Lunigiana, land of ancient pievi and castles, is also known for its numerous villages and Ponticello, in the municipality of Filattiera, is one of the most characteristic in the region.
The old inhabited center is along the route of the via Francigena and often welcomes pilgrims and wayfarers that pass through here admiring the tower homes and the small streets. Inside the village that has conserved its original form from 1300 – 1400, divided up into small streets and piazzas, where once flourished the shops of artisans. The town has conserved its aspect with all types of arches, pointed, round, and barrel that connect the houses one to the other.
In August Ponticello celebrates I mestieri nel borgo, a weekend when the past returns to populate the village’s streets with a remembrance of the bygone professions. Shops and cellars turn into artisans laboratories, where you can watch how to work on stone, wicker and wood.
Source: Trame di Lunigiana