Countries Alta Versilia: Stazzema

The village of Stazzema, Italian National Park of Peace.

M altitude. 450

Interno CampanileStazzema has a wealth of small artistic treasures, spread through its small centres.
The town is the beginning of beautiful excursions into the Apuan Alps and the quarries of Altissimo. Retignano, Terrinca, and Levigliani stretch across the terraces at the foot of Mount Corchia: here the houses still have the characteristic rooves of grey stone.

The pre-Roman necropolis of Levigliani is worth visiting.

Ruosina, a charming town at the bottom of the valley boasts an unusual monument, an enormous trout, fished by Maria Cristina of Lorraine.

From Pomezzana, and the church at San Rocco, which preserves some distinguished gold pieces from Lucca, one can take various excursions to the Procinto and the refuge at Forte dei Marmi.

Volegno has an atmospheric 16th century oratorio, while Pruno, splendid medieval village set in the mountains, dominated by the church of San Niccolò, hosts a craft museum.

The museum of the Resistance and the Ossuary at SantAnna are worth visiting.

Gigantic PotholesIsolasanta, a small medieval viIlage on the edge of a lake at the foot of Mount Sumbra, is famous for its gigantic potholes, huge cavities carved into the rock by water over the course of millennia.