Ferriera dei Barsi in Candalla

The Barsi iron factory in Candalla

Celebrating generations of ironworkers


In Candalla, located in the municipality of Camaiore, there is an ancient iron factory where many generations of blacksmiths from the Barsi family forged iron. The public is invited to learn more about their work and history. The old hammer is still functioning and the ovens are the originals.


Near Forte dei Marmi the town offers a low-key version of the beach holiday
Located in the foothills of the Apuan Alps, this small town dates back to Roman times. After founding Lucca, the Romans created a series of small villages at the foot of Mount Prana. One of these villages is the present day Camaiore, which gets its name from the ancient Campus Major—the large plain that connects Lucca and the gates of Luni. ...