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Between Massa and Carrara

Discovering the area’s natural parks and nature trails

From the beaches of Massa-Carrara to the Apuane Alps, don’t miss the natural beauties that characterize the region that runs from Massa to Carrara. Campocecina is a great departure point for innumerable trails. Visit the protected area of Lago di Porta (Montignoso). About 30km of highway separate us from Lunigiana where one can admire the beauties of the National Park of the Emilian Tuscan Appennines, which stretches throughout the municipalities of Fivizzano, Filattiera, Comano and Licciana Nardi.

There, you can visit various trails that once hosted ancient merchants, brigands, pilgrims and shepherds. Those going by car can drive along various itineraries including roads that lead to the Cerretto Pass as well as the Lagastrello and Brattello passes. Those going by foot or on horseback will delight in this park’s uniqueness, immersing themselves in forests, pastureland and lake-side areas. In the Apennine park, you’ll find the Frignoli Conservation Center that organizes didactic activities based on plant observation such as natural treasure hunts. The area offers picnic tables and BBQ sites or the chance to spend the day at the small lodge with a self-managed kitchen.

Host to one of the most original mountain chains in Italy, the Apuane Alps National Park offers breathtaking views. For millennium, settlers have extracted marble from the areas quarries. Visitors to the territory today can enjoy numerous distinctive CAI trails. In Frignoli’s Center for Biodiversity, enjoy a wonderful botanic garden or take a hike down the renowned ‘Five Forest Trail’ and see the fish-farm where Apennine trout are bred. Visitors to Filattiera and Terratossa will want to stroll along the riverside trails that make up the ANPIL Magra River network. In the town of Ronchi (Marina di Massa) nature lovers won’t want to miss a visit to the WWF Center for Environmental Education.


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