PONTREMOLI MEDIEVALIS FESTIVAL ON YOUR OWN

7 hours | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | L I 1 - 2 2 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Pontremoli
Set between the river Magra and Verde in Tuscany's rolling green hills, the ancient town of Pontremoli hosts Medievalis, an annual event that commemorates its recognition as an independent municipality by Frederick II, King of Italy and Germany in 1226. From August 21st to 25th the picturesque village relives the days when it thrived with pilgrims traveling from Canterbury to Rome, knights, dancers and musicians, clergy, nobility, military, courtiers, and peasants. Once you arrive, you'll have four hours of free time to explore the village on your own.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Some of the Instagram-worthy sights are villagers dressed in period costumes, a parade of young men joyfully waving flags, fire and armed combat demonstrations, and don't miss the medieval architecture such as the sandstone tower houses.

LUNCH
Treat yourself to some of the local delicacies such as "amor" (a type of small cake, consisting of a creamy filling between wafers), "torta d'erbe" a pie filled with a mixture which may include Swiss chard, eggs, ricotta cheese, potato, rice and parmigiana cheese wrapped in a very thin pastry; and "testaroli," a flat baked pasta, often served with pesto. (Visitors can exchange Euros into "Grosso," the local currency used during Middle Ages to purchase food and beverage.)

SHOPPING
Stalls sell items such as hand-crafted brass and iron jewelry, artisan leather bound books with hand-made paper, natural soaps and foods.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
As you enter the historic heart of Pontremoli, you'll cross a huge medieval bridge and through a tangle of medieval alleyways to the festival.

Special Notes:

Please note, free time may be modified to adhere to local regulations and guidelines for COVID 19 protocols.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is only available from August 21 to August 25, 2019. This tour is not guided and does not include meals, drinks or entrance fee to attractions. Bring local currency.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Driver from Livorno to Pontremoli

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Free time in Pontremoli

Time at site:
04:00
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive from Pontremoli to Livorno

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No