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The Apuan Alps, a fascinating orographic complex

The beautiful Apuan Alps, a mountain range located in the north-west of Tuscany, bordered to the north-west by the river Magra, to the east by the river Serchio and to the south-west by Versilia and the Apuan Riviera, affecting part of the territory of the provinces of Lucca and Massa-Carrara. The territory, corresponding to their basin and historically also known by the toponym Apuania, that is a part of the territory of Tuscany, since 1985 is partly included in the Regional Natural Park of the Apuan Alps, which since 2012 has entered the network of Geoparks protected by the UNESCO.

The richness and natural beauty of the landscapes, the C.A.I. well defined and structured, the wonderful natural caves, the marble quarries, the presence of shelters that allow you to recharge your energy and taste historical dishes of the area and the extraordinary sea and panoramic view, make the Apuan Alps an immense wealth of the Versilian landscape and Lucchese, offering a unique experience for all seasons of the year.

From the splendid daffodils that can be observed mainly on Monte Croce in spring,

the beautiful autumn landscapes and the chestnut harvest,

the winter snowy landscapes,

and cool summers.

Among the main peaks we mention:

  • Monte Pisanino (1947 m), the highest peak

  • Monte Cavallo (1895 m)

  • Monte Tambura (1895 m),

  • Pania della Croce (1858 m), the highest peak of the Panie group

  • Monte Grondilice (1808 m)

  • Monte Contrario (1788 m)

  • Pizzo d'Uccello (1783 m)

  • Penna di Sumbra (1770 m)

  • Monte Sagro (1753 m), overlooks the Carrara area.

  • Monte Sella (1736 m)

  • Monte Alto di Sella (1723 m)

  • Pizzo delle Saette (1720 m), Panie group

  • Monte Roccandagia (1717 m), overlooks Campocatino

  • Monte Fiocca (1714 m)

  • Pania Secca (1709 m), Panie group

  • Monte Corchia (1678 m), famous for the cave of the same name

  • Monte Altissimo (1589 m)

  • Monte Macina (1568 m), stands above Arni

  • Monte Croce (1527 m), whose summit is located just north of Mount Sumbra

  • Monte Freddone (1479 m), overlooks the pasture of Puntato

  • Monte Borla (1469 m) the first Apuan peak from the north west, the Sagro group

  • Monte Maggiore (1396 m), in the Sagro group

  • Monte Matanna (1318 m)

  • Monte Croce (1312 m), whose peak is located between Palagnana and Fornovolasco

  • Monte Nona (1297 m), from the steep north ridge towards Monte Procinto

  • Monte Piglione (1231 m), with the long and regular grassy crest clearly visible from nearby Prana.

  • Monte Forato (1230 m), famous for the natural rock arch of 20 x 36 m

  • Monte Prana (1218 m)

  • Monte Procinto (1177 m), with the characteristic "panettone" shape

  • Monte Gabberi (1108)

  • Monte Lieto (1016 m), below which stands the village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema

  • Monte Brugiana (973 m) of Massa-Carrara

To consult the C.A.I. click on this link.



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