Il Borgo e il Castello di Pontebosio
Neighbourhoods, streets and squares

The Hamlet of Pontebosio

Town hosts noteworthy castle

Licciana Nardi

On the left side of the Taverne stream, in the Municipality of Licciana Nardi, you’ll find the hamlet of Pontebosio. Its name was derived from the presence of an ancient bridge that was named for Boso or Bosio. He was part of a noble family that lived in the hamlet of Verrucola, near Fivizzano. The town’s square hosts a castle, constructed in the seventeenth century. Throughout its history, the castle has had many functions; it has been a noble residence, a seminary and a middle school. Judging by its architectural elements, the castle was most likely a military structure in the past. The town’s Baroque style parish church was built by Ferdinando Malaspina as a substitute for the old oratory. Nearby, visitors will also find the Poderetto Castle, built by the Malaspina of Podenzana. Leaving from the hamlet, if you pass under the ‘Vota’ (vault), you’ll find an ancient mill which is currently not active. Alongside the river, you’ll also find the remains of a paper mill.

Licciana Nardi
Valley of rare beauty
The Licciana Nardi Valley has some really beautiful views, especially around Monti and Apella, where the old tower is a reminder of the medieval settlement and where, in the old part of the town, the birthplace of the Risorgimental martyr Anacarsi Nardi is marked. THE HISTORIC TOWN CENTRE The old town of Licciana is elegant, with its church as richly decorated as its castle is austere. ...