Isola Santa is a village located between Versilia and Garfagnana, a paradise
naturalistic that is worth a visit.
The town stands on an artificial lake with green waters where it is possible to swim
surrounded by dense forest.
In the village there are some taverns where you can taste excellent typical dishes
of the area.
The town is very old and was once used as a stopover for travelers
they crossed the Apuan Alps.
The village with its characteristic slate roofs and stone houses is one of the most beautiful villages
beautiful of Italy where tranquility reigns supreme.
The lake is of artificial origin formed following the construction of a dam which he modified
the whole territory also covering part of the town.
Following these changes, the town began to depopulate, with the passing of the years the old inhabitants
they returned to inhabit the country and in 2000 a repopulation and restructuring project resulted
the country to the splendor we see today.
Trails of Isola Santa
If you want to discover the surrounding places, we recommend that you take CAI 145 route
allows you to reach all the great peaks of the Apuan Alps including the Pania Croce, the great one
mountain that oversees the whole of Versilia.
Appropriate clothing and physical preparation are required for the route, the stretch is very steep.
It is recommended that in the whole area it is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to throw waste on the ground or in the lake and during periods
there is an absolute PROHIBITION of LIGHTING BURNERS.
The neighboring area is very karst so we find many caves and underground faults,
along the path that runs alongside Isola Santa you will be able to observe the results of karst phenomena.
Isola Santa can be reached starting from Seravezza (not far from Pietrasanta) e
along the “linea d’Arni” road that crosses the mountains with a breathtaking view
over the whole of Versilia