The Acqueduct walk

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Lucca is a city that offers visitors not only art and history, but also the possibility to walk through nature to discover the beautiful green areas that surround it.

Just outside the walls, there is the Serchio river park and the environmental education centre "Parole d’oro" that combines nature and history, located near the Nottolini Aqueduct.

Nottolini Park in Lucca: Centre of Environmental Education "Parole d’oro"

The environmental education centre "Parole d’oro" is located where the Nottolini Aqueduct begins to receive water form the springs, a great monumental work that unites tradition, history, art and nature. The project was completed in 1851 thanks to the Duchess of Lucca, Maria Luisa of Bourbon, by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini.

The peculiarity of the place is due to the beautiful green area surrounding it: woods and long routes in nature, for walkers or cyclists, lead to the discovery of the territory.

The recently renovated building “Casa del Fontaniere”, today the Environmental Education Centre, is where the association Il Tuffetto is based, which is responsible for organizing guided tours and educational activities within the natural park.

How to reach “Le Parole d'Oro”

Private vehicles

From Lucca take Viale S. Concordio or SS12R and turn left into Via Sottomonte. Then proceed to the SP26 arriving in Guamo. Here turn right along Via di S. Quirico. Pass the arches of the Nottolini Aqueduct until you reach the bus stop, which is located in a small square. From here, continue on the right on the gravel road along the river. Journey time from Lucca is about 12 minutes for a distance of 9 km.

Public transport

CLAP bus tel. 0039 0583 587897


Association Il Tuffetto
Via della Francese, 8 - San Ginese di Compito (LU)
Mob 0039 389 7816207 - e- mail: - web: