Just southeast of our little part of the Lunigiana is the fascinating Garfagnana. Many people know the charming town of Barga, mainly through the Barga News.
But the rest of the area is pretty untouristed. The beauty of the area is ravishing.
We just received notice of a new site, Garfagnana Holidays, which offers some interesting rental properties as well as guided hikes in the area. We hope to join them this summer. They’ve started a bi-lingual blog as well.
If you want to get off the tourist track this summer, northern Tuscany is the easy place to do it—and it’s close to the old favorites like Florence, Pisa and Lucca.