Garfagnana is located between Liguria and Tuscany. The most important town is Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in the province of Lucca, and it offers a great many monuments to be visited. First and foremost, the Rocca Ariostesca, which owes its name to having had Ludovico Ariosto as governor of the d’Este-ruled province of Garfagnana. The whole territory of the region is characterised by its many castles, Romanesque churches, and old villages, dotted over the Apennine stretches. A visit to the regional park of the Apuan Alps and the historic Carrara marble quarries (province of Massa Carrara) is also an excellent way to spend a day out.