Call us on: +44 (0) 207 193 8156
Email Address
Password

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is a bustling town with road and rail links to Lucca, Pisa, Florence and the Versilia coast by Viareggio. National parks of the Apuan Alps and Appenines are an easy drive away and open up a whole host of walks, nature and sports for your enjoyment.

The history small village of Castelnuovo can be traced back to as early as 740AD but within a century, the village had become an important town with defensive walls and castles. Its location enabled it to establish itself as a transit point for traders and visitors travelling to the northern areas of Italy. Over the centuries, the defensive walls and castles were enlarged and improved. In 1924, Castelnuovo became part of the Province of Lucca.

Even today, the defensive walls of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana play an important role in everyday life in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. The town walls contain the oldest parts of the town along with winding roads and small artisan shops. The more modern offices, residences, bars, restaurants and train station are outside of the walls.

Many local residents commute to work in Lucca, Pisa or Florence whilst a growing number are able to make a comfortable living from tourism or from the sale of artisan gifts and paintings.

Essential Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Information

Experience an official tuscany tour with

Day trip to Venice: 18 to 35 years old

Venice, one of the most exquisite and intriguing cities in the world, should be on every young traveler's must-see list while in Italy!

from 90,01 US Dollar

Cooking Class: Italian-Style Meatballs and Tiramisu

In this semi-private. hands-on class, you will learn how to make 3 kinds of polpette, meatballs, spanning traditional and contemporary recipes. 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. 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 glass of Chianti.

from 142,41 US Dollar

Half-day Private Walking Tour of Siena

Enjoy Siena with a professional guide who will let you discover the beauties of this UNESCO world heritage listed city. The itinerary will include the Duomo, Piazza del campo, The Church of San Domenico, The Public Palace, and dozens of small streets and neighbourhoods that make this city unique.

from 284,83 US Dollar

Pisa Segway Tour

Explore Pisa by Segway on this 3-hour tour and discover wonders unseen by many visitors. An expert guide leads you through beautiful medieval streets, along the Arno River to view Fortezza Nuova, the lovely Santa Maria della Spina, and Sapienza Palace where Galileo studied. In Knights’ Square, learn about the elite university founded by Napoleon Bonaparte, and ride through the Field of Dreams to admire the Baptistery, the Duomo and of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Numbers limited to eight people, ensuring a small-group experience.

from 142,41 US Dollar
Find me a Villa
Search
Save as bookmark
To Tuscany on Facebook