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Pontremoli, historic charm surrounded by greenery

Besides the old town to discover the Tuscany Valley

Pontremoli is known for being the home of the statue stele and once traveled the streets leading to the old town, you can not miss a visit to the Castello di Pignataro, seat of the Museo delle Statue Stele. Here are the most important example, anthropomorphic cultures prehistory of Lunigiana.


Pontremoli, merchant village and main door of Tuscany

Pontremoli is still remembered as an important town of the past, thanks to its strategic position along the Via Francigena and close to Aulla. From here you had to go to visit the Church of San Caprasio, the protector of pilgrims; and to get to Emilia Romagna.

Today Pontremoli retains a singular medieval charm mixed Baroque style imported from noble families that between the XVII and XVIII centuries built inside many buildings.


Stroll through the historic centre of Pontremoli

The old town is a collection of suggestions. Cross it means plunging between shops and places where you can taste the typical dishes of the local tradition.

During the walk you may come across an old gentleman, master craftsman who creates leather diaries, bought by hikers from the route of the Via Francigena to reach the heart of Pontremoli. Here, after living the Tuscan folklore, cannot miss a stop to sample the testaroli, the real specialty pontremolese.

Going into the heart of the village, you reach the Cathedral dating back to the 17th and within which the special lighting system is able to bring out the luster of many altars in polychrome marble and artwork.

The real symbol of the country though is the big Bell, the great central tower that dominates the town and that originally, in the 14th century, dividing the vast central square to isolate the factions of the Guelphs and Ghibellines.


Outside the village

Pontremoli is not only a historic village to visit to discover the history of Lunigiana, but also the ideal place to visit the Tuscan Valley. Hiking and Biking tours can be the right solution to go to discover the rich forests of chestnuts and paths along the river Magra, where you can enjoy wonderful landscapes.



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