The Serchio Valley like you have never seen it before.
A two hundred page book with photographs by Alessandro Puccinelli, world-famous photographer, and texts by Gilberto Bedini. At your fingertips, all the secrets and wisdom of the Serchio Valley allowing you to explore a land that is experiencing a true rediscovery. It is a story of an open-air museum with its villages, churches and historic buildings. It is a detailed description of a magical landscape that has bewitched artists of all kind over the ages.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of one of its most illustrious guests, Giovanni Pascoli (1912-2012), the book will be available in bookstores in the Italian and English versions. "Lands of Tuscany: the Serchio Valley", published by PubliEd, edited by Alessandro Stefani. Among the many stories collected in "Lands of Tuscany: the Serchio Valley", there is a chapter dedicated to Il Ciocco - the largest tourist complex founded in the late 60's - with the story of the Marcucci Family.
The story begins from the time Luigi Marcucci (Guelfo's father - founder of the resort) migrated to the United States in the early 1900s where, in Chicago, started his own company in the bakery industry. The book is an important historical and nature manual and on the other hand an intelligent travel guide that is particularly notable for being the first publication to have a unified vision of the Serchio Valley.
Alessandro Stefani was particularly satisfied with the book. "We wanted to narrate the poetry of a land that has managed to cling on to its originality while maintaining its innovative momentum. A complicated challenge that the Serchio Valley can and will overcome. Images and words capture the many outstanding features of this land. I hope this to be an invitation to a journey of reflection".