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Fabbriche di Vallico bridge
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The bridge of Fabbriche di Vallico

The main attraction of the hamlet is a 14th century bridge made of stones

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Fabbriche di Vallico
The most well-known monument in Fabbriche di Vallico is the bridge that unites the two parts of the town and that has the shape of a mule saddle. The bridge is dominated by a building that in the past used to be a customs house as it marked the boundary between the Duchy of Modena and the Republic of Lucca.
This footbridge crosses the Turrite Cava stream in the town of Fabbriche di Vallico, near a beautiful spot in the valley where the stream meets a brook. The bridge deck is slightly inclined. The sandstone bridge was built by local masons near a water-mill in the 14th century. It is in a good state of preservation and currently is still in use.
Not far, the Romanesque church of San Giacomo in Vallico di Sotto is a remarkable attraction. The church’s interior keeps a precious 15th century triptych showing the Madonna with Child among Saints attributed to Bernardino del Castelletto.
Fabbriche di Vallico
A lovely village in the heart of the Garfagnana
Fabbriche di Vallico is a lovely village in the heart of the Garfagnana, on the banks of the River Serchio. Worth a visit in the town is the church of St. Jacopo, built on the place where once the old hermitage of the Agostian monks stood, built at the beginning of 1200 and closed halfway through the XVI century due to the lack of monks. ...