Fosdinovo is a charming hill burg not far from Sarzana; precisely on the border where the inland Lunigiana opens up onto the coast and where the ancient and current Via Francigena’s pilgrims meet the sea after many weeks across Europe, the burg is a must see for the extraordinary monuments it nestles – among them all let’s remeber the imposing Castle, the Whites’ Oratory and the Reds’ Oratory, the Church of San Remigio and the Villa Malaspina in Caniparola just a few minutes from the burg -, for the incredible view on the Gulf of Poets’ line one can enjoy from Piazza Garibaldi and for the kind of real – out of time – everyday italian life everybody can experience waliking along its streets: historian workshops and local stores are what one needs for a confortable stay. The burg is surrounded by the hills of Luni, a magnificent slice of both theMediterranean and Appenine landscapes, where vineyards and olive groves meets chestnut and oak groves.
A must see – Fosdinovo has been recently awarded the Bandiera Arancione quality accolade by Touring Club Italy – and the perfect setting for a quite, refreshing family holidays: no cars are allowed in the burg [the alleys are so narrow], there are plenty of public gardens and the coast and the sea are really at a short distance.
Stop by at the Info Point in Piazza Pays de Sauxillanges; since June 22nd onward, the summer opening times are: from 10.45 to 12.45 am and from 3 to 7 pm. You might also call the Office at 0039 (0)187 1856189.
Source: Trame di Lunigiana