Inhabitants in 1991: 586
Giuncugnano territory, in high Garfagnana, extends for 18.94 square kilometres
on the slopes of the spur which joins the Alpi Apuane to the Appenninica
chain, on the borders of the Garfagnana with the Lunigiana. It is the
highest municipality in the Garfagnana.
The territory of Giuncugnano is made up of seven villages, each of which
– like Capoli and Magliano – boasts a documented citation
going back for more than one thousand years; but the area seems to have
always lived on the margin of the great events: first under the dominion
of Lucca, it passed in the middle of the 1400s to the Estensi and
then followed the more general events of the municipals of the high Garfagnana.
Historical info reproduced upon authorization of Regione Toscana - Dipartimento della Presidenza E Affari Legislativi e Giuridici
Translated by Ann Mountford