Proposals for August 15 in Garfagnana and Serchio Valley
For those of you looking for a break from the summer heat, Garfagnana and Serchio Valley offer lots of ideas to spend Ferragosto (August 15) weekend immersed in the relaxing atmosphere and great tastes of tradition.
Sagra della Trota
From 11 to 15 August - Valligori (Villa Collemandina)
Every night, dinner starting at 7.30pm, followed by music and dancing. Tuesday 15 August, the festival begins at 12.30pm with lunch and entertainment.
Artisan markets and games for children, too.
Monticello Party 7.0
From 12 to 14 August - Monticello (Gallicano)
Local specialties and the typical Focacce Leve di Gallicano! Every night starting at 6pm, aperitif, dinner and live music.
Pane e Biroldo
From 12 to 14 August – Trassilico (Gallicano)
Craft market, local products, food & wine tour with Garfagnana specialties, visits to the Rocca and street performers. From 7.30 pm
Festa sul Lago
From 12 to 16 August - Lago di Pontecosi (Pieve Fosciana)
Every night starting at 7pm, lakeside dinner, entertainment and music. Sunday 13 and Tuesday 15 August, the event begins with lunch along the banks of the lake, followed by an animation program for children. Wednesday 16 August, closing event with DJ Marco Bresciani.
Sagra dei Cigerani
From 12 to 16 August - Fosciandora
At the Campo Polivalente "Don Natale Del Sarto" multi-purpose field, every night you can enjoy local specialties such as Maccheroni and Tagliatelle dei Cigerani, mixed grill and much more. Try “Il Cigerano”, the typical focaccia.
Sagra Paesana del Gatto Nero
From 13 to 15 August - Sassi (Molazzana)
From 7pm to 11.30 pm. Sunday 13 August at 7pm, opening of food & wine stands. Monday 14 August at 7pm, dinner; Tuesday 15 August at 12 noon lunch; in the evening, dinner at 7pm. Live music.
La Montagna e i Suoi Sapori
15 August - Pratomaleta (Sillano)
From 10am to 7pm. Expo & market of typical local products underneath secular chestnut groves.
Festa del Neccio
15 and 16 August - Casatico and Vitoio (Camporgiano)
From 3pm, Festa del Neccio and dancing at the Casatico Vitoio multi-purpose field. At 9pm, dancing at the Casatico sports field.
Fiera di Santa Maria and San Rocco
15, 16, 17 August – Barga (Giardino area)
Tradition secular fair taking place on August 15 and 16 and in the morning of August 17. Hundreds of stands featuring all kinds of goods at convenient prices.