Not far from Bagni di Lucca, there is a road through the mountains called Passo delle Radici. It is part of the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. It is a place of many signs.
It was a cold autumn day when we drove through the beautiful mountains. There was a distinct difference between the Modena side and the Lucca side.
Here is what greeted us from the road looking towards Emilia Romagna.
This was on the Tuscany side of the mountains.
In between is the tiny town of San Pellegrino.
There is a wonderful olld church there with 2 pilgrims in an elaborate glass case. Click here to see an earlier post about them.
The views from the edge of town are spectacular and the drive up there is excellent. It is about 1 hour from Bagni di Lucca, taking things slowly to enjoy the view.
It is a beautiful area, although a bit isolated. Good to go for a visit from Bagni, providing it is not in the middle of winter, because of the altitude and snow.
I have been there is the middle of winter and it is spectacular…but I wasn’t driving.
Goodness what a difference between the two. Tuscany looks so beautiful, however, I do love bare-treed, winter landscapes – I look at those photos and I can almost smell the cold air. If I ever visit San Pellegrino in Alpe I will be polite and not take my trumpet:)
I’m sure the Emilia Romagna side is much like the Tuscan side when it isn’t covered by fog.
my beautiful TOSCANA 🙂
Yes . It’s a wonderful place to visit. I’ve said something about it too at http://longoio.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/praise-to-the-holiest-in-the-height/
🙂 will check 🙂
The views are very amazing from up there. Such a lovely drive.
We are very lucky to have so many beautiful places so close to us here in Bagni di Lucca.