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.
Countless quaint villages are scattered throughout the Lunigianese territory, forming a constellation of stories, mysteries and legends with enchanting power on the visitor who takes the time to slowly open this chest full of treasures...
Lunigiana is a region that embraces mountains, hills and sea, crossed by major and small rivers. The territory touches Liguria and Tuscany, with some of its sites currently located in the province of Emilia.
Villages, castles, churches are the witnesses of the manifold and troubled story of Lunigiana over the centuries. The Malaspina Marquis Family ruled here with its feudal power and magnificent fortresses, battling alternatively against Florence, Genoa, Lucca for the control over the primary communication route from Rome to France that crosses Lunigiana. The region can nowadays be divided into Upper and lower Lunigiana, the latter being roughly correspondent to the Val di Magra, the Valley crossed by the Magra river and with a strategically mouth to the sea.
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The Cinque Terre Area
A typical defensive structure characterizes all the hamlets of the area
“Atene della Lunigiana” is just one of the nicknames of Fivizzano, in ancient times an important rest station on the way to the mountain pass of the Via Nuova Clodia.
One of the cities that gave rise to the Lower Lungiana after the Roman city of Luni was destroyed.
A noble and refined city, which boasts history, art, home to international cultural events.
The Roman city of Luni, an ancient port for the transposition of marble from the nearby quarries of Carrara.