Our itinerary begins at the little church next to the cableway’s arriving station. We carry on along the white-red marked path and, after passing under the ski slope’s bridge, we continue on the M.T.P path and we climb up to the Croce Arcana passing by the “faggio di Maria”.
As soon as we arrive at the Croce Arcana‘s pass we proceed to the left along the 00 path. This excursion is one of the most classics of all the Tuscan-Emilian Appenninis. Like all of the crest’s paths, the itinerary is very various and panoramic, surrounded by beautiful viwes of Pistoia and Modena’s valleys, but it’s quite long too, even though it doesn’t have specific difficulties.
We pass through the Taufi Peak, the Lancino Mountain, the Libro Aperto Mountain, the Maiori Mountain and at the end we arrive at Abetone after about 5 hours.
We are going to meet places that are very important from an historical and toponymical point of view, such as the Maiori mountain (1541 m.a.s.l), the Libro Aperto mountain (1937 m.a.s.l) and the Cervinara mountain (1716 m.a.s.l). We will also bump into many boundary stones in serene stone, which have a cilindric shape, that date back to the XVIII century: some of this stones still have on the surface an “M”(of Modena) on the Modena’s crest side; other stones have a “T” (of Tuscany Grand Duchy) on the Pistoia’s crest side; it was an indication of the borderline between the two Duchies, Tuscany Grand Duchy and the Pontifical State.