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Itineraries Car and motorbike: Grotta del Vento - Barga

The itinerary from Gallicano town that reaches the Grotta del Vento (The Wind Caves), beside the Turrite torrent, offers views of rare beauty, we suggest you visit with short detours the village of Verni and the medieval rock fortress in Trassilico. The Eremo di Calomini (the Calomini Hermitage) is nestled into the bare rock-face. Soon after is the Trombacco lake, narrow between the deep rock gorge.

At Fornovolasco, the road ascends into the woods and after a few minutes you find the Grotta del Vento, one of the most well known group of caves open to tourists in the world. The magical underground world of the karst cavities is available in three different guided itineraries. Pathways and staircases permit you to admire stalactites and stalagmites, alabaster drapes and underground streams and rivers

An alternative itinerary is to return to Gallicano by the high road from the Grotta del Vento which reaches Vergemoli, the local council town.

From Gallicano you can reach the medieval city of Barga where the narrow stone paved streets of the historical old city quarter, the renaissance palaces and buildings, take you to the high part of the city and the impressive romanesque "Duomo" (Cathedral) where you have one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Apuan Alps chain. Not far from Barga, is Castelvecchio Pascoli, where it is possible to visit the poet Giovanni Pascoli’s Museum residence.

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