The area called Garfagnana covers the whole Serchio valley and the Tuscan side of the Tuscan - Emilian Apennine Mountains, from the Northern area of the Province of Lucca until the sea - Carrara, Forte dei Marmi, passing through the Apuan Alps to the west. A well preserved lush nature, hidden medieval hamlets and the real Tuscan lifestyle can be found in this stunning region.
Villages worth visi
- Castelnuovo Garfagnana
- Pieve Fosciana
- Vagli di Sotto and Vagli di Sopra
- Bagni di Lucca
- Borgo a Mozzano
- Coreglia Antelminelli
- Fabbriche di Vallico
Castelnuovo is the main town and the heart of the green Garfagnana area, a territory that constitutes the northern part of the valley of the Serchio River, which runs between the mountain walls of the Apuan Alps and the Appenines. The town is 40 km from both Lucca and the Versilia coast and 28km from Bagni di Lucca (by car 35 minutes)
Click here for more information and what to see in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
Originally of medieval origins Barga is a lovely town surrounded by walls that managed to remain intact. It is composed of a labyrith of narrow streets defined by Renaissance palaces.
By walking up the hill one reaches the cathedral. It was constructed from the eleventh century and was the symbol of Romanesque architecture of the Serchio Valley. The interior architecture is noteworthy as is the holy water fount, the baptismal font and the pulpit. In the forecourt there is a splendid panorama of the Apuane Alps with Mount Forato clearly visible. Barga lies 35km from Lucca and 17km from Bagni di Lucca.
Borgo a Mozzano
The symbol of the village is the Devil's Bridge ("Ponte del Diavolo" or "della Madalena"), whose origins are lost in history and legend.
The magnificent architecture of the bridge becomes even richer through the reflections in the basin of the water.This village has also a long series of ancient palaces.