And the cultivation of Apuan vineyards really is heroic! Made in extreme conditions on steeply sloping terraces, it's made even more challenging given the contact with a particular soil and microclimate, characterized by the presence of the sea and the rocky mountain. These circumstances border on the prohibitive, but the hard-working Apuan winemakers bring their experience and determination to transform these slopes overlooking the sea into the unique and sculpted landscape which you can now admire, giving both the tourist and the market a high-quality product, heritage and pride to the entire territory.
Visiting the hills at the foot of the Apuan Alps means treating yourself to a journey through history, both old and new knowledge, and gastronomic delights.
Walk the centuries-old path of the Via Francigena with its succession of ever-changing views of the Apuan Alps and the sea, passing from the villages to the characteristic historic centers of Massa and Carrara, up to the Aghinolfi Castle which dominates Montignoso.