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Lunigiana

Lunigiana is a territory located in the extreme northern region of Tuscany, surrounded by the Apuan Alps on one side and by the Ligurian Sea on the other.

Its name comes from the ancient Roman colony of Luni nowadays located in Liguria. During the Middle Ages the territory of the Lunigiana was very broad, even embracing parts of the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of La Spezia in Liguria.

Its territory in Tuscany now include 14 municipalities in the Val di Magra. Lunigiana is rich in history, having been a zone of passage, and being very close to the north of Italy and on a crossing point to Liguria.

In Lunigiana there are many interesting things to see, first of all a large number of old castles, some of them are just ruins and some others are really well preserved. They produce evidence of the great time of medieval splendour.

There also are many churches, oratories and beautiful Romanesque churches. Many museums offer wide collections of several items, such as: the Natural History Museum of Lunigiana in Aulla and the Museum of the Territory of Upper Valley Aulella located in Casola in Lunigiana.

Nice to attend are the many festivals and celebrations taking place in several spots of this area: in April, the Festival of the Onion in Treschietto di Bagnone, in June for the Festival of Polenta and Codfish in Gassano di Fivizzano and many others very common during the summer.

Lunigiana offers tourists wishing to take a vacation in these areas, a good assortment of holiday farms, hotels, apartments, cottages and Bed & Breakfast, immersed in the green and untouched countryside. Restaurants in Lunigiana serve the typical and traditional dishes, to taste more and more closely this ancient yet so real world.

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