OPEN WEEK 2018: 10 EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED, 7-8 APRIL.

We have selected for you 10 events among those organized in the second weekend of the third Open Week, 7 and 8 of April.
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THE 10 EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED DURING THE SECOND WEEKEND

1) MONTECATINI TERME - GUIDED TREKKING through the CAVE and grotto “GROTTA MAONA”

9.30AM Meeting point at Viale Fedeli Parking and start of the guided soft trekking up the old road to Montecatini Alto, coasting the Panteraie’s park and the former stone cave. Some breathtaking views will be seen throughout the walk and the Grotto will be visited, too.
SCHEDULE starting from 9.30am onwards
LEVEL Basic – EQUIPMENT comfortable shoes and water
ADDRESS Viale Fedeli parking (in front of Hotel Torretta), Montecatini Terme zip 51016
INFO ph +39 348 5213017 email info@tomontecatini.com
WEB ADDRESS for more info http://www.montecatini-alto.it/

2) PESCIA - COLLODI, PINOCCHIO’S NOVEL BIRTHPLACE

GUIDED VISIT of  the Castle of Collodi , Garzoni Historical garden and Pinocchio Park
With a limit of 35 participants per day: don’t miss the chance to visit the historical wooden puppet park and the medieval borgo of Collodi Castle, where everything seems to be living out of the famous novel. Villa Garzoni majestic garden will also be open for visits.
SCHEDULE as follows: 

  • 10,30 free shuttle in front of Garzoni Historical Garden up to Collodi Castle;
  • 11,30 free guided tour at the Historical Garzoni Garden and Collodi Butterfly House;
  • 15,30 guided tour of Monumental Pinocchio Park.

TICKET Guide service is free, ticket must be purchased: please check www.pinocchio.it for costs and purchasing;
ADDRESS Parco di Pinocchio, loc. Collodi – Pescia (PT)
INFO please check www.pinocchio.it/en for more info, including “how to get there” with a shuttle from Montecatini Terme, Viale Verdi BUS Stop
WEB ADDRESS for info www.pinocchio.it/en 

3) PONTE BUGGIANESE - ON BOAT AROUND THE FUCECCHIO MARSHLANDS – GUIDED BOAT “BARCHINO” TOURS.

Guided visit with the typical small boat “barchino” used by countrymen in the past: hundreds of birds can be spot on their spring and summer habitat, the largest inland humid marsh area in Italy and Europe.  NEW! SUNSET VISIT: departure at dawn, with final aperitive.
SCHEDULE from SUNRISE – 6.00am – until SUNSET, last departure
COST € 30,00 per adult and FREE for kids under 14y – Reservation is MANDATORY
INFO ph +39 329 4340338 email  associazionevolpoca@virgilio.it
ADDRESS Meeting point at Associazone Volpoca (loc. Anchione) – Dogana del Capannone
WEB ADDRESS for more info  www.tomontecatini.com/en/valdinievole/padule-di-fucecchio-riserva-naturale 

4) UZZANO - GUIDED WALK IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE

GUIDED Walk in the historical centre of Uzzano and Visit of the Church San Jacopo and Martino, from 1200.

Meeting point at the Door of the village “Porta delle Pille” and walk up the hill to admire the best panorama in Valdinievole east. Visit of the Palazzo del Capitano and meeting with Olive Oil Producers from “La Strada dell’Olio della Valdinievole”, with a nice piano concert  with Puccini arias, since the composer used to spend up here some of his holidays. The local bar “circolo Bardelli” will be open and in service throughout.
SCHEDULE from 3.00pm to 5.00pm FREE ADMISSION
INFO ph +39 0572 44771
ADDRESS Porta delle Pille, Uzzano Castello (PT) Zip 51010
WEB ADDRESS https://www.tomontecatini.com/en/valdinievole/comuni/uzzano/ 

