Travelling along these paths brings you to learn about the traditions of the Garfagnana that are linked to the land, its authentic flavours and aromas. These mountains offer genuine products and hearty dishes that are part of the typical mountain diet. Discover them in the traditional trattorias and osterie, as well as in the snacks that are perfect for trekkers. Don't miss cheese factories, mills and wine cellars where you can discover the truest flavors in their places of production.
The woods in Garfagnana and the Mid Serchio Valley have always offered delicious delicacies such as mushrooms, the perfect condiment for Formenton polenta, a variety of local maize, berries that are processed in preserves in the summer so that they can be savoured all year round, Farro della Garfagnana IGP used to make biscuits, soups and beer, cured meats such as Biroldo (Slow Food presidium) and Bazzone ham or mountain pasture cheeses, that can be accompanied with precious local honey. Finally, chestnuts are the main ingredient in several sweet and savoury recipes.
As seen, the transhumance routes allow you to get to know not only the mountains, paths and nature of the Garfagnana, but also its animals, scents and typical flavours.
To find out more:
Garfagnana and the Mid Serchio Valley Tourism Website