For the fondest Taste Explorers, personalized individual classes ensures you have a hands-on learning experience with personal instructions. Courses are available each morning under previous reservation all year round. At Il Bottaccio you will have the chance to participate in a working kitchen, giving you the behind-the-scenes experience of a top Italian restaurant. Each day, the school focuses on different aspects of cooking and Italian cuisine.
Pietrasanta, is a historic medieval and artistic town called the City of the Artists or Small Athens for its rich marble studios, foundries, monuments and art galleries. The Bozzetti Museum is a very important museum of sculpture and sketches, symbol of tradition, craftsmanship and design.
Sea and culture are the two characteristics of the town. In addition to the beauty of its beaches and its center, Forte dei Marmi is famous also for its night life, its festivals and for its markets. The center of town is rich in shops and high fashion boutiques with designer’s clothes and it is a must for visitors to go out shopping also late in the evening or having a romantic candle light dinner on the beach.
The beautiful Apuan Alps, the mountains that gleam as though cloaked with snow all year round. But the pristine white is not snow, it is the marble of the bare quarried faces of the mountains – the snow the gods made eternal. This breath taking view is the source of some of the most famous sculptures in the world – including Michelangelo’s Pietà and David. Experience the guided tour in jeep or a horse trekking in this beautiful mountains overlooking the Carrara Quarries, surrounded by nature, in a wonderful atmosphere and overlooking the nearby Versilia.
The charm of the hill overhanging the sea is a destination for tourists from all over the world. Houses and paths suspended between the earth and the sky make it a natural beauty unique and a UNESCO World Heritage. Your journey in this beautiful picturesque villages can start either by private yacht from la Spezia enjoying the extraordinary view from the sea, or trekking and exploring each of the 5 towns, with the help of an expert guide or by yourself. Either way your journey will be an unforgettable one.
The imposing tree-lined Renaissance walls in Lucca, which totally enclose it, the maze of medieval streets, flange by towers and smart boutiques, the enchanting Romanesque churches and bright inviting squares captivate the visitor who stands in awe of such unexpected beauty. More if you add the amazing world famous artists exhibiting at Lucca Summer Festival Concert. A must see is also the tour including a visit to some of the most beautiful “Palazzi” belonging to the merchants of Lucca, such as Palazzo Mansi. Of course not to miss the Puccini Museum in the city center, where the composer spent the years of his childhood and first youth as well as the open air nearby Puccini Festival Theater in Torre del Lago, where you can see the most famous compositions as Turnadot, La Bohème, Tosca, Aida, Madama Butterfly. Another unmissible concert is Andrea Boccelli in Lajatico-Tuscany, at the scenographic Theatre of Silence.