And there are paths for those who love trekking, mountain bike and equestrian tourism. Following the paths you will find woods, streams, lakes, rivers and hidden corners of this valley enclosed between the Alpi Apuane on one side and the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano on the other. There are antique fortresses and medieval castles, “Robbia” terracotta and stone statues of the Liguri-Apuani, the representation of the “Canto del Maggio” in the open, museums of rural life, of plaster figurines, historical commemorations in costume, the house of Pascoli and Puccini.

The town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is 45 km from Lucca and Versilia, taking a little more than an hour by car from the exit of Versilia / Lucca / Altopascio.







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“Castelnuovo di Garfagnana” is the centre and the heart of Garfagnana, and is a central point with regards to many tourist attractions:

-“La Grotta del Vento” will let you admire the underground chasms and limestone formations of the Alpe Apuane (there are guided tours of 1, 2 and 3 hours.)

-“Orecchiella Natural Park” opens its doors to families and children presenting deer, mouflon, birds of prey, brown bears, a splendid botanical garden of mountain flowers, white marble quarries of the Apuane.

-“Campocatino”, oasis of the Italian association for the protection of birds, offers a day of contact with nature and history.

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