Parks in the province of Massa Carrara

  • Park Apuane
  • Parco Nazionale Appennino Tosco-Emiliano

    Park Apuane

    The Apuan Alps are distinguished from the nearby mountains through the very rough shape, with their deeply cut valleys and the sides sloping and very impressive. Notes to the beauty of its marbles and the abysses and underground karst cave, the Park of the Apuane affects the territories of Massa and Carrara Lucca. Rises to take the watershed between the two provinces Mount Pisanino. A beautiful and sad legend surrounding its peak, the highest of Apuane. It is said that the name "Pisanino" depends on the fact that in this area sought refuge pisan a soldier accused of treason. Wounded man was treated by a man and his daughter from which, by failing to reveal his name, was called "the Pisanino". Despite the attentions of the young soldier died, causing her pain so deep that every day the girl was crying on his grave. Each tear was transformed into a stone and quickly gave rise to the highest mountain in the Apuan Alps, named in memory of that unhappy love Pisanino.

    Route in the province Massa Carrara

    In the province of Massa Carrara is the crown silhouetted mountain famous throughout the world for the precious marble that always get hit. This is unforgettable countryside seems far from snow, this is the whiteness of its stone in the light of the sun gives off an almost blinding flash. One of the largest cave complexes is the Monte Sagro. A fascinating sight surprising who earns, without too fatigue, the top of where your gaze reaches the gulf of poets.

    Although the rock Apuan often unstable and therefore not suitable to the practice of 'mountaineering, there are many famous names in this sport that you are climbing the mountain walls. One of the climbing is north of Pizzo d'Uccello, whose base is reachable from the country of Equi Terme reveals that as the name is known for its thermal plants.

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    Events, excursions
    To find out about the events held during the year is available at the park by clicking HERE .

    Getting there

    • By train
      The nearest station is to Aulla / Equi Terme.

    Parco Nazionale Appennino Tosco-Emiliano

    Along the ridges of the Tuscan-Emilian is the newest among the national parks in Italy. On the Tuscan provinces affected by the presence of the park are those of Massa Carrara and Lucca . The park has varied environments with one another, each of which is characterized by various species of plants and animals.

    At first we put out in the woods that cover the walls of the mountains up to almost 1700 meters of altitude. Below 1,000 meters oaks predominate, often converted into chestnut fruit, and above take over the beech forest, where wild boar live undisturbed, deer and deer that are in search of food to the grassy clearings and shrubs, climbing to share during the warmer months. The beech woods are sometimes interrupted by forests of conifers, mostly spruce and white, planted slopes to recover more degraded by excessive grazing and forestry. Some of these areas as deforested have been transformed into one of the shrubberies pairs nest in the branches of uncommon birds such as' having small and saltimpalo.

    Going to share the forests give way to moorland, including that is particularly widespread in blueberry, where the tree comes sporadically Alps, Tuscany only present on the Apuan Alps and the Apennine section of the park, sheltered by the mild currents and exposed to Tirrenic cold wind Continental, the climatic conditions are mostly close to Alpine, which have an impact on flora and fauna of the shares higher.

    Bit higher open as the eye can see vast grasslands where lakes, frequently of glacial origin, it reflects the sky furrowed by the kestrel, the buzzard, peregrine falcon, sometimes, and, on the Tuscan, the 'golden eagle that here found one of his favorite prey: the marmot. pasture in the green, sketches by staining of changing colors with the changing of the seasons, deer, deer and mouflon, which ensures the presence of wolves, reintroduced by little, to survive.

    Climbing to reach the heights of the mountains that go over 2,000 meters of altitude.