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Things to do in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

  • Monte Alfonso Fortress

    Built by Duke Alfonso II at the end of the 16th Century, it was designed to offer the residents of the nearby town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana a safe refuge should the town come under attack or siege.
    Whilst much of the fortress has fallen into ruin, a pathway has been developed around the fortress hill so you can walk the route that the defensive walls once took. The walk is approximately 1 hour on a reasonably flat surface and offers outstanding views of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and the Serchio Valley.
    Address: Fortezza di Mont'Alfonso, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana Province of Lucca, Italy
    Tel: 0583 643201
    Web: www.montalfonso.it

  • The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

    Located within the ancient town walls, the origins of the Cathedral date back to the 10th Century although todays building is based on the 16th Century modernisation. Much restoration was needed following damage sustained during the Second World War, however, the damage actually allowed restorers to see the original classical structure below and enabled them to follow the original buildings lines. Within the Cathedral are many important pieces of Italian art, which include a wooden Crucifix popularly known as ‘the Black Christ’.

  • Events

    Feast day of St Peter
    St Peter is the patron saint of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and the feast day on 29th June is celebrated by all the locals – many shops may close during the festivities.

    Carnival
    Castelnuovo di Garfagnana really gets into the spirit of Carnival time during February and you can watch the many floats parade through the town.

    September Fair
    The September Fair recreates the ancient importance Castelnuovo di Garfagnana held as a trading route between North and South. For 8 days, agricultural fayre is promoted for sale with a favourite being the local Garfagnino cheese. The tourist office has created a few new ideas to accompany the ancient traditions, one of which has proved very popular with the locals – Bingo in the main square!

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Florencce walk tour with David

If you are in Florence for the first time this tour will give you the possibility to have a general idea of the city, walking around the little streets, beautiful squares and unforgettable churches.

We will visit the Accademia Museum where you will admire the gorgeous statue: David of Michelangelo.

Please note: the Accademia is one of the most visited museums in the world. We
may have to wait a little bit in line also if we have the "skip the line" tickets.

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Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Siena

Admire the gorgeous landscapes of Tuscany from above on this 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Siena! This thrilling hot air balloon ride takes you up 2,000 feet (609 meters) over the rolling hills, classic Italian villas, imposing castles and sprawling vineyards and olive groves of the Tuscan countryside. Toast to this unforgettable experience with a glass of sparkling wine upon landing.

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Explore Dome Square & Climb Florence Dome with a Private Guide

If you want to know in detail about this amazing landmark, this is the tour which will answer all your questions about the Duomo Square and then If you wish to see the entire city from a single point, the Dome is the place for you.

Highlights

  • A spectacular view of the city will be the reward for your efforts.
  • A guided tour of the Duomo Square of Florence including Cupola Climbing
  • The square contains Florence's Cathedral with Cupola del Brunelleschi, Giotto's Campanile, Baptistery, Loggia del Bigallo,Opera del Duomo Museum

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Kid tour in Siena

Guided tour of Siena for groups including children, that also adults can enjoy. Your professional guide will guide you through the city of Siena and explain to you in a fun and involving way its history, legends and traditions.

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