- MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS
- WALKING TOURS AND CAR
Molte le attività che possono essere svolte durante il vostro soggiorno qui.
A partire dalle escursioni nelle più vicine località turistiche come Lido di Camaiore, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Pisa, Lucca e Firenze.
Altrimenti potrete divertirvi con fantastiche escursioni in mountain bike o trekking nelle vicine Alpi Apuane, oppure surf, windsurf, barca a vela e battute di pesca nel mar Tirreno.
CAMAIORE and LIDO DI CAMAIORE
Camaiore and Lido di Camaiore
Lido di Camaiore is the delightful modern beach of the historic center of Camaiore . With a wide beach 4 km. of fine golden sand , is a seaside resort at the forefront among the most qualified tourist resorts of Versilia. Access to the sea by a beautiful promenade full of palm trees and flower beds , which is home to public places, those of entertainment and attraction. Lido di Camaiore is characterized by numerous villas surrounded by greenery , wide streets , squares and public parks. The center remains in the hinterland of Versilia lies in a wide valley at the foot of the Apuan Alps . A town of ancient origins with many monuments including the tiny Olive Theatre , the impressive Abbey of St. Peter , the Museum of Sacred Art . Pleasant walks in the central middle way between shops and boutiques.
The name is derived from ” Castrum de Via Regia ,” a fortress of imposing size built in 1172 on the shores of the sea by Lucchesi and Genoese allies against Pisa, to defend the coast and the surrounding area. Elegant and refined, nicknamed the ” Pearl of the Tyrrhenian ” , Viareggio today represents one of the most beautiful and picturesque outlets to the sea of Tuscany, 12 km of beaches with fine and soft golden sand and gentle slope of the seabed, endless summer , the magnificent Apuan Alps behind the legendary and extensive pine forests , places of tranquility and relaxation, appreciated by many famous personalities such as Gabriele D’ Annunzio. Today it is an ideal destination for vacations that last throughout the year, entertainment center , home of Carnival and refinement with its night clubs in the lead , classy , elegant shops and boutiques of many designers made in Italy . The wide range of accommodation ( hotels, apartments , B & Bs , cottages , campsites) is able to meet , in every season, all the requirements of individual tourists , family and organized .
MARINA DI Pietrasanta
Well-known seaside resort , with a vast beach of soft beach , surrounded by green gardens, pine forests and Mediterranean vegetation , surrounded by the peaks of the Apuan Alps , Marina di Pietrasanta offers a charming and harmonious, ideal for a restful holiday . Over 100 are the bathing establishments along the beach , fully equipped , which are accessed through a series of gardens . Urban settlements are interspersed with parks and gardens and put between the quaint town to accentuate the look residential . However, there are famous local night entertainment . To the border with the town of Forte dei Marmi , extends for nearly one million square feet of the park Versilia . In the big pinewood surrounding the famous villa that was home to the poet D’Annunzio , takes place in the summer the Festival de La Versilia with its famous Afternoon coffee .
Forte dei Marmi
Tourist resort known and appreciated all over the world , Forte dei Marmi is situated around a pier implanted in the sixteenth century to the load of marble from the Apuan Alps. Nobles , diplomats, businessmen, artists and celebrities have built beautiful villas hidden and protected by the green of the pine trees , choosing the fine sands to spend their rest periods.
SERAVEZZA and STAZZEMA
Together with Forte dei Marmi are the core foundation of the historical Versilia . Seravezza , in addition to the beauty of the country , exhibits housed in the Palazzo Medici , has proposed perfect for nature lovers . From there also leave numerous mountain bike trails on the streets of Michelangelo to the quarries of Monte Altissimo . An area of outstanding scenic beauty , as well as the municipality of Camaiore which has an altitude ranging from 63 to 1600 m . sea level : 18 fractions for many hamlets ( Cardoso, Anne, Plum, Arni ) A stone’s throw from the sea , the cool and calm of the mountain.
