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Comune di Fosdinovo

The village of Fosdinovo is located in the historical region of Lunigiana, in Tuscany. Inhabited since prehistory, Fosdinovo experienced its golden age between the XIV and XVIII century, when it was the capital of an independent marquisate and was governed by the most important branch of the Malaspina dello Spino Fiorito family, whose marquis were imperial vicars in Italy. This strongly marked the architecture, the art and the local culture. The centre, which passed almost unscathed through the turbulence of the last few medieval centuries and the Tuscan sixteenth century, lived periods of prosperity, becoming so much rich that in 1666 the Holy Roman Empire authorized it to mint its own coins.

The altitude of the village, situated on the altimetric area of an internal hill, varies from a minimum of 20 m a.s.l. (which also represents the minimum altitude of Lunigiana) to a maximum of 951 m a.s.l., thus presenting an altimetric range of 931 meters. Fosdinovo is located on a central and dominant position in respect to each side and direction, only slightly more south to the territorial center of mass.

The patron saint of Fosdinovo is Saint Remigius since ages, the Bishop of Reims who converted Clovis I, king of the Franks, creating the requirements for evangelism in France and in the whole western Europe. Grapevine grows lush in Fosdinovo, on the slope of the mountain that overlooks the sea.

Locally they produce an excellent white wine, Vermentino fosdinovese or the Colli di Luni Bianco DOC and the Vino Bianco IGT Toscana. Among the red wines, instead, you can find the Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera, Ciliegiolo, Cannaiolo, Colli di Luni Ross DOC, Vino Rosso IGT Toscana and the "Merla" (a biotype of Cannaiolo with a small dose of Colorino).

Among the typical dishes of the fosdinovese tradition we recall the Testarolo (fosdinovese variant), the castagnaccio and the pattone. The testaroli ("testaròi" in fosdinovese dialect) made in Fosdinovo differ from the lunigianesi ones for smaller size, different preparation and because they are not cut, seasoned and served in a dish, but they are filled with olive oil, pesto, grated pecorino cheese, mushroom sauce, salami, stracchino cheese or other things (also sweet food like hazelnut spread), rolled up and eaten like a sandwich. There is a feast dedicated to the testarolo on the fourth weekend of July in Fosdinovo. The castagnacci, instead ("castignà" in fosdinovese dialect), are one of the many typically fosdinovesi dishes where they use chestnut flour, scented with rosemary or blended with pine nuts and orange peel. You can try them for example at the Chestnut Festival that is held on the third Sunday of October. Finally, the pattone are dishes prepared with chestnut flour and water, cooked on chestnut leaves and served rolled up with ricotta cheese and/or hazelnut spread.

The Municipality of Fosdinovo
Province of Massa Carrara
Tuscany Region

inhabitants: 4.883
Altitude center: 500 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Città dell'Olio
Villages of the Via Francigena
Paesi Bandiera Arancione
Strada del Vino Colli di Candia and Lunigiana

The ghost of the marquis Carlo Francesco Agostino of Fosdinovo

The Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo, known as the residence of the dynasty that for centuries dominated the territory of Lunigiana, is actually a place of legends and mysteries

Pesto

Today, for the hamlets recipe of the week we’ll learn how to make Testaroli with the classic recipe, cut in squares and seasoned with Ligurian pesto.

Next or present Events

  • Christmas Concert at the end of the year.
    From 28-12-2018
    To 30-12-2018
    Concerts

    Add to calendar 2018-12-28 2018-12-30 Europe/Rome Christmas Concert at the end of the year. Fosdinovo

  • Feast of Pastoral Unity
    01-01-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-01-01 2019-01-01 Europe/Rome Feast of Pastoral Unity Fosdinovo

  • Until the Heart of the Revolt. Resistance Festival
    From 19-04-2019
    To 01-05-2019
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-04-19 2019-05-01 Europe/Rome Until the Heart of the Revolt. Resistance Festival Fosdinovo

  • Medieval Festival of Fosdinovo
    From 05-07-2019
    To 07-07-2019
    Historical reenactments

    Add to calendar 2019-07-05 2019-07-07 Europe/Rome Medieval Festival of Fosdinovo Fosdinovo

  • Until the Heart of the Revolt. Resistance Festival
    From 19-07-2019
    To 28-07-2019
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-07-19 2019-07-28 Europe/Rome Until the Heart of the Revolt. Resistance Festival Fosdinovo

  • Representations of the Traveling Theater Gira Girò
    From 26-07-2019
    To 25-08-2019
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2019-07-26 2019-08-25 Europe/Rome Representations of the Traveling Theater Gira Girò in all the locality of Fosdinovo. Fosdinovo

    in all the locality of Fosdinovo.

  • The Force of Smile. Cultural Festival
    From 23-08-2019
    To 25-08-2019
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-08-23 2019-08-25 Europe/Rome The Force of Smile. Cultural Festival Fosdinovo

  • St. Remy's Feast
    01-10-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-10-01 2019-10-01 Europe/Rome St. Remy's Feast Fosdinovo

  • Pomo Rodelo's Feast
    10-11-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-11-10 2019-11-10 Europe/Rome Pomo Rodelo's Feast appreciated for its particular taste between the sweet and the sour, ripe has a very intense perfume and the pulp is consistent and white. Fosdinovo

    appreciated for its particular taste between the sweet and the sour, ripe has a very intense perfume and the pulp is consistent and white.

Past Events

  • Castagnata a Fosdinovo
    05-11-2017
    Feasts

    Fosdinovo Pro Loco (347-4881752)

  • Autumn Orange Flags - Add a village to the table
    From 29-09-2018
    To 14-10-2018
    Festival

Other Events

  • eBookFest. Event dedicated to digital publishing.
  • Moving Castle. Cultural event.
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Where to sleep

La Castellana Hotel & Restaurant

Via Pilastri, 18, Fosdinovo (MS)