Southwell and Sarzana Gemellaggio

The members of Southwell and Sarzana Gemellaggio Association are very busy preparing for the imminent visit of 30 people from Sarzana.¬† The visitors are mainly from the Cathedral Choir of Sarzana, Pueri Cantores della Basilica Cattedrale di Sarzana and some of their parents.¬† They are being hosted by members of the Italian twinning association and…

Heritage Trails

An outstanding choice of walks is available in and around Southwell. There is a Town Trail and six heritage trails which highlight the hidden history and attractions of Southwell! As well as two Bramley Heritage Trails which celebrate Southwell as the Home of the Bramley Apple. Heritage Trails John Thomas Becher Heritage Trail The King…

Plants and Gardens

Plants are our life! Southwell Garden Centre is home to a comprehensive range of quality plants in all shapes & sizes. From the smallest alpine to the tallest conifer, from bedding plants to fruit trees, from herbs to herbaceous perennials, we have it covered. If you are designing a garden, planning a border or simply…

History and Traditions

The first traces of humans in Lunigiana date back to the Paleolithic Age, while the Bronze Age marked the first Stele Statues, anthropomorphic sculptures whose iconography is found everywhere in this area, even on supermarket and road signs, but that we know almost nothing about. The Apuan Ligurian people resisted against the Romans for eighty…

The Via Francigena

Following the same route described over 1000 years ago by Sigeric, the Archbishop of Canterbury, it’s possible today to make a similar journey, a truly moving¬†experience through history, nature and traditions. Arriving from northern Europe, passing through the Alps, the Po valley plain and finally the Apennine mountain range we arrive in Lunigiana, with its…