CASTELVECCHIO AND THE SVIZZERA PESCIATINA – TREKKING & WEDDING LOCATION
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Proceeding northwards from the city of Pescia you will go through a green valley, the Valleriana, a landscape that by its nature has the characteristics of both the hill and the mountain and perhaps it is precisely thanks to this aspect that it was renamed by the Swiss writer Simonde de Sismondi, “Svizzera Pesciatina“.
Perched on the hills along the valley, small villages with typical stone walls and the roofs of a red brick, now extinguished by the sun and the weather, overlook the vegetation: they are the ten castles of the Valleriana.
Not just Trekking, but wedding too; the “Svizzera Pesciatina” is chosen every year by many couples from all over the world for their best Tuscanian Wedding.
Among these, there is the medieval village of Castelvecchio, a town that still retains its original appearance: the ancient door of the Cassero, the narrow alleys that wind between the old well preserved houses, the fountain, the parish church of San Giovanni Battista, the oratory of the Santissimo Rosario and, in a secluded position with respect to the inhabited center, the Pieve dei Ss. Tommaso e Ansano.
Of the urban settlement we have news that refer above all to the Low Middle Ages; first fief of G. Garzoni, then a village disputed by the Guelphs and Ghibellines in the wars between 1355 and 1364.
Castelvecchio was undoubtedly a central node for the viability of the time: to the south the valley is closed by the marshy area of Fucecchio and therefore it is only up the river and going between these villages and castles that the traveler and the pilgrim could reach the Apennines, a sort of “highway” for walking in the dry.
(Article taken from www.discoperpistoia.it)
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