What to do on holiday at Villa Raffaelli in Garfagnana?

What are the best activities to practise in Garfagnana?

A few minutes drive from the villa, Garfagnana offers wonderful trekking and mountain bike trails both on the Apennines (Mount Prado is the highest in Tuscany) and on the Apuan Alps. Due to the richness and variety of routes in Garfagnana, the MTB World Championship and the famous Epic take place in this valley. The Garfagnana is crossed by the Via del Volto Santo which can be traveled on foot or by mountain bike.


Garfagnana is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature. In the area and around the Villa you will find countless hiking trails.


Road bike enthusiast? Mountain biking? E-Bike? Whatever your passion is, Garfagnana has a bike for you. Discover hundreds of routes.


Garfagnana awaits you in winter. Not far from the Villa you will find ski facilities such as the Casone di Profecchia or many destinations for ski mountaineering.

Horse riding

Horse lovers? Or are you looking for a relaxing day on the back of a steed? La Garfagnana can offer you this too.


A 15-minute drive from the villa you have at your disposal a golf club immersed in the peace of the chestnut woods not far from Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.

Photo Workshop

Are you passionate about photography? We have what you need. Leonardo Papèra, landscape photographer winner of numerous awards, will be your instructor.

Activities to be practiced in the Villa or in the surroundings

In addition to relax and table tennis matches, for the more sporty, numerous nature trails depart from the villa, suitable for young and old, among ancient mills, waterfalls and streams and characteristic villages. Panoramic mountain bike trails (some bikes are available for free in the villa) and E-bikes (rentable on site) reach flowery pastures dotted with shepherd’s farmhouses and connect to the 00 trail of the Great Apennine hike.


The Valley of Garfagnana satisfies both those who are beginners and want to get out of the gym and those who already have their experience to tackle the most demanding points.

Speleology & Caves

About 30 minutes by car from the villa you can visit the famous Wind Cave, suitable for young and old. But it doesn't end there!

Adventure Parks

With suspension bridges, zip lines and ropes you will get your adrenaline going! Routes of all kinds for young and old. Buffardello Park, Vagli and more!


With the dense presence of rivers, streams and streams of various kinds, the Garfagnana lends itself without problems to any type of aquatic activity.

Hang gliding

Make your vacation unforgettable by reaching new heights and seeing breathtaking views with your own eyes.

Wild Watching

Observe with your own eyes the royal eagle, deer, fallow deer, roe deer, wolves and many other animals in the uncontaminated nature of the Garfagnana.

Activities for the more adventurous

Not far from the villa you can practise Canyoning(Torrentismo) you can do climbingwith expert guides and for the most adventurous there is the famous “angel flight” zipline over the Vagli Lake. You can also try hang gliding over the Apuan Alps: for the younger adventurers you can visit the Bufardellopark or the Battiferro Park. We will advise you on the best activities upon your arrival at the villa.

What to Visitin Garfagnana?

The Valley of Garfagnana is a very green enchanted valley full of wonderful places to visit. The destinations to see are countless, from the natural ones such as the Orecchiella Park, to the beautiful villages perched on the green mountains. A destination very close to the Villa is Barga, one of the “100 most beautiful villages in Italy”. We recommend that you read our blog or visit touristic portal to get a better idea of ​​what Garfagnana has to offer.

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