Once you have eaten in our restaurant or stayed in our hotel rooms at La Capannina, if you are thinking about planning an extended trip to explore the area, we have gathered some information that you might find interesting. Whether it is walking, cycling, hiking or relaxing, we have it all on our doorstep!
Garfagnana (with principal towns of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and Barga) is a historical and geographical region of central Italy, part of the province of Lucca in Tuscany. It lies between the Northern Apennines' main ridge to the north-east and the Alpi Apuane to the west, making it almost entirely mountainous with a luscious and green terrain, providing some spectacular views.
In addition to the great food and wine to discover and enjoy, you won’t be short of things to do: from hill walking, picnics in amazing settings, taking in the magnificent historical sights, sitting in a piazza drinking a cappuccino or chilling on a sandy beach with an Aperol spritz - this region has it all!
Whilst Roggio is in Garfagnana with lots to explore, Lucca, Florence and Siena are in easy reach by car or train.
Roggio set in the mountains
La Rocca at Camporgiano
A small medieval village with spectacular views
Beautiful walks and stunning scenery
A beautiful new bridge enabling a lovely walk around the lake in stunning scenery
Perfect picnic spot
We'll be in Camporgiano on the evening of 10 August
12th century fort with interesting exhibits and historical museum
Vibrant local market town and the 'capital' of Garfagnana. Thursday is market day!
Lots of people come to Garfagnana to experience the challenge of riding in the beautiful scenery of the mountains.
Beginners to experts, everyone can enjoy the freedom of cycling in the mountains!
One of the principal towns of Garfagnana and only 10-15 minutes from il Ciocco
There are some of the best wines you will ever taste in the region!
The village store in Roggio is full of authentic local products.
Another fascinating walled town with plenty to see
Otherwise known as Ponte Diavolo, a wonderful medieval bridge with a legend about its creation!
Wonderful porcini mushrooms are often found in the forests around Roggio!
Living and shining stalactites and stalagmites, to little lakes, which can be visited with practical walkways
A classical walled city, well worth a visit to walk the walls and the ancient streets inside
Dome Lucques Duomo San Martino, one of countless churches and other buildings to visit
One of the many privately run beaches
The tower really does lean!
The famous bridge
Statue of Neptune
Rich in culture
Piazza del campo, where the famous Palio horse race takes place each year
Breathtaking architecture of the renaissance