Map and how to get there

Attractions Restaurants

Nearest travel links

Airport Pisa 30 km
Train station Bagni di Lucca 3 km
Car Car essential

Activities near Bagni di Lucca

Sports Tennis in town, Horse riding
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Cycling holidays

How to get there

You really need a car if you are to explore the area, and it needs to be a small car to comfortably navigate the lane up to the house, and to explore some of the rural villages. Unless you are very experienced at driving the tiny back roads of Tuscany we suggest you take out full comprehensive insurance to avoid penalties for bumps and scratches.

Ryanair, Easyjet, Thompson and British Airways fly to Pisa airport. We suggest you book a car hire when buying your air-ticket. We have successfully used Hertz and Avis. Also at the airport are Budget (recommended), Europcar and the other usual suspects.

You can get from the airport to Lucca by motorway or across country, skirting Pisa. Using the motorway? You will need euros. Exiting the car hire depot follow the green signs for Lucca (left at the roundabout) On the motorway, follow signs for, firstly, Genova and then Firenze, taking the first Lucca exit. Soon after leaving the motorway toll booths bear left onto a large roundabout, at which you need the second exit, heading into town.

If you prefer the scenic route (no time saved either way) or you have no euros turn right at the car hire depot roundabout and follow the blue signs for Pisa Nord-Est and Lucca (SS12). You will join a dual carriageway (no tolls) for about 1 Km before taking the first turn off (Pisa Nord-Est) and doubling back on yourself then immediately turning right for Pisa Nord-Est. Keep following the SS12 for Lucca. You will need to keep your eyes peeled as some of the signs are not easily visible, especially at night. There is a particularly difficult-to-spot left turn just after a medical centre (Quercalia). You will eventually (30 minutes) reach the same roundabout at Lucca as those who use the motorway. You won't mistake it, there is an aeroplane in the middle.

If you are driving from North Italy you will come down the motorway from Genova, bearing left toward Firenze, take the first exit for Lucca, and arrive at the same roundabout.

From this aircraft-sprouting roundabout you need to follow the blue signs for 'SS12 Abetone', circling the mediaeval walls in a clockwise direction. The exit to Abetone is at the third roundabout. Follow the SS12 out of town for a couple of kilometres, arriving at a big roundabout.Take the third exit, still the SS12 to Abetone, cross the river and bear right along the Serchio valley. After a series of tunnels you keep left (for Abetone) and cross the river underneath the main road. You pass the mediaeval 'Devil's Bridge' and then, by now about 30 minutes out of Lucca, you enter 'Bagni di Lucca'. Arriving at a traffic light (the traffic lights do not operate at night or on Sundays) controlling a narrow street, proceed halfway down the street, turn left over a bridge into a little square.

Head cautiously directly across the square towards the “Bridge Hotel” (to the left of the 'Bar Italia') turning sharp left in front of the hotel. You might like to note the old marble spa bath tubs now used as planters. There are several, the first outside Bar Italia. Remaining directions will follow on receipt of booking.