Pascoli and the Serchio River Valley

Discover the picturesque village of Castelvecchio where the poet Giovanni Pascoli settled in 1895 with his sister and lived until his death. A museum has been set up in his house.

To reach Castelvecchio from Lucca, we travel through the Serchio River Valley, a green valley, richly wooded, and strewn with Romanesque churches, medieval strongholds and hamlets, where traditions are kept alive and genuine specialties are still easy to find and sample.

Main points of interest

  • From Lucca, through the Serchio River Valley, we arrive at the ancient town of Borgo a Mozzano, with a stop at the extraordinary and legendary 11th-century “Devil’s Bridge”.
  • Barga, a visit to this medieval hilltop town 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 entire area.
  • Visit a Romanesque church.
  • Castelvecchio, where it is possible to visit the House-Museum of Giovanni Pascoli. Small groups at a time are admitted.