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La Striscia is a farm of 800 hectares in area, amid unspoilt nature. A place of great charm, where woodland and Mediterranean scrub alternate with olive groves, vineyards and fields of wheat and spelt.
It is in a strategic position, right in the heart of Tuscany, at the meeting point of the provinces of Florence, Siena and Pisa, in an area that has been inhabited at least since the New Stone Age. About twenty kilometres away are Volterra, where there are artistic and monumental records going from the Etruscan period to the 1800s, San Gimignano, whose hilltop skyline of towers dominates the Elsa Valley, and Certaldo, of Etruscan-Roman origin, the birthplace of the famous writer and poet Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375).
Within a radius of little more than 60 kilometres you will also find Siena, whose splendid Piazza del Campo hosts the famous Palio twice a year, Pisa, city of the “leaning tower”, and Florence, considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance and recognised as the world cradle of art and architecture.
About a hundred kilometres away you can visit the splendid seaside resorts on the Tyrrhenian coast. Notable among these is Viareggio, appreciated not only for its beach but also for its Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture and for the Carnival, with its allegorical papier-mâché floats that parade along the promenade every year.