Even Camaiore is a lovely inland town of Versilia. Its hills covered with olive groves bordering Lucca and Camaiore and has a wet area occupied by Lake Massaciuccoli . This large lake , the largest of Tuscany, is located within the ” Natural Park St. Flushing , Migliarino and Massaciuccoli ” and covers an area of approximately 23,000 hectares. The rich ornithological with over 200 species of migratory birds , and nesting birds of passage such as Grey Heron , the Flamingo, the Marsh Harrier and the Knight of Italy. A natural system complemented by a wide variety of flora and that includes many rare species such as the Florida fern , hibiscus of the Swamp, and the white water lily . Massarosa is surrounded by beautiful villages such as Pieve Propellers , Gualdo , Montigiano , etc. Bargecchia . To visit Massaciuccoli with the networks of the Roman villa .
Pietrasanta old town of medieval origin, is considered the historical capital of Versilia and the capital of the artistic working of marble. It is a center of international stature for the processing of marble and bronze , so as to accommodate frequent international sculptors who stay there to create sculptural works of large dimensions . Its artistic heritage , undoubtedly linked to the events towns , including valuable works of famous masters of the chisel : by historical research we report the passing of the great Michelangelo , who lived here while he chose the marble of his works in the nearby marble quarries here and treated the ‘ purchase of marble for the facade of San Lorenzo in Florence. Another illustrious son of Pietrasanta is the poet Giosuè Carducci , who was born in the nearby village of Valdicastello that now bears his name. By the time the country has taken the face of a real art center , with numerous art galleries, temporary exhibitions seasonal , artisan workshops of marble, renowned bronze foundries and laboratories where they create artistic mosaics appreciated all the world .
TORRE DEL LAGO PUCCINI
It takes its name from a tower of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries this town nestled between Lake Massaciuccoli and the Tyrrhenian Sea , between the Apuan Alps and the Natural Park of Migliarino – St. Flushing – Massaciuccoli , famous for Giacomo Puccini’s villa , which preserves relics and documents of his busy life. The ecosystem is of great environmental interest , rich in flora and fauna. The beach is characterized by sand dunes , covered by Mediterranean vegetation fronting the vast Mediterranean scrub. The amazing variety and richness of flora and fauna, sunny beaches, cool pine forests , the lake is always calm , make Torre del Lago a great place to holiday and business stays .
Lucca is a province in the Tuscany region located on the left side of the river Serchio ; Its territory extends north to the Garfagnana , Versilia and east to the west to the province of Pistoia. It is one of the most beautiful and famous cities of art in Italy , is surrounded by fortified walls of the sixteenth century, rich in churches and monuments to visit. Things to see : Roman Amphitheatre is an amphitheater built in the first and second century BC He is currently buried three meters and the remains are incorporated in buildings that were built at the edge of present-day elliptical square ( Piazza Anfiteatro ) . The shape of the square coincides largely with the space of the old arena . Along the perimeter of the square you can admire some of the original walls struttute .
Pisa is one of the provincial capitals of the region of Tuscany , located in the floodplain of the River Arno pinura (which is crossed ) and is about 12 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. This city (famous for its leaning tower ) is one of the most important historical and artistic sites of our country with its monuments and works of art . Pisa was originally an Etruscan town and later became a Roman colony : its important role in the period of domination of the Romans is attested to by a formidable ritorvamento ten Roman ships in the area of St. Flushing . During the Middle Ages, Pisa was one of the four Maritime Republics together with Amalfi, Genoa and Venice. He had strong clashes with Genoa and Florence from which it suffered serious losses. In 1509 began the period of Medici rule retold some propserità in Pisa that actually came to be part of the Duchy until it was annexed to the kingdom of Italy.
CINQUE TERRE NATIONAL PARK
An area where land and sea merge to form a single area and striking . Eighteen miles of rocky coastline full of bays, beaches and deep , dominated by a chain of mountains that run parallel to the coast. Terraced vineyards and olive trees, which containment is provided by ancient stone walls . A natural heritage landscape of great variety. Walking paths and trails with breathtaking views . Five villages : Monterosso al Mare , Vernazza , Corniglia , Manarola and Riomaggiore overlooking the sea. An environment in which the secular work of generations has transformed an area inaccessible in a landscape of extraordinary beauty. An Area Marine Protected Area and a National Park which protect the absolute uniqueness. These , in brief , the Cinque Terre , a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 .
MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS
- Short link between the hills of Camaiore Camaiore ..
An itinerary that allows you to make a short tour attarverso the hills of Camaiore Camaiore and given to those who are less trained for the height difference and the ease of the route.
