Getting there - by road.
Both the Lunigiana and Liguria are easily accessed by road from anywhere in
From the south of France the motorway follows the Mediterranean coast and runs
through Genoa and on down the coast to La Spezia, Pisa, and Rome. This coastal
route has good connections to Turin, Milan, and the motorways into northern
and eastern Europe. From northern Europe, including the UK, the quickest route
is through Switzerland to the "autostrada del sol" (If you wish to use the Swiss
motorways you will have to buy a "vignette" which costs about 20 Euros (£15)
and lasts for a year). Past Milan turn right to pick up the motorway towards
Genoa and Aulla.
Aulla, the gateway to the Lunigiana, lies just off the motorway that connects
La Spezia with Parma. We provide a schematic map and written directions to every
property but you might also like to know that there is an excellent English
language website run by the Italian authorities which allows you to plan your
journeys on Italian autostrade. The site will allow you to specify the start
and end points of your journey and will produce a map for you. It will show
parking areas and service stations and calculate your journey distance. You
will also be given details of any stretches subject to tolls, and toll charges
for your journey are shown for different types of vehicle. You are even told
what payment methods are available at each toll barrier on your journey. The
site address is www2.autostrade.it
If you want to explore the magnificent hills and ancient villages do be aware
that some of the mountain roads can be very winding and are often quite narrow,
so we would suggest that if you are hiring a car go for a small one!
The following table shows distances from major European cities to Aulla which
is the main entry point to our properties in Lunigiana. Distances are not necessarily
the shortest, they are mostly motorway and have been chosen for ease of driving.
Please note that all distances are in kilometres.
Distance from Aulla in kilometres.