From the tops of these buildings you can take in the vastness and the variety of the local area, with a view that stretches far beyond Vicopisano. Apart from the buildings of interest, like churches and historic palazzos, you will see the outline of Monte Pisano, an environment bursting with a natural beauty that harmonises well with man's careful additions: churches, aqueducts, villas, and fortresses like the Rocca della Verruca.
You might visit the hamlet of Caprona, a stone's throw from Vicopisano. This village is known for its Torre degli Upezzinghi, a tower that looms from a steep cliff. Caprona was familiar to Dante, who mentions it in his Divine Comedy.
Once you've explored the Vicopisano area, you could allow yourself a well-deserved rest in the Spa Park of Uliveto Terme, famous for its natural hot springs and for the health benefits that they offer.
San Giovanni alla Vena is a must for those who love local craftsmanship. This village has honed its ceramics production to a fine art, thanks to the precious supply of clay from the nearby river Arno.