The trail starts uphill for about 2.5 km, entered the quaint village through the village until you come out the same and at a crossroads , turn right onto a dirt road with some uphill sections . Through the forest you reach the paved road turns to the left (to the right you can see the towers of the TV and the country Montigiano ) and after a short stretch of tarmac again , take a wide dirt road that offers sweeping views of the hills of Camaiore and to the lake and leading to the tiny hamlet of Fibbialla , in the municipality of Camaiore . From here it is off to the side of the country to the paved road until you cross the road which connects the valley with that of Freddana M.Quiesa and location Balbano turn left to return to the Freddana . It dates back to the country Baldelli and passed a hill continue to the Provincial Freddana . He turns toward and past the town of Camaiore Valpromaro in slight ascent you reach the turning for Camaiore and Mount Pitoro . Follow the road to Camaiore and after about 1 km you back to the fork in the road to Gualdo from which you started .
- On the slopes of Mount Gabberi from Pomezzana in Farnocchia .
Touching the country Pomezzana you raggiuge the Mouth of San Rocchino , in view of the valley of Camaiore and with a long traverse the slopes of M.Gabberi , you reach Farnocchia .
A Pontestazzemese from the square in front of the municipal building , follow the signs for Camaiore and you start to climb to a paved road that passed some fraction reaches a crossroads after about 2 km ; From here we proceed to Farnocchia – Pomezzana right up through chestnut woods until you come to a fork in the road on the left leads sucecssivo in Pomezzana . Take a left but do not reach Pomezzana , after about 3,5 km in the vicinity of a curve ( Milani iron processing company ), we proceed to the right uphill. The narrow paved road and pass through several houses and keep going on the right to the next crossroads , after reaching a source which becomes a dirt road , with sections in strong slope until you reach the Foce di San Rocchino . From here we head west on a large meadow, from the right edge of which we take the path n . 3 flat running through the woods below the Mount Gabberi with a path halfway up easy . Here are some places where you need to get off the bike always downhill and 4.5 km you reach the side of the Farnocchia . From here, follow the road for about 6 km you will return to the starting point .
- The Monte Matanna
A rewarding mountain bike route that takes place in the southern part of the Apuan Alps , passing through terraced fields along the hillside and along ancient trails to the summit along a scenic ridge. Although the mountain is not very high , the climb is hard and fun and the view from the top is wide and spectacular green valleys towards the coast , the sea, the islands, and around the rocky peaks of the Apuan Alps south.
The trail rises 106 non-stop to the mouth of San Rocchino at an altitude of 801 meters , where we find the small chapel dedicated to St. Roch , on the same side , turn right on the path that leads 3 north-easterly direction to Foce di Grattaculo . From Grattaculo proceed on the same path that runs through the south-eastern slope of Mount Matanna and reaches the mouth of the balloon (m. 1080 ) . From the Mouth of the ball upwards to the left along the ridge to the summit of Mount Matanna to enjoy the wonderful view of the sea and the mountains around : Mount High, the Corchia , the Procinto , Mount Nona, the Pania della Croce , the Man dead, Pania Secca and the Apennines. From the top to return along the same ridge to the mouth of the balloon and then follow the path n. 105 to reach the mouth of the Crocione . From the pass, take the right path from the mouth of the Crocione 2 that drops down towards the south with many turns downhill , past a fountain, you will cross a bridge over the stream that comes from the valley of the Wave Cave , go to the right and a marginetta ends on the paved road. From here on the asphalt until you return to Trescolli .
The visit of the Wave Cave is optional and requires a short detour from the direct route between the mouth of Crocione and Trescolli . The deviation results in a lengthening of the path of approximately 1 km. : 2 at an altitude of 682 m trail branches off a narrow path that leads directly to the cave.
