the activities of Arianna & Friends
take place in some farms and properties in the valley
of the river Era called Valdera, Province of Pisa.
Valdera is an important part of the Southern
Province of Pisa extending geographically between
Pisa, the city of the worldwide famous Leaning Tower,
and Volterra, one of the most important Etruscan
cities in Tuscany. Just a few people know that this
is the area of the Industry Piaggio and its Vespa
moped, one of the most well-known products of Italian
industrial design. But above all this is the land of
small medieval villages built on the top of the
gentle hills as well as the land of good wine, olive
oil, pasta, cherries and chocolate!
Valdera is the basin of the river Era, located just
½ hour from Pisa, Livorno, Volterra
or San Gimignano, 1 hour from Florence
and Lucca, 1 ½ hours from Siena.
Local trains every half an hour from and to Pisa and
Florence are easy to take at the nearest railway station
If you are looking for accommodation,
Arianna & Friends travel agency is glad to
farm houses, villas and holiday apartments in the
countryside, as well as hotels in Pisa Centre
or Lucca Centre.