May 1 2019


Collodi Castello (Pescia)

PESCIA – COLLODI Pinocchio writer’s Home Village

OPENING of the ancient “Pieve” Church of Collodi Castello, overlooking the Valleys of Valdinievole and Lucca, opposite of Montecarlo, and visit of the enchanting medieval village of Collodi Castello.
SCHEDULE from 3.00pm to 7.00pm – FREE SHUTTLE from VILLA GARZONI (Collodi village)
ADDRESS Please refer to INFO +39 0572 490919 to obtain MEETING POINT
INFO: Roberto Rossi cell 339/5698255
WEB ADDRESS for additional info (combinable with Pinocchio park option)

Collodi (Pescia)


GUIDED VISIT of the Castle of Collodi , Garzoni Historical garden and Pinocchio Park
With a limit of 35 participants per day: don’t miss the chance to visit the historical wooden puppet park and the medieval borgo of Collodi Castle, where everything seems to be living out of the famous novel. Villa Garzoni majestic garden will also be open for visits.
10,30 free shuttle in front of Garzoni Historical Garden up to Collodi Castle;
11,30 free guided tour at the Historical Garzoni Garden and Collodi Butterfly House;
15,30 guided tour of Monumental Pinocchio Park.
TICKET Guide service is free, ticket must be purchased: please check for costs and purchasing;
ADDRESS Parco di Pinocchio, loc. Collodi – Pescia (PT)
INFO please check for more info, including “how to get there” with a shuttle from Montecatini Terme, Viale Verdi BUS Stop
WEB ADDRESS for info


those arriving in Pescia, on this spring day, can immerse themselves in a suggestive medieval atmosphere: the districts of the City will be decorated in the colors of the 4 city districts: Ferraia; Saint Francis; San Micheal; Santa Maria and in the most evocative corners there will be traveling shows, music, sword fights, street performers, arts and crafts exhibitions, flag wavers, ladies, cavalieries, anything spectacular …

Furthermore, characteristic taverns will be equipped with tasting of food and historical drinks.

Finally, stands will be set up with clothing, medical ointments, food and cosmetics with reference to the Middle Ages.
From 10am to 7pm

Monsummano Terme

Montevettolini (Monsummano Terme)

GUIDED VISIT of the Castle of Montevettolini at 15.30 (or 3.30PM)
Guided visit of the Village of Montevettolini and of the oratory of Santa Maria della Neve church.
SCHEDULE Wednesday 1st May at 15.30 (or 3.30PM)
TOOLS comfortable walking shoes
INFO Meeting point Piazza Bargellini, Montevettolini (Monsummano) booking ph +390572959500


Hiking from Lamporecchio to San Baronto
During the Fierucola village bank holiday that day, a group hiking has been organized from Lamporecchio to San Baronto, 4km through the hiking path n° 20 (CAI number, “via vecchia” also called);
Meeting point 14.00 (or 2pm) at Piazza Berni square (in front of the town hall)
Returning time 18.00 (or 6pm) start of the walking descend from Lamporecchio, or start of the shuttle back to the meeting point.
This visit is provided both in Italian and in English; max number of participants 30; not possible in case of bad weather.
Please bring comfortable walking shows and your own water.
INFO Isabella from Turist office in San Baronto email
Michela ph +39 347 8156922
Bookings can be done up the day before this walk.



Lands of ERA: biological farming and tuscan rural panoramas
A hands-on open air workshop about the biological farming and the essential elements of traditional farming, with the history of the lifestyle in a villa, both for workers and for owners.
SCHEDULE from 10:00 to 13:00 (or 1.00PM) Mandatory bookings within 26th April ph +39 340 9198311 e-mail

Special Openings


Castelmartini (Larciano)

Special Openings of the Research and Visitor center of Padule Marshland, and of the LE MORETTE observatory.
The center guests a permanent exhibition about the humid area and several temprary exhibition of naturalistic photos or drawings. From the Research and Visitor center the Observatory of LE MORETTE can be reached within an easy walk through the tuscan woods of oaks: once there many species of birds can be seen from a close distance.
SCHEDULE: these days from 9.00 to and from 14.20 (or 2.30pm) to 17.30 (or 5.30pm)
INFO please call +39 0573 84540 email
ADDRESS Via Don Franco Malucchi 115 – Larciano

Bagnolo (Larciano)

Special Opening: Itinerant Exhibition “Casa Dei”
Temporary exhibition of historical pictures from the Padule Marshland area, and rural tools from the old times: history, evolution and everyday life uses in the marshlands.
SCHEDULE everyday from 15.30 (or 3.30pm) to 18.30 (or 6.30pm)
INFO Pls call +39 335 7789139 or email

Leonardian Itinerary


Special opening: Exhibition and Tribute to Carlo Pedretti: “Leonardo da Vinci, La Bellezza & l’Anatomia”, an exhibition related to the beauty and the anatomy in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci.
Organized by kind concession of the Pedretti Carlo and Rossana Fondation, with Proloco Larciano.
SCHEDULE Opening times Mon – Fri from 9.00 to 12.00pm / Saturday 9.00 – 12.00pm and from 15.30 (or 3.30pm) to 18.30 (or 6.30pm)
INFO Please call ph +39 3492103987 or +39 347 6378617 or email



