The spectacular Apuan Mountains mark the northern part of the Tuscan Apennines, bounded north-west by the river Magra (Lunigiana), east by the river Serchio (in the province of Lucca) and south-west by the Apuan Riviera (Versilia).
Their white tops are not as high as the Alps, and they are not covered in snow but in white marble: here, the most valuable white marble in the world has been quarried since the ancient Roman Empire times. It was probably already used during the Copper Age to produce various decorative utensils and commemorative objects.
This is why the these “Alps” owe their name to the Apui branch of the Ligurians, the indigenous population of the area.
A vivid city and its white marble backgound, with interesting ancient quarries.
A charming medieval city, with magnificent squares and stunning architecture.
Massa and the Malaspinian power, embodied by a magnificent fortress.
A tragic story in a beautiful village in the mountains, today the National Park of Peace.
Colonnata, Arni and Fantiscritti are the most famous marble quarries, to explore art, spectacular nature and industrial history.
Well-equipped beaches for all tastes and all needs, ideal for both kids and comfort lovers, on the coast of Carrara, Massa, and Forte dei Marmi.
A soft flesh, unmistakable perfume and white color, a millenary tradition for a unique product, to be enjoyed on warm bread.
Shopping for the best Italian brands and top designers in Forte dei Marmi is a must, together with an aperitivo in one of its trendy bars.
From Campo Cecina, above the quarries, discover an exclusive view over the sea and the mountains, from the Maritime Alps to the Versilia coast.
To remember one of the most tragic episodes of WWII in Europe, the killing of 560 people in Sant’Anna of Stazzema.
A train in the Upper Tuscany
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