Pontremoli is history, tradition, culture and beauty, all summed up...
The Episcopal Seminary of Pontremoli hosts one of the most...
Built in the early Middle Ages as fortified village and...
Our tour starts in Pontremoli, small town at the far north of Lunigiana, known in the editing industry as the homeland of booksellers. We will visit the splendid library founded in the 1700s together with the bishop seminary by Pope Pio VI. The library has enlarged throughout the years thanks to donations from other convents and private noble families. Today it keeps 25.000 among ancient books, manuscripts and a section about local history. At the laboratory we will learn about the precious work of restoration and conservation of ancient manuscripts.
Typical lunch at a traditional restaurant.
In the afternoon we visit the Castiglione del Terziere castle, cultural hub preserving numerous literary and artworks.Its historic library counts thousands of ancient books printed with movable characters and first editions of some of the main Italian masterpieces.
We will meet Elisa, manager of the restoration laboratory, will lead us across the historic library located in the seminary rooms and to her laboratory where we will admire her careful work of recover and restoration of ancient manuscripts and books.
At Castiglione del terziere we will be welcomed by Raffaella, who since her husband professor Loris Jacopo Bononi passed away, carries on his passion to spread unconditional love for books and culture.
We will visit the Library, which is located in the splendid seminary of Pontremoli, founded in the 1300s by franciscan monks. Open in the 1700s when Pope Pio VI founded the bishop seminary, it has enlarged throughtout the centuries thanks to donatiom by other convents and noble families. Today it keeps 25000 manuscripts, movable character documents and ancient books, including local history.
Minimum 4 participants
The itinerary is suitable for everybody, however the access to the caste prevent people with disabilities.
The Tourist Package Includes:
visit to the Seminaruy library;
practical activity at the ancient book restoration laboratory;
lunch based on typical products;
visit at the Castiglione del Terziere Castle.
Stretching from the Apennines to the Apuan Coast, Lunigiana stems from water and stone. From the gray limestone shaped by crystal waters to the white marble of Carrara overlooking the sea, we will travel across centuries of history, art, human landscapes and authentic flavors.