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You will find it hard to believe that Pescia is not more known than it is, since it is such a beautiful town with its many picturesque buildings located between Lucca and Florence.

However Pescia is in the "wrong" direction situated approx. 8 km north of the main tourist trail, also known as the Florence-Pisa highway. This is the sort of gem that you can easily miss out on if you only have in mind to see the main cities of Tuscany.

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Therefore Pescia is a place not over-run by tourists in any sense. Here there are many beautiful buildings from all periods ranging from the 13th Century and a whole variety of great restaurants and cosy cafes.

The paper industry has been an important part of this regions industry for many years and here at Pescia and in the hills around it, you can see many paper mills, both active and abandoned.

There is no shortage of magnificent scenery which has given the area the nickname 'The Tuscan Switzerland'. There are restaurants here that serve the extremely rare bean 'Fagiolo di Sorana', which is only grown in a minimal area around the town of Sorana.

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