Travellers have followed the Via Francigena since the Middle Ages. Beginning at Canterbury in England, this ancient pilgrimage route crosses France and passes through the Alps into Italy, winding through Tuscany on its way to Rome. For thousands of years, the Tuscan leg has been of the highlights of the journey – thanks to its cypress-line hills bathed in golden sunshine, its patchwork of olive groves and vineyards, and its seemingly endless blue sky. Here in the heartland of the European summer, the new LUX* Tuscany invites guests to experience a unique blend of authentic Italian hospitality and the lighter, brighter side of life.
Thanks to Tuscany’s culinary superstardom, the resort’s farm-to-fork kitchens transform the finest produce of the area into authentic Italian cuisine like mamma used to make, accompanied by the stellar wine list you’d expect from this grape-lovers Eden. As well as all the signature touches that LUX* is known for (from the perky pick-me-ups of Café LUX* in the morning to the last expert-blended gin cocktail of the night), the new resort offers golfers their own slice of paradise – an 18-hole, Nick Faldo – designed course on site. Modern-day pilgrims can while away days by the pool of venture out to explore the surrounding medieval villages, knowing that there’s a glass of Chanti classic and the best sunset view in Europe waiting for them on their return.
Distance to the airport
Pisa International Airport: 60km (60 min)
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