Take the ancient door and let yourself be wrapped in a magical atmosphere, fabrics and colors that bring you back in time.
Restored with love and passion, Dimora Garibaldi has brought new light and splendor to this ancient noble palace which, with its lounges, the rich library and the small but enchanting museum on peasant life, is a true gem of the 700s belonging to John the Baptist Garibaldi, now home to charm in the central Via Dante.
Suites Verdi and Puccini consist of two bedrooms and four beds each, suitable for family stays. Suites Paganini, Bellini, Vivaldi and Donizetti are spacious double rooms, suitable for couples or business travelers.
Breakfast is served outdoors on the terrace or inside the dining room. For any food intolerance it is mandatory to make it available during your booking or on your arrival.
Garibaldi House hosts groups of up to 16 people.
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Cellar Dante of Dimora Garibaldi
Cellar Dante is a place for those who need refreshments, useful information to know the area and connect to free wifi internet.
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Lunigiana Tourist Guide
Text protected by Copyright: Emanuele Pucci.
Lunigiana means territory belonging to the city of Luni, a city of Roman origin rich in marble and mentioned in many works by ancient authors. Its boundaries began to evolve from the third century to those of the diocese, undergoing transformations until the twelfth century when La Spezia, Sarzana, Brugnato, Massa, Carrara and Pontremoli were born, a city of vast territory that descends from the Apennine mountain range Val di Vara and Val di Magra to the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. Today the Lunigiana Antica is delimited within the provincial boundaries of Della Spezia and Massa Carrara.
Archeology: The Stele Statues
The Lunigiana stele is divided into three groups. The first two belong to the Copper Age, between the middle of the 4th and the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC, the third group belongs to the Iron Age, around the middle of the 1st millennium BC. The finds date back to a period beginning at the beginning of the 20th century until the seventies, at scattered sites of leopard in the Lunigiana mountain area. On November 9, 1975, in the presence of Senator Giovanni Spadolini, Minister of Cultural Heritage, the museum was inaugurated in the castle of Piagnaro in Pontremoli where a collection of most representative sculptures can be admired.
Imperial castles and feuds: Middle Ages
The Lunigiana crosses the Francigena road linking Northern Europe to Rome and the route to Genovese, France and Spain, ancient routes led by armies, merchants and pilgrims. From the Middle Ages, Lunigiana's image is entrusted to its innumerable castles that, quietly, dominate villages, roads, valleys, bridges and rivers. In the long life of the feudal regime, which lasts until the French Revolution, the situation does not remain unchanged and some castles, although having original characteristics, for the site where they are placed are called to make them more resilient or military in function of need that the time and history require.
Rocky Crests and Candidi Marmi: Lunigiana apuana
The so-called mighty mountain chain spreads northwest and southeast along the maritime coast to the north of Tuscany at the border with Liguria, is a special landmark for its character, history and its natural anthropic environment. The main peaks are Mount Sagro (1749 m asl), Mount Tambura (1890 m asl), Mount Alto of Sella (1739 m asl), Mount Grondolice (1809 m asl), Mount Sumbra (1764 m asl) , Mount Pizzo d'Uccello (1781 m asl), Mount Pisanino (1946 m asl). The major settlements are Fivizzano, an ancient and commercial center of commerce that was inhabited by the Ligurians and the Romans; Fosdinovo, a fortified village with beautiful views of the Gulf of La Spezia and the islands of Palmaria and Tino; Sarzana, a bishopric building dating from 1204, surrounded by a wall perimeter of which the two gates have survived - Porta Parma and Porta Romana -; Carrara, marked throughout its development by the extraction and processing of Apuan marbles; Massa, an old administrative and commercial justice center; Ortonovo, a village in a beautiful position, perched near where the castle was built by Paolo Guinigi and of which remains only the round tower transformed into a bell tower of the San Martino church.
