Lunigiana valley

PontremoliSince Stone Age Lunigiana has been succeeded by different civilizations. Each one of these has left important marks. The Stelae Statues and tombe a cassetta (a burial procedure) have been attributed to Ligurians native of the Apuans but there are also traces of the Roman civilization.
The importance of this land further increased during the Medieval pilgrimages as it was the main thoroughfare, leading pilgrims from Northern Europe to Lucca and Rome.

Meeting with the guide at the motorway exit of Carrara and visit to:
-Filetto, visit to the Byzantine castrum and the medieval village. We can watch the making of “testaroli” the local food speciality which are still traditionally cooked in the very ancient cast iron baking trays
-Sorano, visit to the Pieve of S. Stefano
-Pontremoli, visit to the castle of Pignaro, home of the museum of Stelae statues and a visit to the 15th century church of SS Annunziata