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Lunigiana, land of medieval castles and fortifications along the Francigena, consists of dense forests, picturesque villages and crops , highlighting its splendor.

 

THE LUNIGIANA. AMONG MEDIEVAL CHARM AND SPLENDOUR OF THE GREEN WOODS

It is a territory that stretches between Liguria and Tuscany, comprising the northern part of Emilia Romagna, always the subject of contention between the late medieval era. Developed in the middle ages under this aspect, the entire area experienced a trade to the West starting from the construction of the port of Livorno in the 16th century.

Recognized as one of the major areas of chestnut trees and Tuscan oil and wine producer, its beautiful villages you can visit many medieval castles, and enjoy many customs and traditions related to this historical period, combination of traditions of Emilia and Liguria.

Not to be missed for their artistic and cultural value and to have some fun:

  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta in the ancient and picturesque village of Pontremoli, example of Baroque architecture
  • Parco Nazionale dell'Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, a UNESCO World Heritage site from 2015 and reserve where flora and fauna you encounter making the experience of your visit unforgettable
  • Sagra del Chiodo di Maiale e la Fiera dell’Agricoltore, two events that allow the meeting with local tastes and traditions

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Typical products

Among the excellences of the area are acacia and "Miele di castagno DOP" and  "Patate di Zeri", an old tuber from the late 1700 's. Delicious typical local table are "Testaroli", considered one of the oldest types of pasta, made from a mixture of water and flour barbecued and served with pesto of Lunigiana or simply with a drizzle of olive oil and cheese.

 

Municipalities

Towns in Lunigiana Lunigiana: Aulla, Bagnone, Casola are, Comano, Filattiera, Fivizzano, Fosdinovo, Licciana Nardi, Mulazzo, Podenzana, Pontremoli, Tresana, Villafranca in Lunigiana and Zeri.

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Typicality and traditions

Aulla

Bagnone

Casola in Lunigiana

Comano

Filattiera

Fivizzano

Fosdinovo

Licciana Nardi

Mulazzo

Podenzana

Pontremoli

Tresana

Villafranca in Lunigiana

Zeri

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