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The territory around Casale Amati

The territory around Casale Amati is characterised by a rich and varied landscape, consisting of green hills surrounded by scented Mediterranean vegetation, hills covered with olive groves and vineyards, dotted with the remains of the ancient Roman Civilization and medieval villages, halfway between the sea on one side and the Apuan Alps on the other.

The ancient Roman Amphitheater of Luni is an interesting testimony of the ancient history of this area, it is located in the surroundings of Casale Amati.

The Amphitheater is a major amphitheaters in Italian territory, it can be visited with the help of our expert guides.

The medieval villages of Ortonovo, Nicola and Castelnuovo Magra, the nearby villages, are accessible on foot through ancient stone mule tracks. Don’t miss a visit to the the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mirteto, it is made of pure white Carrara marble.

of the “Alpine Italian Club” paths start right at “Casale Amati” and one of them crosses the River Parmignola. The river flows under our Old Mill, the waters were used for the processing of olives.

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The evocative “Marble Quarries” of Carrara can be visited with the help of our expert guides, and you will be able to get straight from Casale Amati to the quarries by licensed jeep ( you can get directly to the quarries only with authorized access). You’ll be rewarded with a breath-taking view !

Casale Amati offers service just for both beginner and expert sculptors who desire to use our place for working at their own marble projects in self-government.

Sarzana is a town developed along the Via Francigena containing valuable treasures of art and architecture, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Pieve St. Andrew, in the old town. Sarzana is protected by fortified walls and the Sarzanello Renaissance fortresses, Citadel and

Fosdinovo Malaspina’s Castle.

Do not miss a visit to the antiques fair in August: “La Soffitta nella Strada” and the delicious cannoli in Pastry from “Gemmy” (eat hot, freshly baked!)

 

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