“A green cradle that languidly leans from East to West, bordered by hills higher to the north so that at noon the sun caresses them and the cold does not burn it”. Today, the Serchio Valley remains almost entirely the same as Giovanni Pascoli described it more than 100 years ago, that is “a green cradle that languidly leans from East to West”.
If you have the opportunity to observe the valley during different periods of the year, you will be gifted with a vast variety of colors.
During the summer, the valley displays all its shades of greens, from the leaves to the grass, accompanied by the vivid colors of the flowers.
With the Autumn season, the colors begin to soften and with the first snowfall, the frost glitters across the landscape.
Of course the calls of the animals, that hide and rest in the woods, are part of this magical setting. You can find the pheasant who likes to hide in the brush, as well as the deer and roe deer who are regulars in these forests. You can hear the woodpecker and rarely you can catch a glimpse of an owl.