Northern Tuscany boasts traditional hilltop villages and medieval castles, but here the pace is much slower. This is the perfect region for activity based holiday's.
The scenery throughout Tuscany varies quite considerably depending on where you go. The landscape and terrain in the North is very different from the South. Its unspoiled landscape is mountainous, more rugged and broken up with thick woodland.
Northern Tuscany boasts traditional hilltop villages and medieval castles, but here the pace is much slower. This is the perfect region for activity based holiday's. It is ideal for families with older children, or two-centre holiday's.
As well as being by the breath-taking Apuan Alps, you can easily reach the coast within a 30 minute drive.
Northern Tuscany offers the best of both worlds, soak up the sun on the beach, go hiking in the mountains, or visit amazing cities and towns such as Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Pistoia. Northern Tuscany may be less stereotypically Tuscan but it has classic architecture, artistic treasures, striking hilly landscapes and plenty of cultural events to enjoy.
Our Tuscan Secret is the Ca del Moro in Pontremoli. Pontremoli is a medieval town in the Tuscany region of Lunigiana. Lunigiana borders Liguria and Emilia Romagna so it has quite a unique culinary history, it is well known for its wonderful food.
Ca Del Moro is very much a family hotel offering classic rooms, superior rooms, junior suites and family suites. It has a pool and a 4 hole golf course as well as a small Spa.
The restaurant is renowned locally for its wonderful food. The hotel is a short walk from the nearby town of Pontremoli which also has a castle as well as carved stones bating back to pre-Roman times.
This area of Tuscany is virtually untouched by the tourists it has deep forests and fields as well as hills leading to the mountainous background. The mountains are teaming with wildlife such as deer and wild boar as well as rabbit and hare.
Trekking is very popular here as is canoeing. There are more castles here than anywhere else in Italy. There are also many fortified hilltop villages and towns so many are worth exploring. The City of Parma is only a 40 minute drive away as is the Ligurian coast so visiting Lerici where Byron and Shelley once lived is a little over 30 minutes drive and the Cinque Terre is easily accessed by taking the boat from La Spezia.
Got a Passion for Tuscany?
If you’re looking for an excellent Tuscan holiday, why not choose Northern Tuscany in Italy?