Giovanni Pascoli, the Great Poet…
…and his Serchio River mid Valley
On this tour you will be taken to the pleasant little hamlet of Castelvecchio where the renowned Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli settled down in 1895 and lived thereafter in the company of his sister Mary until his death. Pascoli’s house now hold an interesting museum fundamental for the poet’s admirers.
We arrive at the house driving up along the green Valley of the Serchio River scattered with ancient country churches, strongholds and hamlets whose traditions are kept alive and real genuine specialties are still easy to taste.
Meeting with the guide in Lucca for tour departure –
Crossing the Serchio River Valley the tour will take you to the ancient village of Borgo A Mozzano where a stop at the legendary “Devil Bridge” is highly recommended.
-Next the tour continues in the direction for the town of Barga, with the visit of the charming historical centre dominated by the Romanesque cathedral dating back to the XI c.. The cathedral pulpit is reckoned as one of the most remarkable hid art treasures of the whole area.
Visit of an old country church in Romanesque style.
Once arrived at Castelvecchio it is possible to visit the museum at Giovanni Pascoli’s House.
Admittance in small groups at a time.