Nestled in the heart of the Etruscan Riviera, in the province of Livorno, Santa Lucia has recently been restored to its original beauty.
From May through October, Santa Lucia offers glorious swimming in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea with its direct access to two of the only sandy beaches in the area. Tennis courts are but five minutes away. Boutiques with select italian fashions, hand-made jewelery, leather fashions, bank and supermarkets are a short distance (3 Km.) in the village of Castiglioncello. In town, you will find superb local restaurants featuring Tuscan cuisine and wine, wonderful fresh fish dishes and the very best sorbet and tiramisu' in all of Italy. A car is a must, but there is also bus service and the bustop is almost directly in front of the Villa gates, making regular stops. There are rental shops for bikes and motor scooters, and trekking trails into the nearby countryside.
Day expeditions can be made to PISA, LUCCA, FLORENCE and SIENA (all one hour by car). Additional trips can be made to the etruscan city of VOLTERRA, to SAN GIMIGNANO and many more medieval cities in the Tuscan countryside, MONTEPULCIANO, MONTALCINO and PIENZA among them. Also, about one hour up the coast is CARRARA and the mountains of marble from which Michelangelo cut blocks of raw stock.