It is called the green island of Tuscany and indeed this valley is close to important historical sites such as Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Versilia Garfagnana remained closed on itself, living its own history and building a strong identity that still preserves.
Garfagnana literally means Great Forest, as this valley appeared to its first visitors and even today we remain amazed in front of the luxuriant extension of its woods. Among the expanses of beech and chestnut trees, there is a rich natural fauna: foxes, wild boars, deer and various birds. So, Outdoor Excursions to discover flora and fauna are easy to do at every time. For example, you can discover Orecchiella Park or Tuscan-Emilian Apennino National Park; all their activities of natural protection and cultural diffusion.
In this immense green valley appear, almost suddenly perched on a hill, lying on the plateaus that slope down towards the river, overlooking the dizzying rock faces, the small inhabited village that characterize the valley. Here, time passes slowly, the rhythms are those of other times, children's games have been the same for centuries, and the shops have an antique scent.
Garfagnana is worlwide recognized for its typical and excellent food andnot only for its natural and historical beauties. Typical dishes and food remains the same through the centuries, sometimes dating back to the Middle Age. Spelled and chestnut are the absolute master of a food tradition to be discovered and pleasantly unexpected.
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