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Camporgiano

The town of Camporgiano is in the province of Lucca at 475 m. a.s.l. of altitude and it has a population of about 2,000 inhabitants.


CamporgianoThe town of Camporgiano is in the province of Lucca at 475 m. a.s.l. of altitude and it has a population of about 2,000 inhabitants. The Rocca degli Estensi and the Church of the Madonna, built in 1627, can be visited in its territory.
Populations descending from the Osci and the Ausones crossed the area of Camporgiano before the Etruscans settled here (even if their noteworthy evidences have not been found) and the Romans conquered it later. An alcove dedicated to the god Janus, set on the plain to the right of the Serchio rover, has remained. Sulla's veterans founded the colony of "Camporiano", so called after the name of the god, and they were assigned some land at the end of the civil war against the Mariani in 82 B.C. Spanning the year 0, the Roman "castrum" experienced a phase of such expansion that it was cited in some tables of Lucca dating to 111 a.D.
The area depopulated after the Barbarian invasions. An actual recovery took place around the year 1000, thanks to the economy linked to the activities based on the exploitation of the river. In the Early Middle Ages, probably around the VII century, the nucleus of Camporiano was moved to its current position, maybe because of an earthquake that destroyed the original built-up area. Around the XIII century, the town was very active in supporting the Guelfs against the Ghibellines of the Garfagnana. The latter, yet, are the majority and when their leader Castruccio Castracani got the power in Lucca, Camporgiano changed sides, too.
After Castruccio died, the town supported the Guelfs again and around the year 1360 its area was raged by the war caused by the Malaspina, another powerful family belonging to the Ghibelline party. Thus, the more violent period in the Garfagnana began and it was characterized by the depopulation of Lucca and by the diffusion of brigandage and the growth of overbearing local seigniories. The towns of the Garfagnana called the Estensi, a family who dominated the area corresponding to Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, to settle the disputes. The Estensi annexed four vicariates of Lucca, one of which depended upon Camporgiano. In the following years, many owners followed one another in ruling this area and it definitively went back under the seigniory of Ferrara in 1521.
During the long period under the Estensi's dukedom, also Ludovico Ariosto governed the vicariate. Therefore, he spent some years of his life in Camporgiano. In 1859, the family from the Emilia region decayed with the Risorgimento uprisings and the town, once the Kingdom of Italy annexed it, province of Massa Carrara incorporated the town. A second Royal Decree definitively ceded it to the province of Lucca in 1923.

Rocca of CamporgianoRocca of Camporgiano
The rocca of Camporgiano is on a high rock overlooking one of the historically most important sections of the road network in the upper Serchio valley. It is closely connected and within sight of the fortress of Verrucole guarding the other road on the further bank of the river.
The fortification has an irregular quadrangular plan and the walls have two massive conical towers that represent the most important and characteristic part of the fortifications; the walls in local roughly hewn stone are crowned by a patrol balcony jutting out of the wall. The fort has only one gate with a small guardhouse, on the north-western side.
Inside the walls we can still see the base of the bell tower of the Romanesque San Sisto church and some portions of the medieval walls that represented the most ancient core of the fortification brought to light during a recent excavation campaign.
The complex owed its strategic relevance both to the solidity of its construction and to its position; however, with the political changes and the period of non-belligerence from the beginning of the XVIIth century onwards in the upper Serchio valley, the Rocca lost its strategic importance and retained only administrative functions. The whole complex then passed into private hands and only the large building on the Rocchetta was refurbished and converted into a house; this was the situation until 1920 when, owing to a devastating earthquake, many buildings were abandoned, their ruins pulled down and a new village was constructed in their place.


