Vagli and its hamlets
The park stretches across the three hamlets of Vagli:
Vagli Sotto, Vagli Sopra and Roggio.
Walking around the streets of these quiet and peculiar villages you’ll find several monuments; the villages in fact date back to ancient times, they were built as a consequence of the settlement of ancient nomadic peoples such as the Kelts, the Etruscans, the Umbrians, the Ligures, the Apuani and the Romans.
Even today, you can still see the ruins of the old fortifications, city walls, and castles.
In our district then, you’ll find a number of tourist attractions, fascinating towns, old churches, museums and natural landscapes.
In Vagli Sotto, next to our Fontana delle Monache (neighborhood built as a consequence of the construction of the dike, named after an ancient Augustinian monastery for cloistered nuns), you can find the majority of the shops and services for the citizens and the tourists (the town hall, the post office, the bank, the pharmacy, the doctor’s, the gas station, hotels and restaurants, a swimming pool, the tourist information point and so on).
Vagli Sopra can be divided into two different areas, a modern one and the old town. Here they found an ancient tomb built by the Apuani around 200-180 BC. Moreover, several hiking routes start from here and lead to the surrounding mountains. At the foot of Mount Roccandagia, also in the district of Vagli Sopra, you can find Campocatino, where you can enjoy one of the best views of the surrounding mountain pasture, embellished by the characteristic “caselli”, old and tiny stone houses inhabited by shepherds during the time of transhumance.
Finally, the old hamlet of Roggio was built on a cliff, location of the old castle, surrounded by the rural countryside, amongst centuries-old chestnut groves whose scrub is full of mushrooms and berries. Here you can still see the ruins of the old town walls.