Frequently described as one of the ten most charming and picturesque villages in Tuscany and Italy, Lucignano has a unique design of concentric ringed streets. Approximately 3 kilometers away from the house, it takes about five to ten minutes to drive there. Parking is easy: free parking spaces are located just outside the gates. The village has two cafes just at the main gate, where it is pleasant to sit outdoors for a morning cappuccino or an afternoon drink. Inside the walls are four outstanding restaurants (including two recommended by the Slow Food Guide and by all the important Italian restaurant guides – and both with beautiful views over the valley); pizzerias; a gelateria that makes its own delicious ice cream; a grocery store; two excellent butcher shops; a nice wine shop with friendly and helpful owners; a bank with ATM machine; a pharmacy; and a newsstand that sells the International Herald Tribune, all the Italian papers and magazines, and other foreign (non-Italian) newspapers. The village also has a small museum which features the “tree of gold,” and several historic churches.