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Fivizzano

Fivizzano The “talking” painting

Stories, street legends and wayfarers’ tales, illustrated in an artwork by Baccio Ciarpi

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Camaiore

Camaiore The village spell

Art, history and legend in a timeless land between sea and mountains ~ by Emanuele Dettori

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Podenzana

Podenzana A village between two valleys

The castle and off-season snowfall

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Minucciano

Minucciano Lost between the Apuan Alps lies a valley with a secret

Can old Etruscan be discerned in the language spoken among the gorges of Minucciano, isolated and protected?

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Sillano Giuncugnano

Sillano Giuncugnano Among the Woods of the Garfagnana

A new municipality, but founded by a Roman consul

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Camporgiano

Camporgiano On the right path

The fortress that dominates the valley along the Via del Volto Santo

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Vagli Sotto

Vagli Sotto That town that’s not there, submerged beneath the water

Under the artificial lake, there lies a village that re-emerges every once in a while

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Piazza al Serchio

Piazza al Serchio Where everything comes together

A town where roads, rivers and traditions converge

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Carrara

Carrara Where marble comes to life

From Michelangelo to Contemporary Art: History, Environment and Traditions of a Millenary Culture

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Seravezza

Seravezza The marble way of Michelangelo

Apuan gold, from the Etruscans to the Medici to today

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Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi A capsized gallop

Survival strategies in a stylish city ~ by Carlo Benedetti

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Casola in Lunigiana

Casola in Lunigiana The gateway to the Apuan Alps

Fact, legend and shiversome stories

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Tresana

Tresana Dante at Giovagallo Castle

The supreme poet’s visit to the castle in Tresana, a guest of Alagia and Moroello, who are mentioned in the Divine Comedy

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Mulazzo

Mulazzo Books on their back and the world at their feet

A short history of the traveling booksellers of Montereggio

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Pieve Fosciana

Pieve Fosciana The story of Egisto, the greatest cheese roller of all time

And other anecdotes from the birthplace of the hero of Garfagnana’s most beloved game

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Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta Giulia and the giant, fat, talking frescoes

A little girl’s discovery of the Fernando Botero's shapes

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Careggine

Careggine Between the clouds and the stones

There’s still some truth hidden between the clouds and the stones of this small mountain town

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Licciana Nardi

Licciana Nardi A story for any moment

In search of the town's history

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Aulla

Aulla The mechanical nativity set

History, secrets and “miracles” behind one of the oldest animated depictions of Christ’s birth

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Fosdinovo

Fosdinovo Four seasons and a revolution

Discovering Fosdinovo through castles, legends, ghosts and an untamed, irreverent spirit

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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana A petulant poet and a sullen population

Ludovico Ariosto’s three years in Garfagnana: poetry and punishment

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Molazzana

Molazzana The Queen Peak

The Versilia might only be a stone’s throw away, but here it’s all about breathing in the presence of this mountain and her legendary stories

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Castiglione di Garfagnana

Castiglione di Garfagnana What do you know about hulled wheat fields?

A history of the grain that unites Garfagnana

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Massa

Massa Giacomo and Giosuè, a square, the oranges and the lions

When a cold Leopardi dreamt of a sojourn without a mantle, set in the orange-scented air of Massa

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San Romano in Garfagnana

San Romano in Garfagnana Discover a fortress steeped in mystery

A crossroads where people, weapons and traditions meet

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Zeri

Zeri Legends in the valleys

Flying cats, bridges of sighs, oxen at the bottom of lakes and noblemen with unfortunate deaths

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Pescaglia

Pescaglia Magic in the wild

A magical land through the eyes of a child with a very special guide ~ by Helga Battaglini

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Pontremoli

Pontremoli The soul’s walkway

The emotions and thoughts of a pilgrim journeying along the via Francigena, from Passo della Cisa to Pontremoli

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Montignoso

Montignoso From the beaches to the mountains most loved by artists

Extending from the sea of Cinquale to Monte Pasquilio is a soulful land that has seduced poets and painters

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Filattiera

Filattiera A medieval town with one festivity after another

From Saint Anthony’s fire to the Festival of Hunger and Thirst

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Bagnone

Bagnone Stories and legends from a Lunigiana town

Wayfarers, maidens, cruel marquises and ghosts whose screams can still be heard

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Villa Collemandina

Villa Collemandina Red marble and tango in the heart of Garfagnana

The village of Massa Sassorosso was the birthplace of Astor Piazzolla's grandmother

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Stazzema

Stazzema Among unique mountains

Paradise for climbers, enjoyed by all: the Apuan Alps are a kaleidoscope of ever new environments, always surprising

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Comano

Comano Nature supreme and the marks of history

From the “facion” to the little votive huts

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Carrara

Carrara The banality of the beautiful, the originality of the ugly

Anecdotes and vignettes from a city of marble ~ by Andrea Lattanzi

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Pontremoli

Pontremoli The Werewolf legend

An imaginary journey into the dark heart of a local legend ~ by Alberto Santini

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Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi The return

Mounting the ponies of Piazza Marconi in Forte dei Marmi as a young boy

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Villafranca in Lunigiana

Villafranca in Lunigiana The ups and downs of the Malaspina family

An important centre along the Francigena

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Fivizzano

Fivizzano Lovers and prisoners in the Florence of Lunigiana

The story of Count Giuseppe Maria Felicini and Don Rodrigo di Fivizzano – excerpts from the book “Lunigiana ignota” by Carlo Caselli

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Massa

Massa The ancient villa, the candid stone, the majestic Alps

Art and nature trails between the Apuan Alps and the sea: scenery that has bewitched myriad travelling artists

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Tresana

Tresana The mint that forged false coins in the reign of the Malaspina

The legend of the Tresana mint whose counterfeited coins caused a civil uprising

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Massa

Massa Plato, Pico and sculpted time

Massa’s Castle in the suspended wonder of a hortus conclusus

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