OUTDOOR activities

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN LUCCA

In Bagni di Lucca and in the surrounding area time is marked by festivals, events and trade shows that represent a unique and nice opportunity to discover and experience the area and its people, rich of history, traditions and folklore. Here below, we have listed some of the most important events.

For more information and to take a look at the complete calendar, visit the site: www.pontineltempo.it


Viareggio Carnival
Every Sunday during carnival season.


Carnevalmarlia
The carnival of the Plain of Lucca.
Every Sunday during carnival season


Castelnuovo Garfagnana Carnival
Every Sunday during Carnival.
Exhibition of old camellias.


"Lucchesia" festival in S. Andrea di Compito
First weekend of March.
A spectacular journey through the town, accompanied by tasting sessions, street shows and the camelias' exhibition.


Biennial of the Azalea
Borgo a Mozzano | Lucca.


Feast of St. Zita, Patron Saint of Lucca
27 April.
With a splendid exhibition of plants and flowers in the setting of the most beautiful square in Lucca, the amphitheatre.


Vinaria OCD and IGT Wines from the hills of Lucca
Montecarlo | Lucca.


International Festival of Popular Song
Bagni di Lucca | Lucca.
May


Beer Festival
Borgo a Mozzano | Lucca.
July


Puccini Festival
Torre del Lago | Lucca.
July - August.


Barga Jazz
Barga | Lucca.
During the end of August.


Luminara of Santa (Candle-light illumination)
Lucca.
September.


September in Lucca
Lucca.
Fairs, markets and exhibitions.


Halloween Party
Borgo a Mozzano | Lucca.
31 October


Lucca Comics
Lucca.
Last few days in October


The City of Chestnuts
Castelnuovo Garfagnana | Lucca.
December.


Cribs, Epiphany and Christmas Markets
Province of Lucca.
December - January.


Living Nativity Scenes
December.

NATURALISTIC TRAILS

To experience the area in a truly special way, follow the naturalistic routes in contact with the beauty of the landscapes of Bagni di Lucca and its surroundings.

Orrido of Botri | A natural canyon

Bagni di Lucca | Lucca.
In 1971 it became a nature reserve, managed by the State Forestry Department. Here you can admire the eagle with its majestic flight.


Grotte del Vento

Fornovolasco Vermoli | Lucca.
The name derives from the strong air currents that flows through this area, caused by the difference between the external and the internal temperatures, that is constant, at +10.7 °C.


Searching the ancient crafts

Province of Lucca.

A tourist itinerary searching the ancient crafts through the Plain of Lucca and along the courses of the Serchio and Lima rivers, up to the mountains of Garfagnana, to rediscover the old crafts, including bronze-workers, potters, blacksmiths and figurine makers.

ADVENTURE PARKS

Families like the Hotel & Terme Bagni di Lucca for its quiet position, far from the city chaos but close to amazing adventure parks, ideal for both adults and children.

LEVIGLIESE PARK

It is located in the municipality of Vergemoli, in the road that leads to Grotta del Vento and includes a wide range of attractions:

  • - 9 climbing walls with increasing difficulty level;
  • - 1 climbing wall for children;
  • - 3 canyoning routes;
  • - 1 canyoning path for children;
  • - 1 sensory itinerary;
  • - 8 dry falls to be descend;
  • - Canoeing and rafting tours
  • - Diving;
  • - Diving platforms (from 3 to 16 meters);
  • - Trekking through Garfagnana legends
  • - 3 caves to explore (on booking);

The day pass has a cost of € 35,00 for adults and of €.15,00 for children. All the visitors will be followed by expert guides and provided with all the equipment necessary to deal with the various activities.


SELVA DEL BUFFARDELLO PARK

It is located in the municipality of San Romano in Garfagnana and offers the opportunity to try a lot of strange activities on the trees such as walk down suspended Tibetan bridges, experience “Tarzan-style” seesaws or pulleys among the wood trees, all with the highest safety guaranteed by park instructors.

  • - Children itinerary: €. 12,00 (duration: 1 hour and a half) with equipment;
  • - Adults and teens itinerary: €. 18,00 (duration: 2 hours and a half) with equipment


BATTIFERO PARK

it is located in the municipality of San Romano and offers canyoning activities consisting in descents, abseiling and jumps wearing a diving suit, a helmet and non-slip safety shoes.

There are two available itineraries:

RIO PINGUINI, inside the Battifero Park: it is an initiation canyoning, suitable for children and adults, to try alone or in groups, in the crystal-clear waters of the Turrite of Fornovolasco. The pathway has a duration of about one hours and a fee of 10,00 €. per person.

- FOGLIAIO creek: advanced-level canyoning, mainly focused on abseiling in an amazing environment; it has a duration of about 2 hours and a fee of 30,00 € per person.

Expert guides provide you with the suitable equipment (diving suit, helmet and shoes) and will assist you during the whole experience. 

Furthermore, it is possible to explore iron mines and run down a slope through a completely rebuilt telpher.


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