Walking from Pontremoli to Filattiera you reach Ponticello, a medieval village dating to the 14th and 15th century, distinctive with its round, pointed and vault arches, which connect roads and dwelling.
The Filattiera area gives us a series of evidence, ranging from defensive structures to accommodation for pilgrims, which dates back to the Middle Ages and beyond. In the vast plains of the upper Lunigiana, the Pieve di Sorano stands on the ancient Via Francigena. The church occupied a place of great importance as a place of worship and gained its first fixed building towards the end of the 6th century. Drawing nearer to the old town centre of Filattiera, you will see Malaspina castle, historic residence of Opizzino. Heading into the town along the alleyways, once protected by the village’s walls, you reach the church of San Giorgio. It preserves the epigraph of Leodgar, an important document on the Christianization of the area dating back to the Longobard age. In the town, you can see traces of the San Giacomo d’Altopascio hospital; the area is famous for the protection and hospitality that it gave to pilgrims that traveled along the Via Francigena.