The Gulf has in store many surprises, even aa bit further away from the seaside: for this reason Val di Magra's backcountry is easily reachable from Lerici or from La Spezia's centre.Travelling through Roman-built ‘Via Francigena’, you will arrive to Sarzana, a town with medieval traditions, protected by two strongholds with majestic facades: the Firmafede and Sarzanello fortresses, that open their doors to visitors all year long. Nowadays the town is the location of several events and exhibits, its square hosts open-air markets and antiques fairs well known in every corner of the Province. In August, you shouldn't miss the "Soffitta nella strada", an antiques exposition set along the town's streets, where is possible to wander through vintage and stylish items.
The town is also full of art, and it’s a religious destination, thanks to its Cathedral, that hosts various paintings, among which the most ancient crucified Christs painted on board. Full of resources, it is also a popular destination for young people and their ‘movida’: they often meet up in the centre of the small medieval village to have a drink together at in the evening, before moving to Versilia to spend a night dancing. Discover more about the Gulf of the Poets and its beautiful surroundings on our network, book your activities and your adventures, eat in the most valued spots or let a travel agent bring you along uncommon itineraries.
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