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Discovering Tuscan Provence: the lavender fields of Santa Luce

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It is truly a little Provence the area of Santa Luce, where lavender blooms every year, tinging the surrounding landscape purple and inebriating with its perfume.

We are not in France but in Tuscany, in the area of the Colline Pisane, about 40 kilometres south of Pisa.

The lavender fields of Santa Luce were originally wheat fields that were reconverted in 2017 to cultivate lavender and other aromatic medicinal plants, using organic and biodynamic methods.

Walking through the lavender fields, amidst the scent and the buzzing of bees, gives a feeling of serenity that cannot be described, it must be experienced at least once in a lifetime.

Let’s discover the lavender fields of Santa Luce with all the information you need to attend the flowering during the days of the“Lavender Festival.

lavender fields of Santa Luce

When does the Santa Luce lavender bloom?

The Santa Luce lavender blooms between the beginning of June and the end of July.

Weather conditions must be taken into account as they can anticipate, or vice versa, postpone the flowering.

Where to see lavender in Santa Luce?

The lavender blooming can be admired on the Strada Provinciale delle Colline (Provincial Road of the Hills) that connects Orciano Pisano to Santa Luce.

Several fields can be found, with admission fee. Below is a map with the location of the most beautiful lavender fields.

lavender fields of Santa Luce
orciano pisano

Map of the Santa Luce lavender fields

The fields are located in Pieve di Santa Luce: one along the provincial road and the other at the crossroads of the village of Pieve di Santa Luce.

Lavender Festival 2024

The Lavender Festival 2024 runs from 7 June to 14 July 2024.

This is the peak flowering period for lavender plants in the Santa Luce area.

At the end of flowering, the crops will be used for the distillation of lavender essential oil.

How the visit works

Admission to the fields is by payment (single ticket for both fields). The visit is free and does not require a reservation.

Inside, there are benches, heart-shaped installations, and swings to entertain and involve both young and old in the visit.

Guided tours, experiential workshops, and cultural workshops are planned for those wishing to explore the theme in greater depth.

And again, aperitifs among the lavender rows, astronomical observations, painting competitions, musical concerts and much more.

Entrance to the fields is not suitable for pushchairs.

During the middle hours of the day, it can get very hot in the lavender fields.

The advice, therefore, is to prefer the early morning or late afternoon to organise your visit.

A hat for small children and sun cream may be useful, as well as a good supply of water.

lavender fields of Santa Luce
pieve di Santa Luce
 pisane orcianesi hills
The rolling hills of Orciano Pisano

Useful information

Opening hours

The lavender fields are open to the public from 9:00-13:00 / 16:00-20:00 (weekdays).

On Saturdays and Sundays, opening hours are 8:00-20:00.

Tariffs

Simple entrance 4.00€.

Premium entrance – €12.00.

Admission is free for the disabled and accompanying persons, and children up to 12 years of age.

For info and reservations: [email protected]  / 050662907 /

www.lavandafestival.it

Where to park

Near the Lavender fields, there is a large square where you can leave your car free of charge.

Between one field and another, it is necessary to travel by car.

lavender fields of Santa Luce

Where to sleep in Santa Luce

la gozzetta
Credit by Booking

Locanda La Gozzetta – Wonderful family-run agriturismo, with swimming pool and restaurant.

Children up to 6 years of age stay free.

Parking and excellent breakfast included – Click here.

Santa Luce lavender fields: conclusions

A wonderful experience in the lavender fields of Santa Luce, where you can regenerate yourself with walks among the colours, the heady scents of lavender, and the gentle hills of the Pisan Hills.

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