100 CASTLES LAND
Lunigiana is dotted with a large number of medieval castles, some of which are well preserved and can be visited. Many malaspiniani possessions including Mulazzo castle in a pentagonal tower where was hosted Dante Alighieri.
The Via Francigena is the route of a pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome and was one of the most important European transport routes in the Middle Ages. In 1994 it was declared “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” and Filattiera is one of the oldest villages of Lunigiana where there were ‘hospitable’ (from the Latin “hospitale” that means “accommodation for pilgrims or strangers”), which are also reported within the village itself.
Natural parks, trails, Hiking, Biking and Equestrian tourism