1 day trip from La Spezia
The Enchanted Valley
Forests, grasslands, high peaks. And then villages, castles and imposing fortresses. Nestling between the Apuan Alps which separate it from the Versilia sea and the Apennines that move away from the sight of Emilia Romagna, the Garfagnana is an almost enchanted valley that fascinates anyone looking at the nature and at tradition the time of relaxation and genuine live. Green and fresh in the spring and summer is the perfect place to take long walks, hiking, horse riding or cycling. Not far from Lucca and the Lunigiana, is easily reachable either for a day trip or for a longer stay to spend among the many villages or in one of the huts of the Apuan Alps. Castelnuovo Garfagnana, Barga, San Romano, Camporgiano, Arni, Careggine, Vagli Lake...these are just some of the places you can visit. The vitality of these places is reflected in the many festivals, concerts, shows and festivals that, especially in the summer, animate the evenings. Hospitality is one of those true, typical of the mountain, do not expect big smiles or mawkisness, but you will not be disappointed by the warm welcome and the genuineness of the inhabitants.