The Garfagnana => The Road Vandelli, La Via Vandelli
The Mount Tambura
The Mount Tambura is closely linked to the events of the Via Vandelli.
The road was intended to unite the two states of Mass and Modena, and his own history began with the marriage between Ercole Rinaldo d'Este, heir to the Dukedom of Modena, and Maria Teresa Cybo, belonging to the family of Malaspina of Massa.
The streets were difficult to notice among the two states, so Francesco III d'Este commissioned the abbot engineer and mathematician Domenico Vandelli to build a road of great features.
The stretch from Modena in Castelnuovo Garfagnana not presented great difficulties, as it was adapted on existing routes. Instead, the section designed to overcome the barrier of impervious Apuane, it was rather difficult and laborious achievement.
The Vandelli decided to climb the road to the steep flanks of the Tambura and reached the watershed at 1620 meters in height, and then getting off with dizzying mind road, passing in less than ten miles as the crow flies, the half mile in altitude, which separates the point in the town of Massa.
Around this road and the Tambura, were born legends on both side of the Garfagnana, which side of Massa.