CAMPORAGHENA AND TORSANA

Large chestnut forests welcome tourists who want to reach these two villages that dominate the valley.

Camporaghena is located 842 meters above sea level, its road was badly damaged by the historical landslides that interesting part of the track just before the beginning of the town. The village was severely damaged in the earthquake of 1920, which caused destruction throughout the Lunigiana. Walking through the houses the majestic portals finely engraved attract attention as well as the sandstone window surrounds. The stone houses are visible from Comano, because of its location, perched on the mountain.

A sandstone village , where in the past, the main activity was sheep farming, there are still visible on the door surrounds the dates engraved from 1800 onwards, courts, courtyards, loggias with arches and vaulted tunnels. The dominant church is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, and both inside and in the courtyard are two plaques that recall the sacrifice of Don Lino Baldini, a twenty-eight year old pastor killed by the Germans on July 4, 1944, and three other people killed on the same day: Gildo Giannarelli , Battista Bertocchi and Gildo Bertocchi.

To the north east of the village you can find extensive fields and a wide path leads to the old mill, which is now abandoned. From Camporaghena you pass along the ancient Via delle Maesta which goes to Sassalbo travelled not only by the pilgrims but also by the local people moving for work.

Torsana is easily reached by a tarmac road, and where the two streams Finestrelle and Trauri meet you can see beautiful coloured stones like marble. All around are vast chestnut forests all the way to Torsana which is about 964 meters above sea level, a mountain village dominated by the Punta Buffanaro (1878 m.). This village was once very dedicated to farming, transhumance, pasture and living from the richness of the local woodland such as chestnuts, mushrooms, blueberries and strawberries.

The Torsana walnuts like those of Camporaghena are very famous throughout the Lunigiana. Today we can still find wild horses grazing. There are as few inhabitants as Camporaghena, and the local church is dedicated to St. James the Greater.

From these two villages interesting excursions can be taken into the Apennines, to the Lagastrello pass and the passes of Ospedalaccio and Cerreto.

 
   
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