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What to see in Garfagnana

Visiting Garfagnana

 

One of the great strengths of the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte is its centrality in the Tuscan territory. The hotel is near to many points of interest and regions of great appeal. Among these is Garfagnana, which is just minutes away by car.

Many locations truly are worth a visit. Among these, we highlight:

  • San Romano: a village that still today preserves its original medieval urban plan;
  • Orecchiella Park: a natural reserve of 5 hectares with an abundance of birch, chestnut, pine and fir forests. Populated by deer, mouflon and wild boar;
  • Barga: considered by Pascoli as an adopted city, it is here that the writer gave his speech in favour of the Campaign of Libya. To see: the Cathedral, the Church of the Santissima Annunziata and the buildings of the old town centre;
  • Castelnuovo di Garfagnana: not to be missed is the Rocca Ariostesca, the Cathedral with the Altarpiece of San Giuseppe and a Black Christ, the Alfieri Theatre, the Fortress of Montalfonso;
  • Gallicano: a characteristic village with medieval walls and a more recent wall of Renaissance origin. The Pieve di San Jacopo and the nearby Rocca di Trassilico are worth a visit.

parco orecchiella

 

The best scenic trails of the Garfagnana

 

For those who want to take a romantic walk or simply appreciate the beauty from another viewpoint. Here there are some of the paths able to lead us into the most fascinating spots of Garfagnana.

 

lago bargetana

 

Trekking in Garfagnana with children

 

Those travelling with their children and grandchildren can relax and have fun in the open air with long and pleasant strolls along paths perfect for the little ones.

The itinerary that should not be missed is the one that takes us among the Garfagnana mountains and that has Orecchiella Park as its point of reference. The best time is from May to September.

There are plenty of guided trails that allow us to observe many animal species in the area up close.

isola santa

 

Activities in Garfagnana with children

 

Those who are on holiday with their little ones can choose from among a wide range of activities and excursions to discover landscapes, history, culture:

  • Fortress of the Verrucole: located in San Romano in Garfagnana, it is a castle of medieval origin. We can visit the rooms where armour and memorabilia are kept or watch the re-enactments in the courtyard staged by actors in costume;
  • Adventure on Lake Vagli: here you can cross the suspension bridge over the water. Guaranteed fun for the kids.
  • Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic and outdoor games. Among the recommended locations: Campocatino, Orecchiella, Argegna, San Pellegrino in Alpe, Campaiana, Prade Garfagnina;
  • Grotta del Vento (Cave of the Wind): an authentic speleological wonder near Fornovalasco, with itineraries that allow you to feel the wind that “arrives from the heart of the mountain”;
  • Selva del Buffardello: an adventure park with 10 trails (including 3 for children) and a prehistoric village.

 

grotta del vento

 

castiglione di garfagnana

 

ponte del diavolo

 

castello della verrucola

 

 

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