Church and village of Sambuca

The small hamlet of Sambuca, in the municipality of San Romano in Garfagnana, is dominated by rugged volcanic cliffs on which stands, almost an extension of the rocks themselves, the Church of San Pantaleone. The "chapel of Sambuca" was already named as dependent of the Pieve di Fosciana Church in a document of Lucca Diocese [...]
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Hermitage of Capraia

The Hermitage, built on a rocky spur, dominates the valley of the Ceserana stream from above. It was already mentioned a hermitage dedicated to Saints Jacopo and Cristoforo in 1168. In 1716 the current title of S. Maria is added; once joined to the parish of Sillico, Capraia became part of the new Diocese of [...]
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Sanctuary of Madonna della Guardia

Incastonato nelle verdi praterie dell’altopiano dell’Argegna, poco sopra la Foce dei Carpinelli, sorge il bianco edificio del santuario costruito verso la fine dell’800 dove ancora oggi si venera la statua della Madonna della Guardia, posta in protezione delle terre di Garfagnana e Lunigiana. Dietro il Santuario la grande campana degli Alpini che qui si ritrovano, [...]
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Sanctuary of San Pellegrino in Alpe

Il complesso, costituito da una chiesa e da un ospitale, è citato già nel 1168 in una bolla di Papa Alessandro III, coloro che accoglievano i viandanti non erano monaci ma conversi o oblati, guidati da un rettore solitamente laico. Nel 1200 si cita una “domus nova” dell’ospedale, forse a seguito dell’arrivo delle reliquie del [...]
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Sanctuary of Maria Santissima della Stella

Il Santuario di Maria Santissima della Stella nei pressi di Migliano, località del Comune di Fosciandora, si trova nominato in una Bolla di Alessandro III del 1167. Lavori di ampliamento e di ristrutturazione vennero effettuati nel 1662 sui ruderi dell’antica chiesa, ma nel 1785 dell’antico Oratorio non era rimasto altro che ruderi e qualche muro [...]
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Hermitage of Beata Vergine del Soccorso

The Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso is located 2 Km far from Minucciano on a pass that was once a place of passage for those who wanted to reach Pieve San Lorenzo and the Lunigiana, descending from the Garfagnana. The hermitage is still inhabited today by a small community of Augustinian hermits. The current [...]
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Hermitage of San Viviano

The Hermitage of Beato Viviano is located on the eastern face of Mount Roccandagia, near the path that leads from Campocatino to the Arnetola Valley. It can only be reached on foot in about 30 minutes. It is a real sanctuary set in the rock about 1090 m. asl. In this inhospitable place Viviano (Viano) [...]
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Hermitage of Calomini

On the road that runs alongside the Turrite di Gallicano, in the direction of the Grotta del Vento, the white sanctuary dedicated to Santa Maria ad Martyres, known by all as the Hermit, suddenly appears, set in the rock. Located close to an overhang and dug almost entirely into the rock, the sanctuary was built [...]
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Chiesa Vecchia or old castle of Gorfigliano

Originally, the village of Gorfigliano rose around the ancient castle, still called "Casa", not far from the current inhabited center. The Castle of Lombard origin stands on a hill at a height of 730 m. asl. where the old cemetery still stands today. Over the years it has undergone various renovations starting from the oldest [...]
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Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Borsigliana is a small village at about 700 m. asl, on the Apennine side of the Serchio River. The Church is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and is one of the oldest in the Garfagnana valley. It was enlarged and modified during the eighteenth century and it retains traces of the original structure on the [...]
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