“… ne’ monti di Luni, dove ronca
lo Carrarese che di sotto alberga”
(Dante Alighieri, Inf XX 47-48)
The town of Luni is outlined by a structure of concentric rings, the exterior ring represents the city walls that also have gates. This arrangement is typical of the villages in Lunigiana.
In the square there is the tower “Di Guinigi”, it is the bell tower of the parish church, a tribute to San Lorenzo. The circular tower was part of a castle that stood in the place of the church, that takes inspiration for size and structure from other Lunigiana towers of Comano, Malgrate, Bagnone and Filattiera.
Events and places of interest
The municipality of Luni obtained its new name in April 2017, we are talking about a scattered municipality gathered at the foot of the Apuan Alps, at a short distance from the border with Tuscany; the old part is one of the most beautiful hills that thin out towards the plain of the river Magra.
We point out the National Archaeological Museum of Luni, that hosts finds discovered over the years, as well as the wide excavation area, managed by the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Liguria. The museum exhibition has different paths, separated in proper locations, but always part of the archaeological area; you may visit the Roman colony and part of the amphitheater.
In Casano there is the picturesque Ethnographic Museum located inside a renovated oil mill, which has the task of collecting old tools, materials and machinery that farmworkers used, to press the olives. An essential gem for those who are curious to discover the authentic remains, the real craftsmen of the territory.
In the calendar of events of Luni, we suggest the Christmas markets on 8, 10 and 11 December and the living nativity from 26 December to 8 January. In mid July “Muscolata”, an evening with music and conviviality thanks to A.N.S.P.I., you can eat spaghetti with mussels and taste other local good food. The feast to celebrate San Rocco takes place in August, it is full of food stalls, music, dances and during the day there is a real feast in the village the blessing of the cattle.