- Bald Cypress Trail suitable for MTB or citybike
The route starts from the center of Camaiore : Here begins one of the most beautiful nature trails that winds through the picturesque area of land reclamation . Once on the road to Porto Vecchio , follow it until you cross the railroad tracks, intersecting the geometric grid of roads that are blocking the path on the way encountering a lively succession of nurseries ( peach , etc.). Cultivated and irrigated arable Erborati . When you reach a fork , take the left path that goes on along the dense network of canals. In places Botolo stopping to observe the said ditch Horseshoe for its characteristic shape , then continue the trip to the resort Pumps ; as you can see, others were left rushing , one larger and one smaller one , that others are nothing but the old Ditch Burlamacca and its modern version that results in Viareggio and where they can navigate even large boats . In Roman times, this area was identified with the term Fossae Papirianae , indicating both the complex hydraulic drainage of water from the marsh wanted Papirius console , that all of the small towns scattered round about . Here the Natural Park of Migliarino St. Flushing , Masacciuccoli , protecting the delicate balance of the lake ecosystem Chiaroni and channels . Do not forget that right now we are immersed in a natural oasis to preserve and protect. The diverse people who inhabit the area are often timid and fearful , and they love them so much the placid tranquility of the lake: do not interfere , do not cause damage to vegetation or the surrounding environment , do not forget waste around and contribute to save this little corner of paradise in its natural untouched … the Knight of Italy ( stilt stilt ) distinguished guest of the Oasis of the flare , and his small group of friends he will be deeply grateful !
- Along the northern slope of Mount Altissimo
The route runs along the northern slopes of Mount Altissimo , with beautiful views of some of the peaks of the Apuan Alps in the rich environment of quarries from which was extracted the precious marble statuary .
A short distance from the itinerary with any deviation walk you can admire the southern slopes of the mountain with the quarries from which Michelangelo quarried marble for his sculptures . The recommended periods are spring , summer and autumn to avoid periods of heavy snowfall . From the entrance of the southern gallery Cipollaio ( m.799 ) , take a left on private road very steep in about 2 km to Colle Cipollaio ( m.990 ) . We pass a bar ( delimits access to the quarry above the Cervaiole still in business : FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE COMPANY HENRAUX , reported in sign to the left of the bar ) and leave on the left a branch leading to the quarry Cervaiole . The road became dirt continue climbing environment rich in vegetation up to a tunnel ( about 1200 m ) ; traversatala continues hillside with panoramic views up to a quarry ( 4 km). The road continues horizontally along the northern slopes of Mount Altissimo , in the environment of caves until you reach near the Pass of the Dress the road coming from Mass here emerges from a tunnel (8 km) is accessed along this road in the direction of that Arni is reached after passing through a tunnel (Arni m.916 – 11 km run ) . The road continues downhill to Campagrina and meets the road from Castelnuovo , in Three Rivers ( 13.5 miles ) . Turning right at about 2 km you will be at the gallery Cipollaio that will take you back to the starting point ( 16.5 km in total).
- From St. Anna di Camaiore Capezzano Monte
The village of St. Anna di Camaiore known for the Nazi massacre during World War II , is located on the slopes of Mount Gabberi and can be reached from the valley of Camaiore. With the route that we propose , it is possible, along an ancient trail, descending from St. Anne , up to Capezzano Monte and Pietrasanta , thus making a connection between the two different sides .
Starting from Pietrasanta ( m.12 above sea level) , we follow the path towards Sarzanese Capezzano Pianore for a few miles . , Until you reach the turnoff to the left – Monteggiori St. Anna di Camaiore . Follow this path and after 2.5 km steep climb you reach the village of Monteggiori and then continue towards the cot . The road alternates uphill with other very steep and always moving in a very scenic , crossing the western slopes of Mount Gabberi , until you reach the small village of St. Anna (km 16; m.650 height ) . Abandoning this point, the road that goes past the cemetery , for a few miles . , Turn left and you reach the church. Does this point to get out of cycling and bike in hand ( gravel road ) , go to visit the memorial built in memory of the victims of the Nazi massacre . The monument is located in a panoramic position and is well worth a visit. You start walking uphill and following the red arrows , continue along a path that quickly leads to a broad saddle where you get into a rolling dirt road that runs downhill to the left . Following the directions at this point ( red mark CAI No. 3 ) will take until the end of the road, at some farmhouses ( Argentiera ) and here we descend to the left , continue ( with bike in hand) for a rather bumpy path . After crossing a rocky stretch where you need to be careful , you climb with some switchbacks to a collar ( town houses Zuffoni ) , after which you can proceed in a more comfortable way to pine forests to the foothills of Mount Capezzano . Always following the red marks and the CAI trail # 3 , you get into a dirt road, then a path that leads through the narrow streets of Capezzano to the church . (km 21.5 , height m.343 ) . There is at this point on the paved road that in 5 km. leads , with many twists and turns, towards the plain of Versilia. Follow it to the left , and enjoying a magnificent view of the long , direction of the coast, you will soon reach Pietrasanta from which you started our journey .
