Land of crossings, borders of nature, villages and castles, ancient traditions. there Longiana It is the fascinating historical region between northern Tuscany and eastern Liguria, which contains many worlds and facts to discover. In order to enhance the charm of these places in particular, “Lunigiana Land Art “, a cultural project that aims to serve as an opportunity for the encounter between land, art and culture, with guided tours, workshops for children, workshops and accommodations with leading artists. Here are the highlights that can’t be missed.
Discover the most beautiful face of Longiana
Winner of the “Borghi in Festival” competition, promoted by the General Directorate of Contemporary Creativity and the General Directorate of Tourism of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Lunigiana Land Art includes 12 municipalities, With a rich calendar of initiatives that lead to the discovery and rediscovery of this beautiful region in a unique way among three regions.
In particular, May and June in Lunigiana offer intense weekends, with performances, concerts, workshops with international artists, activities with children, and excursions. The proposal is really rich and ranges from art to sports and even Guided visits to lesser known places. And of course, there will be plenty of good food and magnetic landscapes, intertwined with medieval architecture and still intact woods.
Art plays a leading role, as the entire project proceeds from the pivotal event of the residency of six artists in six municipalities of the region, who during their stay meet the public and residents on various occasions, until the end of the week. From June 30 to July 3when it is possible to admire all the works they have created.
Performing arts are also in the program, such as appointments Saturday 11 June And Sunday 12 June With “key trees”an intense opportunity to meet a botanist, guided by an artist through an audio, poetic and visual experience.
In Lunigiana with family, between archeology and guided tour
Families can also count on a wide range of children’s events, including animated readings and workshops that will engage children to experience and create small creatures inspired by unpublished or local stories linked to Lunigiana legends and traditions.
Among the appointments, the “Filattiera4Kids”scheduled for June 12A day dedicated to archaeological educational activities in the region Sorano, a site dating back a thousand years, as evidenced by the finds made during archaeological excavations. Children will be immersed in history and will be guided through a visit to Romanesque Pieve, they will try their hand at the work of an archaeologist in an educational life-size excavation to highlight the finds, and finally they will work on the creation of the terracotta famous Stele statues found in the area.
And of course there is no shortage of Tours, Organized by the Sigrik Cooperative, which led to the discovery of the secrets of this suggestive border region. Every Saturday and Sunday, it will be possible to enjoy the beauty of the villages and churches in the area from quotation mark To Vosdinovo, with its famous castle, from Pontremoli, with the legend of the curious werewolf, to Mulatso, with trips that lead to the discovery of villages full of suggestions and treasures to explore, through roads and paths that cross forests and meadows and timeless historical centers, leading to the discovery of churches, monuments and ancient local traditions. It is also not to be missed avenues to visit for more sports visitors, such as Trekking in Upper Lunigiana or the Biking tour of the Oska Valley.
On the other hand, if you like music, Sunday 12 June At Terrarossa’s Malaspina Castle there will be a jazz concert with the Chromakeys, a troupe of musicians who have performed with the likes of Bublè, Dalla, Concato, Enrico Rava and Fresu. For the full program, we refer you to the event website.