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EXCURSION IN THE SMALL VILLAGES OF MEDIAVALLE AND LOW GARFAGNANA
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CURSION IN THE SMALL VILLAGES OF MEDIAVALLE AND LOW GARFAGNANA
Excursion in the small villages of Mediavalle and low Garfagnana:
The "Sea-mountain adventure" is not just hiking in the mountains and the sea but also in small and picturesque villages of the beautiful area of Mediavalle Serchio and Garfagnana.
The Mediavalle and the Garfagnana are geographical areas of the province of Lucca between the Alps, the Tuscan Emilian and the city of Lucca, they are spread over 21 municipalities each having different villages or places of cultural and historical characteristics.
In this trip our guides will show some charming villages that make up this beautiful corner of Tuscany, the programs can be modified and agreed with the staff according to the interests and tastes of the participants.
Description of the places and services:
Our tour starts in the village of Ghivizzano in the municipality of Coreglia Antelminelli with a visit to its famous castle (built in Roman times), which for many centuries supervised access to the top of the Mediavalle Serchio, followed we will go to the country of Coreglia Antelminelli where is the "Museum of Plaster Figurine" a reality of historical relevance as an emblem of the "figurine", who were craftsmen who work with a few tools moved from city to city and from country to country sometimes making at the plaster statuettes, in this small town we will also see the famous castle and visit the small village where it is located.
At this point we will move with the means of the staff towards the town of Bagni di Lucca where we will visit the beautiful Municipal Casino, currently home to a stylish restaurant but still retains the elegance of a time, we will go to the country of Montefegatesi (842 m) where, after a short and catchy walk, we come to the Statue of Dante Alighieri built in 1908 and from where you can admire a beautiful landscape with the mountains of Rondinaio, the Three Powers, the Moscow, Pratofiorito and Crowned.
Returned to the country we're going to get a taste of local products in the local inn, cheeses, meats, honey, wine and spirits will be the master and then resume the march by the means of the staff and go to visit some particular locations of the Garfagnana.
We will start from the town of Barga where, in addition to being a country characterized by its perched position and the pavements leading to the center, we can admire the Cathedral with its grandeur that overlooks the whole village and the quaint shops of local handicrafts.
From this beautiful place we will go to the country of Fosciandora, a small country village where time seems to stand still mainly affects the concentration of farmland and the agricultural world who is the master.
The last stop of this excursion is the principal municipality of the area, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. When you arrive we will be amazed by this little-big town, the walls bounding the historical reality and commercial stepped inside the walls we will visit the Cathedral and the Castle Aristotesca then continue our walk with the option to buy the typical products the area. Finally we will go to the Fortress of Monte Alfonso, a beautiful example of historic fortification consists of a long wall with seven bastions placed asymmetrically to suit the characteristics of the soil.
Around the hill where the fortress of Monte Alfonso is a path, "Path of Ariosto," which allows a hike in the countryside around the fort.
Our tour ends with an excellent dinner in a renowned restaurant and characteristic of this center, return late in the evening to the village of Ghivizzano.
Want to know this beautiful corner of Tuscany?
Well you expect, this tour is right for you!!