Self-guided tour of the antique libraries of Lunigiana
History & heritage tours

Self-guided tour of the antique libraries of Lunigiana

Availability: Every day
Validity: Flexible
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the treasures of the libraries of the stunning region of Lunigiana
  • Learn all there is to know about the sites you'll have access to, without having to wait for groups or guides
  • In the restoration lab of ancient books, you'll experience a sensorial journey among different textures
  • Explore the library of the Seminary of Pontremoli and home to 25,000 manuscripts
What to expect

Discover the treasures of the libraries of the stunning region of Lunigiana, halfway between Liguria and Tuscany, on a self-guided tour. In the course of the experience, you'll have the chance to visit the Library located in the splendid Seminary of Pontremoli, founded in the 1300s by Franciscan monks, and home to 25,000 manuscripts, movable character documents and ancient books. You'll spend some time inside the restoration lab of ancient books where you'll experience a sensorial journey among different textures. Elisa, the manager of the lab, will help you create inks following ancient recipes or using the leather stamp.

Your last stop will be Castiglione del Terziere castle, where you'll get to leaf the pages of valuable manuscripts and literary masterpieces stepping right back into the atmosphere of past times.

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What's included
  • Guided tour of the region with the App OYO
  • Entrance to Seminary library
  • Ancient book restoration activity
  • Entrance to the Castiglione del Terziere Castle
What's not included
  • Pick-up and transfers
Where

Piazzale Bruno Raschi, 2, 54027 Pontremoli MS, Italy

Meeting point:

Your self-guided tour will start in front of the Pontremoli station.

What to remember
  • This experience is only available for groups of two or more people
  • Please note that transfers from one stop to the next are not included
  • The OYO tourist guide app is free; you'll find the link to download it on the voucher you'll receive after you've booked the experience
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When

Every day at 10.00am.

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Provider
Trame d'Italia
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

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