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Benvenuti in Terra Apuana


Benvenuti in Terra Apuana


Benvenuti in Terra Apuana


Benvenuti in Terra Apuana


Welcome to Terra Apuana


Benvenuti in Terra Apuana


Benvenuti in Terra Apuana


Benvenuti in Terra Apuana

About me

My name is Federica, I am an environmental hiking guide and I am also a photographer by passion.

In addition to being an expert guide, I am Technical Director of a travel agency, according to current Italian regulations.

I founded “Benvenuti in Terra Apuana” (Welcome to Terra Apuana) with the intention, as a tour operator and lover of these places, of promoting excursions in the Apuan Alps.

My speciality is to offer an experiential and customised trip creating a tailor-made package according to the traveller’s tastes, but always keeping contact with the people, nature and deepest traditions of the region.

Focus of our journey: the Apuan Alps and the surrounding territories, from the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines to Versilia and the nearby Levante Riviera coast in Liguria.

I offer experiential, slow and sustainable tourism.

Not only trekking on the paths of the Apuan Alps, then, but a lot of small hidden treasures that you can only discover with those who know these places like their home.

I mainly organise group trips for Italian and foreign tourists. I speak English, French and German.

The Apuan Alps and surroundings: where they are and what to see

The Alps and the Apennines

Let's explore our wonderful mountains, starting from the peaks of the Apuan Alps to the trails of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.

The Apuan Alps are an important mountain range extending between the provinces of Lucca, Massa Carrara, La Spezia and Pisa, between Tuscany and Liguria.
Since 1985, the Apuan Alps have been part of the Apuan Alps Regional Natural Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, the tourist packages of 'Benvenuti in Terra Apuana' (Welcome to Terra Apuana), lead to the neighbouring National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, which is also known for its beautiful mountains and rich environments, flora and fauna
In fact, in 2015, Unesco declared the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines a MaB Reserve, to protect and enhance its incredible biodiversity.
Absolutely worth seeing and getting to know, for example, is Lunigiana, cradle and guardian of nature and traditions at the heart of three different regions.

The Apuan Alps are known for their marble, which gives them their typical brilliant white colour, but also for their soaring spires (Monte Pisanino is almost 2,000 metres above sea level), for the paths set between the rocky walls and for the fascinating underground caves, which also contain traces of Neanderthal man.

These mountains offer numerous opportunities for excursions of all kinds and for all levels of difficulty.

Villages and hills

Discovering some of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Not only mountains: I will make you discover small villages, nestled between the mountains and the sea, down towards Versilia or the Ligurian coast. This area is dotted with small rural hamlets, some of which have great charm and rich cultural and gastronomic traditions. Portesone, Barbazzano, Montermarcello, Tellaro, Pontremoli, Fivizzano, Fosdinovo and many others...
Space is also given to the cities with monuments and churches in Pisa or Lucca.

Towards the sea: from Versilia to the Ligurian Riviera

Among the comfort of Versilia and the unspoiled nature of the Ligurian Riviera.

Finally, the plain and the coast: castles and villages accompany us towards the sea. Travelling along Via Aurelia, a coastal area of great tourist and natural interest opens up, which from the most urbanised and well-equipped areas of Versilia, crossing the Apuan Riviera, climbs up to the Cinque Terre, passing through ancient maritime villages, gulfs and dream seas.
From the marble of Carrara to the enchanting sea of Portofino, there are many possibilities to discover the Apuan Riviera.

Experiential tours in the territories of the Apuan Alps… and beyond 

Experiential tours in the territories of the Apuan Alps… and beyond 

Experiential tours in the territories of the Apuan Alps… and beyond 

Experiential tours in the territories of the Apuan Alps… and beyond 

Experiential tours in the territories of the Apuan Alps… and beyond 

Experiential tours in the territories of the Apuan Alps… and beyond 

Experiential tours in the territories of the Apuan Alps… and beyond 

Experiential tours in the territories of the Apuan Alps… and beyond 

Hiking in the Apuan Alps

My tour packages first and foremost aim to adapt to the needs and expectations of the tourists I take to discover these magical places.
Whatever your desire for discovery, I will do my utmost to accommodate it.
Trekking in the Apuan mountains, a wine and food tour, an encounter with local art and traditions or a quiet weekend relaxing on the beach: contact me and we will find the best solution together!
Below you will find some proposals, which can be fully customised. For all excursions, details will be provided in advance according to your request and the full programme. Benvenuti in Terra Apuana respects and defends the environment! We support responsible and ecological sustainable tourism.
For trekking excursions, you will also be provided with a map of all natural springs along the route: always carry your water bottle with you!
You can fill it with fresh water and avoid the use of plastic bottles.

