• July 1, 2024 7:04 am
  • Buggiano
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BUGGIANO CASTLE is a village, intimate, quiet, exclusive, and very picturesque thanks to its colorful buildings with the characteristic Buggiano Red.

The ancient village of Buggiano Castle is a jewel of medieval architecture. The main square with the Pretorio Palace and the church of San Nicolao deserve to be seen. Take 5 minutes to admire the splendid panorama from the churchyard.

The village, authentic in appearance and urban structure, is also famous for its Citrus Gardens, privately owned, open to the public every two years between April and May.

On the main square stands the Palazzo del Podestà of thirteenth-century origin, with coats of arms from the Quattro and Cinquecento periods. Near the Palace is the Romanesque church of Madonna della Salute and San Niccolao founded in 1038, with an important campanile with single and double lancet windows and inside there are three naves divided on one side with thirteenth-century zoomorphic decorated capitals; a fourteenth-century crucifix and a twelfth-thirteenth century baptismal font are preserved, as well as several Renaissance works of art. In the upper part, you can see the remains of the fortress and walls.

Starting from the Colle square and walking through olive groves, forests, small streams, rivers, and crossing splendid medieval villages.

On path no. 1 “Castelvecchio,” assigned the color green. The path is a loop and is marked with green and blue directional arrows. The trail starts from the main parking lot of Colle di Buggiano, where parking is free.

From the parking lot, climb up the ancient cobbled street to the entrance of the medieval village and in a few minutes you will reach the main square outside the walls, where you can admire the Romanesque Pieve of S. Lorenzo. From the square, passing through the gate, cross the charming village, letting yourself be inspired by the small streets that will lead you towards the Upper Gate or Porta a Massa.

Leaving the village behind and walking along the paved road, you can reach the Provincial Road Colligiana. Turn left and you will come face to face with the Margine dei Ferri.

Trekking on the path and along the path of Castelvecchio

On the left of the Margine, you can take the path of Castelvecchio, which descends rapidly in the first stretch. Continue until you find a dirt road on the right that leads you to the Le Poiane area. Walk along the Cessana stream among oaks and chestnuts until you reach the ruins of an ancient nineteenth-century gunpowder magazine.

The elders of the village tell that during World War II all the gunpowder was hidden under this bridge.

Continuing on path no. 1, cross the bridge over the Cessana and proceed along a short climb that leads you to a fork right near a house. You must continue left until you reach the paved road again. Head left towards Castelvecchio, an ancient village razed to the ground by the altopascesi in 1300, where you can breathe a surreal, fascinating air, between antiquity and nature, far from city chaos. After crossing the Cessana stream, take the road on the right and descend the cobblestone path that runs alongside the Maciste Mill and from there at the intersection you will have to turn right and following the pebble path return to the village of Colle di Buggiano; passing through via del fosso, you will arrive at the starting point.

On the second day, there is the possibility of a cooking course to learn how to cook typical Tuscan dishes.


– with one night in a double room in a farmhouse immersed in nature in Buggiano, breakfast;

– Possibility of dinner in a farmhouse based on local products at km 0 and homemade pasta.

Organized by:

Primavera Viaggi srl

Via Ugo Foscolo 43, 51016 – Montecatini Terme

Via Ricasoli, 9, 50122 Firenze

E-mail: stefania@primaveraviaggi.it

Phone: 366 4091762


  • Typology : Nature, Relax
  • Product Area : Active
  • Product type : Nature, Discovery, Fun, Relax


  • Nature
  • Relax
  • Discovery of the territory



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