Place to Visit
“Gardenhouse” holiday home also recommends to comfortably visit by train or car the following touristic places in Tuscany, all reachable in a short time.
Lucca with its Sixteenth century massive walls embracing it all: Lucca’s Cathedral, St. Martino Square, the Ducal Palace, the Church of San Roman and the Church of Saint Alexander, the Mansi Palace and the Giunigi Palace, the Church of St. Francis and St. Micheal Square.
Massa,a town strongly connected with Carrara, boasts the Malaspina Fortress or Castle, the Ducal Palace, the Cathedral, the Aranci Square and the Aghinolfi Castle in Montignoso town hall.
Forte dei Marmi,a renowned holiday resort on the sea and a shopping destination for all with its exclusive boutiques, hosting the Museum “Ugo Guidi”, the Church of “Saint Ermete”, the “Lorenese Fort” or “Little fort”, the Museum of the Satire and Caricatures, the “Navari Square”
and the “Emilio Tarabella” Pinewood.
In Pietrasanta, a beautiful and ancient hamlet, hometown to Giosuè Carducci, it’s advisable to visit the Cathedral with its Square, the MuSA Museum, the Versilia archaeological Museum “Bruno Antonucci”, the Pretorio Palace, the Moroni Palace, the “Sala Fortress” and the “Versiliana
In Marina di Carrara, besides the characteristic historical centre, you can admire the Parish Church, of ancient foundation, which, to this date, preserves valuable works of art, and its countless natural treasures.The nearby Carrara, renowned for its Marble Caves.
Pisa, with the Cathedral Square hosting the magnificent Tower of Pisa, the Cathedral, the monumental Cemetery, the Baptistery of St. John and the Museum of the Cathedral’s Opera. Don’t miss the Knights Square with the Palace of the Carovan and the St. Stephen of the Knights
Church, the Church of “Santa Maria della Spina”, The Museum of the Sinopias, the Blue Palace and the Charterhouse of Pisa.
Florence, a beautiful city of the arts par excellence, hosting many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Absolute musts: the Cathedral of Saint Mary or Florence Cathedral with Giotto’s Bell tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome, the “Uffizi Gallery”, the “Loggia of the Lanzi”, the “Palazzo Vecchio”, the “Ponte Vecchio”, the Vasarian Corridor, the Pig’s Fountain, the Pitty Palace, the
David of Michelangelo, the “Signoria Square” with Neptune’s Fountain, the Gallery of the Academy of Florence, the Basilica of the Holy Cross, the Baptistery of St. John, the Garden of Boboli and the Bardini one, the Michelangelo Square, the Bargello National Museum and that of St. Mark, the Basilicas of St. Lawrence, “Santa Maria Novella” and Saint Spirit, the Republic Square, the Bargello Museums with the “Medici Chapels”, the Museum of the Opera of “Santa Maria del Fiore”, The Medici Riccardi Palace, the Abbey of “San Miniato al Monte”, the Strozzi Palace, the
Castellani Palace with the Galileo Museum and the Belvedere Fort.