3 – Campocecina, Alpi Apuane
We leave La Spezia area and climb up until Campocecina , to be amazed by the view: on one side the dazzling white of the marble quarries, across the hills of La Spezia Gulf.
To reach the refuge and then the wonderful plain – where you can stretch out in peace – you will have to take a short walk (no more than 20 minutes) doable by everyone.
On the plain, we are more than 1300 meters high and the heat is not as tough.
The view of the Gulf of La Spezia from Campocecina. photo Cane Artù
A recommended place to those who want to escape from the bustle of the beaches in warmer days.
How to get to Campocecina
By car, you can reach Campocecina going up from Fosdinovo following the Strada Statale 446 dir. (towards Carrara
) turn left at the third crossroads (there are signs to Campocecina) or Castelnuovo, in this case you have to reach the village of Vallecchia for the town Giorgione up to tie the Strada Statale 446dir. Turn right and continue until the second junction and then left towards Campocecina.
4 – The Levanto-Framura cycle path, on the Riviera
If the sun beats down, it may be a good idea to try a bit ‘of underground fresh. How? For example along the bike path that goes from Levanto to Framura .
Opened along the route of the old railway, this pedestrian and cycle path is a real treat for those looking for a bit of relief.
The many galleries that separate Levanto from Bonassola and the latter from Framura are a blessing when the sun gets too warm.
The cycle track tunnel between Levanto and Framura. photo Barbara Datteri
Sometimes, especially in the vicinity of Levanto and Bonassola, little pathways lead down to the sea, offering the possibility of a swim.
5 – The gyms and parks around (in times past)
We wanted to do a little advertising to this little gem that was the Gym in the wood , on Mount Parodi, just minutes from downtown.
rtunately, however, the last time we went there it was in a state of almost complete abandonment, with exercisers neglected and grown vegetation all over the place.
A pity, because with this heat it would be very convenient.
The cover photo is of Amina Canese