The Garfagnana and Mid Serchio Valley is characterized by a perfect combination of history and nature.
Just over 10 kilometers away from Fosciandora is the delightful medieval village of Barga, awarded with the Orange Flag by the Touring Club for its numerous cultural sites and well-kept historic center. Don't miss a visit to the Cathedral, which can be reached via a stone staircase: the panoramic view will repay the effort!
Other gems of the area include Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and Pieve Fosciana.
Castelnuovo was the home of the famous poet Ludovico Ariosto who was the governor. Its symbol is the Rocca Ariostesca, whose trapezoidal mass dominates the main square.
The symbol of Pieve a Fosciana, on the other hand, is the Parish Church of San Giovanni Battista. Inside this beautiful Romanesque structure built around the 11th century, you can admire important works including the Annunciation by Andrea della Robbia, some paintings by Pietro Paolini from Lucca and Antonio Consetti from Modena, and a sixteenth-century sacristy. Other monuments that are worth a visit are the Church of San Magno, the Tower of Sillico and the historic water mill that is still working and which has belonged to the Regoli family for five generations.