Welcome to Castelnuovo

The principal town and the heart of the green Garfagnana, land of nature, history, art and fine cuisine. The Pro Loco of Castelnuovo welcomes you to discover the Garfagnana

The surroundings



Known since medieval times for its thermal waters, Torrite is a small place located on the banks of  Turrite Secca 2 kms from the center of Castelnuovo and now incorporated in the urban area of the town. A typical bridge on the river Turrite connects the old  part of the suburb with the church of SS. Trinità SS. Pietro e Paolo. As evidence of the ancient settlement one can still see the remains of a small fortress. The village is dominated by the eighteenth-century Villa Bertagni.

From Torrite  fork some easy hiking trails to reach the Fortress Montalfonso , through the path of Ariosto or the small place of Sassi, across the mule track from Granciglia.