Spring is a fantastic season to visit Lunigiana, a picturesque region located between Tuscany and Liguria. With the meadows and trees blossoming, the mild temperatures and the still limited tourist influx, spring is the perfect time to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of this area. In this article, we explore some of the best things to do in spring in Lunigiana.
Exploring the lush nature of Lunigiana
Lunigiana is famous for its unspoilt nature, with hills covered in flowers and chestnut forests. In spring, nature explodes with colours and scents, creating an unforgettable experience. There are many activities one can do to enjoy nature in spring, including hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Among the most attractive destinations are the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park and the Parco dei Cento Laghi.
Tasting the typical products of Lunigiana
Spring is also the season to taste the typical products of Lunigiana. This is an area rich in culinary traditions, with dishes based on mushrooms, herbs, meat and cheese. Typical dishes include torta d’erbi, a savoury pie stuffed with herbs, and testarolo, a kind of flat pasta that is enjoyed with walnut pesto or other condiments. In spring, you can attend food and wine festivals and fairs, where you can taste these typical dishes and sample local wines.
Lunigiana: the most beautiful villages
It is difficult to say which are the most beautiful villages in Lunigiana. Each one, in its own way, is able to amaze anyone who visits them. These villages, characterised by their castles, towers and ancient walls, are perfect to visit in spring, when the influx of tourists is still limited and one can fully enjoy the beauty and atmosphere of these places. Among the most renowned villages in Lunigiana are Colonnata, also famous for its lard, Bagnone, Equi Terme, Pontremoli, Fivizzano, Fosdinovo and many others.
Participating in spring festivals
Spring is also the time for traditional and religious festivals in Lunigiana. Among the most important festivals are the Festa della Magia in Pontremoli, the Festa del 1 maggio in Fivizzano and the Fiera di San Michele in Casola in Lunigiana. On these occasions, you can enjoy folklore shows, tastings of local products and traditional games.
In conclusion, Lunigiana is an ideal destination to spend the spring, with its lush nature, typical products, mediaeval villages and traditional festivals. Choose one or more activities among those proposed and let yourself be conquered by the beauty of this area.
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