The village of Vellano is set in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains, north of Pescia and within easy distance of Lucca, Florence and Pisa, the world famous spa town of Montecatini Terme and the beaches of Versilia and of Liguria including the Cinque Terre. In the wintertime it is about an hour’s drive from the little ski resort of Abetone. There is splendid walking and hiking to be had in the surrounding hills and some traditional sagre (village fairs) are held during the summer months. The village boasts its own bakery, fresh bread every morning, food shop, post office, trattoria and pizzeria. There are several local (trattoria and pizzeria) which we highly recommend in the area.