Giovanni Pascoli House Museum

The Giovanni Pascoli House Museum, in Castelvecchio Pascoli di Barga, is the villa where the poet lived, first as a tenant and then as an owner, from 1895 to 1912, the year of his death, during the holidays from teaching commitments. The so-called "bicocca di Caprona" was the center of one of the most prolific and happy periods of literary creation: the surrounding nature and the inhabitants of the place inspired the most famous Pascoli poetic collections, including one that took the name of this village, the village chosen by the poet himself, the Canti di Castelvecchio.

"... That I can only see the hedge

of the vegetable garden,

the walls that are full of cracks

of valerians.

Hide distant things:

things are drunk with tears!

That I can see the two peach trees, the two apple trees,


which give their sweet honeys

for my black bread.

Hide distant things

who want me to love and go!

May that I can see only that white there

of the road,

that one day I must take between tired

don don of bells ...

Hide the distant things,

hide them, remove them from the flight

of the heart! May that I can see the cypress

there alone

here, only this garden, in which

my dog is dozing. "

Fog, Canti di Castelvecchio

The House still retains the structure, the furnishings and the original objects of the time, thanks to the commitment of his sister Maria who continued to live there until her death in 1953, then donating the building to the Municipality of Barga of which it is still the owner today.

Today the museum is accessed through a green area overlooking the mountain range of the Apuan Alps; conceived both as an Italian garden and as a cultivated area, it houses the vineyard, the still functioning well and the tomb of the dog Gulì.

On the ground floor of the house are the kitchen, the dining room and a room where the tens of thousands of documents that make up the poet's archive are kept.

The first floor is articulated around a central room, Giovanni Pascoli's studio, dominated by three desks, each dedicated to a writing subject: Latin poetry, Italian poetry and Dante's writings. In addition to the original furnishings, the study and the nearby rooms also contain the thousands of books that made up the poet's library. Continuing the visit, we can see the bedrooms of Giovanni and Maria, and a third room which has been furnished with items from the room in Bologna where the poet died. From Maria's living room you enter the roof terrace, a covered terrace with a wide view of Barga and surrounding areas. Adjacent to the house is the chapel where Pascoli and his sister are buried.


Località Caprona, 4
Castelvecchio Pascoli
55051 Barga LU



Full ticket € 7.00

Reduced ticket € 5.00 (under 18, over 65, students up to 26, residents of the municipality of Barga, ICOM members, disabled people)

Groups (min. 10 people) € 5.00 per person

School groups € 3.00 per person (free companion)

Services and accessibility

Admission includes a guided tour

Hand sanitizer available