The sad story of Bianca Maria Malaspina at the Fosdinovo Castle

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

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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

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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

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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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That’s Amor

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These are the tastings that are sometimes done almost by chance, perhaps on a cold Sunday in January spent discovering places full of charm like the Lunigiana. Maybe entering a Café that could be any Café, to take heart from the breath that thickens in grayish clouds, in the air that for some reason, even if […]

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Dante and the Lunigiana Castles in a photo exhibit

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On 6 October 1306 Dante Alighieri was the exceptional witness of the Peace of Castelnuovo, the event that put an end to the long war between the Bishops of Luni and the Malaspina family for the ever-uncertain borders between the castles of Lunigiana and spiritual power in the territory. It is the historical episode documented […]

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Panigacci and Testaroli: meanings and differences

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Many food specialties in La Spezia area come from the hinterland. Two of them are Panigacci and Testaroli, made from the same dough with slight differences in preparation and traditions. “But what is the difference between panigacci and testaroli?” You might wonder during a stay  between Deiva Marina and Lunigiana. It’s not easy to give […]

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Panigacci or Testaroli? The Lunigiana Dilemma

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If you are going out for dinner in La Spezia, you might find in the menu Testaroli and Panigacci, delicious dishes you will only find in the La Spezia area. Panigacci and Testaroli are actually typical of the Magra Valley, the inland area towards Tuscany called Lunigiana, but are very popular and common in La […]

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