The area is home to some of the most interesting routes of the Pistoia Mountains Ecomuseum.
One of the most significant destinations is Popiglio, the starting point of a lovely route that leads to some neighbouring towers, the remains of an ancient medieval fortress. From here it’s well worth heading to the small and charming village of Migliorini.
Along these trails you’ll be delighted by the sweeping views over the surrounding valleys, the first being Lizzano and Vizzaneta and, eventually, Mammiano Alto just past the river Lima’s dam.
One of the area’s main attractions is the Ferriere suspension bridge, a pedestrian walkway connecting Mammiano Basso and Popiglio. Until 2006 this bridge was the longest in the world thanks to its frameworks supported by four steel cables and length of 227 metres. The daring crosswalk leads to a historic ironworks - the Papini Foundry in Maresca - which is today open as a museum.
Other beautiful parts of this vast municipality include Pontepetri, Campo Tizzoro, Maresca and Gavinana, which is worth a visit for its Francesco Ferrucci Museum and Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which is home to the organ of wonders made by Pietro Agati.
3 kilometres from Gavinana is Pian de’ Termini, a panoramic viewpoint over the Limestre river valley home to the Pistoia Mountains astronomical observatory and the Star Park, an educational journey focusing on our solar system.