Cerruglio fortification
The fortified hill-top village of Montecarlo with its splendidly preserved walls is located only a few kilometers from Lucca. It is renowned for its prestigious DOC wines and DOP extra-virgin olive oil.
The bus will park at the foot of the fortress and then you will stroll through the narrow streets of this charming medieval hamlet, stopping at an observation point that offers a magnificent view of the plain of Lucca.
Visit the medieval Church of Sant’Andrea that houses a noteworthy 15th-century painting of the Madonna del Soccorso by a prestigious Florentine master, follower of Lippi.
Upon request (entrance fee is required), the fortification itself, Cerruglio, can be visited. Today, it is private property.
Visit the small Teatro dei Rassicurati, a splendid example of an early 19th-century academic theatre still actively used today.