Trekking trails of Pizzorne

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    Trekking trails of Pizzorne

    A network of trekking paths, conveniently marked, arranged in rings. They will allow visitors to enjoy the nature and the history of the hills just noth of Capannori.

    The trails are 100 km long in total, covering most the hills on the northern side of Capannori. Climbing up the hills, the trails reach the Altopiano delle Pizzorne. A series of villages on the hills and linked by a paved panoramic road, mark the difference between the hill belt and the higher portion of the area, with limited human presence and thick woods typical of mountain environments.

    The trails of the area can be grouped as follows:

    La sentieristica in questa area può essere suddivisa nel modo seguente:

    •   Itineraries of Pizzorne: 6 itineraries going up to the Altopiano delle Pizzorne from the villages;

    •   Itineraries of Colline Lucchesi: 7 itineraries that leaves from the plain to reach the villages on the hills; 

    •   Tour of the Villas: percorso ad anello trasversale sulle prime colline che coinvolge prestigiose ville storiche e numerose corti caratteristiche.

    •   Northern Variant to the Via Francigena, complementing the historical Via Francigena route, accessible by bike.

     

    ITINERARIES ON THE ALTOPIANO DELLE PIZZORNE

    Trail n. 1 - Monte Gromigno

    Length: 8 km.

    Height difference: 750 m going up e 100 m going down.

    Time: 3.30 - 4 hours, depending from the starting point

    Trail n. 2 - Pietra Pertusa

    Length: 4,5 km.

    Height difference: 630 m going up e 60 m going down.

    Time: 2.30 hours.

    Trail n. 3 - La Cartiera

    Length: 3,7 km.

    Height difference: 650 m.

    Time: 2.30 hours.

    Trail n. 4 - Monte Scarpiglione

    Length: 4 km.

    Height difference: 520 m.

    Time: 2 hours.

    Trail n. 5 - Prato di Rimogno

    Length: 6,5 km.

    Height difference: 660 m.

    Time: 3 hours.

    Trail n. 6 - Quercia del Papa

    Length: 4,8 km.

    Height difference: 420 m going up e 20 m going down.

    Time: 2 hours.

     

    ITINERARIES ON THE HILLS OF CAPANNORI

    Trail n. 11 - Matraia

    Length: 4 km.

    Height difference: 250 m.

    Time: 2 hours.

    Trail n. 12 - Valgiano

    Length: 7 km A/R.

    Height difference: 250 m.

    Time: 2.45 hours.

    Trail n. 13 - San Pietro a Marcigliano

    Length: 5 km A/R.

    Height difference: 300 m.

    Time: 2.45 hours.

    Trail n. 14 - Sant'Andrea in Caprile

    Length: 5,5 km A/R.

    Height difference: 200 m.

    Time: 2.30 hours.

    Trail n. 15 - Petrognano

    Length: 7 km A/R.

    Height difference: 320 m.

    Time: 3.30 hours.

    Trail n. 16 - San Gennaro

    Length: 3 km.

    Height difference: 180 m.

    Time: 1.30 hour. 

    Trail n. 17 - La Pescia

    Length: 4,5 km A/R.

    Height difference: 180 m.

    Time: 2 hours.

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