Bars and Cafes
Moscardini Mari Chiara’s
Via Roma, Migliano
Telefone 0583 66 20 32
Our local Bar and General Shop, it carries a handy selection of general food items and has just installed a lovely terrace bar behind the café. Where you can join the locals or take a secluded seat and enjoy the view. Mari Chiara’s is a 15 minute walk, or 5 minutes drive downhill from “ La Collina del Sole ” or you could walk cross country which will require a good pair of trainers. Follow the pathway outside the house going left and follow through the village of Fosciandora and continue downhill keeping the Migliano church tower in view.
Castelnuovo is a 15 minute drive from “ La Collina del Sole ”. It is best to park either in the main car park outside the main walls of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana or the car park in the Piazza delle Erbe. Both car parks are pay and display and are reasonable rates.
Fronte della Rocca
on the Piazetta Ariosto
Telephone 0583 62190
Located just outside the Castelnuovo museum. This “Antica Pasticceria” Fronte della Rocca, was founded in 1885. They have a secluded sitting area and make their OWN CHOCOLATES, including edible liquer cups, cakes and pastries. It is run by a charming young couple, he makes the pastries and chocolates and she looks after the clients.
Nice to sit and ponder on Ariosto’s’ time here, a well known figure of Italian literature who governed the area in the 16th Century from the building opposite you for several years; he was sent here by Alfonso Duke of Ferrara.
Piazza Olinto Dini 2/b
Telephone 0583 62670
Open from 4.30 AM to 10.30 PM normally, unless it is the Castelnuovo week of Festas in August, in which case it is open 24 hours. This very popular bar is owned and run by an extremely pleasant young man from Fosciandora. Delicious breakfasts with freshly squeezed orange juice and freshly made Patisseries; if you sit outside you get a real feel for Castelnuovo in slow motion