Ponte Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia Bridge

The ‘Ponte di Santa Lucia’ (St. Lucy´s Bridge) is one of the grandest medieval bridges in Garfagnana and is situated in the town of Castelnuovo

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

This town is the most important in the area. The bridge is made from sandstone and dates back to the 14th century. It consists of two round arches of equal span. In accordance with local legend, in his ‘Descrizione Geografica, Storica, Economica della Garfagnana’ (Geographic, Historical and Economic Description of Garfagnana) Raffaello Raffaelli ascribed its construction to Castruccio Castracani, dating the bridge back to 1324. The bridge, restored in 1822, was blown up during the German retreat of the II World War and was re-constructed after the war.
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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
In the heart of Garfagnana, rich in natural and historical beauty
Castelnuovo is the main centre of Garfagnana, positioned at the merging of the river Serchio with the Turrite Secca, a typical mountain torrent coming down from the Apuans. The town is the commercial and administrative centre of the valley, seat of the 'Comunità Montana' which unites 16 communes, and many other public offices. ...