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…

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…