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Aulla: bridge across Torrente Aullela

Aulla: bridge across Torrente Aullela





Ponte dell´Annunziata across the Magra

Ponte dell´Annunziata across the Magra

on the bike trail - exceptionally

on the bike trail - exceptionally

Fiume Magra close to  Villafranca

Fiume Magra close to Villafranca

Villafranca In the Lunigiana

Villafranca In the Lunigiana

Abbreviation before Aulla

Abbreviation before Aulla



Tour description

Today, we hike towards the Mediterranean Sea along the Fiume Magra, remaining all the way on its left side. Sometimes, we also cross hills on the verge of the valley which results in some harmless ascents, but also in rewarding views over the valley.
The largest agglomeration on our way today is Villafranca In Lunigiana, also suitable as a place to spend a night. The name Villafranca is based on the fact that pilgrims returning from Rome at at he time were allowed to settle here without the obligation to pay taxes or to do military service, but this has changed now. Lunigiana is the name of the territory between the Apennines and the Ligurian Sea. The name descents from the roman agglomeration around the harbour «Luni». Our destination Aulla is situated at the confluence of the Torrente Aulella with our today’s companion, the Fiume Magra.


The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.

Further stages

previous stage: Via Francigena: Berceto/Cisa - Pontremoli
following stage: Via Francigena: Aulla - Avenza

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Places along the route: Pontremoli - Fiume Magra - Chiesa di Santa Christina - Santissima Annunciata - Santa Giustina - Pala - Scorcètoli-Monteluscio - Canale - Ponticello - Torrente Caprio - Migliarina - Filattiera - Municipio - Chiesa di San Giorgio - Pradaccio - Filetto - Villafranca In Lunigiana - Torrente Bagnone - Virgoletta - Castello di Virgoletta - Fornoli - Torrente Carpena - Terrarossa - Torrente Civiglia . Masero - Torrente Taverone - Aulla


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Tour history (B03732)

First published: Montag, 1. August 2011

Last updated: Sonntag, 2. Oktober 2016

Tour published by: GPS-Tracks.com powered by GEO-Tracks GmbH

Tour characteristics

Distance: 33 km | Time requirement: 8½ h
Ascent: 370 m | Descent: 551 m
Highest point: 252 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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