Apuan Alps Regional Park

Apuan Alps Regional Park Even if Lunigiana isn’t a huge region, its territory is comprised into several parks, among which there’s the Apuan Alps Regional Park, an important institution working fot the protection and promotion of the Apuan natural landscape, a unique territory characterized by one of the most peculiar marbles in the world. The park was founded in 1985…

Vezzano Ligure’s Pentagonal Tower

Vezzano Ligure’s Pentagonal Tower From the top of the hill where the ancient settlement of Vezzano inferiore is located, the Pentagonal Tower rises above the rooftops and the tall trees of the nearby courtyard. This impressive architectural structure once protected the majestic castle, to which it was connected by a seven-meter-high wooden bridge. This structure dates back to the Twelfth…

Love for flavour

Love for flavour There are more gastronomic clans in Lunigiana than there were members of Italy’s coalition government in the 1980s, and even more than all its castles and villages put together. There is no one way to make a torta d’erbi (savory vegetable pie), or at least there is no agreement on how it should be cooked or what…

Tailored for family

Tailored for family To choose a family destination is no easy task: nature, art, culture, food, mystery, sport, adventure, discovery, relax… the ideal destination for a family vacation has a combination of all of it, and maybe a little bit more. And that’s what make Lunigiana ‘tailored for family’. From the discovery of prehistoric traces in the Grotte di Equi…

History and traditions

History and traditions The first traces of humans in Lunigiana date back to the Paleolithic Age, while the Bronze Age marked the first Stele Statues, anthropomorphic sculptures whose iconography is found everywhere in this area, even on supermarket and road signs, but that we know almost nothing about. The Apuan Ligurian people resisted against the Romans for eighty years, but…