A territory that straddles Liguria and Tuscany, Lunigiana takes its name from the lands of Luni. It stretches from the coast of Marinella di Sarzana to the Apennine ridge. Its history as a land of transit meant that Lunigiana was enriched with fortresses and castles.
Descending from the Foce dei Carpinelli located a few minutes from Agriturismo Cilla we can encounter the Tower of Casola in Lunigiana, The Castle of Gragnola that guards the road leading to the valley of Equi Terme famous for its sulphurous waters. The Brunella Fortress in Aulla,the castle of Bagnone, the castle of Filattiera the suggestive Pieve di Sorano that dates back to the year 1148, or even the Castle of Terrarossa, we can find them along the road that leads to Pontremoli, a pretty town that hosts the Cstello del Piagnario.
Fivizzano where we find the Verrucola Fortress is the last large town we find on the road leading from Lunigiana to Emilia through the Cerreto Pass ,a point of interest as a starting point for walks along the Apennine ridge and a ski destination.
Garfagnana stretches from the middle valley of Lucca to the Carpinelli Pass, bordering therefore on Lunigiana, wedged between the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Apuan Alps.
Departing from the Cilla farm a few kilometers away we find Mount Argegna,a panoramic point of great depth as from this plateau it is possible to admire Lunigiana, the Apuan Alps, Garfgnana and the entire Apennine ridge.
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana( 30 minutes) with its Ariostesca cave is the commercial center of the valley and allows to reach Versilia or Emilia Romagna through the Passo delle Radici or Barga (50 minutes) located just after the Garfagnana border is a pleasant town .
Garfagnana offers breathtaking scenery and its many lakes are almost all swimmable. Excursions along the Apennine and Apuan trails allow you to reach as high as 2,000 meters above sea level. Rafting , Mountaibike, equestrian trekking are just some of the sports that can be practiced in Garfagnana.