SUPERMARKET: the nearest is called ?Pam? in Fornacette (Piazza Kolbe) 3 minutes far from here. This supermarket is open from 7.30 am to 8.30 pm everyday from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm.
OPEN-AIR MARKET: in Cascina every Thursday from 8.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m in Corso Matteotti; in Pontedera every Friday from 8.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m in Piazza del Mercato, next to Cineplex. There you can find clothes, shoes & Tuscanian food.
BOWLING: in Fornacette, Via Tosco-Romagnola 127; open from Tuesday to Sunday
PISA: (14 km far from here) You can park the car in the free car parking: Park Brennero and take the bus ?Navetta E Lungarni? that comes every 15 minutes and stops you directly in Piazza dei Miracoli. The price of the ticket is ? 1,30. You can also go there by walk, towards West, on Via Contessa Matilde (next to the ancient walls).
LUCCA: the best its the panoramic road. Follow the signs for BIENTINA, then for CASCINE DI BUTI, then continue towards LUCCA. Park the car in Viale Regina Margherita, the ticket cost 10 cents for the 1st hour, then 1 ? for the 2nd and the 3rd
20 km far from Lucca, we recommend BORGO A MOZZANO, a wonderful medieval town in Garfagnana with it?s famous bridge: Ponte del Diavolo.
FIRENZE: you can go there by train or by car. If you go by train use PONTEDERA-CASCIANA TERME station. The train leaves every 15 minutes and takes 45 minutes to arrive in Florence. Your stop is in FIRENZE SANTA MARIA NOVELLA. By car: take FI-PI-LI and follow the signs for Firenze. Park the car in Viale Francesco Talenti, then take the tram (leaves every 10 minutes) and exit at the last stop, in Firenze Santa Maria Novella. In BARBERINO DI MUGELLO (10 minutes far from Firenze; take A1 towards Firenze-Bologna and exit in Barberino di Mugello) there is the ?City of outlets?: clothes & shoes shops of the most famous Italian brands on sale!
MEDIEVAL TOWNS TO VISIT: Vicopisano (3,8 km far from here; free guided walk tour every Friday afternoon), Palaia (18 km far from here; free guided walk tour every Tuesday Morning), San Miniato (23 km far from here), Vinci (the town in which Leonardo was born; 31 km far from here) Volterra (38 km far from here), San Gimignano (44 km far from here), Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (50 km far from here, north from Lucca), Monteriggioni (61 km far from here), Siena (72 km far from here), Buon Convento (94 km far from here), San Galgano Abbey (in the nearby there?s THE SWORD IN THE STONE, 112 km far from here), Cortona (chosen as location for the famous movie ?Under the Tuscan sun? 122 km far from here).
SEA: the nearest beaches are in Tirrenia & in Marina di Pisa. In Follonica & in Torre Mozza there are beautiful beaches, the sea is very clean and in front of you there?s Elba Island (where Napoleon was exiled). In Vada there are the ?White Beaches? called in this way because of the clarity of the sand. In Calafuria there is the most suggestive reef in Tuscany.
PONTEDERA (The town where VESPA was invented): The shops are open ?till midnight in July on Tuesday & on Thursday. (Better go there when isn?t so hot & there?s free parking everywhere!) ..take a look on the shops in Corso Matteotti.
COIN LAUNDRY: Cascina Via Nazario Sauro, 76 or Via Tosco-Romagnola, 34 56021 Cascina (PI)
Production of OLIVE OIL: The best shops are in BUTI (10 minutes far from here)
Production of WINE: TERRICCIOLA is called ?The City of Wine?, there you can find many places where you can have a wine tasting
Piccolo Mondo Funfair in Pisa http://www.piccolomondo.it/
Cavallino Matto Funfair in Castagneto Carducci: http://www.cavallinomatto.it/
Acqua Village water park in Marina di Cecina (km 49 far from here): http://www.acquavillage.it/