Strategically located between Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany, Gignago is the ideal starting point to explore villages, cities and natural parks within a few kilometers.
GOLFO DEI POETI
The Ligurian coast opens, just half an hour’s drive, in the splendid setting of the Gulf of Poets, so called because over the centuries famous poets, writers and artists have spent periods of residence in the villages that overlook, struck by the beauty of this “water amphitheater”.
First of all Dante, which is also dedicated the museum of the Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo, whose profile can be admired directly from Gignago.
LERICI, TELLARO, PORTO VENERE
But it is Lerici, a medieval village dominated by the Castle of San Giorgio, the hidden and colored Tellaro, inserted in the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and, a little further on, the charming Porto Venere with the church of San Pietro overlooking the sea and the castle of the Doria, really take your breath away.
Difficult then not to go up to the Cinque Terre Park, five pearls can also be visited comfortably by train or on foot, where you can get lost in the typical Ligurian alleys, the “caruggi”, or where to look for hidden coves in a crystalline sea.
The Tuscan coast, a few kilometers away, offers the typical movida of Versilia, for example in Forte dei Marmi, and the background of the Apuane in Marina di Carrara, where you can also admire the whiteness of the famous Carrara marble quarries.
In the land of Emilia, motorbike enthusiasts can get crazy about the curves of the Cerreto pass.