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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

  • 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.

    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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Discover Michelangelo with a skip the line guided tour of the Accademia Gallery

Thanks to the outstanding statue of David, Michelangelo Buonarroti’s masterpiece, the Accademia Gallery is not only a must-do in Florence but also one of the most visited museums in the world.


  • Skip the line tickets
  • Admire the David by Michelangelo
  • Discover Michelangelo's Prisoners
  • Appreciate the Medici musical instruments collection

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Cinque Terre Vip Private Tour -Full Immersion

A whole, intense and unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the World.

Five villages, suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards, which will allow us to immerse into a little piece of Heaven. 

Each Private Group Maximum: 8 travelers
All inclusive VIP Formula:
  • Pickup directly from your address
  • Private Driver
  • Private Guide at 5 Terre (the real walking tour between the 5 villages)
  • Private Hiking experience between the 5 Terre vineyards in Volastra (stunning view on the 5 Terre)
  • Private Boat Tour along the 5 Terre Coast
  • Train Pass for the Day

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Palio Tour

To say you know a place means to know its traditions. In Siena, it's all about the Palio, the centuries-old traditions formed around a horse race that takes place twice a year, in Piazza del Campo. Taking part in this 1-hour tour, you will get a chance to discover the history and the tradition behind this important horse race. You will visit one of the 17 districts (Contrade) and the guide will show you the district's fountain, where children are baptized. After that you will have exclusive guided tour of the Contrada's museum, where the ‘Standards’, the banners given to the winning Contrada, and the traditional medieval costumes of the Contrada's members are exhibited.

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Private Walking Tour: Florence and All Its Beauty

Explore the history and beauty of Florence with your private guide on a 2-hour walking tour. See some of the city's main attractions and personalize the tour to suit your interests, creating the most memorable trip to Florence.

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