Distance: 95 km – (Aulla)
Divided between Tuscany and Liguria, administered by the provinces of Massa Carrara and La Spezia, Lunigiana is a vast territory corresponding to the catchment area of the Magra river. A region rich in history, which still today bears the tangible signs of Romanesque domination and the Middle Ages.
An area that has always been considered important for all the civilizations that have occupied it: it is no coincidence that the first Tuscan stretch of the Via Francigena passes between the peaks of these mountains, around which paths and mule tracks have been recovered, today transformed into fascinating routes trekking.
The artistic heritage of this land is highly respected: the castles (the Piagnaro Castle in Pontremoli, the Malaspiniani Castles in Fosdinovo, Malgrate, Massa, the Castle of L’Aquila di Gragnola and many others); the characteristic medieval villages (Filetto, Montereggio, Ponticello); the ancient Romanesque parish churches (the parish church of Sorano in Filattiera, the parish church of Codiponte, the parish church of San Paolo di Vendaso); and cities rich in history and traditions (such as Pontremoli, Fivizzano, Castelnuovo Magra and Aulla).