Apuane in ... trekking - Trekking in the Apuane mountains - Bandecchi&Vivaldi - Marco Marando

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Walking in the Apuane Mountains, inhabited for centuries, offers contents that go beyond landscapes in a classic sense. here you can find human being tracks just about anywhere. To survive in this environment, people have built huts, sheds, shelters, they have been terracing these steps slopes, and they have minded neta;s and quarried marble. The five treks here proposed, give you an idea of the beauty and complexity of the Apuane Mountains, much more than a single day trek could offer you: this way there is time enough to digest all these things you see, and at the same time you can share your experience and ideas with your travelling companions.
Some astonishment is behind every corner and not only for the shape of these mountains: the Monorail, the caleway of Balzone and the Marble Railway have certainly been ingenious projects to solve the big problem of transporting marble, as Route Vandelli could avoid transit duties and the railway Lucca-Aulla enhanced the economy of Serchio and Aulella Valleys.
The Apuane Mountains have also given the opportunity to dream, like the invention of Alemanno and Daniele barsi: in an hour a swimmer could leave the sunny beaches of Versilia and reach the High matanna Hotel for a rest at an altitude of 1000 meters. How could it be possible? With a carriage to get closer to the mountains and a hot-air balloon to get up there. The small nacelle floated as a feather in the air and in a few minutes it reached Colle delle Prata, later called Foce Pallone. It was the year 1910...

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