Magliano is another village that's as small as it's old, with records of it only emerging in 793 AD. Here, the Church of Sant’Andrea Apostolo, dating back to at least the 15th century, preserves several relics of saints, revealing the historical and religious importance of the sacred place.
Travelling through the dense, wooded areas we arrive at Castelletto in Garfagnana, a small village in the upper Serchio Valley, whose history is characterised by a marked lack of documentation and is veiled in mystery thanks to the local legends that are still told today.
Ponteccio, on the other hand, is a village with clean air and fresh, sparkling water, characterised by a profound silence that envelops the stone houses, small church, wooden bell tower and the fountain in the main square: a stillness that awaits the summer and the arrival of tourists on holiday.
Not far away is Gragnana, a small village with evidence dating to 995 AD. The oratory of Santa Maria Vergine del Rosario was built here, with no documentary evidence reamining. Stories of miracles and apparitions are told, meaning that it's still a pilgrimage destination today.
Mount Argegna and its villages have not yet revealed all their secrets and are perhaps destined to remain a challenge for those travelling throughout these lands.