Camporgiano: discover the surroundings

  • Orecchiella park Orecchiella park (2 km)
    Between the rocks of the Apuan Alps and the beech woods of the Tuscan Apennine, in Garfagnana, is a vast protected area, the Orecchiella Natural Park.
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  • Fortress of Verrucole Fortress of Verrucole (2 km)
    The fortress of Verrucole, beautiful and imposing, is somewhat stretched along the north-east to south-west axis, on a hill above the village of San Romano Garfagnana in front of the Orecchiella Natural Park.
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  • Garfagnana Garfagnana (8 km)
    The Garfagnana is the area occupying the middle and upper stretches of the Valle del Serchio, surrounded by the Apuans and the Appennines.
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  • Wind Coves Wind Coves (13 km)
    Grotta del Vento is situated in the province of Lucca, in one of the wildest parts of the Apuan Alps regional park.
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  • Barga Barga (15 km)
    The urban structure of Barga has remained more or less that of the time of the Commune (12th-14th cent.), with a tangled network of streets running between the irregular buildings.
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  • Monte Corchia cave Monte Corchia cave (18 km)
    The Monte Corchia cave system in the Apuan Alps regional park is the largest cave system in Italy and one of the biggest in Europe.
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  • Coreglia Antelminelli Coreglia Antelminelli (18 km)
    This corner of Tuscany, squeezed between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, is an enchanting area, which unites art, history and nature in perfect symbiosis.
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  • Apuane park Apuane park (20 km)
    Apuane park is located in Tuscany, only for his geo-morphological and naturalistic characteristics, it is developed for around 60 kms along the coast of the Tyrrhenian sea in the areas of the Versilia, Lunigiana and Garfagnana.
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  • Seravezza Seravezza (20 km)
    Seravezza called Sala Vetitia in a document of the X century, Sala Vecchia in the Lucca Annals of Tolomeo and Seravetitia in certain papers of 1368 and 1375, was originally the dominion the Lords of Corvaia and Vallecchia.
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  • Montignoso Montignoso (20 km)
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  • Aghinolfi castle Aghinolfi castle (20 km)
    The characteristic element of the territory of Montignoso, already frequented by the ancient Liguri-Apuanis, it's represented from the Castle Aghinolfi.
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  • Porta lake Porta lake (20 km)
    The protected area of the Porta lake, a heaven faunistico managed from the WWF and from League Environment, is where the place to make a relaxant walk.
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  • Carrara and the marble quarries Carrara and the marble quarries (21 km)
    Carrara is in the northen-western area of Tuscany, at the borders with Liguria and Emilia, famous all over the world for its valued white marble.
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  • Massa Massa (23 km)
    Massa in Tuscany offers the tourist a look at the ancient marble quarries revered by sculptures from Michaelangelo to Henry Moore.
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  • Malaspina Castle Massa Malaspina Castle Massa (23 km)
    The castle of Massa crowns the top of a rocky hill and from its position dominates the wide underlying plain and great part of the Tyrrhenian coast line.
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  • Travel Massa Travel Massa (23 km)
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Accommodations in the area


    • Seravezza (Lucca)
    • 20 km from Camporgiano

    Stone Houses Seravezza 10 beds pool

    A set of three contiguous stone houses in typical Tuscan style to give great privacy to each guest and make each unit autonomous if necessary.
    The important rental property that can accommodate up to 10 people is located in the hills of Versilia in the municipality of Seravezza.

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    • Seravezza (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Camporgiano

    Villa Montignoso Massa 6 beds pool

    Wonderful villa for rent with swimming pool and panoramic view that sweeps from the Versilia sea to the Apuan Alps immersed in the green hills of Versilia.
    The ideal solution for those who want a villa in the hills of Tuscany in a position of absolute privacy and relaxation but at the same time not far from the sea.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 22 km from Camporgiano

    Villa Marina di Pietrasanta 14 beds pool

    Single villa located in Pietrasanta with a large private park of 3000 square meters and a swimming pool 2 km from the sea of Versilia.
    Solution indicated to those looking for a villa in Pietrasanta with other finishes please and technologically advanced

