The Province of Massa Carrara is situated in the northernmost part of Tuscany, in the centre of wonderful places such as the Golfo dei Poeti, the “Cinque Terre” and Tuscan art cities. Here, the nature has created a perfect harmony between the land and the sea. In the province you can find jewels such as the Apuan Alps, and the magic land of Lunigiana. The Apuan Alps are magnificent mountain chain. Its peaks and slopes remind the morphology of the Alps in northern Italy. From their heights you can enjoy fantastic and unique views of the sea. All the territory of the province is rich in castles which recall to the memory the battles made for the occupation of this small part of Tuscany. The quiet Romanesque parishes attract you with their medieval mysticism. Their ancient stone structures saw many pilgrims stopping there during their walk to the north, to France, to England, to Spain and to all the Faith places along the well known Via Francigena (called also Francesca o Romea). Along these ancients roads were raised many villages, that today offer the opportunity to see many artworks, created by great masters from Lucca, Genua, Milan, Florence and from France or to taste local typical food product and delicacies, such as Lardo di Colonnata, Testaroli with pesto sauce, Chestnut honey, Panigacci, Mushrooms, Torte d’erbi (Herb Quiche), Chestnut bread. Do not forget to taste local wines, the two DOCs Candia dei Colli Apuani and Colli di Luni and the IGT Val di Magra and Golfo dei Poeti.