Once again, with thanks to visittuscany.com
From Carrara to
Casola, from the beach to the Apuan Alps
From Carrara we
go up towards Fosdinovo and once past the turning
for Campocecina, take the road for Monzone and Equi Terme. In
Monzone go towards Gragnola and then towards Codiponte, where
the Romanesque church deserves a stop.
Upon entering the
church, it is impossible not to be taken in by the atmosphere that permeates
the building: the interior, simple and severe, with three naves with columns
topped with the original capitals, preserves the remains of an ancient
baptistery, a baptismal font, and a triptych from the 15th century.
From Codiponte we
reach Casola which welcomes us in the main piazza dominated by the
cylindrical tower belonging to the defensive system. A walk through the old
town enables you to admire some beautiful 16th century buildings and the
original gates from the city walls. In the town of Casola the popular
tradition of the “Canto del Maggio”, a form of traveling theatre, is
still performed each summer.
The landscape that we admire almost makes us forget that not long before we were near the sea, the town of Equi Terme, in the Apuan foothills is a well-frequented spa area with a rich stream of radioactive
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