Duration: 2 days
The countryside around the Lucca, Montecarlo and Versilia Wine and Olive Oil Trail, in the province of Lucca, is one-of-a-kind in Tuscany for the welcoming and stunning beauty of its landscapes, full of colour and light. Here, you can find everything from the white marble peaks of the Apuan Alps that frame the Versilia port towns, like Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, to the historic towns of Seravezza, Pietrasanta, Camaiore and Massarosa as you walk through the bright, rolling hills on your way to Lucca, a city rich in art and history, before continuing along the sunny slopes to discover historic villas in the municipality of Capannori, Montecarlo, with its fortress, and Altopascio, the city of bread and the Knights of the Tau.
This land, the Lucchesia, is home to a spectacular variety of nature – seas, mounts, valleys, hills and historic centres, living guardians of a millennia-old culture – and has fostered our rural traditions for centuries. Here, an ancient form of agriculture, with the cultivation of the land, vineyards and olive trees and the locals that are born fishermen, has produced know-how and flavours strictly tied to our most profound traditions.