Lunigiana is a land of ancient villages often perched on rocky cliffs and out of these villages one of the most pecuilar being Mulazzo: an impressive hamlet located on a hill that overlooks the Magra Valley and the whole Lunigiana territory. Even for the poet Dante Alighieri it was love at first sight and to this day it has managed to maintain its timeless charm.
On the way to Mulazzo, we can enjoy an amazing view: a first glimpse of the village and the green valley sprawled at its feet.
The old town winds up streets and narrow alleys that climb towards the two central squares, the narrow streets silently guides to the San Nicolò church and its large square. The walk upwards has yet to culminate in front of what remains of the castle: the famous so-called Tower of Dante. According to certain historians, this construction originally reached thirty meters in height.
The view from here is quite surprising: not only does it embrace the valley below, but it also offers the exclusive spectacle of the ancient Malaspina aqueduct.
Heavily featured in the national press because of the tragic flood that struck in October 2011, Mulazzo’s town and surrounding county are currently undergoing an in-depth rebuilding operation that is aimed at maintaining the original and unique appearance that has made this one of Lunigiana’s most admired and visited hotspots.
Source:Trame di Lunigiana