In addition to the events in the agenda of Lucca, there are many events in the surrounding area of Garfagnana or in the villages of the Plain, the Mediavalle del Serchio and Versilia.
The Viareggio Travel Festival from Wednesday, September 11
at 6:00 pm, at Villa Paolina in Viareggio (Via Machiavelli, 2) until Sunday 15th of September the first Italian multidisciplinary festival dedicated to travelling, a real laboratory, with a space dedicated to children, a travel agency for special-prize trips, a vintage market, a top quality ice cream shop, a bookshop, a pharmacy and a rich beverage & food space. Furthermore, meetings, small talk, concerts, DJ sets and excursions, and finally the photo exhibition "Mari" by the great travel photojournalist Andrea Pistolesi. Download here the program of the festival
For Info: 0039 0584 944580 www.festivaldelviaggio.it
Weekend with a taste of Christmas at the Country & Garden Show… .Waiting for Christmas in Marina di Pietrasanta
From Friday 13th until Sunday 15th of September the eleventh edition of the special Country & Garden Show in Christmas version for countryside living at the Villa and park La Versiliana in Marina di Pietrasanta (Viale Morin, 16) with decorations, gift ideas, Christmas trees, but also clothing, furniture, home accessories, plants, flowers and outdoor items, arts & crafts, food & wine. On Saturday and Sunday entertainment for children at 5:00 pm with shows, workshops and mini-courses. Free admission in the following oening times: Friday 2:00 pm/8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am/8:00 pm.
For Info: 0039 347 5600197 / 339 1554198 fb “Country & Garden show- Waiting for Christmas” www.versilianafestival.it
Everybody in hot air balloons on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of September at the Air Festival in Capannori
from 7:00 am, the fifteenth edition of the Air festival at theTassignano airport and in Piazza Aldo Moro in the center of Capannori with protagonists the hot-air balloons - 15 from Italy and the rest of the world -, acrobatic airplanes and gliders at the XXXII Italian Hot Air Balloon Championship, the Italian Glider Aerobatics Championship and International Aerostatic Trophy Città di Capannoni. Among the most popular events, the Balloon Glow (September 14th), the balloon-bound flight (September 14th and 15th from 7.30pm) and the accessible flight for people with handicap (September 15th), “La piazza dei bambini” (14 and 15 September), games and stands for families, food and wine stalls. Free admission.
For Info: www.flyairevents.org fb Festa dell’Aria Capannoni
On Sunday September 15 the traditional Becchi Fair in Seravezza
from 8:00 am/8:00 pm, in the historical center of Seravezza the agro-zootechnical fair in the splendid setting of the Palazzo Mediceo, Unesco Heritage. In addition to the expo of farm animals, typical local products, crafts and demonstrations of crafts (such as weaving on looms). Food from 12:30 pm. In the program the ecological walk "transumanza per Seravezza", "La Sfilata delle Capre", a contest designed to recover the original meaning of this ancient fair, which was born as a livestock market, the first edition of the Tordelliadi, in collaboration with Slow Food Terre Medicee and Apuane, where local committees and associations challenge each other for the awarding of the best Tordello pasta of traditional Versilia. Free admission.
For Info: 0039 0584 757325 www.prolocoseravezza.it
On Sunday 15th of September the Ultra hike excursion on Mount Forato in the Apuan Alps
from 9:00 am, departure from Fornovolasco (Fabbriche di Vergemoli) along the ancient mule track that has led merchants and pilgrims for centuries from Versilia to Garfagnana, with a regenerating stop on Monte Forato and its magnificent arch. Medium difficulty trekking dedicated to hikers with a good physical conditions. Paid admission, reservation requested.
For Info: 0039 348 5154999 firstname.lastname@example.org www.trekking.garfagnana.eu