You can find Casa Pettirosso in the quiet little village of San Macario in Piano, just 6 km from the centre of Lucca. In just twenty minutes you can be on the beautiful Viareggio shoreline and only fifty minutes by car will be sufficient to get to Florence. The village lies in the bosom of fertile hills famous for their precious vineyards and olive groves that produce olive oil with a strong and sharp flavour.
Casa Pettirosso is surrounded by a wide park of tall pine trees and shady oaks providing an ideal space for children to run and play safely.
Beyond the wood you can visit the Bigongiari farmyard, where it is possible to buy home-made cheese, meat and honey.
Eating : This is everyone's main concern , so within walking distance from the property there is a very good Osteria - Alimentari called 'Il Ciancino', in front of it there is a wood oven Pizzeria and just after this there's a really good ice cream shop. Also , crossing the Bigongiari farm fields, you can easily get to the 'La Salute ' bar for a good morning breakfast or an evening 'aperitivo' . In Farneta , again crossing the fields on the other side where the bar is , there is the Restaurant- Pizzeria 'Mangiafoco'.
However , going towards Lucca there is the Coop Supermarket and the Lidl on the opposite side.
Tenuta di Forci .: This 'Tenuta di Forci ' is about 4 -5 km away from the property and here it is possible to buy and taste Forci's red and white wine , olive oil and honey .
For those seeking outdoor activities , the area around Bagni di Lucca in the Lima Valley offers some of the best sceneries and it is possible to book soft rafting trips , quad tours , canyoning and zip lined Canyon park . ... Or just swim in the nice fresh pools of the Lima river.
I personally do Mountain Village daily tours on Land Rover discovering this area lost corners . Just enquire for further information .