Fantastic local products

and where to find them

Our suggestions

Taste the local food!

You should not neglect the gastronomic wealth of these areas: delicious typical dishes and local products can be tasted during all year in the traditional country fairs.
Among the first courses we cannot miss to mention the delicious testaroli, lasagne bastarde, panigacci, focaccette, sgabei (and much more…).
Other typical dishes you should taste: torta d’erbi (vegetable pie), pattona, typical bread such as crescente and marocca di Casola, delicious cold cuts and cheeses.
Some of the local sweets and cakes: spongata, àmor, buccellato.

Mushrooms and chestnuts

In early autumn this area is very popular among passionates of mushrooms and chestnuts.
For mushroom picking remember to get a regular card, for sale in various local businesses.
Chestnut flour has always been the basis of the diet of the people of Lunigiana and is still used in many preparations: try the “padléti”, the pattona, the marocca di Casola (a typical bread of the homonymous village).

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Suggested shops where to buy local products and restaurants where to taste them


Il Fungo, di Giumelli Marino – typical products

Forno Tarantola – bakery products

Gastronomia Bardini – freshly prepared meals and pasta

Lorenzelli – wines, liqueurs, sweets

Pasticceria Duomo – Pontremoli


Alla Piazza di Sopra – Ristorante Tipico – Filetto di Villafranca

Osteria della luna – Pontremoli

Osteria all’oca bianca – Pontremoli

Trattoria da Marietta – Gravagna di Pontremoli

Trattoria Pinelli – Montelungo di Pontremoli