Between Tuscany and Liguria, Lunigiana extends between the mountain ranges of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Apuan Alps, which have always been a territory rich in beauty, history, culture, and ancient villages.
Lunigiana is often referred to as the
"Land of the Hundred Castles".
Of the famous one hundred castles, however, ne
About twenty can be visited today.
Churches and parish churches
The diocese of Luni was one of the most
ancient and important Italic dioceses,
taken as an example by many scholars
to delimit the boundaries of the
Unique natural settings to cool off
or admire the beauty of nature
Fosdinovo, one of the most evocative villages of Lunigiana, is perched on the top of a gentle hill with a spectacular view of the sea and the island of Palmaria and Portovenere in the distance. The town is dominated by a medieval castle that merges with the sandstone making it seem one with it. VIDEO
Spending town in the Magra valley, heir to the ancient city of Luni, Sarzana offers a multitude of places and activities to do, from its characteristic historic center, its fortresses to the antiques fair, the festival of the mind. In short, Sarzana certainly will not bore you.VIDEO
A small village in the center of Lunigiana, Pontremoli is rich in history, culture and traditions. In addition to the historic center that will take you back to the Middle Ages, Pontremoli boasts the museum of the Stele Statues, the Medieval Festival and natural beauties such as the Straits of Giaredo.
Charming city of medieval origin, Pietrasanta will surely enchant you with its squares, its sculptures, galleries, wine bars and refined restaurants. Not for anything else has it been nicknamed Little Athens, due to the concentration of art and artists who gravitate there.
Surely one of the most beautiful cities of art in Tuscany, also known as the City of 100 churches, due to the innumerable artistic heritage it preserves. The most spectacular monument is certainly the walls, over 4 km long and perfectly preserved.
One of the most famous fishing villages in Liguria, it is one of the three municipalities overlooking the Gulf of Poets. A popular destination for many tourists, it boasts wonderful beaches and villages such as Tellaro, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and San Terenzo.
An enchanting borgho in the gulf of poets, Portovenere together with the island of Palmaria, Tino, Tinetto and the 5 lands has been included among the Unesco world heritage sites. Among the beauties of the town, the paths and the beaches of the Palmaria island, Portovenere will surely leave you speechless.
One of the most beautiful areas of the Mediterranean, about 10km long, the 5 lands are characterized by the presence of 5 seaside villages overlooking the sea, they are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Let yourself be carried away by the crystal clear water of its beaches and its unique feelings.
A few kilometers from the town of Fosdinovo, in the Apuan Alps at 1300 m above sea level, we find Campocecina, which with its spectacular view of the Carrara quarries and the sea is certainly a place not to be missed. There are numerous paths that also connect it to Monte Sagro at over 1700 meters above sea level and with the possibility of being reached by bicycle.
The Lagastrello pass is located at 1200 meters above sea level, separates Lunigiana from Emilia-Romagna, on the way we find Lake Paduli and in addition to the natural beauties it is possible to meet free horses on the paths.
Park of the Apuan Alps
The park is a protected natural area and is part of the Unesco world Geoparks, it offers breathtaking views and a great variety of environments, mountains, lakes, hills and marble quarries.
WHERE TO EAT
Typical mountain restaurant, exclusively home-made pasta, local meats and cheeses, wood-fired pizza. In addition to enjoying the excellent food, you can also admire the breathtaking view from the central hall of the restaurant.
"Il Viandante" by Emilia and Egidio is a restaurant in the fertile town of Sarzana. The simple and tasty foods are prepared day by day by the skilled hands of Emilia with fresh seasonal products at zero kilometer, grown with respect for the environment and tradition.