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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WHAT TO DO IN THE AREA
Dimora Garibaldi is located in Italy in the ancient village of Castelnuovo di Magra, the most famous fortress of Lunigiana; The slender and mighty towers of the Castle erected in 1273-74 by Enrico da Fucecchio bishop of Luni still dominate the village. The most salient fact that took place between his walls was certainly the peace act of 1306 between Bishop Antonio Nuvolone De' Camilla and Franceschino Malaspina, act mediated by the famous intervention by Dante Alighieri.
Castelnuovo has a beautiful church whose Renaissance architecture is directly affected by the lines Filippo Brunelleschi gave to the churches of S. Spirito and S. Lorenzo in Florence. The temple preserves numerous four-fifteenth-century marble statues due to Florentine and Sienese marble designs. The Flemish art, then, is here exquisitely represented with a splendid "Calvary" attributed to Pietro Brueghel the Elder. After one hundred years, in the ancient village of Castelnuovo di Magra, the tower of the 13th century bishop's castle called Turris Magna was reopened.
Inside it rises to the highest level on stairs and wooden soles, rebuilt as originally. Today it has become the venue for photographic exhibitions and a panoramic place to admire the Valle del Fiume Magra, the Mediterranean Sea, the Apuan Alps and the Ligurian Apennines.
THE HEART OF LUNIGIANA
Small villages that look sculpted in the sandstone; Stern guardians on the bushes of the hillsides; Small villages peaking over the sea, with colorful casings like Liguria; Countries that over the centuries have sought to emancipate from the medieval gray, opening to the taste of Florence Renaissance and Baroque.
These are the many faces of the Lunigiana villages, the true heart of the history and culture of this land.
Sprawled villages where to meet a donkey who does not know where to get but is in good shape, look for it at Quarazzana, where the Touring Club has planted its Orange Flag, where the streets have the name of the Italian publishers.
Montereggio: the only Italian book town where the narrator from beyond, Dante Alighieri, meets the explorer of the new worlds Alessandro Malaspina, where the houses are towers.
Ponticello: where the Belgians arrived and they did not leave.
Tresana: where there are no fireplaces.
Sassalbo: When talking about soprano no one thinks of Callas but tries to test them.
Pontremoli: where the castles look like romantic scenarios of horror movies, where the earth has made dozens of Stele Statues.
Filetto: where to walk is to meet seniors sitting in front of the front door where a young man has decided to save the tradition of chestnut bread.
Regnano: where there was so much poverty that women also went to look for work in the north.
Bagnone: where the exotic tradition of an ancient elixir continues.
Fivizzano: where only the houses escaped the Nazi murder.
Vinca: and where, despite all, there are those who rediscover the Lunigiana as a place of rebirth and restart, where some come back to life and others to work, attracted by the authentic taste of life and country relations.