Our territory

6 municipalities, 1 territory, endless experiences

The beauty of nature and art

Surrounded by hills planted with vines and olive trees, the Piana di Lucca is a peaceful corner of the most beloved Tuscany. Rich in art and nature, where one can easily move on foot or by bicycle to discover small and great treasures.

The historic center of Lucca is the ideal starting point for a story that unravels across the hills and plains where you can discover, right in the middle of the countryside, one of Italy’s largest archaeological parks, where the monumental hillside Villas are combined with the agricultural landscape of terraced olive groves and vineyards; small medieval parish churches welcome walkers along one of Europe’s historic paths; natural forests hide gardens of rare species of plants from around the world for so long that they have become symbols.

It is from these landscapes that the products for our tables are grown

The heritage of Tuscan and Italian gastronomy, is mainly wine and oil, but testimonials of the territory whose unmistakable imprint they bear in the infinite shades of color and fragrance that we never cease to appreciate. As changeable and varied as the landscapes and territories are, each with its small and great diversities.

These are the main “condiments” of a cuisine of tradition and innovation whose ingredients are often the heritage of local knowledge: wild herbs, fruits and waters from the best “secret” springs that go to make up tasty and versatile dishes as seasonal as the many varieties of soups, the Tuscan tradition of excellence goes well with the products of the nearby Tyrrhenian coast and mountains, according to a centuries-old tradition.

The Piana di Lucca is a harmonious balance, a continuous dialogue between city and countryside, a story in which nature and culture intertwine and design, with delicacy and attention, one of the most loved and admired in the world.

Art and culture are the fruit of a thousand-year history in which there has been no shortage of noble and aristocratic figures, skilled artists and capable merchants, stubborn scientists and irreducible dreamers who have left us guardians of a heritage of great culture that can sometimes be found in very small museums and in the most unexpected places. Here, craftsmanship has always supported art, a subtle thread of know-how that still distinguishes local activities, whether small or large.

And if the history of these territories is told in the museums of the city and the villages, in the humid areas of the countryside, in the woods of the hills, along the river and the canals that cross the plain, reachable by a dense network of comfortable paths, there remain traces of the ancient and natural past of these places and precious reserves of biodiversity are preserved.