La Drosera - Affittacamere e B&B a Fucecchio sulla via francigena


We are Alessio and Rachele and, with the active participation of our dog Brando, we manage the guesthouse La Drosera, on the famous Via Francigena. We offer 3 rooms with private bathroom in a comfortable and welcoming environment, free WI-FI connection, a delightful garden in the shade of a linden tree and, if you want, some suggestions for your stay in an area full of landscapes to discover just a few km from the major Tuscan cities like Lucca, Pisa and Florence.

Our rooms are fully furnished with recycled materials and old furniture meticulously brought back to life, all equipped with private bathroom with shower, hairdryer and linens.
The particular note that complements them is represented by the paintings displayed inside each one, all made by local artists. At guests disposal the use of a common room equipped with sink, oven, fridge and the necessary for the preparation of breakfast.

Affittacamere sulla via Francigena

... What's La Drosera

Few people know the carnivorous plant typical of the peat bogs of Northern Europe, the Drosera Rotundifolia in its Corsican variety that is considered present in Italy only in the woods of the Cerbaie on the hills of Fucecchio, since prehistoric times.
It is located in the Sammartina bog, perhaps the most important place from the naturalistic point of view of the whole territory of the Cerbaie and reachable on foot from the guesthouse.
In a few hundred square meters there is a relic ecosystem of prehistoric times in which rare and valuable plant live, such as sphagnum or real fern.

Family: Droseraceae

Provenance: originally from Lago di Creno (Corsica). In Italy it is present in a single station in Tuscany.

Characteristics: Small perennial herb with basal rosette, sometimes semi-erect. The short petioles lead to their ends of the round leaves, whose lamina is densely covered by tiny red tentacles. Insects are trapped by the sticky drops at the tip of the tentacles and often the whole leaf is bent over the prey to start the digestive process.

The small white flowers are carried by a short racemate stem (simple or compound) that originates in the center of the rosette. Unlike the typical variant of D. rotundifolia, it has characteristic "carnivorous" leaf bracts on the inflorescence.

Dimensions: 4-8 cm rosette; stem 5-15 cm tall with flowers of about 5-6 mm.
Habitat: spring soligo bogs
Flowering: May ÷ July
Winter rest: D. rotundifolia var corsica produces a small hibernacle able to withstand the action of cold and frost for a long time.
For more information:
Environmental Office, tel. 0571 268226
Eco-Institute of Cerbaie, tel. 340 9847686 – 340 3460859.