Discovering the Medieval town of Sarzana
Thanks to its location, from time immemorial Sarzana is an important crossroads of communication routes between the regions of Liguria, Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.
Since antiquity in fact, the town has been an important agricultural, commercial and strategic nucleus, and in the Middle Ages it was also a significant religious and legal centre.
The town still now preserves the ancient aspect of the medieval centre, despite the following fortification works, such as the walls, the towers and most of all the Cittadella, which modified the urban condition of the town.
Nowadays, Sarzana makes tourism one of its main resources for its economy. Once here in fact, visitors can marvel at beautiful churches, picturesque monuments and fortresseses, large squares and characteristic suburbs, besides a tempting array of shops, workshops and boutiques. Here you will find the precious treasures of art, architecture and sculpture, protected by historical buildings and ancient cathedrals.
And what about Sarzana’s culinary traditions? Well, good cuisine is easy to find here. There’s a wide range of restaurants, pizzerias and eating houses that you will be spoilt for choice!
Sarzana’s cuisine follows with some variations the Ligurian and Lunigiana’s cuisines, especially the farinata, the focaccia and the testaroli. In addition to this, Sarzana is mostly renowned for its typical sweet, the Spongata, a cake made up of puff pastry stuffed with fruit.
We remind you also that in Sarzana’s surroundings, you can find many small wineries producing many high quality white wines, such as the famous Vermentino belonging to Luni hills.