August in Garfagnana and the Serchio Valley

August in Garfagnana and the Serchio Valley

Many are the events in the Garfagnana and Serchio Valley this August!


August 10-20 – Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Commerce Week

Eleven days of music, culture, art, food & wine, and much more. There is something for everyone!


August 17-20 – Pieve Fosciana

Steak Festival

At the sports facilities, grilled meats, first course dishes, live music, from 7pm to 11:30pm.

DJ Riccardo Cioni on Friday; 88MPH on Saturday; Manolo Strimpelli NaitOrkestra on Sunday.


August 19 and 20 – Careggine

Alpi Apuane Celebration – Nature's great spectacle

Markets with crafts and local produce. Performances and dancing at the
foot of Mount Sumbra.

From 10am 


August 19 and 20 – San Pietro in Campo (Barga)

Pork Festival

The Pork Fest is back at San Pietro in Campo with genuine, local products and many, locally sourced, pork meat dishes. Outdoor dancing!

A special evening on August 22nd with a fish and chips menu organized by the Italian-Scottish families.

Tordelli on August 24th with the Tordellata.

For information please call 0583-711285 or write to


August 19 – Riana (Fosciandora)

Flavors and Wine Glasses Under the Stars

A wine tasting promenade with excellent wines from 7:30pm. Then everyone in the piazza, under the stars, for a grand finale surprise!

For information please call Pietro 393-1083794 or Michele 347-1793488


August 19 – Fornovolasco (Fabbriche di Vergemoli)

Night of Fire

The night of Fornovolasco illumintated by flames.

The artist Olivia Mancino, of the Al-Kimiya group, awaits you in the village square with exciting fire-dance performances and sinuous warrior dances.

Free admission


August 19 – Gragnana (Piazza al Serchio)

Potato Festival

The festivities begin at 7pm with a food & wine itinerary in the charming village.

Every courtyard will present local products that you may savor and enjoy.

From 11pm, Dj Donal Savage will keep you dancing in the piazza.


August 20 – Ponte di Catagnana (Barga)

Duck Race

A very simpatica and daring race of the plastic yellow ducks down the Corsonna river.

In order to participate, purchase one or more “competitors”. The race, organized by the Osteria Sosta dei Diavoli and the Ponte di Catagnana community, is aimed at raising funds which will be donated to charity.

For more information please write to