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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.

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Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Bolgheri Tour from Livorno Port

Relax and enjoy the beauty of Tuscany on this 6-hour tour from Piombino to the countryside of Bolgheri. Your English-speaking driver/guide will take you from the seaside inland passing by the Etruscan Coast to discover the renowned town of Bolgheri and the history of the Italian literature in Castagneto Carducci. See 'Cypress Avenue' leading into Bolgheri with 2500 cypress trees, and the house of Josuè Carducci - the famous Italian writer. Enjoy approximately 45 minutes free time to explore the narrow streets of Bolgheri town. Transport by air-conditioned minivan and port pickup and drop-off is included.

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Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour

Discover the town’s best known treasures such as the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the squares, the monuments, the Old Bridge. The tour will continue with the visit of The Uffizi Gallery. One of the most important art collections in the world.

from 71,35 US Dollar

Florence Vintage Photo Tour With a Polaroid Camera

Explore Florence with a vintage Polaroid camera on this 3 hour photo and city walking tour. Capture Florence's most famous sights and popular tourist attractions on instant film. Get creative and frame your stay in a truly unique way.

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Montalcino food & wine tour

8 hour active food & wine tour to the Montalcino wine region, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm with a professional English speaking sommelier. We’ll enjoy a truffle tasting in San Giovanni d’Asso after which we head to Montalcino and visit the village shortly. We’ll go South and visit a family owned winery with a cellar tour and then a tasting accompanied by a home-cooked Tuscan meal. In the afternoon we’ll visit a small organic winery for another tour & tasting.

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