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Discover Garfagnana in four days

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A travel proposal that will make you immerse yourself in the green of the Apuan Alps, in the flavors and in the history of this little-known territory

The first stop of our stay will be the medieval centre of Castiglione di Garfagnana, which has preserved completely intact walls, medieval castle and the two churches of San Michele and San Pietro. Here we will visit the city walls and the fortress.

On the second day, in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana we visit the Fortress of Monte Alfonso and the Rocca Ariostesca, which dominates the centre of the village. In the 16th century the fortress was home for three years to the poet Ludovico Ariosto, who had been appointed governor of the province of Garfagnana at the time of the rule of the Este family. 

In the afternoon we will discover the underground world of the Grotta del Vento and stop in Castelvecchio Pascoli, on the Colle di Caprona, where the poet Giovanni Pascoli lived and was buried.

The next day we will visit Lake Vagli, one of the main attractions of the area: when it is drained for maintenance work, the ghostly ruins of a ghost town, Fabbriche di Careggine, re-emerge as if by magic. 

On the fourth day of the tour we will take a walk in a protected natural area of the Orecchiella Park, walking along the Sentiero degli Orsi (Bear Trail), which occasionally allows us to get close to the plantigrades. Then we head to the Verrucole Fortress, one of the most beautiful examples of a medieval Tuscan castle.

During the four days we will also visit a cheese factory and enjoy an unmissable typical "Garfagnina" dinner, with the best dishes of the local cuisine.

See the program linked below for all the details of the itinerary!


Prices include

  • Overnight stay with accommodation in the agreed facility: hotel/farm/b&b/holiday home
  • Half-board: breakfast and dinner in a restaurant, tavern or hotel
  • The lunches indicated in the program
  • Drinks at meals
  • Guided tours and excursions, as stated in the program
  • Tastings, as provided for in the program
  • The entrances, if included in the program
  • Train tickets, provided in the program
  • Taxes and service charges
  • An Assistant/Companion for the duration of the tour

Supplemental charges

  • Transfers (both from/to places of residence and during the tour)
  • Meals not mentioned or defined as free
  • Optional visits and excursions
  • Unspecified inputs
  • Medical baggage and cancellation penalty insurance
  • Optional insurance
  • Local tourist taxes, where applicable
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the item "Prices include"

Meeting point

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Piazza del Duomo, 6/7

and no-show policies

  • Cancellations up to 15 days before departure: 50% penalty. 
  • Cancellations from 14 days before departure: 100% penalty


Garfagnana Experience by I Viaggi di Andrea
P.IVA: 01186580468
Piazza del Duomo, 6/7
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana