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Lago di Vagli

  • Lago di Vagli

    This beautiful lake, north-west of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, is rich in wildlife and popular with walkers for the many paths around its shores. Lago di Vagli has a secret. It is, in fact, man-made, created by the ENEL electricity company when it built the nearby dam. To provide hydro-electricity to the surrounding area, the valley needed to be flooded, including the village of Fabbriche di Careggine, the inhabitants of which were re-housed.

    Every 10 years, the lake is drained for maintenance work to be carried out. As the waters recede, the village reappears, watched by locals and visitors alike, who are then able to wander around the remains of the church and other buildings.

    It is also known as ‘Paese Fantasma’ (ghost village) and some say that strange events and miracles have taken place since the village was flooded. The next date for the lake to be drained is in 2024. However, it is possible to see the church tower when the water level is low. Boats can be hired at Vagli Sotto and directions will be given to the drowned village.

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Private Cooking Class: Italian-Style Meatballs and Tiramisu

Private Hands-on cooking class featuring personal chef
Theme: the authentic italian Meatballs Taste of Florence!
Specially designed and programmed according to your preferences.
This Course will let you enjoy this unique culinary experience exclusively for you, without other partecipants.
If you like to completely customize your experience this is the class for you.

You will learn how to make many different "polpette", meatballs, spanning traditional and contemporary recipes in according to your preference.
In addition, you will learn how to pair each dish with the perfect sauce.
When you go home, you will be ready to share Italy’s real meatballs with your friends and family.
Breschette, cheeses and home made bread will be a part of your amazing food!
And, of course, after you have made them, you get to eat them.
Enjoy a satisfying meal supplemented with home made bakery or cakes and rich salads and a good wine tasting.

from 151,14 US Dollar

Make Your Own Wine: Combine Mixtures to Create your Perfect Wine

Experts will guide customers step by step, learning how to give a certain character to your very personal wine. Inside an ancient room under the '700 villa, our winemaker will describe the different characteristics of the 5 grapes sampled directly from the oak barrels.

- Private tour for couples and small groups
- Departure from an agreed meeting point or from your hotel
- Visit of the winery
- Meeting with the wine expert + Experience + Lunch
- Shipping of 12 wine bottles with custom labels
- Return to an agreed meeting point or to your hotel
- Languages: Italian and English

from 630,73 US Dollar

Who will guard Michelangelo s legacy

PASSIONS

History and performance of famous artists, Michelangelo in particular. Art and history of the Florentine Renaissance, Insight in Michelangelo’s life to find out the emotions that gave origin to the works.

WE WARMLY WELCOME

Adults, families, students, art and history lovers, people who are motivated to deepen and tune in to the soul of the great artist.

minimum booking available: from 2 people

from 257,05 US Dollar

From Florence: half-day private tour of Pisa and the Leaning Tower

Discover the history of the great Maritime Republic of Pisa, learn about the events and historical characters that were at the origin of this magnificent monumental complex. Walk up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the world-famous symbol of the city.

from 132,69 US Dollar
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