- A mountain biking trail from Seravezza to Anthony Cerreta
This route , although it takes place entirely in the first mountain area , it is quite challenging and may require fans to make some traits with bike on his shoulder .
Starting from Seravezza take the scenic route to Azzano – The Chapel ( 452 m . ) And climb on the paved road until you reach the village after Giustagnana ( 345 m. ) Crossroads : on the left is reached after just over a mile the Chapel of St. Martin ( 452 m . ) of the Romanesque style ( XIII century ) with a bell tower in front Thousand and perhaps a fine rose window called ” Eye of Michelangelo” ; right up towards Minazzana . ( 465 m. ) In the vicinity of the junction begins a trail that initially has a gravel and compact and just after a few bends rocky and challenging . Following the slope decreases and reaches the country of Minazzana where the trail passes through the village with concrete bottom up to the washrooms and from here, you turn left and starts to climb . After a bend is found on the right path for Evolved from that in the first section is very tight but soon widens and takes on the characteristics of an easy trail . The route presents difficulties similar to the previous one, but has a breathtaking view on the Versilia coast before then the valley of Vezza and the surrounding mountains. Once in a Majesty observing the culmination of a Cross, which starts from the underlying country -based (428 m) Here the view widens to include the views of Mount Corchia and the Pania della Croce is certainly one of the most attractive from the point of view panoramic . The trail descends towards Evolved among chestnut . At the village we suggest a quick visit to the most characteristic corners . Leaving Based Ruosina take the paved road to the first corner but we put on a paved trail , where you can see various Majesty , that no particular difficulty leads us to the village of St. Anthony Cerreta . Here you take the paved road and is reached after just a mile down the valley, the provincial Seravezza .
- On the hills of Pietrasanta – suitable for MTB
This route not very challenging for the height difference , alternates several paved roads with gravel and other short sections of trail and allows you to connect so the scenic hillside villages of the municipality of Pietrasanta .
Along the route, you can enjoy a wide view in the direction of the Versilia coast and the town of Pietrasanta . From Pietrasanta ( m.12 above sea level) and follow the signs for Seravezza and joints Vallecchia turn right onto a steep road with signs Attic, etc. Vitoio . Avoided a deviation to the left ( Castello ) after about 1.5 km in the vicinity of an old disused lavatory takes on the right, a very steep branch , (denoted by red arrows along the way) , which stretches alternating with gravel paved stretches ends near a dwelling. From this point you need to follow a steep trail bike with the hand that comes out in about 10 minutes on top of the hill (location Villa il Colle ) – ( 298 m above sea level – 4.5 km traveled ) . You take , then , turning to the left , a narrow paved road that you will soon enter (at a sharp bend ) on the stock, which leads to Capriglia from Pietrasanta . Follow this road uphill which passed the country continues to rise for about 1 km. , And then descends towards the village of Capezzano Mt. The haul road with numerous hairpin bends through olive groves and reached after about 5 km. , The town of Pietrasanta , the starting point of the route.
Wanting to Capezzano Monte you can return to Pietrasanta through a dirt road (second turning on the left past the cemetery Capezzano Monte) , which reaches the floor near the Romanesque Church of St. John and Felicity Sta . This dirt road at first flat, then falls more steeply , through olive groves, in a southerly direction until it turns into a path in the last stretch before rolling stock.
- A short ride through the villages of Pieve di Camaiore . – Suitable for MTB
The route that we propose leads to the furthest reaches of Mount Prana , touching the ancient villages of Pieve di Camaiore .
