Hammana, in Baabda District, Mount Lebanon, is yet another prized summer resort, at an altitude of 1100 to 1250 meters above sea level and just 25 kilometers outside Beirut, and overlooks the Lamartine Valley.
Hammana combines the natural setting and charm of a Lebanese village with an urban style of nightlife and entertainment. The town is rich with natural springs, including the Shagour waterfall, and is noted for its apples, cherries, the local delicacy Fasoulyah Hammanieh, a red bean stew.
Hamman was once very active in silk production, and a large 19th-century silk mill, now a school, still exists today. A number of grand old houses and traditional ones make for lovely sightseeing. The only sign of antiquity is a huge Roman stone located on the mountainside leading to Al-Shaghour. There is also a large cave nearby as well as an idyllic pine resort.