Along the road to Vagli, you'll find an artificial lake
that conceals the town of Fabbriche
in the depths of its water; every 10 years when the lake is emptied the ancient village comes back to life. Don't miss the parish of San Regolo
, the Museum of Casa Abrami
and the romanesque Church of Sant'Agostino dating from 12th century.
After you've headed up to Vagli di Sopra, you'll arrive at Campocatino, the old alpine pasture which has been classified as a LIPU oasis; LIPU is an association for the protection of wildlife, birds and biodiversity. An easy trail passes through this alpine meadow that has an unusual 'shell' form that dates back to its ice-age origins. After about 30 minutes on foot you'll arrive at the Hermitage of San Viano. From Campocatino, head down to Gorfigliano and Gramolazzo where Monte Pisanino, the highest of the Apuan chain, is mirrored in the green water of the artificial lake.