Province ( Massa Carrara )
Lunigiana is a small piece of tuscan land between Liguria and Emilia-Romagna. In this territory, stories and cultures mix together to form a magnificent puzzle of traditions, values and languages. For centuries the Lunigiana was a transit territory for goods and men who traveled along the Via Francigena. Precisely to control these trades, were built many castles and fortresses, which can now be visited.
The ancient paths, including several stretches of the original Via Francigena, have been recovered and enhanced. Today, Lunigiana is a paradise for lovers of trekking and hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. In the area there are no large populated centers but only small historic villages, elegant and refined, where you can still see the traditional medieval architecture. Fivizzano and Pontremoli are a clear example of this.
The narrow valleys of Lunigiana are also renowned for their culinary tradition. Some of the most famous recipes are: the testaroli with pesto, the torte d’erbi, the focaccette of Aulla, the castagnacci, the panigliacci of Podenzana.