There are seven hamlets that make up the scattered municipality of Villa Collemandina, each with its own history and peculiarities. Let's start from the main town: in the hamlet of Villa Collemandina you can visit the parish church that dates back to the 12th - 12th century. The beautiful fifteenth-century cloister with a trapezoidal plan is surrounded by sixteen arches supported by slender serena stone columns with finely carved capitals. This is the only structure that survived the tremendous earthquake of 1920 that destroyed the rest of the town, which was later rebuilt.
Corfino is located at the foot of the Pania of the same name in the vicinity of the Orecchiella Park, characterized by the narrow cart roads that perch toward Prato all'Aia, at the top of the village, the crossroads of the ancient roads that climbed up to the mountain pasture of Campaiana. The view across the valley is superb and the gaze sweeps from the Apuan Alps to the Apennines. In addition to the parish church, dedicated to St. Lorenzo, of religious importance is the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso, which houses a 16th-century panel of the Virgin with Child.
Below Corfino, along the provincial road which crosses the Attilio Vergai Bridge over the gorge of the Corfino stream, are Canigiano, with its narrow streets, brick houses and the parish church of St. Leonard the hermit built in 1837, and Magnano, lying in the flattest and most fertile part of the municipal territory.
In Pianacci one can visit the 19th-century chiesa della Madonna di Caravaggio (Church of Our Lady of Caravaggio) and below the village the Villa Collemandina reservoir. The lake is currently empty due to extraordinary maintenance work on the dam, but the stream is still a pleasant oasis for picnics and recreational fishing.
In the direction of Passo delle Radici are two villages almost opposite, Massa Sassorosso known for being linked to the roots of Astor Piazolla. Assunta, the mother of the great Argentine tango composer, was the daughter of two emigrants who had left right here for the city of Mar del Plata. Sassorosso for the prized red marble (saxo rubeo) that is quarried here and gives a characteristic chromatic shade to the landscape and buildings of the village.
Mountain and nature lovers can enjoy splendid walks through the Orecchiella Park, discovering beech, chestnut and fir forests, still populated by wild animals such as the Apennine wolf, the deer, the mouflon and the golden eagle. Inside the park it is possible to visit the "Maria Ansaldi" Botanical Garden, which collects, protects and preserves the native flora of the Upper Apennines of Lucca and the Apuan Alps. A total of about 400 plant species are found here, offering a spectacle of different blooms from spring to summer.