We start from Borgo a Mozzano, a town known all over the world for the Devil's Bridge with its legends and its unique architecture. However, in this itinerary we will also visit another jewel of the Middle Valley, the Torre del Bargiglio, better known as the eye of Lucca. The tower is located on Monte Bargiglio and dates back to the times of Castruccio Castracani. Later, the eye of Lucca was defined for its fundamental function as an observatory of the Lucchese Republic. Today, starting from the village of Borgo a Mozzano, it is possible to visit it and admire the entire plain of Lucca and the Garfagnana. The tower can be reached by a pleasant walk upwards along centuries-old mule tracks. Wine lovers can stop at the cellars to enjoy a tasting along the way.
From Borgo a Mozzano, we continue towards the Ghivizzano Castle (Municipality of Coreglia Antelminelli), the stronghold of Castruccio Castracani. Following extensive works, it is now possible to admire the entire tower called "Torre di Castruccio". You can also visit the Roman walls and the characteristic via Sossala, an internal street underneath the arches of the walls. Here, costumed historical re-enactments take place every September on the occasion of the I Norcini a Castello festival.
Coreglia is also the perfect place for a tasting of the typical products of the area. Among the best known is the slow food "Bazzone" ham, and the biroldo of the Serchio Valley. For the overnight stay, you can choose to stay on-site or continue to Barga just a few kilometers away, to enjoy a dinner in the characteristic village and continue the tour in the morning.