The Landscape 

Borgo della Madonnina is nicely secluded in the hills above Lucca. This means that to get to us and to enjoy the surroundings, it's essential to have a car.


If you fly, there are many car rental companies at both Florence / Firenze and Pisa airports.


Distances by car from

Borgo della Madonnina:


Pisa Airport: 45 minutes

Florence Airport: 70 minutes


Lucca: 20 minutes

Pisa: 45 minutes

Florence: 75 minutes

Siena: 120 minutes


Volterra: 120 minutes

San Gimingnano: 120 minutes

‚ÄčThe Beach: 45 minutes







 Getting Here 

In the Province of Lucca, Borgo della Madonnina is close to Celle dei Puccini, one time home of the Puccini family, and the beautiful hill village of Pescaglia, perched at the top of a steep hillside.


Bordered by the forested Appenines to the east and the Apuan Alps to the west, the Garfagnana area is one of alpine meadows, lush hills, rivers and gorges, making it ideal for walking and hiking.


 The Area

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The Medieval and Renaissance, walled city of Lucca is only 18 kilometres away, while Pisa (45 minutes) and Florence (75 minutes) are close enough for day trips.


The smart beach resorts of Forte dei Marmi, Lido di Camaiore and Viareggio are only a short (45 minutes), but stunning drive across the Apuan Alps.


The historic, hilltop cathedral town of Barga (20 minutes) and Puccini's favourite Torre del Lago (45 minutes) have wonderful music and opera festivals throughout the spring and summer.