view from the sanctuary
castle of the Vicars in the middle
entrance to the hamlet of Lari
SMALLEST PASTA FACTORY IN THE WORLD?
the pasta workshop of the family Martelli
is the smallest in the world or not
is difficult to say. It is definitely
the most original! Our exciting
tour to Lari, the Hamlet of Wonders,
starts with a visit to an artisanal
pasta factory where spaghetti
and penne are made in the "old
way". Our guide introduces you
to the history of the family-run company
and explains how a small artisanal
production is able to reach the markets
of all the world. The visit continues
with an extremely interesting walk
through the working rooms, from
the giant bags of flour to the yellow
packages, ready for shipping.
CASTLE OF THE VICARS
are castles often on hilltops? Why
are they built that way? What were
they used for through the centuries?
Why are their dungeons so gloomy?
If you want to know the answers to
these questions and you want them
while admiring the enchanting view
from a perfectly preserved century-old
castle, the castle of the vicars in
Lari is the right place to go! You
can personally experience how the
prisoners could feel when they were
locked in the "inferno"
LUNCH AT THE COUNTRY HOUSE
end of the tour in Lari, you will
get to a charming country house with
a beautiful view over the medieval
village. The landlady will prepare
a full lunch of local specialities
at the restaurant and serve it in
VISIT TO A PANORAMIC SANCTUARY
lunch you will follow the guide for
about 15 minutes to a fantastic place:
a panoramic hilltop sanctuary with
a charming rural church in
the middle of the Tuscan countryside.
Definitely a non-touristy location.
The duration of this tour is