Fauglia, Casciana Terme, Castellina Marittima, Chianni, Crespina, Lari, Lorenzana, Orciano Pisano and Santa Luce are the municipalities which make up the area of the Colline Pisane, the Pisan hills. The lines which draw and etch the hillside, the oak and chestnut woods, the vineyards sprinkled almost everywhere over the landscape characterize one of the most important areas of wine production in the province, which can be visited by following the “Strada del Vino”, the Wine Road of the Colline Pisane. Every part of the landscape of this Pisan province is incredibly breathtaking, characterized by its rolling hillside, lines of cypress trees, cultivated fields of wheat which become a vivacious blond in the summertime and are coloured green in Spring.

  • Fauglia

    Fauglia, surrounded by green and by woods, is not missing beautiful villas amongst its many monuments, such as Villa Gioli (residence of the famous painter Macchiaioli) and Villa Trovarsi (once home to Pirandello and Marta Abba).

  • Casciana Terme

    Grapes and vines frame Cascina Terme, a charming and renowned spa resort immersed in the green landscape of the surrounding hills.

  • Castellina Marittima

    Castellina Marittima, famous for its rare alabaster named “Bianco di Castellina”, is a place well-worth visiting for its spectacular panoramic views which overlook the hills to the coastline and the islands.

  • Crespina

    The Villas of Crespina, immersed in the hillside rich with woods and vegetation, are an artistic patrimony of beauty, especially Villa del Poggio, of which the Oratory seems to have been built following a drawing by Michelangelo. Villa di Belvedere and Villa di Valdisonzi.

  • Lari

    Lari, a place with e agricultural tendency, is specialized in producing San Torpè white wine, conserved in its historical nucleus, an important and ancient castle which is still well-maintained today. Also the church, Madonna della Neve and the church San Michele, inside which thirteenth-century paintings are conserved.

  • Lorenzana

    Lorenzana, perched on a hilltop, is completely encircled by wheat fields, vines and olive trees.

  • Orciano Pisano

    Orciano Pisano is a little village which economically lives on its production of cereals and wheat.

  • Santa Luce

    Santa Luce derives its name from the church, which is the most fascinating monument of the area.

Precious taste

There are many food and wine products from this area of the Colline Pisane: olive oil, which is produced particularly in the municipalities of Fauglia and Lari, , pods, produced in great quantity during the month of May and the pods are the main event of many local Spring town festivals. Moreover, the production of fruit is the most important, amongst fruit grown there are the famous cherries of Lari. Lari is home of many famous dishes which distinguish Pisan cuisine, for instance, “beans in a flask”: The beans are cooked in water, with very little oil, salt and rosemary inside a flask.  It is all cooked in the ashes by the hearth. It is what the ancient Romans called “the nectar of Bacchus”, the traditional product par excellence of the Pisan hills. The Wine Road that connects the Pisan hills, Valdera and Valdarno , is an ideal route for those who want to combine artistic tourism with an amazing food and wine tour of the area.