From the sea to the mountains... and vice versa

Let yourself be surprised by the variety of this territory...

Let yourself be surprised by our territory!
Spend a morning by the sea at the Stabilimento Balneare Super Sport.

Lunch in the beach restaurant with a typical fish menu.
In the afternoon, let yourself be guided on an easy hiking trail starting from Campocecina and at the end of the day enjoy a refreshing aperitif at sunset with a sea view!


Price on request

Tellaro: between trekking and flavours

A half day tour, to disconnect from the usual holiday...

A half-day tour to take a break from the usual holiday.
Easy trekking on the mule tracks that cross the hillside with beautiful olive groves, until we reach the sea and the characteristic village of Tellaro, which we will visit after a snack of typical products and local wine in the centre. After relaxing and admiring the sea, we will resume our walk towards the abandoned villages of Portesone and Barbazzano and, accompanied by spectacular views, we will end our trekking route.

Price on request

Colonnata: from White Marble to Lard

Hiking through marble quarries and tastings...

A morning dedicated to trekking with an environmental hiking guide, along the quarrymen’s paths and the ancient lizza routes with views of the Apuan Alps and the entire coastline. From here you can see from Livorno to the Gulf of Poets in Liguria! Lunch based on traditional local products. Afternoon visit to the archaeological site of Cava Romana, stop at a marble workshop and tasting of the typical Lardo di Colonnata PGI (Protected Geographical Indication).

Price on request

Apuan Liguria: trekking between villages and flavours

Unexpected Liguria...

A panoramic trekking with an environmental hiking guide that will take you toMontemarcello, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and through mule tracks that skirt the terraced olive groves you will admire splendid views of the Gulf of Poets.

We will taste typical products of an area between Tuscany and Liguria and between the land and the sea, having lunch in an agritourism and then continue our walk to Lerici and enjoy a relaxing break by the splendid sea.

Price on request

Pesto trekking

Are you ready for a real experiential tour?

Here’s a whole day wandering around the Caprione promontory trails in search of typical local products, from honey to wine.
And for lunch? We will cook pesto together with the help of the suggestions of a local culinary expert and enjoy it together in an agritourism setting, enjoying the surrounding nature!
First duty and then pleasure!

Price on request

Photographic trekking in Tenerano

A trekking dedicated to photography lovers...

Accompanied by an environmental hiking guide, from the village of Tenerano in Lunigiana, you will reach Tecchia di Tenerano, already inhabited by Neanderthal man. Along the way you will take several photo breaks, in order to capture natural details as well as typical medieval views of the village.
In the evening, you will be treated to a typical local dinner, but not before photographing the sunset over the mountains of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.

Price on request

Tour operator services

You will have the experience and expertise of a real local environmental guide to make your trip perfect.
I offer complete packages and organised tours for groups, for all ages and difficulties.
I speak English, French and German and can therefore work with groups of foreign tourists without any difficulty!
Below you will find some of my services, all of which are customisable to my clients’ needs.
Do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

Tours & Excursions

Discover all the tour options!

Accompanied by a qualified environmental hiking guide, we will visit mountain trails, typical villages and beautiful coastlines. Beyond the best-known destinations to discover the most hidden corners of our territory.

Is there a specific destination you wish to discover?

Let’s organise your excursion together!

Sea & Relax

Relax at the Super Sport beach in Marina di Carrara!

Are you a beach person? No problem!
For absolute relaxation enjoy a few days at the Supersport beach resort in Marina di Carrara.
Beach equipped with parasols, sun loungers, deckchairs, cabins and showers. Possibility of daily to seasonal stays.
Possibility of hiring SUPs and having lunch or dinner at the beach restaurant with traditional local dishes.

Overnight stay: Villa Manuela Apartment

Full accomodation!

Stay at our establishment!

Various types of seafront apartments.

Apartment with 2-4 beds, large terrace and sea view.

Contact us for the best solution for your stay!


To find out about the entire Benvenuti in Terra Apuana offer and book the package that suits you best, please contact us:

+ 39 329 851 6652

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