Surrounded by greenery in contact with nature
Tuscany offers many possibilities for trekking lovers throughout its territory. A journey into nature retracing historical routes and spiritual forests, pampered by the chirps of the local fauna.
Below we offer an overview of the parks found in this beautiful region and the diversity that distinguish them.
The first we are going to talk about is the Regional Park of the Apuan Alps, a controversial place with a heart of stone. The paths are dizzying and offer breathtaking views that at times turn out to be terribly wonderful. The marble working has established itself in the area in an imposing way, it is therefore easy to experience a controversial feeling between love and hate for the landscapes so beautiful but, at the same time, so irremediably changed. Do not judge them but walk them and first breathe the history and the fatigue that these mountains tell.
The Tuscan-Emilian Apennines National Park contains the “giants” of the northern Apennines. Trekking here means retracing the historical and religious itineraries but also those of the fighting on the border.
If you are looking for a suggestive place, full of charm and spirituality, the one for you is the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests. The splendid woods hide hermitages and monasteries, immersed in the vegetation and far from the dangers of the world. You can find fairytale waterfalls and centuries-old chestnut forests which, with their production of chestnuts, have inspired the typical local gastronomy.
Moving along the coast, how not to mention the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. The real protagonist is the sea and everything that emerged from the sea. The 7 islands that compose it are full of gulfs, inlets and paths that are lost in nature. Between water and land, it is the perfect destination for those who love to relax after returning from a long walk.
The Maremma Park with its 25 km of coastline offers a heterogeneous landscape: a chain of gentle hills that descends towards the sea transforming into pine forests, marshes, sandy beaches and cliffs. Here the olfactory component is very important: the smell of aromatic herbs will accompany the memory of your adventure in Maremma.
There are so many possibilities, it’s just a matter of finding the one that best suits your needs. Prepare your backpack and boots for a weekend in Tuscany!