The areas covered are still intensively inhabited and the scenery ranges below the valley of Camaiore in sight, as well as the Romanesque church of the parish church , located on the other side of the fractions . The ride is very short and almost entirely accessible by bike except for a few short stretches where the old ways are quite narrow and overgrown . From Camaiore follow the provincial road in the direction of Lucca, after a few kilometers , you arrive at the junction of Bridge Nocchi . Turn left to go to the villages of Nocchi and Torcigliano . The road begins to climb gently and passed the hamlet of Nocchi , becomes steeper until you reach the village of Torcigliano ( m.385 above sea level – 5.5 km traveled ) The rolling stock ends in a small square , while the itinerary off a few dozen meters before this and up to the left , up a very steep trail that goes beyond the concrete steps with a few houses in the country and is reported in the direction of Camaiore. Left the country, the trail crosses a Majesty and begins to fall in view of the valley below. At this point it is essential to get off the bike because of the vegetation that has invaded the trail and also because some sections are narrow and steep . After this short stretch difficult ( follow the red mark visible on the rocks and trees ) the trail becomes easier in view of the village of Buchignano (300 m above sea level – 7.5 km traveled ) . After the village of Buchignano (also accessible by paved road from Pieve di Camaiore) , and drive past the last houses , following a yellow sign in the direction of Agliano Peralla . And ‘ necessary to pay attention to the numerous deviations that are encountered when crossing these ancient villages , however, that they are all inhabited , so in case of need you can get directions . After some ups and downs for excellent trail piecewise smooth grassy and sometimes you reach the village of Agliano Peralla . The path continues to fall always in view of Pieve di Camaiore until you reach a paved road and superatala you get into a new trail that stretches alternating steep at times easy to follow , after passing a Majesty , reaches the other fraction of Salapreti ( m.220 above sea level, 11 km run ) . Go past the last houses of the village , you enter into an asphalt road that drops steeply to the village of Silerchie practically already in the home of Camaiore until you meet the old provincial road to Lucca ( m.40 above sea level, 14 km run ) . Turn left and pass the turn to the Pieve di Camaiore is only a slight incline the starting point of the Bridge of Nocchi (m. 17 trails 85 km )
- The villages of Freddana
The valley of the river Freddana is known by most only to the valley that runs with the provincial road that connects with Camaiore Lucca.
On the hills overlooking the valley there are hamlets such Orbicciano Fibbiano , Gombitelli , that is worth knowing and lend themselves to an easy bike path off the streets at times using some old mule restored by the CAI of Lucca, and sometimes panoramic carriages . The point of departure is called ” poplars ” and is on the provincial road Camaiore – Lucca about 2 km after the pass of Montemagno the junction for Camaiore , ( the place is a monument in memory of the Nazi during World War II) . We descend along the provincial road towards Lucca for about 3 kilometers, passing Valpromaro , until the junction for Orbicciano – Fibbiano and turns in this direction. The road rises in a steep and steady and crossed the crossroad for Orbicciano continue in the more open environment and scenic , to the village of Fibbiano (km 8 – m height . 451 m). Both of these settlements are interesting to visit because they have kept intact their characteristic structures of stone. It can be reached by following a trail with steps, the top of the village and past the cemetery you go to a track and only occasionally steep pedaled . At the first junction keep to the left and shortly after you leave this dirt road , entering a path distinguishable from red and white marks that are on the left. After a short distance you will come to a crossroads with arrow indicators ( Lucese – Montemagno ) ( 9.5 km traveled ) ; follow the direction Montemagno , descending steeply to the left , and after some ups and downs crosses a paved road. Cross it , continuing to follow the red and white signs , returning again on a fairly easy trail , which in very scenic surroundings , finally emerges on a paved road , just above the village of Gombitelli (km height 1 m.492 above sea level) . Gombitelli is another quaint village in the municipality of Camaiore, known in the past for the manufacture of iron and a panoramic view on the valley of the Freddana . Go through the village to the narrow streets and back on the road at a bend , it comes down to a few hundred meters to a curve to the left recognizable by an open space on the right, with a small chapel. At this point they are again visible red marks that go up to fifty meters , a small hill (trail ) and after a slight slope , leading to a crossroads. Turn right on the dirt road that goes down easy now in the forest, rather steeply and finally became paved , touches on some houses and reaches Montemagno . (km 13.5 , height m.214 s.l.m. ) . Reached the pass ( typical centuries-old oak ) take a road that steeply to the left , leads to the village of huts , turn right and then a house , then turn left again ( marble tabernacle ), it then begins to fall dirt road and keep going on the left, which leads to the town of Panipat, on the road from Monte Pitoro . Turning to the left shortly after you again ” poplars ” , places from where you started the route, (km 17).
routes from the site APTVersilia
WALKING TOURS AND CAR
- MONTE PRANA
By car to Mouth Lucese , following on foot.
