Fiumaretta is surrounded on the east by the Alps, which are white with the famous marble of Carrara, and on the west by the promontory of the Caprione, the renowned suburb upon which the famous village of Montemarcello stands.
In the hinterland of Fiumaretta, the well-known hilly reliefs that mark the beginning of the old land of Lunigiana. In the area around, both cities of Sarzana and Luni. The latter boasts the presence of some rests of a roman amphitheater. Fiumaretta’s strategic position allows its guests to easily reach the Cinque Terre as well as Tuscany’s outstanding artistic cities, to give a bunch of examples: Pisa, Lucca and Florence. For those who seek amusement, the Versilia.
Close to the structure, some bathing beaches and the delightful promenade where you can enjoy yourself and buy a drink or dinner in one of the various restaurants that overlook the mouth of the river Magra. On the contrary, those who are on the lookout for some aquatic sports have at their disposal a well-known driving center and a sailing club.
Among the most famous destinations of the entire world, the following seafaring villages: Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso, Riomaggiore and Vernazza. These wonders are to be considered the weird result of both the conformation of the ground and the exacting work of men. Main peculiarities of these 5 suburbs are: the benching, the dry-stone walls and the crystal-clear waters of the sea. Each and everyone of them is inserted in a 5 miles-long rocky coast which lies amid two promontories. Without any doubt, it is an astonishing sequence of rocky rams followed by some inlets. However, this bunch of villages do not offer just seaside panoramas but also a speck of a good quantity of hiking trails. It is of vital importance to say that the Cinque Terre are labelled National Park and part of the UNESCO.
The chief cities of art of Tuscany are at your fingertips: Pisa, Lucca and Florence. These towns can be reached by car or by train (by using either the train station of Sarzana or of Carrara). Those people who want to reach these man-made wonders by car can choose one of the following methods: through the A1 motorway or the Aurelia. Every Tuscan artistic beauty recalls the glorious past of the region but, at the same time, portraits the vital importance of this central region of Italy to the culture of this nation. If Florence charms visitors thanks to its Renaissance architecture, then Pisa enchants foreigners due to its well-known Leaning Tower. As far as Lucca is concerned, its 16 th century’s walls are to be admired. Furthermore, the medieval suburbs stand upon the hills, these ancient fortified villages made their way to the centuries thanks to the care and the passion of its inhabitants.
A colorful coast, striking and unique: suburbs that sheer drop to the sea, green hills and crystal-clear water. La Spezia’s Gulf leads visitors to its entire discovery. Not surprisingly some renowned poets and writers admired this place. Among them, the following names: Shelly, Byron, Petrarca and Montale. It is exactly due to these cultured people if the area possesses its well-known name: Poets’ Gulf. It spreads from Lerici to Portovenere gathering both beaches and jagged coastlines. Tellaro, San Terenzo, Fezzano, Le Grazie, the Palmaria Island, the Tino and the Tinetto are just a few of the nearby places. They were once part of the ancient Lunigiana, way different from the nowadays’ Lunigiana, even if it still shares with the former its cultural and culinary legacy.
Porto Venere rises on the extremity of the Poets’ Gulf. Its origins date back to the 6 th century. Afterwards, the Genoa’s empire ruled over it for many centuries. Its name derives from the one given to the temple dedicated to the Goddess Venere Ericina. Nowadays, that same temple is situated close to the church of Saint Peter. This religious building, built upon a rock that plunges into the sea, grants a unique sense of queerness and originality to the village that makes the suburb unique. The colorful houses and the towers are not to be missed! Byron’s cave too is enchanting. The rocky inlet, located behind the promontory, possesses its name thanks to the main British poet of the Romantic Era.
By taking Bocca di Magra as the pinpoint, Punta Bianca is the very first tiny beach you get to. Located on the southern extremity of the Caprione, the beach gets its emblematic name from the thick layer of white limestone that characterizes the place. Punta Bianca is easily reachable by covering a thirty-minutes path. This one is a detour of the street that leads to Montemarcello, being a valid opportunity to appreciate both the Mediterranean scrub and the wide variety of bunkers of the II World War (WWII). Without any doubt, Punta Corvo is one of those places whose breathtaking wild beauty lets your heart beat hard. To get there, you need to follow the route adjacent to the Information Point of Montemarcello. Moreover, this path will allow you to admire, at a certain length, the outstanding islands of the Gulf of La Spezia, or rather, the Tino, the Tinetto and the Palmaria. Its coast slopes down to the beach from a 260 meters’ height. Furthermore, Punta Corvo is 200 meters’ long, its dark grey sand makes it unique.
The Magra Valley, part of the provinces of La Spezia and Massa-Carrara, is a strip of plain by which the river Magra makes its way to the Ligurian Sea. This area is renowned for its huge variety of landscapes: the sandy coastlines, Luni’s hills in the hinterland upon with its many ancient castles and some walled suburb; the great buttresses of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, to end with the amazing marmoreal ridges of the Alpes. The Valley has always played a key role due to its strategic location. In fact, to get to the Po Valley, you are forced to go through the former. As far as Sarzana is concerned, it is the second most populated municipal district of La Spezia. The city has always held an agricultural, commercial and strategic role. Moreover, the town played a religious and juridical role during the Middle Ages.
The Versilia spreads out from the beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Alpes. That is why this area offers a huge variety of unforgettable landscapes to his visitor, among which: the marmoreal mountains and the Massaciuccoli Lake. Many municipal districts are part of this historic area: Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Camaiore, Viareggio, Seravezza, Stazzema and Massarosa. Sandy beaches are doubtless the most important attraction of this location. Furthermore, the widely coast is made up of thousands of pinewoods, as those of the Versilia’s park that stretches for 80 hectares until Marina di Pietrasanta; many appealing paths dedicated to the practice of both trekking and climbing; Pietrasanta, the chief town of province, with its outstanding beaches, the cathedral and the parishes of Valdicastello and Vallecchia; Forte dei Marmi, the capital city of the worldly life; Viareggio with its beaches, its art nouveau villas and its well-known Carnival; Camaiore, spreading from the Lido to the Alpes by passing through the Via Francigena; Massarosa with its cathedral, the perish of San Pantaleoni in Elici and the Massaciuccoli Lake; in the upper part of Versilia, both Seravezza and Stazzema with their characteristically tiny suburbs among which Azzano, Basati, Pruno and Cardoso.