Discover Camaiore and its territory
The village of Camaiore is located at the bottom of a valley surrounded by hills, as well as the northern Appennins.
The Village of Camaiore is located at the bottom of a valley surrounded by hills, as well as the northern Appennins. Camaiore has strict Roman origins, which was one of the largest encampments contiguous to the city of Lucca and an important station along the Via Cassia. From this, we find the origins of the name "Campus Maior".
In the Middle Ages, the town grew considerably thanks to the old Via Francigena. The city represented the Twenty-seventh stage during the journey of Sigerico Canterbury, and was called Campmaior by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Nowadays, Camaiore contains many artistic treasures like the well known Collegiate Church, the Benedectine Abbey, the Saint Peter'Abbey and the Church in Pieve of Camaiore (splendid example of the Romanic church from about 817 d.C).
The territory of Camaiore is beautiful and known for its landscape and its small medieval villages like Monteggiori, Casoli, Gombitelli e Montebello, from which you can see a splendid view over the sea and surrounding hills, while time seems to have stopped centuries ago.
Itinerary of Via Francigena
The Via Francigena is the most important medieval road in Italy. This route represents the connection between the points of the great Christian spirituality: Canterbury, Compostela, Rome and Jerusalem. The itinerary begins in the church and ex hospice of S. Martin of Valpromaro (XII century) and ends at the Villa Le Pianore, S. Martin of Valpromaro (XII century) and ends at the Villa Le Pianore, where Zita of Bourbon was born, the last empress of Austria.
Itinerary on Gabberi Mountain
Gabberi mountain is one of the highest peaks of the Apuan Alps, from which you can admire a wide view: Versilia coast, the Massaciuccoli Lake stretching to Livorno and La Spezia.
Routes in Versilia coast
Lido di Camaiore with its beautiful fine 4 Km long sandy beach is one of the ideal destinations for a summer in Tuscany coast
Garfagnana is a pristine area rich in history and surrounded by the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines
Massarosa is known mainly for its natural beauty especially for the famous Lake of Massaciuccoli i
The beauty of Pietrasanta old town center fits perfectly with the shops of craftsmen of the marble and the laboratories
Seravezza is a small town at the foot of the Apuan Alps and one of the oldest country in Versilia
Stazzema is the smallest town in Versilia and the higher up, nestled on the slopes of Mount Matanna in the heart of the Apuan Alps.
Torre del Lago takes its name from a tower, stood near the Lake of Massaciuccoli between the XV and XVI century
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Visit the Antro del Corchia cave in Apuan Alps in Tuscany with 53 km of tunnels and galleries
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Hiking trail on foot to discover the town of Camaiore and its hills
Visit Siena a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tuscany, whose symbol is undoubtedly Piazza del Campo with its original shell shape
hiking trail on foot to the discovery of Seravezza and its villages
tourist route by mountain bike along the Via Francigena from Camaiore
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