Lunigiana

 

 

 

 

Lunigiana

Fivizzano, the small Florence Fivizzano, Verrucola village and castle, Vendaso parish church (HD)

Fivizzano is the true cultural capital of our territory, Florentine outpost towards the Francigena Route, here Jacopo da Fivizzano printed  the first book in Tuscany (1470), thanks to which the number of graduated people  shoot up, since then Fivizzano deserved the nickname of “small Florence of Lunigiana”.

 

Pontremoli, the gateway to Tuscany Pontremoli, Piagnaro castle and Ponticello (FD)

Considered the capital of Lunigiana, defined  by Filippo Augusto (1185) “ …gateway to Italy and Tuscany…” , Pontremoli has always lived an independent life, sometimes far from other surrounding towns. The town is true, rich and superb, real keystone of the political and economical relationships of the region.

 

The merchants’ palaces The baroque Pontremoli (HD)

Across the ‘600 and the ‘700 the ambitious and alive Pontremoli takes fully advantage of its ideal location linking the Pianura Padana’s merchants and the free of taxes port of Livorno.
The increased wealth and the settlement of northern rich families .

 

The Stele Statues Pontremoli castle, Sorano and Filetto wood, La Spezia castle (FD)

Mysterious and magic monuments, realized in the late prehistoric period, which meaning is still unknown. Anthropomorphosis figures carved in the sandstone using primitive tools, but still clearly expressing the will to immortalize these primordial symbols. Maybe divinities, warriors or .


Smugglers of culture Mulazzo, Montereggio, SS. Annunziata, Pontremoli (FD)

Protected and isolated at the same time by the Apennines range of mountains, this land preserves untouched its own origins, vestiges and fascinating stories. From Dante Alighieri, who probably found here the inspiration for writing of the Divine Comedy.

 

Flavours of Lunigiana Filattiera, Mocrone, Iera and Villafranca (FD)

A full day discovering true, rich, and unexpected flavours, cooked or produced with  ancient unchanged methods and enjoyed in the right atmosphere, far from the noise and troubles of  modern life.

 

From Parish to Parish Urceola, Sorano, Aulla, Codiponte, Vendaso(FD)

The Parish (from the Latin word plebs which means folks), that is, the mass of scattered people that have no name. The uniting and identifying symbol, political and religious.

 

The Santiago de Compostela trail Codiponte, Gragnola, Fivizzano (FD)

“There are many roads but only one is the road to salvation”. It exists, that is, a unity of the of the pilgrimage culture and civilization, articulated in major pilgrimages.
A world and a civilization in which St. James’ name did not mean only the destination of a pilgrimage .

 

The Francigena trail in Lunigiana SS. Annunziata, Filattiera, St. Caprasio, Sarzana (FD)

The road has got its own rules, the road is the true travelling companion, the road is Homo viator (wayfarer) life, is the practical sign of the existential itinerary, place of mystery, symbol of the unknown, attractive and terrible at the same time.
But the road is not just the instrument,, the road itself is the destination of the “Crazy of God”.

 

Byzantine and Jews Filetto, Bagnone, Villafranca, Sorano (FD)

The warfare which opposed Longobards and Byzantines at the beginning of the middle age went to an end in these territories: the breaching of the defensive line will be the first step of the barbarian civilization and the prelude to the feudal age. New fortified settlements rose in order to .

 

The Taverone valley Comano, Tavarnelle, Crespiano (FD)

Lunigiana is characterized by a big number of small valleys, nowadays almost forgotten,  in the past witnesses and protagonists of the great historical Italian and European events.
The Taverone valley .

 

Strolling through the prehistory Equi Terme caves cultural park

Naturalistic itinerary, historical itinerary, waters itinerary, the tree of the bread.

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