The Garfagnana valley is a land dotted with small villages or groups of houses surrounded by mountains, forests, lakes and streams. These small villages are often built of stone and enclose within themselves, in glimpses the most genuine and real, those aspects of everyday life still tied to the traditions of the past, the corn lying in the sun, the women at maestaine (maestatine are small sanctuaries dedicated to Mother Mary), children in the farmyards, the animals free in the yard.
So if taking a narrow road you at once feel to miss, actually you are just entering in one of the small villages in the most hidden Garfagnana, which definitely is worth discovering.

Visit the most important small villages

Castelnuovo Garfagnana
Castiglione Garfagnana