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Camporgiano

    Villa Pietrasanta 12 beds pool

    Villa of high architectural level with luxury finishes located on the hills of Versilia in a dominant position and spectacular panoramic view over the coast. It has a panoramic swimming pool and a beautiful garden.
    Beautiful villa ideal for those looking for an important solution in the hills of Versilia with accommodation capacity for up to 12 people.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Camporgiano

    Stone House Pietrasanta 7 beds pool

    Beautiful stone farmhouse located on the hills of Pietrasanta about 6 km from the Tuscan coast with outbuildings and swimming pool with breathtaking panoramic views that reach the sea.
    Immersed in the green Tuscan hills, the farmhouse of about 120 square meters offers hospitality for 7 people.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Camporgiano

    Villa Pietrasanta Hills 7 beds pool

    Beautiful detached villa for rent in Pietrasanta located in the hills surrounded by a park of about 8000 square meters and in a position of absolute tranquility and privacy with stunning views of the Versilia coast.
    Excellent solution for those seeking peace and tranquility on the hills of Tuscany a few miles from the sea of Versilia

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Camporgiano

    Country Estate Pietrasanta 20 beds

    Important rental in the hills of Pietrasanta consists of three separate villas for a total capacity of 20 people, surrounded by 35,000 meters of land.
    The wide green spaces on flat land make the stay an absolutely relaxing experience in Versilia.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Camporgiano

    Historical House Pietrasanta 16 beds pool

    Magnificent eighteenth-century residence located in Pietrasanta and surrounded by the hills of Versilia in a dominant position with a spectacular view that sweeps up to the Tuscan sea.
    Staying in a historic home located in a context of absolute relaxation without sacrificing comfort.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Camporgiano

    Countryhouse Camaiore 16 beds pool

    Ancient and charming country house located in Camaiore on the Tuscan hills and just 10 km from the sea of Versilia.
    The villa is the ideal solution for those looking for a solution of typical Tuscan charm and in a position of absolute tranquility and relaxation.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Camporgiano

    Villa Camaiore Hills 10 beds pool

    Prestigious villa for rent on the Hills of Camaiore with a unique position and a panoramic view that extends from the surrounding hills to the sea of Versilia.
    The large park in which the beautiful panoramic pool is expertly set gives this exclusive residence a characteristic of absolute privacy and relaxation.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Camporgiano

    Villa Camaiore Hills 6 beds pool

    Charming villa for rent on the hills of Camaiore surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean vegetation with three rooms for a total of 6 beds.
    The spectacular view of the surrounding hills and Camaiore from the garden and the swimming pool make this villa particularly interesting for those looking for a solution to relax in absolute privacy.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from Camporgiano

    Villa Pietrasanta 4 beds

    Splendid villa set in a context of extreme tranquility and privacy in the Città Giardino di Pietrasanta area on two levels above ground.
    Excellent solution 4 km from Marina di Pietrasanta inserted in a reserved context.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from Camporgiano

    Villa Clementina

    Beautiful villa of charm in Pietrasanta with pool surrounded by a 2000 m garden. q. with Jacuzzi, about 6 km from Marina di Pietrasanta and 1 Km from the center of Pietrasanta in a position of absolute privacy and relaxation.
    Customers especially appreciate the privacy and location of this beautiful villa on the hills of Versilia, only 6 km from the sea

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from Camporgiano

    Luxury Villa Pietrasanta 10 beds pool

    Beautiful luxury villa located in Pietrasanta with a large equipped garden and swimming pool with the possibility to stay up to 10 people.
    The property is located within a large olive grove in an extremely quiet and absolute privacy just 4 km from the coast of Versilia.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from Camporgiano

    Restored Rustic Pietrasanta 10 beds pool

    Beautiful restored rustic to rent from an old mill of the sixteenth century, ready to welcome you in its 4 luxurious suites equipped with every comfort.
    The farmhouse for rent in Pietrasanta is located in the heart of the Tuscan hills just two kilometers from Pietrsanta and has a large garden, swimming pool and tennis court.

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