The town of Groppoli is located on the right riverbank of the Magra stream, in the municipality of Mulazzo. Now a locality of marginal importance, it once was an important settlement: numerous statue menhirs have been found throughout its territory. Stone witnesses of millenniums gone by, these findings are one of the Lunigiana’s distinctive features.
Overlooked by the castle and the seventeenth-century Villa Brignole, Groppoli once was part of the Mulazzo feud and during the centuries it was dominated by the Malaspina, the Medici, the Sale family of Genoa bankers. It was finally freed by the napoleonic feud suppression.
Groppoli does not occupy a central position and it doesn’t have much of a city centre these days, but thanks to its intense historical pas and the statues unearthed in its area, it still plays an important role for Mulazzo and Lunigiana.
Source: Trame di Lunigiana