The Garfagnana is a beautiful area south of the Lunigiana and north of Tuscany. The hilly landscape between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscany-Emilia Appennines is filled with churches, hermitages, castles and fortresses. Barga is rated highly as one of the most evocative hilltowns in all of Italy. (Barga lost out badly to Lunigiana’s borgo of Veruccola in the Europe for Visitors Best Tuscan Hilltown Poll held recently though.)
This will be an area I’ll probably be exploring more of in my November excursion to the Lunigiana.