SURROUNDING

FIUMARETTA

Fiumaretta

Fiumaretta, part of the municipality of Amelia, is a pretty town overlooking the left side of the Magra river, near the mouth of it’s territory is included in the Regional Natural Park of Montemarcello-Magra. The coast is sandy and offers pleasant beaches. Fiumaretta is an ideal place for beach activities and water sports such as sailing, windsurfing and surfing, thanks to a constant natural ventilation.

SARZANA

Sarzana

Sarzana, a municipality in the province of La Spezia, is situated at the end of the valley of the Magra River, a few kilometers from the estuary of the river. The city still retains the image of the original medieval town, despite the later works of fortification due to the interventions of fortifications. Sarzana makes tourism one of the main resources of its economy.

 

Fortress of Firmafede in Sarzana

Fortezza Firmafede

It is located at the southeast corner of the walls.
Erected in 1249 by the Pisans, allies with Sarzana was extensively renovated in 1324 by Castruccio Castracani. The defense complex was destroyed in 1487 by Florence under Lorenzo de ‘Medici, during the “War of Serrezzana” and immediately rebuilt by the Florentines.
Today ‘often hosts events and exhibitions such as the annual National Antiques Show.

Fortress of Sarzanello in Sarzana

Fortezza Sarzanello

Fortress Sarzanello is located on the hill, dominating the town and the valley of the Magra river, in a strategic position along the junction of the valley crossed by the ancient streets and Aurelia Francigena.
The ancient castrum was mentioned for the first time in a document of 963 Emperor Otto I, in which it granted to the Bishop of Luni Adalbert, the possession of six forts among them, that of Sarzana.

La soffitta nella Strada (The attic in the Road)

Soffitta

Show antique called the “attic in the street” was founded in 1965 by the will of Antiques Sarzana that, with perseverance and determination, have worked to ensure that the event took root and became richer and richer.
Today exhibitors are antique dealers who come not only from all parts of Italy, but also abroad.

Il Festival della Mente (The Festival of the Mind)

Festival della mente

Directed by Julia Cogoli, is the first European festival dedicated to creativity. A festival of cultural studies, dedicated to creative processes, ideas and the staging of creativity. Takes place, since 2004, the first weekend of September, in the medieval town of Sarzana. More than 40,000 admissions per year, over eighty events, including more than 40 for children and teens.

LE CINQUE TERRE (THE FIVE LANDS)

cinque-terre

Five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore overlooking the sea. Eighteen kilometers of rocky coastline full of bays, beaches and deep waters, dominated by a chain of mountains that run parallel to the coast. Terraced vineyards and olive trees, which containment is provided by ancient stone walls.
A natural heritage of great variety. Walking paths and trails with breathtaking views

LUNI

Luni

Ancient city Roman situated on the border between Liguria and Tuscany, including the City of Ortonville. This town ‘was founded at the beginning of the second century A. C. and during the Roman Empire, its harbor was busy with ships laden with marble from the Apuan Alps.

LA SPEZIA

La Spezia

The city is located at the eastern region of Liguria, not far from the border with Tuscany, in the middle of a deep natural bay which gives its name. This bay is also known by the name of the Gulf of Poets. The historical events in the city are: St. Joseph’s Fair and the Festival of the Sea. To visit: Center of Modern Art, Amedeo Lia Museum, Transport Museum, Museum Castle of San Giorgio, Seal Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Museum of Sport.

LA LUNIGIANA

Lunigiana

It ‘a historical region divided between two provinces and two administrative regions Massa Carrara and La Spezia. Its historical borders are, however, much broader, once corresponding to the diocese of Luni that dominated a vast territory from the Magra valley, Val di Vara, and Garfagnana to the Gulf of La Spezia. Today the Lunigiana can be found in Tuscany in the countries of the upper and middle reaches of the Magra: Batesville, Bagnone, Casola in Lunigiana, Comano, Filattiera, Fivizzano Fosdinovo, Licciana, Mulazzo, Podenzana, Pontremoli, Tresana, Villafranca in Lunigiana, Zeri .

LA VERSILIA

Versilia

Versilia is characterized by shallow beaches and mountains as high as 1,800 meters. It is located in northern Tuscany, the municipalities that are of Versilia are Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Seravezza, Stazzema, Camaiore, Massarosa and Viareggio. Forte dei Marmi is the tourist capital of the VIP area, fashionable tourist destination for its nightlife, while Viareggio is beautifully decorated with art nouveau buildings and is famous for the Carnival. Seravezza and Stazzema instead form the Alta Versilia, where you will find more peace and quiet. Camaiore embodies the characteristics of other countries, estendensosi from the beaches to the mountains and finally Massarosa inland, has landscape features and cultural areas other than seafood, with finds of Paleolithic human settlements and Lake Massaciuccoli.