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Pontremoli for foodies

Exclusive Lunigiana food tour in Pontremoli, charming medieval town along the pilgrimage route Via Francigena and getaway to Tuscany. This itinerary boasts a mixture of history, amazing art treasures, ancient traditions and flavours.

Your Lunigiana food tour starts at the heart of the town in the renowned  Caffè degli Svizzeri. This historical café in Liberty style has been opened for two centuries and keeps the secrets of some traditional cake recipes. Indulge yourself with some Amor (sort of biscuit filled with custard cream) or the typical Spongata made with cocoa, dried fruits and spices.

Visit the historic centre and the Cathedral, boasting rich Baroque style features.
Walk the small medieval lanes as far as the Piagnaro Castle, house of the Museo delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi. Stele statues are mysterious stone statues sculpted as male and female figures dating back to the Prehistoric Era found all over the Magra Valley.

Cooking show with the traditional “testi” (cast iron pots used to cook various local recipes) by the local Slow Food association. Tasting of typical local products such as “testarolo” (sort of ancient pasta similar to a pancake) and “torta d’erbi” (herbs pie).

In the afternoon exclusive visit to a private palazzo boasting gorgeous Baroque frescoes.

Tour on request

This tour can be booked on request for individuals or groups. Contact us for more info and bookings.