Casoli, Tuscan Village of Art: In Pictures: The North West Tuscan Way, Tour 4

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Pisa to Casoli by Google Earth. The North West Tuscan Tour at martincooney.com

Pisa to Casoli by Google Earth. The North West Tuscan Tour at martincooney.com

Tour 4: Casoli, Tuscan Village of Art

Casoli, Tuscany, Italy

Let’s face it – famous European cities, even modest ones such as Pisa, can prove a little daunting to those fresh off the boat, as it were. Believe me, by the time we return to the city, as we conclude the North West Tuscan Independent Tourist Way, we’ll climb the famous tower with gusto, explore the amazing baptistery in virtual solitude, and scour the cathedral and opera too. You’ll be much far better equipped to deal with the peculiar rigors of a bustling Italian city by then, of that you can be sure.         And so, taking our leave of Pisa’s hustle and bustle, we now head up-and-up, through and round the tight packed hairpin bends… and into the cool mountain air of Casoli, Tuscan Village of Art.             In stark contrast to the whirly burly of Pisa this lovely little artful village provides not only a miraculously refreshing rest-bite, but illustrates quite nicely the gorgeous artistic nature of the region you are about to explore.    Take your time… scroll down at your leisure.         You may be happy to know that today’s post does in fact conclude with an ice cold beer, or two...       After this we’re off down the valley to visit the remarkable market town of Camaiore, before heading over to Pietrasanta – a most important stop along the North West Tuscan Tourist Way.

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To read what I had to say on the scenes you are about to see click here: An Afternoon in Casoli, Tuscan Village of ArPrior to my visit I had never heard of Casoli, never read a word about it and had no notion of the artistic gem that I was about to discover. I selected it quite at random as I invariably do. Usually however I spot them from the road, pulling over to study the map until I have devised a route in order to reach it, but in this case the process was reversed; noticing a particularly tortuous glut of hairpin bends leading towards a cluster of small villages perched along the road leading out of Camaiore, I decided upon Casoli simply due to the fact that it appeared to be situated on the other side of such magnificent, rippling hairpin bends”…………..click to read more and view the original blog.

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Martin Cooney, Casoli, Italy

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The North West Tuscan Way: In Pictures

The North West Tuscan Way, Map 4 Pisa, Google Earth,

Camaiore, Tuscany, Italy

Tour 5: Camaiore, Market Town Extraordinaire

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