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Castles in Lunigiana

malgrate castleDuring the Middle Ages, there were 160 castles in Lunigiana, only thirty of which have reached our times in a good state of preservation while others have fallen into ruin. The historical origins of these castles date back to times when the Lombards dominated most of the Pianura Padana and, seeking an outlet on the Ligurian-Tuscan coast, they found in the Cisa Pass and the Cerreto Pass, near the town of Fivizzano, the easiest ways to cross the Apennines.

Lunigiana Equi Caves and thermal baths

DSC_0161Equi Terme is a small village in the Lunigiana, north of Tuscany. The village is known for its caves, thermal waters and wonderful nature. If you are visiting Apuan Alps and their famous marble quarries, come to Equi Terme and enjoy its treasures! Lunigiana Equi Caves and thermal baths are waiting for you!

Carrara Marble Quarries

IMG_9032Carrara marble quarries are situated nearby the city of Carrara in the province of Massa-Carrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of Tuscany. Carrara marble is a type of white or blue-grey marble of very high quality, popular for use in sculpture and building decor.

Main attractions of Lunigiana

vigneto lunigianaLunigiana is an historical territory of Italy at the extreme north of Tuscany, situated between Liguria and Emilia Romagna along the course of the Magra river and its affluents. Its name derive from the ancient Roman settlement, perhaps pre-dated by an Etruscan settlement, later the medieval diocese called Luni, which no longer exists. There are a lot of attractions of Lunigiana you need know about.