History, what to see, the typical cuisine and the events of Casciana Terme Lari. An ideal destination for those who are looking for a wellness weekend
 
SEARCH IN AN AREA

Casciana Terme Lari

Water and strenght
Know more

The village of Lari
Municipality of Casciana Terme Lari
 
Province of Pisa
Tuscany Region

Inhabitants: 12.529
Altitude centre: 130 m a.s.l.

the Municipality is part of:
Città delle ciliegie
Paesi bandiera arancione
Strada del Vino delle Colline Pisane
Comuni Termali
Unione Valdera 

Municipality of Casciana Terme Lari
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II 2 - Casciana Terme Lari (PI)
Tel. +39 0587 687511

Casciana Terme Lari is a widespread municipality, established on 1 January 2014 with the merger of the villages of Casciana Terme and Lari.

Casciana Terme (Castrum at Aquas or Balneum at Aquas in Latin), up to 1927 fraction of Lari, had already called the water bath and the Baths of Casciana. Its history is closely tied to the therapeutic properties of the water flowing in giving life to the Terme. The origins of Casciana date back to the Etruscan period as from recent archaeological finds in the area of the Parlascio. The written pleadings the oldest, dating back to the IX century and attest to the existence of the parish church of Santa Maria ad Acquas, in a document of the archive of the Bishop of Lucca. In the XII century Casciana (Aqui) was the seat of a castle with towers and walls, located in the core of Petraia where is still visible today a beautiful medieval tower, the Tower Aquisana. The toponym Casciana derives from the latin name of person Cassius, with the meaning then "land of Cassio".

The Village of Lari instead preserves numerous remains of its illustrious past when it was in fact the main town of the Pisan Hills. In antiquity it is important to place on the road between Pisa and Volterra, the etruscan city to which lari remains tied up to late antiquity. The origin of the name "Lari" has been traced back to the term etruscan and roman "Lar", tubular, protecting divinity of the communication routes campestri and by the name of Etruscan person "Lars". Conquered and fortified by the Longobards, up to the XI century remains free rural municipality. Today Lari preserves the imposing structures of the renaissance fortress, already residence of the Florentine vicars. In the complex are visible Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance (Della Robbia glazed ceramics), frescoes of medieval and Renaissance, the "Salone dei torments", Prisons, dungeons said "hell". The Village of Lari is composed from the ancient part, in a dominant position on a hill, and a modern part, that has developed around it toward the slopes of the hill. It is widespread and renowned the ancient art of mobile thanks to which are made objects spazianti from renaissance style up to modern.

Casciana Terme Lari is present in issue 4 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
Read it now!

Video by Matteo Cartacci

Other destinations nearby

Peccioli
Peccioli
The village of Peccioli dominates from the top of its hill in the Valley of the Era, along the directrix that from Volterra leads to Pisa.
Pisa - 10.56 KM from Casciana Terme Lari
Rosignano Marittimo
Rosignano Marittimo
Rosignano Marittimo, in the province of Livorno, is a unique village thanks to the dominant presence of the Castle.
Livorno - 20.18 KM from Casciana Terme Lari
Montescudaio
Montescudaio
The village of Montescudaio is located in the Val di Cecina and is part of the Maremma Pisana, in Tuscany.
Pisa - 26.81 KM from Casciana Terme Lari
Volterra
Volterra
The village of Volterra in Tuscany is famous for the extraction and the working of the alabaster.
Pisa - 28.28 KM from Casciana Terme Lari
Altopascio
Altopascio
The village of Altopascio rises along Via Francigena, in Tuscany.
Lucca - 28.43 KM from Casciana Terme Lari
Casale Marittimo
Casale Marittimo
History, what to see, typical cuisine and the events of Casale Marittimo. Lying on a hill you can admire an extraordinary panorama of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Pisa - 29.98 KM from Casciana Terme Lari

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

Most read articles of the month

The other Tuscany: travelling around the hinterland villages and the islands
The other Tuscany: travelling around the hinterland villages and the islands
Tuscany is a region rich in infinite historical-architectural and natural treasures, where villages of rare beauty meet
By Simona PK Daviddi
Recipe: The Tozzetti with hazelnuts
Recipe: The Tozzetti with hazelnuts
A typical dessert of the Viterbo tradition that recalls the famous "cantucci" but which differ in the use of toasted hazelnuts
By Redazione
Itinerary among 5 of the most suggestive villages of northern Sardinia
Itinerary among 5 of the most suggestive villages of northern Sardinia
From Olbia to Porto Torres, an itinerary that will lead us to the discovery of five fantastic Sardinian villages between the sea and the hinterland
By Redazione
Itinerary between villages and landscapes along the coasts of the Island of Elba
Itinerary between villages and landscapes along the coasts of the Island of Elba
From Cavo to Cavo, an itinerary along the coasts and inhabited centers of the most important island in Tuscany
By Redazione
Recipe: Is Arrubiolus
Recipe: Is Arrubiolus
Among the most loved Carnival sweets in Sardinia, arrubiolus ogliastrini win the podium. These are very delicious fried sweets, made with a delicious mixture of fresh ricotta
By Redazione
Japan proofing
Japan proofing
A journey from north to south of Japan, to discover handicrafts and the fascinating stories that accompany them
By Nicoletta Toffano
e-borghi travel - la rivista per chi ama viaggiare tra borghi e turismo slow

Read e-borghi travel for free, your new travel magazine

With the patronage of