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The sad story of Bianca Maria Malaspina at the Fosdinovo Castle

Highlights, History and culture, Lunigiana, Magra Valley, Plan your visit Leave a comment

The walls of the ancient castle of di Fosdinovo, among the most beautiful Malaspina fortresses of Lunigiana, tell the story of the unfortunate Marquis Bianca Maria Aloisa, killed for her impossible love.

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Treasure Hunt in the most beautiful hamlets of Italy

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The Orange Flags: signs of great little Italian extraordinary. Since 1998 the Touring chooses among the many municipalities of the Italian hinterland (maximum population of 15,000 inhabitants) that make choices for a quality tourist accommodation and offer excellent local products. To date, there are over 220 Orange Flags waving in those places that bear witness […]

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Venerio, the welcoming hermit on the Island of Tino

Gulf of Poets, Highlights, History and culture, Portovenere Leave a comment

The city, or perhaps it is better to say its sea, is preparing to celebrate San Venerio, the saint protector of the Gulf On the 13th and 14th and 15th September, is celebrated on the sea of the Gulf the feast of St. Venerio, an ancient worship that is the patron saint of sailors in […]

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Madonna Bianca: a miracle in Portovenere

Gulf of Poets, Highlights, History and culture, La Spezia local insider, Portovenere, Leave a comment

The feast of the Madonna Bianca that every year on August 17 animates the village of Portovenere, has ancient origins. The birth of the Marian devotion in Portovenere dates back to a summer night in 1399 when the house of one Luciardo occurred a miracle “August 16, 1399, the voice goes around from street to street:” […]

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The Summer Solstice is here: many celebrations between sea and mountains

Highlights, History and culture, Lerici, Lunigiana, Plan your visit, Val di Vara, What's Up & Exhibitions Leave a comment

On the eve of the Summer Solstice, some spirituality and nature events celebrate the days of light. Borgo San Lorenzo is an inland village behind Lerici: here, in the twilight of the woods at sunset, an evocative spectacle between nature and millenary constructions that celebrates light in the days of summer Solstice has been occurring […]

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The new passage to Luni Antica

Highlights, History and culture, Lunigiana, Magra Valley, Sarzana, What's Up & Exhibitions Leave a comment

A series of passages, and in particular a scenic walkway that from above the highway leads to the archaeological area, to take a journey through time: from our days in a few steps to the glories of Luni Antica The cove photo is by ecodellalunigiana.it The area of ancient Luni is an important archaeological park, […]

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The Warrior of Sorano, proud guardian of the Pieve di Filattiera

Highlights, History and culture, Lunigiana, Magra Valley Leave a comment

An ancient sandstone warrior watches silently over the Parish Church of Santo Stefano in Sorano, a jewel of Romanesque architecture that stands out, unexpected in its austere beauty, among modern buildings. We are in Filattiera, at the crossroads of valleys and roads, a place furrowed by the course of the Magra and the passage of […]

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The most beautiful hamlets in Italy in La Spezia area

Cinque Terre, History and culture, Val di Vara Leave a comment

Around there are several rankings of the “most beautiful villages in Italy”, among the most famous are those of the Touring Club and of the ANCI association, but to these are added the Tv ones. One thing is certain: the province of La Spezia abounds with # borghipiùbelliditalia. In 2016 the touring Club certified with […]

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Reggio and the Sanctuary Road: pining for peace in the Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, Highlights, History and culture, Trekking Leave a comment

Cinque Terre away from the crowd is a wish that many visitors have during their stay, as the incredible amount of people make many want to run away. Trekking is definitely the solution, as well as one of the best things to do in the area. Trekking on the Sanctuary Road features more than just a […]

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