is true walkers' paradise, full of mountain footpaths and cultural itineraries. Located between two mountain chains, the Apuan Alps
and the Tuscan-Emilian Appenines
, Garfagnana is a true naturalistic paradise offering beautiful mountain excursions for varying levels of expertise, alongside a myriad of cultural, historical and folkloristic itineraries.
The best time to enjoy the area is in the autumn, when the trees change colour and the locals begin the seasonal harvest. Look for mushrooms, which are abundant in the wooded areas. There is a vast array of labelled footpaths throughout both mountain chains.
Arriving from Vagli Sotto toward the Apuan Alps, visitors encounter Campo Catino
, an ancient seasonal village used by shepherds and scattered with stone bells. Here you will find the Lipu Oasis
, located in the splendid Apuan Alps, cut off from the north by Monte Pisanino and from the south by Monte Sumbra.
A visit to the Regional Park of the Apuan Alps
for is also recommended for nature-lovers. For more information contact the Centro visite del Parco delle Alpi Apuane
in Calstelnuovo Garfagnana.