Springtime in Garfagnana and Serchio Valley

Springtime in Garfagnana and Serchio Valley

Here are some ideas to spend a Sunday in May relaxing and enjoying good food.


Sunday 6 May

Festa di Primavera (Spring Festival)

Castiglione di Garfagnana

From 11 am, crafts market also with typical products.

From 3:30 pm, musical entertainment.

In the course of the day: teaching conference on the so-called “erbi” (wild herbs), a walk looking for “erbi boni” (good wild herbs), themed exhibition of potted wild herbs, personal revisitation of street food, Castiglione wines tastings.


Sunday 6 May

Casa Pascoli… E’ Maggio – In the footsteps of the poet

Castelvecchio Pascoli – Barga

At 10 am, rendezvous at the red telephone box in Largo Biondi in Barga for a guided tour of the town’s historic center (starts at 10 am). Then, at 11 am begins the walk toward Casa Pascoli in Castelvecchio, along the old pedestrian road that crosses the Corsonna stream. At 12:30 pm, a ploughman’s lunch: ancient flavors to be enjoyed in the poet’s garden (polenta incaciata - polenta with cheese, spezzatino beef stew, cold cuts, a selection of cheeses, desserts and wine). The afternoon continues starting at 2:30 pm with animation, games of yesteryear, music and poetry.

For information and reservations: info@fondazionepascoli.it – +39 3487505767


Sunday 6 May

Cerretoli fra colori ed antichi sapori - Festival delle Frazioni (Cerretoli between colors and antique flavors – Village Festival)

Cerretoli - Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

New appointment for the Festival delle Frazioni in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (here is the complete program)

From 2 pm, crafts market, karaoke, rainbow of games and attractions for children with make-up artists, games and street artists

6 pm tombolone bingo


Sunday 13 May

Cascio in festa (Cascio Festival)

Cascio - Molazzana

9:30 am – Holy Mass – The peal of bells by the bell ringers of the Associazione Campanari Valle del Serchio will announce the beginning and end of the religious ceremony.

From 12:30 pm to 2 pm – Food tasting itinerary: cascerotto plate with "criscioletta" (flatbread), roast pork shank and desserts typical of the town of Cascio.

For the little ones, "Giornata dello Sport e della Solidarietà" (Day of Sports and Solidarity) in favor of the foundation of the Meyer Hospital in Florence.

For information: +39 339 8260093 –  asr.cascio@libero.it