The itinerary starts from the Romanesque church of St. John the Baptist and St. Stephen, the so-called Pieve di Camaiore, where there is a convenient parking and a rustic bar for coffee prior to departure and a shop.
The route is first on asphalt road and climbs up the hill and follow the paved road (with little traffic) to Agliano, then plunges into the natural path for the longest stretch (1.50 hours). Once in Agliano worth making an excursion to the village of Peralla before continuing to Torcigliano; the view from the terrace is breathtaking, here it is easy to meet other travelers.
We proceed between olive groves, chestnut and fresh zones thanks to the stream, all surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the hills of Camaiore. We arrive to the pretty village of Torcigliano perfect for lovers of painting en plein-air or photographers, with glimpses between the houses of the village and views of the hills.
Upon arrival, the bottom of the village, there is a family restaurant with a terrace that offers typical homemade meals at moderate prices (Sunday open for lunch). After lunch,we continue the journey in the opposite direction, enjoying the view of the sun falling into the sea! All off the beaten tourist tracks, enjoying the peace of the place, and the sounds of nature.
The Eco-friendly Stay recommende:
Villa Gaia is the perfect place to relax after the trekking, among the hills of Camaiore, in the heart of Tuscany. The old stone houses have been restored with attention to ecology and ecological design. The energy is clean. The orchard and olive grove offer excellent organic and local products.
You can enjoy the beautiful garden with magnificent views of the Versilia, or in the swimming pool among the olive trees.
Author: Gaia Granelli
Coverphoto by franz rossman via Flickr
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