The Gipsoteca (plaster cast) Libero Andreotti may be defined a museum of modern art, and represents quite a peculiar artistic event in Italy: counting more than 230 plasters directly donated by the author, this museum was indeed born because of the author’s family will.
The Gipsoteca museum is located inside the old palace named Palagio, originated in the XIII century, that through the centuries became the governor’s palace, then a school, a hospital and many other things.
Sunday 21st April (Easter) 10:00/12:30-16:00 (4.00PM)/19:30 (7.30PM)
Friday 26th April 09:00/12:00-15:00 (3.00PM)/18:00(6.00PM)
Saturday 27th April 10:00/12:30-16:00(4.00PM)/19:30(7.30PM)
Sunday 28th April 10:00/12:30-16:00 (4.00PM)/19:30(7.30PM)
Wednesday 1st May 10:00/12:30-16:00(4.00PM)/19:30(7.30PM)
INFO Piazza del Palagio, 7 – Pescia Tel. Ph+39 0572 490057
For guided visits Cooperativa Keras ph+39 331 6476766 e-mail:

Special Opening: CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCO (with wooden paintings from Berlinghieri)

This church belongs to the old diocesis of Pescia, and it was built on the XIII century, after the legend that says San Francisco passed from here at the time.
The church has got jus one navate with some chapels on the sides: on one of this the legendary wooden pale of San Francisco and his life from Berlinghieri, known worldwide because it was painted just 6 years after the death of the Saint, so it means the resemblance must be realistic, provided that the author met the Saint. (1235)
Sunday 21st April & Monday 22ns April from 14,00 (or 2.00PM) to 17,00 (or 5.00PM)
Thursday 25th, Sunday 28th April and Wednesday 1st May from 14,00 (or 2.00PM) to 17,00 (or 5PM)
GUIDED visit on Thursday 25th 16.00
INFO Piazza San Francesco – Pescia

Special Opening: HESPERIDARIUM – CITRUSES Museum

This is an international garden, featuring more than 200 species of citruses coming from all over the world; it is also a reknown botanic parc due to the presence of essences from the XVI century, or coming from 5 continents. The collection is exposed into an itinerary inspired by the figure of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet whose park is just 2 miles from here.
An extraordinary collection to visit
SCHEDULE: days of opening 9:00 – 12:30; 15:00 (3.00PM) – 18:30 (6.00PM)
INFO. ticket OPEN WEEK 2019 euro 3,50 adults FREE under 5 years
Via del Tiro a Segno, 55 – Castellare di Pescia (Pescia) Tel: +39 0572 – 427928,; e-mail

Castelvecchio (Pescia)

PIEVE DI CASTELVECCHIO Church – Medieval “PIEVE” Church of Castelvecchio

Opening of the oldest medieval “Pieve” church of the area, fully rebuilt two centuries ago: a “Pieve” was a visible church on the top of a hill or mountain, with a considerably high bell tower to serve more villages in the nearbys of a mountain territory, where more often priests or bishops would come and serve for a Holy Mass. The visit may include the Oratory of Castelvecchio with some 1700 paintings and a scenic view over the valley.
INFO opening only upon reservation PH +39 335 5615543 – +39 0572 400115 (pls call 48hrs before)


A day in the Medieval Age in Pescia, divided into its four quartiers (Ferraia, San Francesco, San Michele, Santa Maria) with food, music and tools from the old days of the city.
Free Entrance throughout the City of Pescia

Vellano (Pescia)

Special opening: A CAVEMAN COLLECTION: “La Miniera di Publio”

A long lasting life collection of caveman tools and mineral rocks kept in a small museum in the village of Vellano, the biggest one in the Valleriana, or Switzerland from Pescia as they call this area: the tools and rocks also come from the active stone cave “Nardini” close-by.
All the kids visiting with families will get a free gift from the museum!
Please call Mr Biagini +39 330 910517 or ph +39 0572 409181 in advance to arrange visits.
SCHEDULE from 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 15.00 (3.00pm) to 18.00 (6.00pm)
ADDRESS from Pescia drive up in Via Mammianese and follow to Vellano; Via 17 Agosto 1944 – Vellano (Pescia) – restaurants open in the village during Open Week-
INFO ph +39 0572 409181 or +39 330 910517 or email


Located in Via della Pieve — Pescia/Castelvecchio

Opening only by reservation from APRIL 23rd to  MAY 1st  10am/12pm — 3pm/6pm

The reservation must be made 2 days before the visit at 335 5615543 —- 0572/40011

Monsummano Terme

Museum “Museo della Città e del Territorio”

An itinerary of architecture and art in the name of Loenardo. The oratory of Santa Maria della Neve church in Montevettolini.
SCHEDULE from 9.00 to 13.00 (or 1.00PM) and from 16.00 (or 4.00PM) TO 18.00 (or 6.00PM)
INFO Piazza Ferdinando Martini, Monsummano Terme

Montecatini Terme

LA SALUTE Terme building special opening “LA SALUTE IN FESTA”

Everyday opening of the historical building of Salute and its park from 10.00 to 18.00 (or 6.00PM)
SCHEDULE Monday 22nd April selling of Pic Nic kits in the park, with games and animation for kids; Thursday 25th April and Wednesday’ 1st May Musica Live music in the afternoon

Special Opening: Photography exhibition “Lawn Tennis, Torretta: stile ed eleganza” with historical pictures of the tennis of Montecatini Terme, dedicated to Arrigo Conti and organized by Angeli del Bello association.
SCHEDULE every opening day from 16.00 (or 4.00PM) to 19.00 (or 7.00PM)
INFO Circolo Casina Rossa, Viale Fedeli Montecatini


San Baronto (Lamporecchio)

Special Opening: CHURCH and CRYPT of SAN BARONTO
Due to the Village bank holiday “Fierucola” the Church and Crypt of San Baronto will be open all day and explained by a tourist guide from 11.30 to 15.45 (or 3.45PM)
Meeting point Piazza Fra’ Giraldi square, San Baronto (Lamporecchio)
The Fierucola Village bank holiday will be open from 9am to 20 (or 8PM)