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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

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Leaning Tower of Pisa Tickets

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa with your afternoon entrance ticket . After exchanging your voucher, head up the tower’s sloping staircase and enjoy unforgettable views of Pisa from the top!

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Badia a Passignano Visit and Chianti Tasting Experience

Tucked into the enchanting hills of Chianti is an ancient Benedictine Abbey, la Badia a Passignano. Surrounded by a sacred and spiritual atmosphere, the abbey reflects the presence of Florence and the strong influence of the Medici, who summoned famous artists to decorate the complex. The monks residing at the abbey promoted scientific research through vine growing, which is still one of the main activities in Chianti. A tour of the abbey is followed (or preceded in the case of afternoon visits) by a visit to a winery for a wine tasting.

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Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Florence with Transport from Lucca

Learn how to make two of the most delicious and popular Italian dishes, pizza and gelato, during this 3-hour class with transfers from Lucca. Make your very own pizza and savor it at dinner time together with the gelato you made. Impress your family and friends with your mad cooking skills. Learn these skills with a local chef and take the recipes back home so you can make these dishes whenever you want. Drinks are included.

from 59,39 US Dollar

Florence Cycling Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour bicycle tour of the city center of Florence with an expert guide and learn the history of this ancient city.

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