5) PIEVE A NIEVOLE - GUIDED TREKKING - SUNDAY 8 APRIL

GUIDED TREKKING following the path of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of Montecatini Terme: a nice walk between history and legend, including  the visit of the Church of San Pietro Apostolo and San Marco, with some historical hint about the organ and the medieval original Pilgrim’s Cross.
SCHEDULE 3.00pm FREE ADMISSION – EQUIPMENT comfortable shoes and water
INFO ph+39 0572 956329 email info@tomontecatini.com
ADDRESS Piazza san Marco, Pieve a Nievole (PT) 

WEB ADDRESS https://www.tomontecatini.com/en/valdinievole/comuni/pieve-a-nievole-en/  

6) VINCI - URBAN GUIDED TOUR

10.00AM and 3.00PM A nice urban trekking experience to show visitors what they wouldn’t normally see visiting Vinci: hidden angles and point of view of our tuscan everyday’s life, in the birthplace of Leonardo the Genius.
SCHEDULE 10.00am AND 3.00PM FREE ADMISSION DURATION 1H
INFO ph +39 0571 933285 email ufficioturistico@comune.vinci.fi.it
ADDRESS Ufficio Turismo c/0 Via Montalbano, 1 Vinci (FI)           

WEB ADDRESS for more info www.museoleonardiano.it/eng

7) BUGGIANO - GUIDED TREKKING ITINERARY

Start at 9.00AM in the COLLE DI BUGGIANO parking (Strada Provinciale Colligiana, up from Massa e Cozzile or from Borgo a Buggiano) and start of a new guided trekking itineraries within the hills of Buggiano and Cozzile. Maps will be given to all participants, and the itinerary will end at the starting point with free TASTINGS for all participants.
SCHEDULE from 3.00pm onwards FREE ADMISSION
ADDRESS Strada Provinciale Colligiana, Loc. Colle di Buggiano – Borgo a Buggiano (Pt)

INFO ph +39 393 4813231 email info@tomontecatini.com
WEB ADDRESS for more info https://www.tomontecatini.com/en/valdinievole/comuni/buggiano-en/ 

8) MONSUMMANO TERME - Mac,N – CONTEMPORARY AND ‘900 ART MUSEUM – VILLA MARTINI

Temporary exhibition “Ferdinando Chevrier: il gusto e la forma del colore”, dedicated to Chevrier (Livorno, 1920 – 2005) with more than fifty among paintings, graphics and interior design pieces.
SCHEDULE from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 4.00pm to 7.pm FREE ENTRANCE
ADDRESS Via di Gragnano, 349 – Monsummano Terme (PT) zip 51015
INFO Ph +39 0572 952140 or e.mail macn.villa@gmail.com 
WEB ADDRESS to find out more www.macn.it  (ita/eng/fr)

9) PESCIA - BIBLIOTECA CAPITOLARE (Historical Library)

EXTRAORDINARY FREE OPENING
The precious casket that collects the entire collection of miniatures and books of the Diocesi of Pescia
it rarely opens up to the public, under the expert guidance of Professor Paolo Vitali.
Hours: 15.00 – 18.00
Booking required at the Tourist Office Piazza Mazzini tel. +39 0572 490919 email turismo@comune.pescia.pt.it (Office open from Monday to Friday 8.30 – 13.00, Tuesday and Thursday EVEN afternoon from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm The Office is located in Piazza Mazzini, 11 in Pescia)
CAPITOLIC LIBRARY Via della Cattedrale, 1 51017 Pescia (next to the Duomo)

10) LAMPORECCHIO – LARCIANO : HORSEBACK TOUR among the Montalbano hills

9.00AM HORSEBACK TOUR among the Montalbano hills between Lamporecchio and Larciano, riding through the tuscan woods, with breathtaking views of the valley overlooking Vinci and Monsummano Alto.
SCHEDULE departure at 9.00am, be ready by 8.45am
ADDRESS Meeting point is the Centro Ippico “HORSES IN TUSCANY”,Via Nardini 15 Lamporecchio, next to the soccer field.
DURATION 1h30min – LEVEL Basic
EQUIPMENT shoes covering ankles and comfortable trousers; long leeves and no shorts TICKET € 30,00 Per Person – RESERVATION is MANDATORY for INSURANCE purposes
INFO ph +39 3342047236 or ph +39 334 2139574 email horses66@virgilio.it