Lunigiana

Lunigiana is an historical territory of Italy, which today falls within the provinces of La Spezia and Massa Carrara. Its borders derive from the ancient Roman settlement, later the medieval diocese of Luni, which no longer exists. Lunigiana covers an area from the Apennines to the Magra river, belonging in part to Tuscany and in part to Liguria. It takes its name from Luni, a Roman town, perhaps pre-dated by an Etruscan settlement. Some contend that the name Luni refers to the moon, a celestial body whose beauty is made all the more attractive when framed by the white-peaked Apuan Alps and high Apennine mountains. […] Wikipedia.org

What to visit and what to do during your holiday in Lunigiana.
Lunigiana is the unexpected Tuscany.

Strategically well positioned on the road of all pleasures, Lunigiana can be a great start as well as an arrival. The first visit to our area, which is a land of castles, ancient monasteries, the Francigena crossing route (http://www.viefrancigene.org/en/), medieval villages and rivers. Besides there are the Equi caves (http://www.grottediequi.it/), Zeri valleys, the Museum of the Statue Stele of Pontremoli (http://statuestele.org/ing/1/1/home-page.htm ), the cultural events of Fivizzano and Sarzana (http://portale.festivaldellamente.it/en/events/), the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines Park (http://parcoappennino.it/Eindex.php). There are markets where you can find local products, numerous summer festivals and the historical re-enactments such as in the village of Filetto (http://www.mercatomedievalefiletto.it). There is  Medievalis in Pontremoli (http://www.medievalis.org), and there are the landscapes to explore by foot, by bike, or on a  motorcycle.
The holiday continues with a visit to the nearby marble quarries, Pisa and Lucca, and Parma for the gourmands. And if you want to relax while having fun,  you can get to the sea in the morning by car or  by train and come back in the evening. You will arrive in a flash at Sarzana, the Cinque Terre, the Gulf of Poets, at Pietrasanta, Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.
However, few things cause enjoyment such as mushroom picking: do bring proper shoes.
And last but not least, for those who love fishing, Il Glicine e la Lanterna is located only about 500m from the  Fiume Verde.

Download the free pdf guide of Pontremoli!
http://www.comune.pontremoli.ms.it/ita/352/1/depliant-turistici.htm

Download the free pdf guide of Lunigiana!
http://www.terredilunigiana.com/eng/guida/guidapdf.php

Discover Lunigiana with the help of a guide who knows everything:

You can visit Tuscany:
Carrara, the Marble Quarries http://www.marmotour.com/
and Colonnata
http://www.lardodicolonnata.org/
Massa (
http://www.comune.massa.ms.it/lista_argomento/255
Viareggio (
http://www.comune.viareggio.lu.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=260&Itemid=200
Pietrasanta (
http://www.comune.pietrasanta.lu.it/index.php?id=83
Versilia (
http://www.comune.fortedeimarmi.lu.it/it/vivere.html
Lucca (
http://www.comune.lucca.it/Turismo
Pisa  (
http://www.turismo.pisa.it/it/

 

If you have enough time, spend a day visiting:

Firenze http://www.firenzeturismo.it/
Museo degli Uffizi
  http://www.florence-museum.com/it/?gclid=CNbU_pnbs70CFZHJtAodp0oAQQ

 

Or you can choose a tour to the adjacent Emilia Romagna:
Parma and it’s province
http://turismo.parma.it/
Terre di Verdi
http://www.terrediverdi.it
Fidenza Village – Outlet
http://www.fidenzavillage.com/it/home/home

You can arrive in a blink of an eye in Liguria:
Genova
http://www.visitgenoa.it/
La Spezia
  http://www.turismoprovincia.laspezia.it/it
Le Terrazze – Shopping Centre
http://www.le-terrazze.it
Sarzana
http://www.welcomesarzana.it/image/tid/58
Lerici e il Golfo dei Poeti
http://www.comune.lerici.sp.it/contenuto_terzo_liv.asp?id=666&sez=135&res=1
Cinque Terre
http://www.cinqueterre.it/info.php
Portovenere
http://www.comune.portovenere.sp.it/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/666
Levanto
http://www.comune.levanto.sp.it/on-line/Home/Servizituristici/galleriaFotogallery.812.42.1.5.html
Portofino
http://www.comune.portofino.genova.it/da-visitare
… And why not go there by boat
? http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/home.asp?lang=eng.it

 

Alternatively:

Bike trips and races ( lunigianaxbike.it )
Rent a bike and all you need for bikes in Pontremoli , at less than 1km from the farm ( frabike.it )
Hiring a beautiful bike with pedal assistance in the Park del’Appennino Tosco Emiliano http://www.parcoappennino.it/pagina.php?id=86
Adventurous trekking http://www.terredilunigiana.com/trekking.php

But you can also stick with your boots to your feet
Read the regional rules for those who’d like to go for mushrooms http://www.regione.toscana.it/-/raccolta-dei-funghi
Read the regional rules for those who’d like to go fishing for trout  http://www.regione.toscana.it/-/conseguimento-della-licenza-di-pesca-dilettantistica in one of the many rivers in the Lunigiana

“Il Glicine e la Lanterna” thanks all friends, colleagues, guides and individual enthusiasts
for there commitment to fill the holidays of their guests with possibilities to discover our land.

www.lunigianaxbike.it

www.fungodiborgotaro.com

CONTACT
HOW TO GET THERE

Telephone (0039) 0187.460050
Mobile (0039) 339.8554222 (Barbara)
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