Set in the Tuscan hills, is the little-known hamlet of Montelopio di Peccioli. Part of the province of Pisa, it is officially one of the hill villages that form Peccioli. This region is a perfect advertisement for Tuscany. Gentle rolling hills criss-crossed with vineyards, punctuated by ancient cypress trees and scattered with medieval towns and villages, it’s picture-perfect. Hiking, cycling and horse-riding are commonplace in the region, and the perfect way to see what Tuscany has to offer. Montelopio itself is tiny, perfect for a peaceful holiday and a relaxed pace of life. There are a few small shops in the village, and a Romanesque parish church, but for restaurants and more shops you can visit nearby neighbouring villages: Pontedera or Fabbrica di Peccioli. Serving as a perfect base for sightseeing, driving out to Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano and Florence through such lush countryside is a heavenly experience.