Lima Valley

Lima Valley

Things to do - general

Lima Valley is a  fairytale region in northern Tuscany,  which a few know, yet full of culture and natural beauties.  Here people do still lead a genuine life within their little, ancient communities.

It is located at the border with the Apuan Alps, half way between the town of Lucca and the Tosco-Emiliano Apennines

Here the Lima River winds its way through impressive rocky gorges and creates extraordinary waterfalls, rapids, canyons and emerald pools .

Beautiful hills clothed with lush chestnut groves alternate to clearings and impervious mountain slopes, punched by a collection of ancient villages, unconquerable fortresses and evocative churches from the middle-ages.

Uncountable paths and mule trails invite visitors to immerse themselves into the unspoiled Nature, at the discovery of the wild habitats of rare animals and flora species, such as the Golden Eagle, Deer, Foxes ,or autochthonous plants and flowers of unique beauty.

The close Apuan Alps treasure impressive caves where water has shaped a fantastic underground world.

The Val Di Lima has for centuries been known also for its curative thermal waters.

Byron, Shelley, Browning, Puccini stayed in Bagni di Lucca, the chief Town of the valley, to use the spas, and Napoleon’s sister Elisa made of the town her summer residence.

Visitors  can enjoy the health benefits from these waters, rich in sulfur, bicarbonate and calcium, at the Bagni di Lucca wellness centre, which boasts a wide range of spa treatments, a thermal pool and two thermal caves.

In 1839 Bagni di Lucca  welcomed the opening of the first Italian Casinos, which attracted nobles and wealthy classes from all over Europe until the national banning of gambling in 1959.

Today the art-deco saloons of the beautiful palace host the tables of a prestigious restaurant, and are the seat of occasional events.

 

We say thanks to the local photographer Davide Bonaventuri, who provided us with the beautiful pictures.

Sports & nature

Nature in the Lima Valley is so genereous! Really, an Heaven on Earth for sport, nature and genuine food Lovers

The pristine waters of rivers and creeks have shaped the whole territory throughout centuries into an incredible Arcadia.

Following  the water courses a number of sport activities can be practiced at all levels: from white-water rafting to canyoning and speleo-canyoning, sup, canoeying, hydro-speed or water-trekking.

The luxuriant woods which clothe the mountain slopes and hills with their lush vegetation offer uncountable paths for trekking, running, cycling as far as little ancient villages or forgotten hamlets from the middle age. There you may happen to meet locals preparing their home-made productss, breeding their ship or cows, grinding chestnuts into flour to prepare their typical bred or special kitchen...

If you are passionate of underground exploration, then places like the "howling cave" or the "wind cave"are unmissable attractions.

Intrepids can enjoy the beauty of the region from the sky, on a paragliding experience, as the area boasts one of the most reliable italian paragliding schools.

A well organized adventure park offers unique  activities up to all ages, completing the wide range of outdoor offers either for adults or children.

....and foodies? they just have to make a wish!

Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

Enjoy a convivial dinner at a authentic Agristursimo (farmhouse) or mountain refuge. Indulge in the genuine food and wines, and connect with your table neighbours, the way locals are used to do.

A variety of traditional feasts and festivals are occasionally organized in many villages of the Valley during the Summer nights, to commemorate historical events, ancient habits, and folklore of the little communities. Taking part to one of them is for sure an extraordinary experience to get close to the local lifestyle.

Relax on the terrace of your country dwelling and, while sipping a good glass of local wine gaze at the night sky punched by the stars, which shine like diamonds in darkness of the night.

Feel the quietness of the nature which surrounds you. Listen to this silence interrupted just by the sound of the night breeze and the calls in the distance of nocturnal animals.

Let yourself by lulled by the sensation of infinity, and loose yourself in your dreams.

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Rafting experience and flavors of the Lima Valley

Rafting experience and flavors of the Lima Valley

Lima Valley, Garfagnana
Enjoy a soft rafting tour through the beautiful Lima Valley. Feel the positive adrenaline rush while More info

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.