Around the Castle

The surroundings of Tresana offer multiple possibilities to deepen the culture of the Lunigiana territory. Here we give you some short inputs to start with.

The Castle of  Villa


In the Middle Ages it was part of the Malaspina fiefdom that included Lusuolo, Podenzana, Castevoli, and Villafranca small towns located halfway up and parallel to the Via Francigena at the valley bottom. At Villa there was a hospitable, which served the area of ​​the Genoese and the one of Ponente. The fiefdom was born in 1559 after the ancient village and its surroundings were dismembered by Lusuolo, of which for centuries followed the events. (source: “lunigiana insolita”)

The church of the Saints Quirico and Giulitta


The church is located in Barbarasco, in the area of the Fair, in front of the residence of Bartolomeo III Corsini of Florence, a member of the family who came to purchase the Tresana fiefdom in 1660. The ancient church named in the “Decime Bonifaciane” of 1296/97 as a branch of the Abbey of Aulla, to which Barbarasco belonged. According to some scholars, at least since its foundation, was not located in the present place, but was in the open country. (source: “Comune di Tresana”)

The Castle of Giovagallo


The ruins of the Castle of Giovagallo, reachable through a path near Agneda, are covered by thick vegetation. However, the charm of this place inhabited by characters made famous by the memories of Dante in the Divine Comedy remains. Dante in fact would have known Alagia Fieschi, wife of Morello Malaspina, who according to legend would have convinced him to complete the poem, as well as he would have met Manfredi, son of Corrado l’antico. (source: “terre di lunigiana”)

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 visitlunigiana.it  and rely on the tourist guides of Sigeric, AlterEco, and many other local presences that enhance these places.

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