Kick off your day with a visit to the historic centre of Pontremoli, quaint small town in Northern Tuscany, crossed by the pilgrimage route Via Francigena and naturally protected by the two rivers Magra and Verde.
Walk across ancient bridges, medieval tower-houses and imposing fortifications, travelling back in time to the Prehistoric Era, through the Middle Ages to the flourishing Baroque period.
Visit the Piagnaro Castle, beautiful hilltop fortress commanding the historic centre, today house of the Museo delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi. The Museum hosts a collection of mysterious stele statues, prehistoric stone statues sculpted into male and female figures and found scattered all over the Lunigiana valley.
After lunch we continue our visit to some of the most characteristic medieval villages of Lunigiana:
– Ponticello, small stone hamlet boasting well preserved medieval tower-houses
– Filetto, squared fortified village built on a previous Byzantine settlement
– Bagnone, picturesque village built along the pristine river of the same name, overlooked by the cilindric tower of its Malaspina Castle.