Local Living Italy - Tuscany Garfagnana
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The difference between a tourist and a traveller? Tourists visit. Travellers explore. And once youve seen, smelled, felt, and tasted northern Tuscany, youll want to devour as much of it as possible. This journey into Garfagnana one of Tuscany's most breathtaking regions offers plenty of exercise for mind, body, and soul alike. Over seven days, youll explore the unspoiled mountains by day, learn to prepare delicious local cuisine in the evening, and put your feet up at the end of it all to soak in the simple pleasures of country life.

Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 165826
Starts: Rome, Italy Finishes: Garfagnana, Italy
You will visit
  • Rome
  • Garfagnana



Day 1: Rome

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes:
There is a welcome meeting in the afternoon; check in the hotel lobby or ask at reception for more details.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Rome/Garfagnana (1B, 1D)

Take a private transfer to the rural villa (agriturismo).

Additional Notes:
Please note the home cooking experience will take place on a best suited day for your specific group.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Sambuca Village Visit

Train (5.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Garfagnana (1B, 1D)

Settle in and explore Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. Enjoy the daily Tuscan village life at your own pace. Choose from the many trattorias in town to try some delicious rustic Italian fare.

Afterwards return to the agriturismo in the afternoon for a wine tasting with a local sommelier before dinner. Salute!

Included Activities:
Garfagnana Wine Tasting


Day 4: Garfagnana (1B, 1L, 1D)

After arriving at Colle di Favilla, explore the town before starting your hike in the Apuan region.

This easy to moderate hike takes you through the Tuscan countryside along different paths following a natural stone wall enjoying the visa en route. Enjoy a picnic lunch of local produce.

This afternoon, learn the art of bread making with a local farmer.

Additional Notes:
We take along our picnic lunch of local produce during our hike.

Included Activities:
Garfagnana Hiking
Bread Making Demonstration

Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle


Day 5: Garfagnana (1B, 1D)

See corn milled the traditional way when exploring the small historic village of Sillico. A medieval village located on the side of the hills, it boasts majestic views across the Apennines. Enjoy an afternoon walk.

Included Activities:


Day 6: Garfagnana (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a day trip to Lucca including an orientation walk with the CEO.

Included Activities:
Lucca Excursion

Local train
Local train


Day 7: Garfagnana (1B)

A transfer back to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana train station is provided in the morning. Depart in the afternoon.

Additional Notes:
Please book any onward travel after 3:00pm.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Orientation walks of Rome, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and Lucca
    • Local wine tasting
    • Local hikes
    • Bread making demonstration
    • Home-cooking experience
    • 5 home-cooked local dinners
    • Hotel (1 nt), Locally owned Villa (5 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
    • Walking, train, minivan/car
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy the stunning Tuscan countryside
  • Mountain walks
  • Taste local specialties
  • Savour home-cooked meals
  • Relax at the authentic countryside accommodations.