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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and discover the hidden treasures of Sarzana a captivating town in Liguria: – Sarzana is a charming town in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. It is located 15 kilometers east of La Spezia, on the railway to Pisa, and near the famous Cinque Terre villages. It has a rich history and culture, dating back to the Roman times, when it was a strategic point on the trade route to France. Sarzana has been ruled by various powers, such as Pisa, Florence, Genoa, and Sardinia, and has witnessed many battles and conflicts. Sarzana is known for its impressive fortifications, which include two castles: the Firmafede Fortress and the Sarzanello Fortress. The Firmafede Fortress was built by the Pisans in the 13th century, and later modified by the Genoese and the Medici. It is surrounded by a deep moat and has a round tower and three courtyards. The Sarzanello Fortress was the ancient bishop’s palace, and later the residence of the famous leader Castruccio Castracani. It has a diamond shape and three corner towers. Both castles are open to visitors and offer a glimpse into the medieval life and architecture of Sarzana. Sarzana also boasts a beautiful cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and has a Romanesque-Gothic style. The façade is made of white marble and features a portal with a Gothic rosette. The interior has three naves and a coffered wood ceiling. The cathedral houses some important artworks, such as paintings by Francesco Solimena and Domenico Fiasella, and a cross painted on wood by Maestro Guglielmo. Sarzana is not only a historical town, but also a lively and vibrant one. It hosts many cultural events and festivals throughout the year, such as the National Antiques Fair, the Festival of the Mind, and the Sarzana Guitar Meeting. Sarzana is also a great place to enjoy the local cuisine, which is based on fresh seafood, vegetables, cheese, and wine. Sarzana is a town that offers something for everyone, whether you are interested in history, art, nature, or gastronomy. It is a town that will surprise you with its beauty, charm, and hospitality. If you are looking for a destination that combines tradition and innovation, Sarzana is the place for you.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk – Via Brigata Partigiana Ugo Muccini to Via Cittadella
Approximately 1.53 km – 0.95 miles

The walk starts in Via Brigata Partigiana Ugo Muccini – Via Antonio Gramsci – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti – Via Torrione Stella Nord – Via Torrione S. Francesco – Walk back along Via Torrione S. Francesco to Via Domenico Fiasella – Via Bonaparte – Pieve di Sant’Andrea – Via Mazzini – Campanile Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta Sarzana – Piazza Calandrini – Walk back to Via Mazzini – Piazza Garibaldi – Piazza Cesare Battisti – Walk back to Via Mazzini – Piazza Firmafede – Via Mazzini – Via Cittadella