Without a doubt it is one of the most beautiful and suggestive towns in the low Valley of the Magra river. it is also easily reached from the Luni plain, whether by the trekking trails that stretch through vineyards and olive groves, or by mountain bike along the road that brings us from the ancient Aurelia road up to the town.
As many other small towns nearby, it originated in the Middle Age, from the fall of Luni, and that’s easily noted by walking through its small streets, numerous tunnel passages, observing the walls surrounding and the imposing castle that from the top of the town, dominates the entire valley.
The small streets lead to delightful settings of inner courtyards: olive trees, lemon trees, and Bougainvillea; cheerful blooms on the windowsills beneath the marble majesty to everlasting memory of Marian devotion of its inhabitants. In Piazza Querciola dated 18th rises the majestic crenelated tower of the Palazzo Vescovile (Bishop’s Palace) and every year in August is celebrated the famous Pace di Dante – Peace of Dante, sealed on October 6, 1306 to proclaim peace between theBishops of Luni and the Marquis of Malaspina.
From Castelnuovo Magra enjoy one of the most beautiful views on the hills of Luni: the plain with the ancient ruins of Luni and the modern urbanization, further beyond the coast and the sea; to one side the cranes in the port of Marina di Carrara, on the other the promontory of Montemarcello and the sinuous course of the river Magra that descends from the hills of Sarzana.
To satisfy our other senses Castelnuovo Magra hosts l’Enoteca Regionale della Liguria, open for wine tasting and sales of the food and wine specialties of this territory.
Source: Trame di Lunigiana