Along the aquaeduct of Lucca

Continuing our exploration of the ancient water ways in the Monti Pisani, this time we explore the aquaeduct going from Lucca into the mountains.

We start as usual from San Giuliano Terme and climb up to Villa Bosniaski for a hopeful glimpse of the sea. Circling above Asciano, we then head for Mirteto, leave Monte Faeta to our left and climb up to the campsite of Santallago.

From there, we slowly descend towards Lucca, with Vorno to our left and hopefully, we will find the begin of the aquaeduct, which we then follow right into Lucca.

If time and our feet allow, we might go for a short visit of Lucca, coincidentally passing an ice cream parlour.

Important information

Date
Sun May 10, 2015
Meeting points and times
At 8:00 CEST Palazzo d'Ancona for breakfast
At 8:30 CEST Palazzo d'Ancona after breakfast
At 8:45 CEST Train Station Pisa San Rossore
Weather
cloudy, temperaturs above 20 degrees

Useful information

Estimated distance
19-20km
Estimated duration
5-7 hours effective walking
Transportation
  • Trenitalia Train from Pisa San Rossore to San Giuliano Terme, departing 8:55 CEST 
  • Trenitalia Train from Lucca to Pisa San Rossore, departing every hour 
Equipment
Drink: 1-2 litres
Food: lunch
Food: fruit or snacks for reenergising
Shoes: solid, comfortable shoes
Other: Sunblock