Nestled in the heart of Lunigiana, the medieval village of Fosdinovo represents one of Tuscany’s hidden gems. This area, often underestimated, offers visitors a variety of landscapes that are hard to forget. Lunigiana combines a millenary history with an unparalleled environmental diversity, where distant cultures and civilizations meet and blend. This combination creates a wealth of knowledge, flavors, and traditions that make Lunigiana an extraordinary land to discover. Here, the majestic Apuan Alps and their marble quarries, ancient villages with their castles, including the famous Malaspina Castle in Fosdinovo, the Tyrrhenian coast and the renowned Cinque Terre blend together in a unique landscape. Mountains, forests, rivers, and sea offer unforgettable experiences for all tastes. Discover the magic of Lunigiana during your trip to Tuscany and don’t miss the opportunity to visit the medieval village of Fosdinovo and the Malaspina Castle, one of the wonders that this land has to offer.
Discover the beauty of Lunigiana, an enchanted land of green hills, medieval villages, and imposing castles. But not only that: here, the sea offers breathtaking views, with villages overlooking the Tyrrhenian coast that have inspired poets such as Shelley, Byron, Petrarca, and Montale. From Marinella to Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, passing through the beaches of Punta Bianca and Punta Corvo, Lerici, Tellaro, Palmaria Island, Fiascherino, and Porto Venere, Lunigiana's coastline offers an unforgettable experience. Don't miss the Cinque Terre and the majestic Malaspina Castle in Fosdinovo, for a journey to discover the wonders of the territory.
Viewed from the coast, it is a real spectacle. They are the Apuan Alps, the unmistakable bare and sharp peaks that serve as a scenic background to the hills of Lunigiana, and with sculptural monumentality, they divide the landscape with the greenest forms of the Apennines. Here, the white Carrara marble, unique in the world for purity and brilliance, has made this mountain famous since Roman times, over two thousand years ago. The Renaissance and the genius of Michelangelo then consolidated the reputation of this material as a synonym for sculpture. But the Apuan Alps are also an extraordinary natural heritage, protected by a Regional Park, with a vast network of trails that can be walked or ridden on horseback, offering breathtaking views of the internal Lunigiana and the coast. On one side, the view extends over green hills dotted with villages and castles, on the other, you can admire the sea and the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago in the distance. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this hidden treasure of Tuscany during your visit to the Cinque Terre, the Malaspina Castle in Fosdinovo, and the wonderful Lunigiana.
Lunigiana is a land of borders between Tuscany, Emilia, and Liguria, mainly known for its magnificent castles. With over a hundred fortifications scattered throughout the Land of a Hundred Castles, it is impossible not to be fascinated by their magnificence and history. While crossing this territory, it will be easy to spot road signs indicating the presence of a fortress, bastion, noble residence, or tower, all symbols of the historical past of this area. These castles, built along the ridges to control commercial routes and rivers, played a fundamental role in the history of Lunigiana and still bear witness to its beauty and strength today. Be fascinated by the romantic charm of some castles and the magnificence of others during your visit to the Cinque Terre and Lunigiana, and discover the history of this unique and suggestive land.
The Lunigiana is a land rich in ancient villages, each with its own unique history and personality. Carved in sandstone or situated on the hilltops, these villages have been the stern guardians of this land on the border between Tuscany, Emilia and Liguria. Other villages are perched on the sea, with colorful huts reflecting the taste of the Ligurians. Over the centuries, many of these towns have sought to break free from the medieval gray and open up to the Renaissance and Baroque taste of Florence. Today, these villages represent the true beating heart of the history and culture of Lunigiana. Don't miss the opportunity to explore these hidden treasures during your visit to the Cinque Terre and Lunigiana, to discover the many faces of this fascinating land.