To reach Foce Lucese , we must take the road that leads from Camaiore , Lucca, crossed the pass of Montemagno, after about 3 km turn left to Gombitelli , following directions, arrived in Gombitelli continue to Mouth Lucese , where we encounter a restaurant. He turns to the left , right next to the restaurant, along a steep and narrow road , parked the car after about a mile away in a space that is on the right . Continuing on foot , we meet a bar, follow the path CAI exceeded 101 , following the signs red and white which , through forests of chestnut arrive at Mirabello , with old town houses, we go in the direction of Foce di Campo all’Orzo . Shortly before arriving at Foce di Campo all’Orzo we left for the CAI 104 in an hour of strenuous climb leads to the summit of Prana ; have spent three hours after departure from Foce Lucese , two more hours are needed for the return to Mouth Light.
- RIDE ON MOUNT Gabberi
By car to St. Anne , following on foot.
The Monte Gabberi is one of the most scenic of all the southern Apuan Alps , its proximity to the coast makes it possible to admire a vast panorama , from Livorno to La Spezia , the lake Massaciuccoli Camaiore and Stazzemese and almost all the peaks of the Apuan Alps. Starting from Camaiore and following the signs , we reach St. Anna di Camaiore ( country scene of one of the worst massacres of civilians committed by the Nazis in Italy ), which go beyond continuing ( keeping to the right ) for about a mile of paved road. In the vicinity of the restaurant we meet, we leave the car and continue on foot , starting from a staircase that is right in front of the room and above the trail. At this point follow the signs CAI n.4, after about an hour and a half you get to the goal.
- METATO – FIELD barley
From Metato on the path CAI 104 for Barley Field , you climb the ridge above Metato , then we head to the left , towards the core of the village houses , clearly visible at the top, there is shown to the right of the ridge, where it bypasses the Ciurlaglia M. , extension of the northwest ridge of Mount Prana. Continuing you pass around the northern slope of Mount Prana , reaching the saddle where we can admire Barley Field , a large terraced grassy hill , once cultivated , which descend to the stream of the Rio Campore , in a picturesque valley, full of water , meadows and forests , located between the Prana M. and M. Piglione .
- THE DISCOVERY OF ANCIENT OPIFICIO
car to Candalla , following on foot.
The itinerary includes a visit to the ruins of seven of the more than 40 factories located along the stream Lombricese . It is developed on the path that starts from the town Candalla , known for its ancient Ferriera Barsi (open ), located approximately 3 km from the capital met along the way for Casoli . Along the way we find the ruins of private property ( are in a state of decay and bad if they recommend a visit to the outside) of the Mill Marchetti ( XVI century), Pasta Bertagna ( year 1854), Molino del Molinaccio ( Year 1690) , Frantoio of Benedetti ( year 1834) , Molino former gunpowder Benedetti ( year 1834) , Molino del Moriconi ( year 1648) , Molino Pardini (XVI ) and Frantoio and Neutral ( XVII) .
- THE WAY FRANCIGENA
The Via Francigena is the most important street in medieval Italy . It is the connection between the points of the great Christian spirituality : Canterbury, Compostela , Rome and Jerusalem. The route , in the territory of Camaiore , spread over more than 15 km . departing from the church and former hospice of St. Martin of Valpromaro of the twelfth century. Continue in the direction Montemagno ( just follow the pilgrim’s logo on metal plate ) which is reached after traveling , following the Via Provinciale per Lucca, an ancient trait that we encounter on the right where you will find the panel that describes the hermitage of Santa Maria Maddalena . In Montemagno is the Church of St. Michael the twelfth century and was located where the old hospice always the thirteenth century. From Montemagno down towards Camaiore and after about 1 km are on the right , for those who make the journey on foot , the original route of the Via Francigena reported by logo by appropriate signs ( this part is not always free from vegetation , alternatively continue following the Provincial ) . Once in Camaiore center , for those coming by car are advised to park and visit the historic center : Via Francigena (now Via IV Novembre ) , St. Michael’s Church , Church of St. Mary of the Assumption , Mura Castellane . From Camaiore takes the route towards Capezzano Italica following the path and then take the road to Mount Behind the logo always being careful of the Via Francigena, which indicates the path . From Behind Mount can be reached via the only original stretch of about 200 m, located close to the Villa Le Pianore ( not passable by car). The route ends at the Villa Le Pianore , where she was born Zita of Bourbon , the last Empress of Austria , that you can visit.
routes from the site Camaiore.it