Rocca di Sassi

The bell tower of Sassi, which overlooks the provincial road of Arni, is part of a fortified system, begun around the year 1000, which includes the church of San Frediano built, according to tradition, by the Countess Matilde. The fortress, originally belonging to the Porcaresi nobles and later purchased by the Lucchesi, was destroyed in [...]
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Rocca Cascio

Cascio was originally a feud of the Porcaresi family, then, in 1292, it was bought by the Municipality of Lucca which then built a small fortress. With the passage of the property to the Estense Duchy, Cascio became an important center on the border and for this reason, in the 17th century, it was surrounded [...]
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Museo Linea Gotica Garfagnana

During the Second World War, at the end of 1944, the warring armies settled on the Gothic Line, which divided Italy from Rimini, on the Adriatic coast, to Versilia, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. In Garfagnana, for eight long months, the conflict brought death and destruction, even among the civilian population. Here the Black Americans of [...]
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