With the month of October, the Tuscan-Emilian Appenines Park slowly changes color and lights up with fiery reds, bright yellows, shimmering browns... the charm of foliage is irresistible!
For all lovers of autumn, Lunigiana in October is truly something not to be missed: this is the period when traditions, such as chestnut harvesting and the lighting of “gradili” (ancient drying rooms), are revived, to which many traditional festivals and gastronomic events are dedicated in all the Lunigiana villages.
And as we climb toward the peaks of the Apennines, the chestnut trees give way to beech trees that color the landscape.
Not to be missed is a trip to the Lagastrello Pass, in the municipality of Comano, on the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, where trails of different difficulty and duration can be taken.
Fall is truly spectacular here! Find out with these three itineraries.
An easy trail, suitable for families and children, equipped with picnic areas.
In the shade of beech trees, crossing small fords, it is possible to admire the small artificial lake located at about 1198 m asl and easily accessible by car.
Here you can meet Apennine horses grazing, an experience not to be missed!
Leaving the car at the Lagastrello Pass, it is possible to take this simple route that leads to Lake Squincio, one of the many small lakes of glacial origin in the Tuscan-Emilian Appenines National Park, nestled in a forest of colorful beech trees.
The entire trail, combined with the Paduli Lake ring, forms a ring path of about five and a half kilometers and is suitable for children ages 5 and up.
A path for hikers that, via trails 659 and 659A, allows you to reach the summit of Mount Acuto (1756 m) and appreciate a wonderful panorama of the entire Lunigiana, as far as the Gulf of Poets.
The trail crosses peat bogs and beech forests with ancient charcoal pits.
Along the way it is possible to stop at the Sarzana Refuge, a few meters from the Lake of Mount Acuto.
Discover the Mount Acuto itinerary.