Alpi Apuane distinguish themselves from the near Apennines for their harsh morphology, their deep valleys, and their imposing and very inclined slopes. Apuane are famous for the beauty of their marbles, their deep abysses, and the great cavities of the subsoil characterized by karst phenomena.
The geographical position of the massif, its exposure, and the different nature of the rocks determine the presence of varied and contrasting environments which favor the floral and wildlife richness of the territory
The Alpi Apuane massif is rich in historical, religious, artistic and natural heritage and attractions. In the area, called the Lunigiana, you can get acquainted with the history of the ancient Etruscan city of Luni and to see the remains of the Roman amphitheatre. You can visit Grotta del Vento tempts with its caves of stalactites and stalagmites, the Lago Santo, a lake and its surroundings and the Santuario de ‘La Verna’, a temple, inviting pilgrims and astounding not only by its splendour, but also by the beauty of surrounding nature.
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