Sarzana is the capital of the Val di Magra. It is located on the eastern side of the Gulf of La Spezia,
on the Magra River Delta.
Motorway Exit: Motorway A12: Exit Sarzana.
Train Station: Sarzana (info: www.trenitalia.com )
Airports: Pisa Airport, km. 65 from Sarzana (info: www.aereoportodipisa.com); Genova Airport,
km. 105 from Sarzana (info: www.airport.genova.it)
What to see and do
In the Middle Ages, Sarzana was the most important trading centre of the region. Sarzana was also
an important religious centre. The Via Francigena passed through its centre, from Porta Parma to Porta Romana, the two main gates of the town (info: www.viafrancigena.eu).
The historic centre has maintained its ancient structure. The main historical buildings are the
following: the Fortezza Firmafede, the Cathedrale of Santa Maria Assunta and the Fortezza di
Sarzana is still considered the social and economic hub of the Magra Valley. It is famous for its
antique shops and its artisan workshops. There are many festivals and exhibitions in August, such as: the Mostra Nazionale dell’ Antiquariato (the National Antique Exhibition); the Soffitta nella Strada (with stands selling antiques and ethnic objects); Sconfinando; the Festival della Mente; Sarzana in Tavola and many more.
The sandy beaches of Fiumaretta, Marinella and Versilia are located nearby.
It is also possible to relax, walking along the Magra River or in the surrounding green hills of the
Montemarcello-Magra Park (info: www.parcomagra.it).
Sarzana offers an ideal holiday all year long.