Visit the Orrido di Botri gorge, go river swimming, rock climbing or cycle both on and off road.
You can also ski at Abetone in winter (75 mins) or relax and play golf in several courses nearby.
Although they are only 17km apart, Pisa and Lucca instantly feel like different worlds.
The former is a lively student city on the River Arno, and has one of the world’s most recognizable monuments: the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
It is rolling, blissfully empty terrain whose few inhabitants have cultural links with neighbouring Liguria.
The studio is also equipped for analogue and digital sound and vision.View gallery The historic towns of Lucca, Pisa and Florence are within an hour’s drive of the villa, along with the spa towns of Bagni di Lucca and San Giuliano Terme.You are also minutes away from quiet woodland walks and hiking routes in the national parks of the Alpi Apuane and Garfagnana.View gallery The Studio This large and light space (11 x 5 metres) is used for courses ranging from sculpture and painting to yoga and Tai Chi.Newly fitted air conditioning units provide heat in the winter and cool in the summer.