Located between the Apuan Alps and the Appennine Alps and traversed by the river Serchio, Garfagnana is a beautiful land of caves, nature reserves and small ancient villages.
, with its romanesque cathedral and the Ariotesca Fortress
, is the main town of the
area. It's famous for its weekly market happening every Thursday since 1430. A road departs from this town towards Versilia along the Turrite Secca River.
After a few kilometers, you'll come across the Lake of Isola Santa
and an ancient village with its slate roofed buildings. Continuing along the road the landscape opens up on the rocky walls of Monte Sumbra and the “Giants' Potholes”, characteristic erosion in the rock.