At 8 km from the Hotel Versilia you will find the main town Camaiore, which has Roman origins and lies in the centre of a very green dell surrounded by mountain peaks that are more than 1200 mt high and scattered with ancient mountain villages – Pedona, Metato, Torcigliano, Peralla, Casoli, Trescolli, Greppolungo, La Culla, Monteggiori, Santa Lucia – from which you can admire stunning panoramas. The CAMAIORE valley is worth visiting not only for its villages, but also for its natural treasures. A network of paths allows access to hilltop places in the mountain pastures and to the highest tops (Monte Prana, Monte Matanna, Monte Gabberi) from which one can admire incredible panoramas of the Tuscan coast from the Elba island to Cinque Terre, with the Versilia region stretching out at its feet. A pearl of the Camaiore valley are the Candalla gorges, where in the wild surroundings flows an ongoing stream that forms puddles and little waterfalls where on very hot afternoons, many people take refreshing baths in the icy water. It is possible, in Candalla, to visit ancient iron industries that centuries ago have settled here to take advantage of the strength of the water to forge the iron. Free-climbing enthusiasts (arrampicata libera) will find in Candalla, as well as in numerous other neighbouring places (Greppolungo, Sant’Anna, Casoli) a training ground unique both because of the environment as for the level of difficulty. Finally, after a brief walk in the greenery, from the town of Casoli, the Onda cave can be reached, a place of prehistoric finds rich in ancestral appeal.
Driving for only 30 minutes you can enter the hills of Lucca or those of Massa, renowned for its wine, olive oil and other products that have become emblems of our territory as the Farro di Garfagnana (emmer wheat) and Lardo di Colonnata (pork fat), being both important Slowfood Trademarks all over the world. In the province of Lucca are worth remembering the Morianese hills (Maolina wine) and the territory of Montecarlo (Valgiano, Montecarlo, Matraia) for its olive oil and wine. In the province of Massa Carrara, the Lunigiana countryside is renowed for Testaroli (pasta), for the excellent meats and cheeses and for its organic food production. The Candia hills near Massa and the area around the ancient city of Luni (founded 177 bC) are known for its excellent olive oil and white wines (Candia, Vermentino of Luni).