Excursion on the Libro Aperto
The Libro Aperto is a mountain group formed by two peaks; Mount Rotondo and Mount Belvedere.
The name of this mountain is due to the fact that seen from the valley of Lima it looks like an open book.
it is very well known both for its characteristic shape and for its proximity to Abetone.
From the top of Mount Rotondo we find a splendid view of Mount Cimone and further down the valley of Lima, up to the Corno alle Scale.
The excursions on this mountain usually start from the Abetone Pyramids; two small pyramids built during the period of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
The path that leads to the peaks begins in the forest, well marked, and bordered by many fir trees; both white and red.
The path is all up and down in the ‘Boscolungo’. Continuing on that path we find the Foce delle Verginette, where there is the small Rifugio Casetta di Lapo, with a very inviting menu.
Once here, the path is divided into two paths, both arriving at the top of the Libro Aperto; if you continue on the same (path 00) you go up very quickly, while the other is slightly longer but sweeter.
Once you get to the top, the long walk is rewarded, with an exclusive view; Mount Cimone is the main subject we see, while all around, we see the main peaks of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
In about an hour’s walk back to Abetone following the path made on the way.