Casoli

To get to Casoli it is necessary to cross a tiny, narrow bridge. Turn right if driving from Bagni di Lucca, from the Brennero at the Casoli sign and take this cute bridge.

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Houses were built around a castle at top of a hill and became the village of Casoli. Some remnants of the castle still stand.

At the beginning of the town is a monument to poet Francesco Puccini, who was also known as Geremia. He was born in Casoli in 1686.

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The nearby Oratorio della Madonna all Fontana is well preserved.

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The washing area beside the church is lovely.

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Beside the washing area is one of the old mule tracks which entered the village.

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There is a particularly interesting portal at the top of the track, dating from 1496.

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Come for a walk through the village, starting at the church.

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The village has quite a good looking bar near the car park.

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Take a last look up at the village.

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Then it is back down the narrow, winding road to the bridge.

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Look out for the renovator’s delight opposite the bridge.

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