Getting Here

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
​The Beach: 45 minutes

The Landscape

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

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.