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Torre del Lago and Surroundings

Nestled between the lake, the sea and the pine grove, Torre del Lago is a small town where Giacomo Puccini once lived, composed and is still buried. Over the years, the festival dedicated to him has become an important international lyrical event. The marina of Torre del Lago with its beautiful beach offers vitality and fun in the summer thanks to its restaurants, pizzerias, discos and bathing establishments.

The Sea of Versilia

The beach of the Versilia Riviera has always been renowned throughout Europe, due to the wide spaces it offers with fine golden sand, and long areas for relaxing walks along the coast. For the equipment, the wide spaces, the pleasant climate and the well-equipped bathing establishments equipped with maximum comfort, this coastline is considered one of the best in Italy. There is also a high level of use of bicycles, with special cycle paths.

The Lake of Massaciuccoli and the San Rossore Natural Park

on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli Maestro Giacomo Puccini practiced fishing and hunting. On the opposite bank of Torre del lago, the Lipu oasis of Massaciuccoli Lake has been created. It is a protected area of ​​47 hectares created to protect the rare species that live in this lake environment: a true paradise for nature lovers, who can take a walk on the wooden trellises, built right on the water, leading to little houses perfectly camouflaged with the environment, where you can hear the sounds of the lake and watch the birds, L’oasi Lipu is part of the Migliarino – San park Rossore – Massaciuccoli: a mosaic of very different environments and intact where they alternate sand dunes, large and green pine forests, swamps, lush forests and fragrant Mediterranean scrub.

The Tenuta di San Rossore is the heart of the park and the largest pine forest in Europe: once it was owned by the President of the Republic and here you can still admire the Presidential Villa of the Gombo.

The Park can be visited with free or guided excursions, even for the little ones, not only on foot but also by bike, on board a buggy, with an ecological train and with the boat.

The Events

Numerous events follow one another especially during the summer season, but also during the rest of the year there are several very important events and manifestations.
The Puccini Festival is a summer music festival held in Torre del Lago, where Giacomo Puccini lived for over thirty years, composing many of his masterpieces.
takes place every summer, in July and August, at the “Gran Teatro all’Aperto Giacomo Puccini”, located on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli near the Villa Puccini, the house that the composer had built in 1900

The Viareggio carnival is considered one of the most important carnivals in Italy, Europe and the world.
The wagons, which are the largest and most animated in the world, parade along the seaside promenade viareggina. The main theme of the event has always been satire, political and social

Camaiore sawdust carpets are made on Saturday night before the Corpus Domini by groups of craftsmen, for the solemn procession on Sunday are one of the main attractions of the city as well as an event of great artistic, historical and cultural value.

La Versiliana Festival set up in the spaces adjacent to the villa of the same name where nature blends perfectly with art and entertainment. It has been held in the summer for several years with great success with the public and now well-established reputation at the national level.

Lucca Comics & Games is a fair dedicated to comics, animation, games (role playing, table games, cards), video games and fantasy and science fiction imaginary, which takes place in Lucca in Tuscany, on horseback days between October and November. It is considered the most important Italian event in the sector, first in Europe and second in the world, after the Tokyo Comiket



The Surroundings

CASA LE MORELLINE is an excellent starting point to visit some of the most beautiful art cities in the world. Pisa with its Piazza dei Miracoli, counted among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1987. Lucca, named the city of 100 churches famous for its still intact sixteenth-century city walls. Florence, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered a place of origin of the Renaissance considered to be the cradle of art and architecture thanks to its numerous monuments and museums. Siena, universally known for its huge historical, artistic, scenic heritage as well as for the famous Palio. In 1995 its historic center was included by UNESCO in the World Heritage.

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