Nature trail of about 140 km suitable for walking, biking and horse trekking

To all those sportsmen who want to rediscover the taste for adventure and the direct contact with nature, we offer beautiful trekking and mountain biking activities.
About 2 km far from the farmhouse you can find the equestrian centre “Lo Scoiattolo” , which offers facilities for horseback trail rides along the picturesque trails of our hills. You can also practice golf in the beautiful 18-holes course of Castelfalfi; this complex’s facilities include a putting green and a practice bunker, another facility is in San Miniato, where you can find a 9-hole golf course.
For those wishing to spend a holiday taking care of the body, there is the exclusive Casciana Terme spa just 12 km far from the farmhouse; there you can benefit of spa treatments, find a wellness centre, cosmetic treatments etc.
Around our farm there are many cultural museums, such as:

– The Museum of Farming Life in Montefoscoli

– San Gervasio Museum of Work and Rural Civilisation.

– The Zoological Museum and the Archaeological Museum, set up in the rooms of Villa Baciocchi, a late Baroque building in Capannoli.

– The Etruscan Museum of Peccioli and its surrounding countryside including the Etruscan findings from the Temple of Ortaglia, dating back to the IX-II BC; moreover you can visit the unique Museum of Russian Icons and the Prehistoric Park, a place of healthy fun for children with the largest reproduction of dinosaur currently built in Europe.

In the village of Libbiano, not far from our farm, you can find the Astronomical Observatory Galileo Galilei. Furthermore there is a flight centre with hang-gliders for the most daring people about 4 km far from Alpaca.
The Headquarters of the famous artisan chocolate manufacturing company “Amedei”is only 3 km far from the farmhouse, in Pontedera. There you can book guided chocolate tasting tours.

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in the earth of Tuscany

The location of the Alpaca farm is extremely favourable for anyone who wants to reach the most important cultural and artistic centres of Tuscany, such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra. The sea is about 30 Km far from the agritourism.

The Alpaca Farm is in fact located in Montecastello, a hamlet of Pontedera: near the exit of the FI-PI-LI highway, 25 km far from the airport of Pisa and 20 minutes far from the sea. Within the area there is the town of Pontedera, where one can find the train station, various shopping malls, cinemas, a swimming pool and several tourist attractions.

About 1.5 km far from our farmhouse there is the small medieval village of Montecastello, reachable by a country road which winds in perfect harmony with the landscape, between olive groves and fruit trees, discovering the treasures and the wonders of the place. Once you get to the village, you can take seat in a characteristic bar and enjoy your breakfast or aperitif. For groceries there is Manuela’s shop where you can buy typical Tuscan products.

In the surrounding countryside there are many charming villages and farms, testimonies of a rural past civilization. Observing the landscape one can experience old times and old customs, that arouse one’s emotions. A present and a past time let one enter a characteristic dimension, typical of some parts of Tuscany.

The famous open air “Theatre of Silence”is only 10 minutes far from the farm, in Lajatico. The theatre hosts a concert by Bocelli, who performs with several artists every year in July.

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8 km away from Alpaca, in the small town of Pontedera, you can visit the famous Piaggio museum , which is visited daily by hundreds of people.

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Free tickets for children for the Dinosaur Park are available on request.

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