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Castiglione di Garfagnana

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SMALL MEDIEVAL TOWN

The small town of Castiglione di Garfagnana extends from the Alps to the Apennines, surrounded by chestnut woods and very interesting paths for trekkers and nature.

The name derives from the Latin Castrum Leonis i.e. Castel Leone, the village was in fact a Roman castrum. Because of its strategic position on the road that led to the San Pellegrino pass, one of the easiest steps of the Apennines, was the subject of lengthy disputes. Under the domination of Lucca, in 1371 Castiglione came to their fortified with a wall and a series of towers.

In the village are worth a visit the walls and the medieval castle, the most important of the Republic of Lucca to defend the border with the Duchy of Modena and the "Chiesa di San Michele" with the gothic gray stone facade and red and white marble.

 

Traditions and Typical produkte

The most typical dishes of Castiglione are: chestnut "polenta" accompanied by boiled pork bones and mushrooms and the "necci", chestnut flour buns with which accompany cheeses and "ricotta".

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