Leave the car parked... and enjoy the immediate swimming is a must, ultimate chilling out on the rocks with the crickets and in the national park,"Parco del Appennino Tosco Emiliano" there is many a valley to explore! The local bar "Il Capriolo" 20 min on foot serves excellent local food and wine a popular social venue for the surrounding villagers....Also the Pizzeria opens at the weekend. Excellent local meat from the village 15 mins walk over the river... Tuscan beef that melts in your mouth.. The Shepard’s wife also has a small village shop with all kinds of local produce on you would like fresh eggs just go to the bar and ask for Cristina! Or if you fancy going porcini hunting the bar man may give you some tips in the right you are lucky! At the top of the Village (100 meters from house) enjoy gourmet local produce in elegant surroundings at the Agriturismo, "Casa Turchetti", and stumble or roll back down the hill to watch the shooting stars before bed.
The experience of rural mountain life is on your door not far from Lucca and Florence, although Lunigiana can offer you some hidden cultural hotspots "senza problemi"! The fashionable Ligurian coastal towns ..."Byron's Bay" are in easy reach and there are direct trains to the Cinque Terre every morning (10k to station).