Il fiume Lima scorre sotto il Ponte Castruccio
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The Lima River and its architecture

Sports, electric power stations and fishing

The Lima River begins in Tuscany, precisely in the Pistoia Apennines, and after 40 km it merges with the Serchio River. The Lima River travels quickly down the Apennines, creating waterfalls and rapids, well liked by rafters who can admire the surrounding landscape and panorama while riding the rapids. Embarkation is located at the suspended bridge in Mammiano, in the province of Pistoia. Another embarkation point is situated at the Casabasciana bridge, where the nearby electric power station guarantees big rapids. Those who practice this sport follow the river until it reaches the Serraglio Bridge. Here, the siphon spillway at the Cocciglia strait renders this section of the waterway much too dangerous, even for expert rafters.

Along its waterway, the river is divided into three Enel barricades, each with different characteristics. The first and last section have very low water levels, while the section that runs from Limestre to the Giardinetto dam has high water levels and is perfect for fishing. There are many native fish in these waters, especially trout and salmon. The architecture of the electrical power stations should not be ignored. The buildings have a modern and eclectic style, each boasting different contexts and colors. The building project was managed by engineer Angelo Omodeo, who built these edifices in 1912, 1914 and 1927. The building constructed in 1927 was partially destroyed in WWII, but was later re-built.
San Marcello Pistoiese
Settlement founded in Roman times
The municipality of San Marcello Pistoiese is located in the Province of Pistoia at an altitude of 625 meters above sea level; it currently has a population of about 7,000 inhabitants. Once in the town, you won’t want to miss a visit the church of Santa Caterina and the church of San Marcello. ...