Lunigiana

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Lunigiana

Tuscany is subdivided into territories belonging to different provinces, but the link with historical territorial names is still very strong. Among the Italian regions, it is the most visited both for its summer attractions, with its splendid coastline rich in beaches, and for its winter attractions, which are more inland. The territory ranges from the plains up into the mountains, from vineyards that produce excellent wine to olive groves, beech and chestnut forests. The northernmost area, also known as ‘terra di frontiera’, borders Liguria and Emilia Romagna. The territory is known as Lunigiana. WHICH COUNTRIES DOES LUNIGIANA COMPRISE? This territory is in the province of Massa Carrara. A place that is surrounded by the stupendous and majestic Apuan Alps that belong to the Apennine range. It is a territory that has a rich wilderness, but which clashes with historical villages and towns that originated from Roman and Etruscan sites. The earliest written records show us that Lunigiana dates back to the first prehistoric settlements where there are still existing stele statues that have yet to be interpreted to understand this mysterious land. Today we know that Lunigiana comprises no less than 14 municipalities, such as: Aulla, Bagnone, Casola, Comano, Filattiera, Fivizzano, Fosdinovo, Licciana Nardi, Mulazzo, Podenzana, Pontremoli, Tresana, Villafranca, Zeri. Incredibly, one goes from the coast, with mild temperatures, to find oneself in the high mountains with snow present 10 months out of 12. Where there are Etruscan and Roman archaeological sites, Romanesque colonies to castles and fortresses from the early and late Middle Ages, Renaissance towns and places of historic battles. The most beautiful villages in Lunigiana Pontremoli has made a name for itself among Tuscan tourist destinations: the small capital of baroque. It is considered one of the most characteristic villages in northern Tuscany. It was already famous in Roman times where it was called: Pons Tremolans. However, it was in the Middle Ages that the village was reborn and where churches and the Pignaro castle were built to demonstrate its dominance over the hill. The village is bordered by a river and there are several bridges that can be crossed on foot that connect the two parts of the municipality. It is surrounded by greenery and has a wonderful panorama. There is a museum here with very important exhibits of stele statues. You must also visit the Co-cathedral of Snta Maria del Popola and the Santissima Annunziata, with excellent frescoes. Fivizzano and Fosdinovo are destinations for fairytale hearts that love castles, legends of ladies and court intrigues. Places born on high mountains surrounded by greenery and where you can take long hikes and relax in the woods. Villafranca is another Lunigiana municipality that is already famous in its own right because here is Malgrate, one of the oldest and best-preserved villages. It can be visited free of charge by anyone. Even the Malgrate Castle is open to the public. In the route you take to visit Villafranca, you can choose the castles' cycle path, a bridge over the Bagnone stream to the village of Filetto and its Selva. The latter is a forest of chestnut trees that, according to legend, inspired Dante, who frequented Lunigiana and Villafranca in particular.

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