Lunigiana is in the northern extremity of the region of Tuscany which borders the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Liguria.
It is in the province of Massa-Carrara which is surrounded by the provinces of Lucca, ReggioEmilia, Parma and La Spezia.
The Lunigiana area is identified by the mid and high valley of the river Magra immersed in the Appennine mountains.
There are 14 local councils (‘comune’): Aulla, Bagnone, Casola in Lunigiana, Comano, Filattiera, Fivizzano, Fosdinovo, Licciana Nardi, Mulazzo, Podenzana, Pontremoli, Tresana, Villafranca in Lunigiana and Zeri.
Along the Via Francigena, one of the oldest pilgrimage routes to reach Rome, pilgrims, merchants, and armies have all left traces of their travels, and the many castles, churches and medieval villages have retained their character and show a journey through history.
Summer and winter sports facilities, including skiing, thermal health springs, hiking, horse riding, great excursion options, and geological interests such as fascinating caves, provide alternatives to folklore and traditions. Take long, relaxing walks along the many trails that wind through the unspoilt forests. Or alternatively enjoy the nearby coastline and beaches.
With an ideal climate and a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere you can explore, discover, savour the cuisine, enjoy a great holiday and be in harmony with nature in this imposing and natural landscape.
All these ingredients enhance the attraction of this area bounded by mountain and sea, allowing you to enjoy four seasons in this captivating part of Italy.