The Pizzorne Plateau is a mountainous area of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines that extends between Villa Basilica, Capannori and Lucca.
Over time, it has become a summer destination and crossroads of numerous walks that lead to the nearby villages of Pariana, Boveglio, Corsagna and Saltocchio.
The plateau reaches an altitude of 898 metres, is commonly called “Pizzorna” by local citizens, and rises to the north of the Piana di Lucca.
It is an ideal area for those looking for a place to relax in the mountains, walk in hardwood and coniferous woods or simply spend a few hours rediscovering nature in peace and tranquillity. It is also a zone of enchanting natural corners and unspoilt landscapes to discover, with a spectacular panoramic view of the Piana di Lucca. The reference point for each walk or itinerary is usually the “Romitorio”, a small church close to car parks and catering activities.
At one time, only shepherds, woodcutters, hunters or, at most, faithful from the town for traditional festivals, would travel from Villa Basilica to the Plateau. Today, especially in summer, due to all its characteristics, it is a meeting place for all those who choose to spend a day in contact with nature and to enjoy its healthy climate.