The process of paper production, as you will discover, is intrinsically linked to the woods and mills, and the role of water as one of the most important raw materials cannot be overstated. A visit to the ten characteristic villages, or "le Castella", perched atop hills and still beautifully intact – is an absolute must. The unique character of these ancient fortresses, villages and parish churches rightly draws tourists from around the world. The centers of San Lorenzo a Cerreto, Pietrabuona, Medicina, Fibbialla, Aramo, San Quirico, Castelvecchio, Stiappa, Pontito, Sorana, Vellano are all well worth a visit.
The mountainous and medieval nature of Svizzera Pesciatina is best accessed by car. This unique and stunning landscape offers an amazing feast for both the eyes and soul.