The sad story of Bianca Maria Malaspina at the Fosdinovo Castle

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The walls of the Malaspina Fosdinovo Castle were the scene of the terrible tragedy of Bianca Maria Aloisa. The many testimonies of its presence in the fortress is today one of the most famous hunted phenomena in the world.

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The Living Crib of Vezzano Ligure

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If at home this is the right weekend to prepare the Christmas tree, in many Ligurian villages the nativity scenes are lit, living and not. The most famous is certainly the one by Mario Andreoli in Manarola, with its silhouettes up the hill planted with vineyards and will be inaugurated illuminating the night with spectacular […]

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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 area of ancient Luni is an important archaeological park, witness of the glories of the […]

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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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Rice cake sweet or savory? No, it’s stupid!

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A very typical La Spezia’s local food is the torta di riso – the rice cake, in two, or even three possible versions. If you look at it from Liguria, the rice cake isthat savory one; if you come from Carrara it’s sweet (although also in La Spezia there are sweet rice cakes variants). And […]

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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.

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Napoleone, the emperor from Sarzana

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A plaque on a building tells of the bond between Sarzana and the Bonaparte, Napoleon himself mentioned it in his last memories. From exile to the control the world, the story of a family that departed from Sarzana Today 21 July 2016 , the city of Sarzana is celebrating 551 years. For the occasion was […]

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The sword in the Stone? It is a legend of Sarzana

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In the facade of the Sarzana’s cathedral is stuck the grip of a mysterious sword. It’s just a sundial or something else? The story of Sarzana is very long and rich. Between the folds of the centuries are also some mysteries that no one – even today – was able to give a definite answer.An […]

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