Monuments of Pietrasanta

Valdicastello Carducci.

Pieve ValdicastelloPieve S. GiovanniBefore reaching Valdicastello Carducci, we find the renowned church of the Saints Giovanni and Felicita, at "la Pieve".
This church is named in a document dating from the year 855, but surely more ancient in origin.
The before dates from the XVl century.
Leaving Pietrasanta and going south along via Garibaldi, turning left towards the hills, at the town cemetery, starts via Comunale di Valdicastello.

Three kilometers ahead, at the urban center we find the Casa Natale di Giosué Carducci (the very house where the great poet, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born).

Giosuè CarducciGiosuè CarducciCasa Carducci is a national monument and all year round it is visited by many tourists, specially students. It is the well preserved house where, in 1835, was born. Its collection consists of precious objects and various documents related to his life.
Outside, in the garden, there is a marble bust of the poet.