The regional natural park of the Apuan Alps is a jewel of Versilia where you can find
shelter from the sultry summer days.
It crosses different areas of the Tuscan territory: the Garfagnana, in the internal area of the Apuan Alps;
the area of Massa Carrara where there are the most famous marble quarries in the world;
the territory of Versilia which includes the maritime side of the marvelous Apuan Alps.
In 2012 it became part of the UNESCO World Geoparks network and in 2020 it was
started a petition to make it a national park.
Within the regional natural park of the Apuan Alps there are many animal and plant species
also rare as the alpine newt.
Activities regional natural park of the Apuan Alps
The activities to be carried out are many, the territory has many karst phenomena
such as the magnificent wind cave and Corchia cave which can be visited by appointment.
There are many routes that cross the entire park with all levels of difficulty, it is emphasized
the via ferrata route which is the oldest path in Italy.
It is also possible to try climbing to get to the peaks of the Apuan Alps.
The historical heritage of the park of the Apuan Alps is immense, the territory
it has always been inhabited but the greatest historical references date back to the Second World War,
in the territory of the park stood the Gothic line that divided Italy in two, to the south there was Italy
liberated to the north the Germans were always present, painful and bloody battles took place and the
signs are still well visible in the territory, we find numerous bunkers both of German origin and of the
partisans who made part of the Versilian resistance.
After the war, monuments that recall the atrocities committed arose everywhere in the territories involved