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.

 

Happy planning!

Roggio
Roggio

Roggio set in the mountains

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La Rocca at Camporgiano

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Roggio
Roggio

A small medieval village with spectacular views

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Lago di Vagli
Lago di Vagli

Beautiful walks and stunning scenery

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New suspended bridge, Lago di Vagli
New suspended bridge, Lago di Vagli

A beautiful new bridge enabling a lovely walk around the lake in stunning scenery

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Campocatino
Campocatino

Perfect picnic spot

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Rocca Estense, Camporgiano
Rocca Estense, Camporgiano

We'll be in Camporgiano on the evening of 10 August

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Verrucole fortress
Verrucole fortress

12th century fort with interesting exhibits and historical museum

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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Vibrant local market town and the 'capital' of Garfagnana. Thursday is market day!

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Cycling in the Tuscan hills!
Cycling in the Tuscan hills!

Lots of people come to Garfagnana to experience the challenge of riding in the beautiful scenery of the mountains.

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Cycling!
Cycling!

Beginners to experts, everyone can enjoy the freedom of cycling in the mountains!

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Barga
Barga

One of the principal towns of Garfagnana and only 10-15 minutes from il Ciocco

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Cycle with friends
Cycle with friends
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Vino!
Vino!

There are some of the best wines you will ever taste in the region!

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Gabriella!
Gabriella!

The village store in Roggio is full of authentic local products.

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Barga
Barga

Another fascinating walled town with plenty to see

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Ponte Maddalena
Ponte Maddalena

Otherwise known as Ponte Diavolo, a wonderful medieval bridge with a legend about its creation!

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Porcini!
Porcini!

Wonderful porcini mushrooms are often found in the forests around Roggio!

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Grotta del Vento
Grotta del Vento

Living and shining stalactites and stalagmites, to little lakes, which can be visited with practical walkways

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Lucca
Lucca

A classical walled city, well worth a visit to walk the walls and the ancient streets inside

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Lucca
Lucca

Amphitheatre

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Lucca
Lucca

Dome Lucques Duomo San Martino, one of countless churches and other buildings to visit

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Forte di Marmi
Forte di Marmi

One of the many privately run beaches

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Forte di Marmi
Forte di Marmi
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Pisa
Pisa

The tower really does lean!

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Florence, duomo
Florence, duomo
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Florence, duomo
Florence, duomo
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Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio

The famous bridge

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Florence
Florence

Statue of Neptune

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Florence
Florence

Rich in culture

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Siena
Siena

Piazza del campo, where the famous Palio horse race takes place each year

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Siena Cathedral
Siena Cathedral

Breathtaking architecture of the renaissance

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Siena
Siena
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