You can enjoy the best of both worlds at the laid-back resort of Donoratico – lazy days on the golden sandy beaches of the nearby Etruscan coast, and fascinating days out exploring the beautiful scenery and hill towns just inland. Donoratico is located on an olive grove and vineyard covered plain between the sea and the mountains, offering peace and tranquillity whilst being easily accessed via the motorway from Pisa and Livorno to the north, and Grossetto and Rome to the south. Just a short drive away from the beach and resort of Marina di Castagneto, Donoratico offers a small selection of shops, restaurants and bars, including three supermarkets. The town also has a train station which can be a cost-effective and relaxing way to visit historic Tuscan cities such as Pisa and Florence. Inland from Donoratico, the typical Tuscan hill town of Castagneto Carducci is just a 10 minute drive away, where traditional restaurants provide the perfect vantage point for watching dramatic sunsets over the coastal plain and out across the Ligurian Sea.
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Local specialities include Risotto and Porcini mushrooms served with a glass of wine from the nearby Bogheri vineyards.
Liberation Daynational event
Marks the end of World War II in Italy back in in 1945.
Labour Daynational event
Also known as 'May Day' or 'International Worker's Day', this day is commemorated in many countries around the world.
Republic Daynational event
Luminara of San R...national event
Pisa by Candle light
This religious celebration takes place every year with the tradition of lighting the city with candles. Over 70,000 candles burn and reflect on the river. Some will float on the waters of the Arno. The celebration will include fireworks from the Cittadella Vecchia and can be enjoyed from the river.
St. John the Bapt...national event
In Tuscany, this day is celebrated in Florence only.
The Gioco del Pontenational event
The Gioco del Ponte (Game of the bridge) in Pisa - this event includes a parade procession along the Arno river and a historic battle of the Ponte di Mezzo. More that 700 people are involved in the parade.
11 Lune a Pecciolinational event
Every year, for the whole month of July, theatre and concert performances.
Lucca Summer Fest...national event
The Lucca Summer Festival is a annual month-long music festival held in the city center of Lucca in Tuscany. Artists perform on the historical stages of the Piazza Napoleone, Piazza San Martino and Amphitheatre Square. Hosting a diverse array of internationally renowned musical artists, the festival has featured bigname acts.
2017 dates - TBC
Palio di Sienanational event
This annual event is held twice a year 2nd July & 16th August - It is a horse race that is held in Siena. This event is a significant part in the life of the city today as it did centuries ago. Ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen contrade.
Mercantia - Certaldonational event
A beautiful street art festival with lots on offer. There are stands with lots of merchandise on offer and a huge program of over 80 shows every day, this is one not to be missed.
Teatro del Silenzionational event
The 12th Edition of this event - book tickets for this Italian open air amphitheatre which is located in Lajatico - the home town of Andrea Bocelli. The theatre hosts a concert by Bocelli, its honorary president, once every year, while remaining silent the rest of the year.
Volterra AD 1398 ...national event
Take place between the first & fourth Sunday's of August. Enjoy entertainment, food & music.
Assumption Daynational event
Colorful processions through the streets and firework displays mark the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption in Italy.
All Saint's Daynational event
Immaculate Concep...national event
St. Stephen's Daynational event
New Year's Daynational event
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