The historical territory of Lunigiana, between La Spezia and Massa Carrara, is ready to celebrate Heritage Open Day on May 21st. Castles, historic houses and gardens are, in fact, ready to open their doors and gates.
Amongst the many sites one can visit are the elegant Hydrangea Garden of the medieval Malaspina Castle in Fosdinovo and the more highland garden of the Castle of Bagnone where at 4 pm the local philharmonic band will be playing.
At Ponte di Monzone, the 17th-century Villa Giannetti will be open for visits. This villa has belonged to the Giannetti family since it was built! At Gragnola, instead, the Castel dell’Aquila will be open from 10 am to 7 pm. This imposing fortress, built between the 9th and 10th century, enjoys a breathtaking view perched on its hill. Here it will also be possible to taste some local products.
Outside Fivizzano one can visit the 16th-century Convento del Carmine and the gardens of Villa La Pescigola, especially renowned for its daffodils. Both are great wedding locations.
Furthermore, in Fivizzano it will be possible to visit Palazzo Fantoni Bononi, seat of the Printing Museum. Here in the gardens a tea buffet will be offered. Up above Licciana Nardi, the Malaspina Castle of Monti will open its doors for the first time. Guided tours for small groups from 11 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm.
In addition, open are the park of Villa Pavesi Ruschi di Teglia, Mulazzo, the gardens of Villa Pavesi Negri – Baldini at Scorano and those of Palazzo Negri Dosi at Pontremoli.