It comes from two sources the Serchio River, one of the rugged peaks of the Apuan marbles, the other between the forested peaks of the Tosco Emiliano and then runs in the bottom of the valley in pursuit of the railway that rises from the valley offering travelers the unique spectacle of the succession of the peaks, mountain villages perched on the hills of the fortifications guarding the valley and small churches built on the rocks, the woods of chestnut and beech forests, floodplains that receive the ancient cereal crops, barley and formenton.
A trip into the valleys, where streams flow of clear water harnessed in small artificial lakes emerald, where you can fish for brown trout from the white meat and delicate, following the mountain paths, that is where you will discover the pastures and cultivated terraces of stone, where grow blueberries and raspberries, grazing, in the summer, flocks of white sheep whose milk Garfagnana with preparing tasty pecorino cheese made ​​from raw milk.
The chestnut trees, breadfruit, is the most common woods, a source of food, timber, coal, excellent porcini mushrooms in the local restaurants that are served with traditional sausages, mondiola, biroldo, mortadella Cardoso and formenton polenta, corn and ottofile countless legends … and bewitch linchetti, small creatures and mysterious.
In the museum of chestnut Colognora of Camaiore tells the story of this great tree daily, life partner of many generations of mountain people. Story that continues in the Museums of civilization of San Pellegrino in Alpe and the Museum of the Mountain Gorfigliano.

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