Surroundings and activities 2019-02-05T10:56:33+00:00


Surroundings & Activities


Among the Tuscan cities Massa is perhaps the one with the least celebrated history, but it has the advantage of being located in an area that is very rich of interesting sites and natural treasures. Close to the Apuane and the sea, Massa is at the center of an area that includes the Cinque Terre (World Heritage Site) and the Val di Vara (known in Italy and Europe to be among the the first valleys of the biological); to the northwest and to the north there are the Lunigiana and the Garfagnana (rich in history, especially Lunigiana with its mysterious Stele statues); to the east there are the city of Lucca and Pisa.

Then… the sea: many beach areas extend all along from Versilia to the west, reaching Magra river’s mouth and continuing on the other bank of the river where the typical Ligurian coast begins, dominated by Montemarcello, Tellaro, the Golfo dei Poeti, Portovenere and again the world-famous Cinque Terre. All places reachable in less than an hour.


Around the Villa there are many places where we can devote ourselves to many different activities, discovering all the things that our territory can offer. Hiking and trekking routes on the Apuane and near the famous Carrara marble quarries, bicycle tours on the Versilia coast, gastronomic tours among the Cinque Terre or Garfagnana or a visit to the historical centers of Lucca and Pisa: you have thousands of opportunities to enjoy the landscape and the colors of these places, discovering their treasures and history.

Our staff will be pleased to give you all the info and advice you need to plan your sightseeing tour in the area.

Tuscan Bread that you can taste during your breakfast at Villa Bonini
Tuscan soups are a delicacy that you can try at Villa Bonini

Tasting the tradition

Anna and Patrizia will be pleased to host you in their kitchen to share their passion for good food. For those who will, it will be possible to participate in the preparation of typical, simple and tasty dishes to discover the tradition of good local cuisine and, why not… make some recipe now lost in time!