Our itineraries include hamlets, culture, history, food and artisan workshops. You can build your own itinerary choosing from the activities below
Farfalle in cammino also offers various options for school trips (only in Italian). The itinerary can be build adding different visits and workshops of our section “Tailor made itineraries”.
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For centuries this place has been called Lunigiana, the land of Luni, an ancient Roman city which no longer exists. It’s the valley of the river Magra, which opens like an amphitheatre surrounded by the Apennines and the Apuan Alps, unfolding hills, woods and meadows. The best way to discover Lunigiana and meet its people is walking its many paths and hamlets, listening to the stories that its stones have to tell, enjoying its beautiful landscape. Our itineraries follow the medieval pilgrim paths, passing through silent chestnut woods and reaching river springs. When they don’t fly, butterflies trip along lightly, not to disturb the trees’ singing.
Along the Via Francigena, and not only, there are numerous traces of the past times: several medieval castles and walled hamlets, prestigious villa and palazzo, Romanesque churches and statue stele (anthropoid figures sculpted on stone monoliths over 2000 years ago which represents the mystery of an ancient civilization).
Surrounded by the National Park of the Apennines, Lunigiana offers a natural landscape to be experienced not only by foot, but also by bike or horse along its pasture lands, or swimming in its pristine rivers and gorges. It’s not unusual to spot deer, squirrels, golden eagles and other animals in the chestnut and beech woods or in grasslands.
Food & traditions
Signs of an ancient rural civilization are visible in the landscape of Lunigiana: pasture lands connected by mule tracks along which you can find mills, terraced chestnut woods, rural hamlets and mountain pastures villages.
Ancient traditions are still alive like the typical cooking in “testi” (cast iron moulds) or the singing to welcome the Spring (Canto dei Maggi). Moreover high quality local products like PDO chestnut honey and flour, TGI olive oil, unique typical dishes like testaroli, panigacci, torta d’erbi and much more that represent the soul of this territory.
"Viaggiare significa spesso partire per un luogo che ispira desideri, emozioni, suggestioni e soltanto quando si è arrivati si comprende che la crescita e lo sviluppo del nostro essere risiede invece nel cammino stesso. Il nostro modo di intendere il turismo responsabile ci porta ad incontrare persone e storie, scambiare parole e impressioni, mettersi in silenzio ad ascoltare i ritmi delle cose"
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