Lunigiana undiscovered Tuscany
Love at first sight … this it has been for us discover Lunigiana, undiscovered Tuscany, 20 years ago.
a different Tuscany far from common imaginary , a borderland between three regions of which feels the influence, wedged between three parks, a large lush amphitheater by colorful spring colors that are the prelude to a summer emerald that is transformed in warm colors autumn covering of her endless woods and winter are cloaked in white.
In a few steps this land presents an unexpected and surprising variety of landscapes: the Alps, the fields of Zeri, the Fosdinovo’s overlook sea, the hills with olive groves and vineyards, the mountains of Vinca, and more and more.
Villages perched on the ridges that dominate the valley with the Magra river, clear and clean, flowing towards the sea. Streams where you can dive and find refreshment on hot summer days.
Ancient churches and palaces to visit all year round, baroque and medieval go hand in hand in village like Pontremoli. An ancient land, crossed by the great medieval itineraries and finds of stone statues called “statue stele”. the Via Francigena, which in the Magra Valley coincides with the journey to St. James of Compostela, runs through the Lunigiana.
always something new to discover, a land founded for responsible tourism because it has the slow rhythms and demands to be seen with the eyes depth.
This is the land of your future discovery, you will feel the love and we are here to take you on this journey. when you’ll came back home to tell friends about the vacation you have spent there, they want to came too
from dawn to sunset the days seem long because there is so much to visit. if you are lovers of ancient villages in Lunigiana you will be able to visit different, as the walled village of Filetto. In the village the original structure is visible, now the Piazza di Sopra, structured quadrilateral shape and defended by four cylindrical towers, one of which is still perfectly recognizable. The first group, failed military functions, was adapted in fortified and extended later residence, with repeated interventions until the seventeenth century. The village can be accessed by two monumental gates, of which the south gate of the sixteenth century, rebuilt in 1700 with ashlar diamond. On the square of the church dedicated to Saints Philip and James is the Palazzo dei Marchesi Ariberti, massive seventeenth-century building joined to the village and to the church by two elegant air passages connecting, and on the opposite side of the square the Convent of the Hospitaller Brothers, a vast complex of XVII century, with a beautiful cloister partly destroyed and rebuilt. Nearby the village there is the oratory of San Genesio of the sixteenth century, in the mysterious forest of thread, in which it seems were held parties and tribal meetings already in prehistory and where numerous statues steles were found. A fillet is held every August, the Medieval Market. For the occasion, the village changed the face and goes back in time with medieval decorations, fortune tellers, jugglers, minstrels, acrobats and local crafts in iron, wood, stone and marble.