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Fivizzano is situated on the south-western slopes of Appennines. The town rises on a hill that dominates the valley of the river Rosaro, in panoramic position towards eastern Lunigiana. In the Middle Ages it was identified with the castle of the Verrucola built by Spinetta Malaspina the Great, on a nearby hill. It was considered the " Florence of Lunigiana", because it is the locality where the Medici family mostly was present, Fivizzano has always been an important center. In medieval age, the village was surrounded with walls: they were built in 1540, on order of Cosimo de'Medici. In the center of the town there are many interesting buildings, among which we remember the ex- convent and the Oratorio di San Carlo. Outside the walls, in the village of the Verrucola there is the castle bearing the same name; in the hamlets, instead, deserve a visit the Pieve di San Paolo in Vendaso, the Pieve of Pognana, the village of Soliera, the villages of Gragnola, Vinca, Sassalbo and Viano. Moreover, noteworthy are the Botanical Garden dei Frignoli and the caves of Equi Terme.



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