The archaeological area in the commune of Luni, between Liguria and Tuscany, is one of the biggest in Italy

The Roman amphitheatre, the forum, in the heart of Lunigiana: so many elements that render unique a visit to the ancient Roman city of Luni, which was a natural landing place frequented by the Etruscans and the Ligurians with the name of Selene.
The place, as often happens with well looked-after archaeological sites at the centre of researches never interrupted since the nineteenth century, is magic.
The Luni archaeological area is one of the biggest in Italy and also has a rather unusual appearance because of a series of farmhouses built beginning from the second half of the 19th century following reclamation of the plain.

The fact is that over the years endeavours have been made to valorise all traces of human activity in the site from the foundation of the Roman colony. The ancient city of Luni is in the plain of the river Magra. It was founded in 177 BC to control the fertile plain and the quarrelsome and indomitable Apuan Ligurians. It then became an important road interchange and above all a port for loading white marble from the Apuan Alps.
From the port of Luni big stone-carrying ships transported to Ostia and to all Mediterranean ports precious blocks of white and blue-veined marble for building public and private monuments in the capital and the provincial centres of the empire. In the area, in addition to the National Archaeological Museum, you can see the House of Mosaics, the sanctuary of Luna goddess, the Temple of Diana, the House of Frescos, the Forum and the Luni amphitheatre.