Apuan Alps Regional Park
Even if Lunigiana isn’t a huge region, its territory is comprised into several parks, among which there’s the Apuan Alps Regional Park, an important institution working fot the protection and promotion of the Apuan natural landscape, a unique territory characterized by one of the most peculiar marbles in the world.
The park was founded in 1985 and includes the provinces of Massa Carrara and Lucca from Lunigiana to the nearby Garfagnana. In its severe, yet green territory have found shelter many endangered species as the royal eagle, the wild mouflon, the european wolf, the biancone and the gracchio, a particular species of alpine chough. The flora is extremely diverse, from a more mediterranean vegetation on the seaside, to a more alpine one in the interior.
The Apuan Alps are one speleologists’ heaven: with hundreds of caves to explore but they do also are one incredible breathtaking set in which nature and humankind have danced together around the white marble for centuries.
The main visit center is situated in Equi Terme where you’ll also find the Apuan Geo Lab Museum so to better discover this unique enviroment.
Source: Trame di Lunigiana