The area

Casoli is a medieval village in the Lucca district in Tuscany, Italy. The village is situated about 400 metres above sea level in the beautiful Alpi Apuani (the Apuan Alps), 40 minutes north of Pisa, just inland from Viareggio. At the foot of the mountains is the town of Camaiore.


Casoli has approximately 600 inhabitants and is an old mining village where the inhabitants in the village used to live on olive production and on chestnuts and chestnut flour. Still today there are many dessert specialities made of chestnut flour.


Casoli has a greengrocer’s and a couple of general stores and bars which serve drinks and good coffee.  Both the bars have pleasant terraces looking out across the valley and to the sea. More grocery shopping can be done in Camaiore or Lido di Camaiore. The larger supermarkets offer extremely good prices on wines and spirits.

A kilometer up the road from the village is an excellent Osteria (country restaurant) called Il Chiosco nel Bosco. It serves delicious, typical home made local dishes at very reasonable prices. 

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For activities in Camaiore commune check out the various events at:

Casoli and La Fontana seen from the other side of the valley