Excursiones e itinerarios
On the steps of Castelnuovo Estense to discover the kingdom of Ariosto
One-day visit to the capital of Garfagnana, whose origins date back to the past of Este domination

A walking tour through the picturesque streets of the village of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, which tells the story of Ariosto's rule. 

We will discover the Renaissance fortress of Mont'Alfonso and the historic center of the capital of the Garfagnana territory, immersed in a picturesque natural setting that has its roots in history. It was the subject of disputes between neighboring villages for its dominion, given the strategic position it occupied. It was owned by the Republic of Lucca in the early 1300s and became a Signoria headed by the leader Castruccio Castracani.

In 1522 Ludovico Ariosto, sent by the Este family, became governor and the inhabitants of the village decided to submit to him, tired of the constant struggles between the neighboring villages. The poet was in charge of educating the Garfagnini, who were used to somewhat wild and rude ways of "putting their hands to arms".

After various passages of dominion, Castelnuovo ended up under the province of Lucca once again.

During the tour we will visit the following places:


A partir de

duomo, Piazza Duomo, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, LU, Italia
Desde el  01 mayo 2023 hasta el 15 octubre 2023
Sitio web:
Tel.: +39 0583641006
Per prenotare
Sitio web:
Servicios incluidos
  • Guide throughout the itinerary
  • Lunch box for lunch
  • Shuttle from the center of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana to the Fortress of Mont'Alfonso round trip
Servicios excluidos
  • Transport (you will need your own transport to reach the places of visit)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned under "Prices Include".
Meeting point
Piazza del Duomo, 6/7
Garfagnana Experience by I Viaggi di Andrea
P.IVA: 01186580468
Piazza del Duomo, 6/7
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Tel: 0583641006
Sitio web: