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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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Half-day Chianti Horseback Riding, Lunch and Wine Tasting Tour from Castellina

Getting in tune with such an intelligent animal like a horse is rejuvenating for body and soul: cross the Chianti countryside paths led by an expert guide, admire those world famous hills covered by olive groves and vineyards and get in tune with nature, your horse and yourself.

Highlights:

  • Private tour for couple and small groups
  • Departure from Castellina in Chianti at 10am
  • Horse riding between vineyards and olive groves
  • Transfer by car to the winery where the experience takes place
  • Tuscan meal + four wine tastings
  • Return to Castellina in Chianti
  • Languages: Italian, English 

from 248,46 US Dollar

Chianti & SPA Experience with dinner

There is not a better way to Experience Tuscany as a local than a glass of red wine, typical dinner and a relaxing SPA resort!

from 100,57 US Dollar

Brunello Bike Tour

Half day bike tour in the land of Brunello starting from Montalcino, riding on paved and unpaved roads, through vineyards and woods. The tour includes the visit to a Brunello winery where wine making process is explained (harvest, fermentation, bottling, storage). Tour and wine tasting last approximately 1h 30 min and the tasting includes 3 wines.
A few minutes away from the winery you can also visit the beautiful Romanesque abbey of Sant’Antimo

from 130,15 US Dollar

Shared Departure Transfer: Florence Hotels to Florence Airport

Ensure a hassle-free way to finish your Florence vacation by booking this shared departure transfer from your city hotel to Florence Airport. Simply book a time that suits your schedule, and meet your professional and reliable driver at your hotel. Then, relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned shuttle vehicle as you’re driven directly to Florence Airport; it’s that easy!

from 9,47 US Dollar
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