Around the Castle

Around the Malaspina Castle of Tresana you will find a green and uncontaminated landscape: the Osca torrent which originates from mount Cornoviglio and flows into the Magra river, its valley, rich in chestnut and turkey oak woods, where mushrooms are gathered in autumn, the green hills facing south where vines, olive trees and fruit trees grow and on the horizon the magnificent chain of the Apuan Alps. The Castle is located in this paradise, which is Lunigiana. But Lunigiana is not only castles, churches and villages, it is also sea. Less than an hour’s drive from the castle are the Portovenere and Cinque Terre beaches and the beaches of Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Massa and Viareggio on the Tyrrhenian coast.

The Lunigiana

The whole Val di Magra is entirely covered by the Via Francigena; this pilgrimage route is not only set in unique natural landscapes, but it is also full with parishes, castles, and villages all beautiful to see and to” taste” in the literal sense of the term because this territory also offers a rich variety of traditional cuisine unique in Italy . To know all the opportunities and events taking place in Lunigiana it is useful to visit the site  and rely on the tourist guides of Sigeric, AlterEco, and many other local presences that enhance these places.

Fortezza della Brunella

The “Fortezza della Brunella” is an imposing renaissance fortification, located at the confluence of the Magra river and the Aulella stream, in a dominant position over the historic center of Aulla (MS), and houses the Lunigiana Natural History Museum. The Fortezza della Brunella is open to the public with guided tours by Sigeric’s environmental guides. (

The Abbazia di san Caprasio

The Abbey of San Caprasio is a former Benedectine monastery. It was founded in 884 AD. by the Marquis Adalberto di Toscana in Aulla, in the heart of Lunigiana, at the confluence of the Magra and Aulella rivers, along the route of what would later become the Via Francigena. Many centuries whent by but expecially after the terrible bombings of the World War II, the archaeological digs and restorations carried out between 2001 and 2010 have allowed extraordinary discoveries which have revealed t the remains of one of the most important Benedictine abbeys of medieval Tuscany. (

The Piagnaro Castle

The “Castello del Piagnaro” is located on the hill overlooking the village of Pontremoli to the north: it is an integral part of the city’s defense system together with the walls and towers that defended the medieval village. Inside it is possible to visit the “Statue Stele” Museum. The “Statue Stele”, found over the years in the historic Lunigiana area, represent the oldest and most mysterious heritage of this land: the Lunigiana “Statue Stele” Museum, set up in the prestigious setting of the Piagnaro castle in Pontremoli, offers the possibility of a charming and exciting journey to discover these ancient testimonies carved in stone (


A single, large and splendid beach delimits Versilia on the “Tirreno” Sea. The interesting hinterland is protected behind it by the nearby Apuane Alps, mighty mountains but people friendly .

If the entire coast offers comfort and entertainment to its various visitors, the inland will not fail to amaze you with its art treasure, culture, history and traditions.

In fact, it is possible to combine evenings of unbridled fun activities with others dedicated to complete relaxation. (

Le Cinque Terre

Less than one hour from the Castle it is possible to reach the “Cinque Terre”, either by boat from the “Golfo dei Poeti” in La Spezia, or by train. The steep terraces created on the Ligurian coast are not only the only attraction of the surroundings: there are always museums and ports of La Spezia, the town of Sarzana, the Roman ruins of Luni and many other attractions. For information: myspezia.itBoats in the Gulf of Poets – turismo5terre