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Luni

The last strip of Liguria before Tuscany, an ancient and rich Roman colony

We are on the Eastern Riviera in the commune of Luni. Here you breathe in history, ancient history: Luni was one of the most beautiful and richest colonies in the Roman age in Northern Italy.

It lies in Lunigiana (which precisely to Luni owes its name) and in the Val di Magra. Its splendour derives from its strategic position and from the fact that it was the main harbour for embarking white marble from Carrara, as well as timber, oils and wines.

Today Luni is divided into three places: Luni Mare, Luni Stazione and Luni Scavi. In the latter you find the ruins of the ancient city and the Luni National Archaeological Museum.

The archaeological area includes the forum, the Capitoline area and the decumanus maximus, the civic Basilica, the curia and the cardo maximus, the Great Temple and some patrician abodes (Domus of Mosaics, North Domus, Domus of Frescos).

Inside the archaeological area, in nineteenth-century farmhouses, there are detached thematic sections of the Museum. The remains of the Luni Roman amphitheatre, set outside the ancient ring of walls, are also in the archaeological area and are well preserved.

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