Il Ciocco’s Living Mountain is located in northern Tuscany, in the heart of the Serchio Valley, bordering the Garfagnana – the green lung of the region – just a few minutes from the medieval town of Barga.
The surrounding valley contains everything you need to let go and lose your sense of time. There is the water of the River Serchio and numerous lakes that suddenly come into view and broaden the horizon to infinity. There are pristine gorges and underground worlds (from the Orrido di Botri to the Grotta del Vento). There is the soft outline of the Tuscan Apennines and the more jagged peaks of the Apuan Alps.
There are centuries of history that have left an indelible mark, including the Romanesque Cathedral and the Medici palaces in Barga, a dense network of ancient fortresses and castles perched on the hillsides (from the Verrucole Fortress to that of Mont'Alfonso in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana). There are small villages, custodians of ancient memories where legends and traditions merge. There are artisan shops, where production continues in the same way as in the past, and there are the recipes and flavours of authentic local cuisine.
Experiences and emotions that touch the heart, embodying these places better than words or photographs ever could.
Every visit here is unique.
Distances from Tuscany airports and man tourist destinations:
- Lucca 40 km
- Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and Versilia 60km circa
- Le Cinque Terre 105km
- Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa “Galileo Galilei” 75km
- Aeroporto Internazionale di Firenze Peretola “Amerigo Vespucci” 105km