awarded the 'Bandiera Arancione' (orange flag status) by the Touring Club Italiano. The town is located in the Valdera region of Central Tuscany, between Pisa and Florence. This colourful landscape of rolling hills dotted with medieval villages, castles, and lanes flanked with tall dark green cypress trees epitomises the Tuscan landscape. The area is scattered with historical towns and medieval villages, castles and country churches, and a landscape with golden meadows of wheat dancing in the breeze, vineyards, olive groves, and fields of sunflowers. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilisation. Here Andrea Boccelli, the famous tenor, was born and bred and it is in the heart of Valdera, in Lajatico, that the famous Teatro del Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) where the natural landscape creates a breathtaking setting and in the summer months some of the biggest names in opera come for a special performance. Casciana Terme has thermal waters and spa facilities and is a pretty town with piazzas and cafès serving the local wine. The nearby città d’arte (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia, and Florence making this a perfect base to explore the whole of Tuscany.
Distances: Peccioli 5 km, Lajatico 20 km, Volterra 30 km, Pisa (airport) 45 km, Castiglioncello (beaches) 50 km, Lucca 60 km, Florence 70 km.