Welcome to Il Ciocco
A magical place you see
with fresh eyes every time you visit.
600 hectares of pristine nature, over 42 kilometres of roads and trails; cycling routes in the woods, five different types of overnight facilities, including boutique hotel, mountain chalets, B&B rooms, and holiday homes in Tuscany, two restaurants, a sport village with the largest indoor pump track in Italy, and countless activities to enjoy to actively experience the area: this is Il Ciocco’s Living Mountain, a tourist destination in the heart of the Serchio Valley, a fascinating and mysterious part of Tuscany nestled between the Apuan Alps and the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano – the Apennine Mountains straddling the regions of Tuscany and Emilia.
Traveller Review Award 2020
Resort of the year 2018
(Food and Travel Magazine Italia)
Green Accommodation Italia 2018
(Gruppo Italiano Stampa Turistica)
An escape from chaotic city life, relaxed and recharged by the lush greenery of the Living Mountain in summer; the warmth of a traditional Garfagnana spelt soup in front of the crackling fireplace at the Locanda Alla Posta on biting winter days; a photo safari in autumn, when the woods turn into a triumph of light and colour: the mountain at Il Ciocco is a place to experience in every season. Pure nature, Sport & Adventure, Culture & Tradition, Food & Wine: choose the holiday that’s right for you!
A world of sport
Retreats & Events in Tuscany
At 660 metres above sea level, Il Ciocco’s sport village features a wood-floor gym, multi-purpose fields and a football pitch, which is one of the largest, most impressive sports facilities of the entire Serchio Valley, complete with asphalt tracks, stand seats and changing rooms. Next to the stadium is the largest indoor Evolve Pump Track in Italy, an ideal circuit for BMX and MTB training even in poor weather conditions.
Wedding & Banquets
Wedding location in Tuscany
An ideal wedding location with timeless charm in a corner of Tuscany that’s just waiting to be discovered.
For over 50 years, we have been dedicated to hosting flawless ceremonies and events.
Whether for a wedding, a special occasion or a lively, unbridled party among friends, entrust your fairy-tale event to us!
Meetings & Incentives
The perfect solution for your corporate event in Tuscany
Conventions, meetings, entertainment, and team building activities in Tuscany: organise your event in Lucca at the Il Ciocco Estate!
Gas & Charging Station
Open All Year Round
Comfort, relaxation, freedom and nature: our accommodation facilities meet a variety of holiday desires. Choose the solution most suitable to your needs from Il Ciocco Hotels, Il Ciocco Chalets and Il Ciocco Apartments! We are open all year round.
The Park at Il Ciocco also features two restaurants, each with its own gastronomic specialities that focus on local ingredients and on the quest for the right balance between innovation and tradition. The first restaurant you come across while heading up the Living Mountain is the Locanda Alla Posta. Open all year round, it has a large terrace from which to enjoy the lovely summer nights, or sit down for a relaxing lunch on sunny days. At 1,000 metres above sea level, Taverna dello Scoiattolo is a cosy lodge surrounded by chestnut groves where, on chilly days and nights, you can refresh your body & soul in front of a large fireplace (reservations required).