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Garfagnana

The Garfagnana is the area occupying the middle and upper stretches of the Valle del Serchio, surrounded by the Apuans and the Appennines.


Garfagnana : Ponte del DiavoloThe Garfagnana is the area occupying the middle and upper stretches of the Valle del Serchio, surrounded by the Apuans and the Appennines. It was already inhabited way back in prehistoric times. Much later it was subject to the rule of the bishops of Lucca and Luni. From 1429, a large part of the territory came under the dominion of the Estensi, who nominated the poet Ludovico Ariosto as governor.
We can start exploring this valley by visiting the village of Borgo a Mozzano, close to which there is the asymmetrical Ponte della Maddalena, better known as the Ponte del Diavolo ('Bridge of the Devil').
On the other side of the river Serchio there is the ancient thermal baths centre of Bagni di Lucca. Its greatest period of prestige was in the 18th and 19th centuries because Charles I of Bourbon opened the first casino in Europe here, attracting many well-known figures including Byron, Shelley, Dumas père, Rossini, and Puccini.
As you travel towards Barga, you come to Coreglia Anteminelli, where its main claim to fame is the Museo della figurina di gesso dell'emigrazione, a museum of plaster figures, housed in Palazzo Vanni.
Garfagnana : Ponte delle cateneBarga is the most important town in the Valle del Serchio and today is a commercial and industrial centre. There was already a flourishing production of valuable fabrics here in the 12th century. The medieval town centre with its partially-intact walls lies on a spur above the modern part of the town called Barga Giardino. The ancient Duomo is at the topmost point of the historic town centre in a grassy piazza, from which you get an extensive view of the surrounding mountains.
Castelnuovo Garfagnana, the capital of this mountain area, has origins dating back to the 8th century. Nowadays Castelnuovo is an industrial centre.

The cultivation of farro (spelt) has been an economic resource for the Garfagnana since Roman times. Recently rediscovered, it can now be found in restaurants throughout Italy. Spelt can be served hot or cold in a variety of different recipes. Besides the traditional soup, in the Garfagnana there is also a recipe that mixes spelt with rice; they are cooked separately then mixed together and flavoured with salt, pepper, nutmeg, cheese, and lemon rind. Other exquisite ingredients are the vegetables grown in the area, in particular the erbi (grasses) that grow spontaneously in fields and which can be eaten either raw or cooked; they are also excellent as a basis for a tasty frittata (omelette).


Garfagnana: discover the area

  • Wind Coves Wind Coves
    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
    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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  • Camporgiano 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.
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  • Orecchiella park Orecchiella park
    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
    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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Accommodations in the area


    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 19 km from Garfagnana

    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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    • Seravezza (Lucca)
    • 20 km from Garfagnana

    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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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 20 km from Garfagnana

    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)
    • 20 km from Garfagnana

    Villa Camaiore Hills 10 beds pool

    Villa located 3 km from the center of Camaiore in a quiet and sunny position 10 km from Tuscan sea.
    Ideal for those looking for a villa accommodation on the hills of Versilia a few miles from Tuscan sea.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Garfagnana

    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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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Garfagnana

    Villa Prato di Sopra Camaiore 10 beds pool

    This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking.
    This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Garfagnana

    Villa Camaiore Hills 7 beds pool

    Wonderful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery, tranquility and privacy of the Pieve di Camaiore about 10 km from the sea of the Tuscan coast.
    The villa has all the comforts necessary to ensure an unforgettable stay in Tuscany and is the ideal solution for small groups up to 7 people who want to stay in the countryside but not far from the sea of Versilia.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Garfagnana

    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)
    • 21 km from Garfagnana

    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)
    • 21 km from Garfagnana

    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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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Garfagnana

    Villa Pieve di Camaiore 8 beds pool

    Luxury and charming villa with swimming pool for rent surrounded by the green hills of Camaiore not far from the sea of the Tuscan coast.
    The villa is ideal for those looking for an oasis of absolute peace and relaxation guaranteed by the elevated position and the external fence in style.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 22 km from Garfagnana

    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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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 22 km from Garfagnana

    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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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 22 km from Garfagnana

    Restored Farmhouse Camaiore 9 beds pool

    Beautiful fully restored farmhouse located on the hills of Camaiore. The villa is surrounded by a park of 2500 square meters in which is inserted the beautiful pool.
    Thanks to the dominant position on the valley from the farmhouse you can enjoy a beautiful 360 ° panoramic view.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 22 km from Garfagnana

    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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