The Gulf of La Spezia: The most beautiful gulf of the universe
The Gulf of La Spezia, as deep as a frozen place, to an imperfect latitude, is among the marvels of the Mediterranean. The Gulf is a spacious basin formed by the extension to the sea of two sprouts of mountains whose subtle gills are various loops, or spacious caves provided with deep and dark anchors. Portovenere to the west and Punta Corvo to the east are the two promontories that form the proscenio to this wide theater. The city of Lerici and other ancient villages such as Tellaro or San Terenzo have been the destination of literary pilgrimages even in antiquity. Lord Byron, Shelley, Ovid, Montesquieu testify to such beauty. The city of Spezia has been a very important military port, where you can visit the Arsenal Naval Museum.
Cinque Terre: Landscape and Environment
The Ligurian Riviera Riviera, between the Cinque Terre and Portovenere, is a cultural site of exceptional value, in which man and nature have managed to integrate perfectly with a fascinating and unique landscape. At the same time, it has maintained intact the kind of traditional life that still plays a socioeconomic role of great importance in the community's existence. With this reasoning, UNESCO in 1977 qualified Portovenere, the Cinque Terre and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) as a World Heritage Site. Cinque Terre is an agricultural area rich in ancient hand-built vineyards on stone terraces overlooking the sea. The main villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso) are tiny agglomerations of 13th century houses, perched on rocky cliffs overlooking the sea, featuring fascinating tiny boats for fishing boats. Despite the very rough terrain, the Cinque Terre is easily reachable by the Sarzana - Genoa railway line, by boat from the ports of La Spezia, Lerici and Carrara or with cars along the SS1 Aurelia and SP 370/51. In the Cinque Terre there is a path, which develops between 350 m s.l.m. of altitude, and which combines the five Marian Sanctuaries of the villages, it lends itself to pleasant easy and tiring excursions (Our Lady of Montenero in Riomaggiore, Our Lady of Health at Manarola, Our Lady of Gratitude in Corniglia, Our Lady of Reggio in Vernazza, Our Lady of Soviore in Monterosso.
Dante Alighieri in Lunigiana: Dante's footstep is not erased
The presence of Dante in the Lunense Region justifies the fact that Lunigiana is an indispensable stage in the national panorama of cultural tourism. At the beginning of the 14th century The Poet was an exiled guest of the powerful Malaspina family, wrote of Lunigiana in the Divine Comedy and on October 6, 1306 testifies with his signature the Acts of Peace between the monarchic family and the bishops of Luni, powers until that day in conflict. Many lunar places retain their footprint and in Mulazzo's village you can admire the song VIII of the Purgatory and the Act of Peace signed in Castelnuovo Magra. The Lunigianese Dante Museum is located in a 13th-century tower house in the center of the village.
Libra's Tradition: Books, from Passenger Sellers to International Traders
Lunigiana's contribution to the press is widely acknowledged. Sarzana sinks her story into the humanism of Pope Niccolò V (lunigianese) who has brought to Rome the passion for classical civilization thus laying the foundations of the Vatican Library. Fivizzano Loris Jacopo Bononi and Eugenio Bononi founded the Museum of the Press "Jacopo da Fivizzano", which documents the reasons why Fivizzano is a true "capital" of the book and the press. The extraordinary presence and activities of Jacopo, which in Fivizzano (1471-72) printed books with the first Italian typographical characters, and made it with astonishing advance on many European Capitals, including London, Brussels and Barcelona. The invention, by Fivizzano Agostino Fantoni, of a writing machine capable of printing as a modern typewriter. The outstanding work by Emanuele Maucci, lunigianese, who created his own Casa Editorial Maucci in Barcelona with branches in Mexico and Argentina which came to print up to 25,000 books a week, spreading throughout Europe Latin literature throughout Europe. The Museum also houses a recomposed historical typography, which aims to remember the Bartoli & C. Typography, which operated in Fivizzzano for decades in the 19th century.