The Garfagnana Area
The Garfagnana is an historical region of Italy, which today forms part of the province of Lucca.
It is located between the Apuan Alps, which is famous for the production of marble, and the main part of the Apennines.
The Garfagnana is a striking and beautiful part of Tuscany with dramatic and breathtaking scenery and is different to much of the rest of the Tuscan region which is much flatter.
The native trees of the Garfagnana are mainly deciduous. The most common is the Chestnut which was an important food source until the second world war.
The Garfagnana region is also famous for the production of farro (spelt) and for porcini mushrooms.