Valle Gaia is a small campsite set in the Tuscan hills amidst a countryside of olive groves and pine trees. There is a beautiful swimming pool for your relaxtation and the campsite and adjoining apartment complex offer a Tuscan style restaurant and a pizzeria as well as a well stocked delicatessan.
The resort of Cecina is 4km away where yorestaurant valle gaiau will find gift shops, cafes and restaurants and the nearest beach at Cecina Mare (6km away) is excellent for swimming. And with such Italian delights as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Florence and San Gimignano a fairly easy drive away then you can have a fantastic Tuscan holiday using this lovely campsite as your base.
The campsite has excellent facilities including :
- • Four swimming pools, two of which are for children with a shallower depth. Sunloungers, a sun terrace and a pool bar.
- • Restaurant in an old farmhouse style with views over the sea where you can see some beautiful sunsets.
- • Pizzeria, Take-Away and Bar.
- • Children's Disco.
- • The campsite provide entertainments such as Nature walks, musical evenings, sports events and bands.
- • TV room and Games Room with table tennis and video games.
- • Internet and WiFi are available.
Booking Your Holiday
If driving from Calais you would probably need an overnight stop as its a long journey but not impossible if you are starting off from South of England in the first place.
- • Calais: about 1400 km - a 13 hour drive
There are flights by a variety of airlines from the UK and Ireland to the following airports :
- • Pisa : 64 km
- • Florence : 118 km
- • Bologna : 211 km
- • Train station: Cecina, 3 km
- • Services to: Rome, Pisa, Florence
Things to Do in the Area
Leaning Tower of Pisa
World famous leaning bell tower.
Only 60 km (45 minutes drive) away.
Museo Leonardiano - Vinci (90km away)
Its well worth the almost hour and a half drive in order to visit The Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Vinci - between Pisa and Florence. A fantastic museum.Museum Website - Where we are
San Gimignano (59km)
This lovely Tuscan hilltop town is famous for its 14 medieval towers dating from the 10th Century which can be seen from quite a distance.
It is well worth a visit as it has retained its medieval atmosphere and appearance.
83km away. This is a lovelu mediaeval city, and worth a visit. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here. However I suggest you avoid this horse race as if you look into it there are some horrendous injuries to the horses.
115km away. This town is the capital of Tuscany and is famous for its art, its museums, churches and palaces. The Ponte Vecchio Bridge is a famous sight. If you plan to visit a lot of museums you might want to buy a Museum card in advance. However I think children under 18 are free so please check that in advance. There is more about this card here Museum Card
A large theme park with attractions to suit the whole family. A good selection of rollercoasters and activities for teenagers plus rides for younger children.
A few kilometres away from the centre of Pistoia. One of the most interesting zoological gardens in Italy both because of its hillside position and the number of species with over 600 animals from around the globe including flamingos, llamas, camels, tigers, elephants, hippos and bears.
Parco di Pinocchio (Collodi)
The park of Pinocchio is an unusual fantasy theme park in Collodi. The author of the story of Pinocchio, the little wooden boy, adopted the name of this village, Collodi, for his surname after spending most of his childhood here.
Acqua Village Cecina
Water Park with good selection of pools. A variety of water chutes and slides
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