Your holiday spent in a valley full of old villages, castles and beautiful nature

Between Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia you will find a land with a millenary history, enclosed between the peaks of the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines: this is Lunigiana, the territory that owes its name to the ancient Roman colony of Luni. Here, just a stone's throw from the sea, the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre, from the beauties of Florence, Lucca and Pisa, fascinating castles, romantic villages and unique landscapes await you, from chestnut woods to high-altitude moors... You can discover the Lunigiana during your stay on foot, by bike or on horseback, accompanied by the best tourist and hiking guides, follow the ancient path of the Via Francigena or the Via del Volto Santo or visit the Caves of Equi Terme, not far from our farmhouse. In addition, many events and historical re-enactments will make your holiday an unforgettable experience!

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Situated on a panoramic hill, Monte de'Bianchi was an important religious centre in the Middle Ages for the Bianche d'Erberia family, Longobard vassals from nearby Emilia. The first traces of this village date back to 760 A.D. when construction of the monastery began, as we learn from an inheritance from a nobleman of the time, but the main part of the building was constructed in 1106 by the regular canons, known as Monaci Bianchi, and enjoyed a certain splendour until the 13th and 14th centuries with the beginning of the domination of the Malaspina family over the whole of Lunigiana. Today, only a few traces of the Romanesque period remain of this ancient monastery, as well as the ancient castle that dominated the hill on which the village stands. From here the visitor enjoys a beautiful view of the Lucido Valley below and the rocky walls of the Apuan Alps. Through a walk among vineyards and olive groves, which for centuries have characterised the landscape around the village, it is possible to reach the village of Monzone in the valley bottom or Equi Terme.

Guided excursions

To discover Lunigiana to the full on foot, by mountain bike, e-bike (pedal-assisted bicycles) or on horseback, to learn about the history of the villages and their hidden artistic treasures, rely on the environmental and tourist guides. Professionals of the territory!

Cinque Terre

About 45 minutes by train from Monzone station you can reach the Cinque Terre National Park, with its fishing villages and paths overlooking the sea. Recommended period: spring and autumn.

Events in Lunigiana

In every season during your stay you will find a rich calendar of events. Events dedicated to typical products, historical re-enactments, concerts and shows or extraordinary openings of villas and palaces. For an unforgettable holiday experience!

At the foot of the Apuan Alps - tourist and environmental excursion guide