The Apuan Alps are a mountain range located in the northwest of Tuscany a stone's throw from the sea. The Apuan mountains are known for their marble quarries, in particular for the famous white Carrara marble.
Despite being in the Apennine chain, the landscape of the Apuan Alps is very similar to that of the Alps with rocky peaks, very steep slopes, and very little vegetation at high altitudes. Hence the name Alpi Apuane. These morphological characteristics make the Apuan territory a theater for spectacular photographs.
The roads and paths of these mountains offer extraordinary scenarios to take unique photographs, mixing high mountain elements with the sea in the background. On the other hand, if you choose to visit the innermost part of the mountain range, the one that borders the Garfagnana, you can take beautiful shots in green oases such as those around the lakes of Gramolazzo or Isola Santa.
For my shots on the Apuan Alps, my favorite season is autumn, when the woods at the foot of the mountains turn orange and red and the first snow appears on the peaks. But also winter with snow-covered mountain villages and spring with the blooming of daffodils and clover are seasons that offer fantastic photographs.