The Lunigiana is composed by many realities, each with its own distinct characteristics, their own traditions, typical products and events. All together, help to create what is this great land, its wealth and its peculiarities.
Reality as Fivizzano, one of the larger municipalities of Lunigiana, but also the most beautiful. Its village and its walls, the churches that are located on its territory, as well as its castles, making it one of the most visited places in Lunigiana, populated by many natural and tourist attractions. Sometimes called “the Florence of Lunigiana,” for the many characteristics that make it similar to the landscape and to the Florentine nucleus, is also connected to the world of Medici, with regard to its artistic features. Fivizzano is located at the foot of Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, also flanked by the imposing peaks of the Apuan Alps. For this is part of the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines but also that of the Apuan Alps. One of the most common natural of the entire land, is surrounded by its green forests, meadows and valleys that giving a really unique prospective scenario. To slide along this part of Lunigiana, the most eastern, several streams, forming the valleys from which it’s composed: the Rosaro, the Mommio, the Bardine and Lucido, ending their run in Aulella river. In its, historic palaces and mansions impressive and important, who helped to write the history of this place: Palazzo Cojari, Palazzo Fantoni – Chigi, Palazzo Benedetti and the current town hall. The village of Fivizzano is very broad and consists of many of the historical realities of the municipality.
All enclosed by its famous walls Medician, built by Cosimo de ‘Medici in 1540. For several centuries, from 1400, was owned by the family of Florence, who decided to keep it and finish it with particular and recognizable identity. The large piazza Medicea, located in the middle of the path of the historic center, wraps each visitor in a warm hug, surprising for its striking beauty. Here are located the Chiesa di San Giacomo Apostolo and Antonio, the former Convento degli Agostiniani and the Oratorio di San Carlo. A unique and striking place, in which it was written specifically a good part of the history of Lunigiana. Around the core of the capital then, all of the various fractions that will complement the whole. The Verrucola, with its beautiful castle, the picturesque churches of Pognana and San Paolo, the villages of Gragnola, Vinca, Sassalbo and Equi Terme, where there are also a thermal spa and mysterious caves. Besides its museums, its nature and its valleys. A place inhabited since the origins of humanity, as demonstrated by the many artifacts found in the archaeological site of Equi and Verrucola, where was found a specimen of the Statue Stele.
Fivizzano is one of the municipalities that best identifies the Lunigiana and all of its strengths. About it wrote many poets, artists and writers who once visited, they wanted to bring in verse the sublime characteristics were found on its streets. Its beauty transcends the boundaries of the imaginable, and many hours are necessary to visit this part of the territory. To see, live, visit and breathe.
Source: Trame di Lunigiana