Gallicano and Barga: two little towns worth visiting

Hi! Today we took some more time to visit Gallicano, which this morning was almost a Ghost city. The party after the Palio di San Jacopo went on till late in the night and most of the citizens of Gallicano were sleeping : )

We were pretty sleepy ourselves, but walked around Gallicano to take some pictures, especially of the great duomo that towers over the town. I think Gallicano is a great place to stay if you want to visit Garfagnana: it’s a nice small town in a perfect position to visit most of the point of interest in Garfagnana. Eliseo is definititely a great place to stay and to eat, but for the weekend all the rooms were taken, so we moved to Il Ciocco (, a beautiful (and huge) resort near Barga. From here we have a great view of the Garfagnana region !

We visited Barga this evening and it is truly one of the most beautiful “borghi” (village, town) in Italy. It was a pleasure to walk up and down its narrow medieval streets and find the many views and hidden corners that deserved a stop and a picture,  sip a coffee while listening to a small concerto,  visiting the duomo.

Now, off to bed, tomorrow we are planning to leave early and  do some trekking, we plan to go up to the Monte Forato!

About Stefano Romeo

Stefano is a native from Florence but with a quarter of Sienese blood in his DNA and many years living in Pisa is a true Tuscan. He is still learning that his homeland has many corners and hidden gems he has to discover, ones he particularly enjoys seeing from the saddle of his bike.