Giovanni Pascoli, the Great Poet…
…and his Serchio River Valley
On this tour, you will be taken to the pleasant hamlet of Castelvecchio where the re-nowned Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli settled in 1895 and lived in the company of his sister Mary to his death. A visit to Pascoli’s house, today a museum, is a must for admirers of the poet.
We reach Castelvecchio from Lucca by traveling through the green Serchio River Valley, which is dotted with Romanesque churches, medieval strongholds and hamlets, where traditions are kept alive and genuine specialties are still easy to find and sample.
Meet the guide in Lucca and depart.
As we travel through the Serchio River Valley, the tour takes us to the ancient town of Borgo a Mozzano, where a stop at the legendary “Devil’s Bridge” is highly recommended.
The tour then continues to the hilltop town of Barga with a visit to its charming historical center dominated by the Romanesque Duomo of San Cristoforo, which dates back to the 11th century. Its pulpit is considered to be one of the most remarkable art treasures of the whole area.
Visit another Romanesque church in the countryside and then continue to Castelvecchio, where it is possible to visit the House-Museum of Giovanni Pascoli. Small groups at a time are admitted.